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John S.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 ( 1080i video, 3D, GPS, barometer, compass, altimeter) on 01/25/2011 12:58:57 MST Print View

http://www.macworld.com/article/157393/2011/01/newlumixpocket.html

Panasonic's rugged camera line also receives a 3D-and-GPS-fueled update (and a fairly slick redesign) with the Lumix DMC-TS3. The new TS3 is a 12-megapixel CCD camera with a 4.6X optical zoom lens (28mm to 128mm, F3.3 to F18). The TS3 is rated as waterproof when submerged to depths of 40 feet (or less) underwater, shockproof when dropped from heights of up to 6.6 feet, freezeproof, and dustproof.

It provides the same in-camera GPS functionality as the Lumix ZS10, as well as a barometer, a compass, and an altimeter to spice up underwater, hiking, and snowboarding shoots. The TS3 also offers the new 3D mode to capture .MPO images with a quick pan of the camera, as well as full HD video recording at 1080i/60fps.

Panasonic's new flagship rugged camera supports a 3.7fps burst mode at full resolution and carries the new revamped uploading software for YouTube and Facebook. Pricing has yet to be announced; the TS3 will be available in March.

Edited by jshann on 01/25/2011 13:00:50 MST.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 ( 1080i video, 3D, GPS, barometer, compass, altimeter) on 01/25/2011 20:59:41 MST Print View

Another article with pic of camera.
http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/01/25/panasonic.brings.out.rugged.lumix.ts3.camera/

News Release.
http://tinyurl.com/4plt9wo

Edited by jshann on 01/25/2011 21:07:18 MST.

Gregory Petliski
(gregpphoto) - F
re: on 04/21/2011 02:21:41 MDT Print View

I just started looking at this camera myself, and I was wondering if anyone has had first hand experience with the gps/altimeter/barometer features of the camera, and if so, how well each feature works?

Edited by gregpphoto on 04/21/2011 02:22:11 MDT.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
TS3 on 07/29/2011 11:24:29 MDT Print View

Bump.

I'm more interested in any account of image quality. I want a waterproof S90 and this looks about as close as is currently available.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Re: TS3 on 07/29/2011 11:41:41 MDT Print View

I just got rid of a TS1. Image quality was spotty at best. Yes, it's waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, etc., but it doesn't do that well in a lot of conditions IMO. I decided to go to something with much higher imaqe quality since I got a GoPro for packrafting and don't plan to be taking photos during downpours.