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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3S 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMC-TS3S

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12.1 Megapixels/ 4.6x Optical Zoom/ Face Detection/ 4x Digital Zoom/ Waterproof Up To 40Ft/ 3D Photo Assist/ LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens/ GPS Photo Tagging/ 18 MB Built-In Memory/ HD Recording/ Optical Image Stabilizer/ 2.7" TFT Screen LCD Display/ Silver Finish
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3S 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - DMCTS3S

Key Features:

  • 12.1 Megapixels
  • 4.6X Optical Zoom
  • 2.7" LCD
  • Intelligent Resolution Technology
  • iA Mode
  • 3D Photo Assist

Features:

Advanced Tough Design (40ft Waterproof, 6.6ft Shockproof, 14°F Freeze-proof, Dustproof)
Quad Protection—waterproof, dustproof, freezeproof and shockproof.

Full HD Movie Recording
Create beautifully detailed, crisp and vivid movies with 1080i resolution.

GPS Function + Compass + Altimeter + Barometric Sensor for Outdoor Use
Tags your photos and videos with place names and coordinate details, plus track environmental
conditions during active lifestyle pursuits.

Specifications:

Optics

  • Camera Effective Pixels: 12.1 Megapixels
  • Sensor Size/ Total Pixels/ Filter: 1/2.33 - in CCD sensor/ 12.5 Megapixels/ Primary Color Filter
  • Aperture: F3.3 - 5.9/ Iris Diaphragm (F3.3 - 10(W)/ F5.9 - 18(T))
  • Optical Zoom: 4.6X
  • Focal Length: f=4.9 - 22.8 mm (28 - 128 mm in 35 mm equiv.)
    (30 - 140 mm in 35 mm equiv. in movie recording)
  • Extra Optical Zoom: (EZ) 5.7X (4:3/ 8M), 7.3X (4:3/ 5M), 9.1X (under 3M)
  • Intelligent Zoom: 6X
  • Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR
    10 elements in 8 groups
    (5 Aspherical Lenses/ 6 Aspherical surfaces/ 1 ED Lens)
  • Optical Image Stabilizer: POWER O.I.S. (On/ Off/ Active Mode (only for motion picture))
  • Digital Zoom: 4X
    (Max. 18.4X combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
    (Max. 36.3X combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
  • Focusing Area:
    • Normal: Wide/ Tele 30 cm - infinity
    • Macro/ Intelligent AUTO/ movie recording: Wide 5 cm - infinity/ Tele 30 cm - infinity
  • Focus Range Display: Yes
  • AF Assist Lamp: Yes (LED lamp in motion picture Mode)
  • Focus:
    • Normal/ AF Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF, AF Tracking
    • Continuous AF (only for motion picture)
  • AF Metering: Face/ AF Tracking/ 23pt/ 1pt/ Spot
    • Shutter: Speed Still: 8 - 1/1300 sec
    • Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec.
  • Shutter Interval: Approx. 0.3 sec

Recording

  • Face Recognition: Photo
  • Optical Image Stabilizer: Photo/ Movie
  • Intelligent ISO Control: Photo
  • Face Detection: Photo/ Movie
  • Intelligent Scene Selector: Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro)
    Movie (Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Macro)
  • Intelligent Exposure: Photo/ Movie
  • AF Tracking: Photo
  • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red Eye Removal): Photo
  • Intelligent Resolution Technology: Photo/ Movie
  • File Format:
    • Still Image: JPEG (DCF/ Exif2.3)
    • 3D Image: MPO
    • Motion picture: AVCHD, QuickTime Motion JPEG
  • AVCHD/ AVCHD Lite REC: NTSC
  • Mode Switch: [Playback] button
  • One-Touch Movie Button: Yes
  • Mode Dial/ Mode Button:
    Intelligent AUTO, Normal Picture, Sports, Snow, Beach & Snorkeling, Underwater, SCN , 3D Photo
  • Still Image Scene Mode:
    Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, High-Speed Burst (Image priority, Speed priority), Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Aerial, Pinhole, Film Grain, High Dynamic (standard/ art/ B&W), Photo Frame
  • Movie Scene Mode:
    Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, Aerial, Pinhole, Film Grain, High Sensitivity, High Dynamic (Standard, Art, B&W) (Activated by selecting Still Picture Scene Mode then pressing movie button. Still Picture Scene Modes without corresponding Movie Scene Mode is recorded in Normal Mode)
  • Continuous Shooting Mode:
    • Full-Resolution Image: 3.7 frames/ sec Max. 7 images
    • High-Speed Burst Mode: approx. 7 frames/ sec (image priority) approx. 10 frames/ sec (speed priority) (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1)
  • Motion Picture Recording (*2)
    • 4:3:
      • VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
      • QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
    • HD Movie: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i (Sensor output is 30p) (FSH:17Mbps, GFS:17Mbps/ AVCHD) 1280 x 720 pixels, 60p (Sensor output is 30p) (GS:17Mbps, SH:17Mbps/ AVCHD) 1280 x 720 pixels, 30fps (QuickTime MotionJPEG)
  • AVCHD with picture quality Approx. 100 min (GFS/ FSH), 110 min (GS, SH)
  • MOTION JPEG with picture quality Approx. 110 min
  • AVCHD with picture quality Approx. 50 min (GFS/ FSH), 55 min (GS, SH)
  • MOTION JPEG with picture quality Approx. 55 min
  • Exposure Program AE
  • Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
  • Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO Mode)
  • Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 ~1EV step, Max +/-1, 3 frames
  • Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
  • ISO Sensitivity:
    • Auto: i.ISO/ 100/ 200/ 400/ 800/ 1600
    • High Sensitivity Mode: (ISO 1600 - 6400)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1:1/ 4:3/ 3:2/ 16:9
  • Still Picture Recording:
    • 1:1: 2992 x 2992 9M)/ 2448 x 2448 (6M EZ)/ 1920 x 1920 (3.5M EZ)/ 1536 x 1536 (2.5M EZ)/ 480 x 480 (0.2M EZ)
    • 4:3: 4000 x 3000 (12M)/ 3264 x 2448(8M EZ)/ 2560 x 1920 (5M EZ)/ 2048 x 1536 (3M EZ)/ 1600 x 1200 (2M EZ)/ 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ)
    • 3:2: 4000 x 2672 (10.5M)/ 3264 x 2176 (7M EZ)/ 2560 x 1712 (4.5MEZ)/ 2048 x 1360 (2.5M EZ)/ 640 x 424 (0.3M EZ)
    • 16:9: 4000 x 2248 (9M)/ 3264 x 1840 (6M EZ)/ 2560 x 1440 (3.5M EZ)/ 1920 x 1080 (2M EZ)/ 640 x 360 (0.2M EZ)
  • Image Quality: Fine/ Standard (3D Mode: MPO Fine/ MPO Standard)
  • White Balance: Auto/ Daylight/ Cloudy/ Shade/ Incandescent/ White Set (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Panorama Assist, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, High-Speed Burst, Pinhole, Photo Frame, High Dynamic)
  • Quick Menu: Yes
  • Color Mode/ Color Effect Standard, Natural, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, Happy (only in iA Mode)
  • GPS: Yes
  • Compass/ Barometer/ Altimeter: Yes/ Yes/ Yes
  • Motion Deblur:Yes
  • Real-time Histogram: Yes
  • Composition Guide Line: Yes (2 pattern)
  • Auto Review: off, 1 sec, 2 sec, Hold
  • Zoom Resume: Yes
  • Optical Zoom in Motion Picture: Yes
  • Macro Zoom: Yes
  • Orientation Detector: Yes
  • Scene Mode Help: Screen No
  • Self Timer: 2 sec/ 10 sec
  • Focus Icon Select: Yes (in Face Recognition only)

Playback

  • Playback: Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback Picture Only, Video
    Only, 3D, GPS, Travel, Category, Favorites), Calendar Playback
  • Thumbnails/ Zoomed Playback: 12/ 30-thumbnails/ Yes
  • Calendar Display/ Dual-Image Playback: Yes/ No
  • Set Favorites/ Rotate Image: Yes/ No
  • Playback Motion Picture: Yes (AVCHD/ Motion JPEG)
  • Slideshow Mode: All/ Picture Only/ Video Only/ 3D/ GPS/ Travel/ Category/ Favorites/ BGM Effect (Natural/ Slow/ Swing/ Urban/ OFF)
  • Show Histogram: Yes
  • Delete Image: Single/ Multi/ All/ All except Favorites
  • DPOF Print Setting/ Set Protection: Yes/ Yes
  • Resize/ Cropping/ Aspect Conv./ Leveling: Yes/ Yes/ No/ No
  • Copy/ Title Edit/ Text Stamp: Yes/ Yes/ Yes
  • Cut Animation: Yes
  • Video Divide: Yes
  • PictBridge Support: Single/ Multi/ All/ Favorites/ DPOF

Other

  • OSD language: Please refer to “OSD” Sheet
  • Movie REC Guide: Yes
  • Wind-Cut in Motion Picture: Yes
  • Travel Date/ World Time: Yes/ Yes
  • LCD Monitor:
    • 2.7" TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots), AR Coating
    • Field of View: approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle
    • AUTO Power LCD Mode, Power LCD Mode
  • Touch Panel: No
  • Water Proof : 12m (IPX8)
  • Dust Proof: Yes (IPX6)
  • Freeze Proof: -10°C
  • Shock Proof: 2m (based on MIL-STD)
  • Built-in-Flash:
    • Auto, Auto/ Red Eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./ Red Eye Reduction, Forced Off
    • 0.3 - 5.6m (Wide/ ISO Auto), 0.3 - 3.1m (Tele/ ISO Auto)
  • Recording Media: Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Built-in-Memory: Approx. 19MB
  • Microphone/ Speaker: Mono/ Yes
  • Interface: Micro HDMI, AV Output (NTSC), USB2.0 High-Speed, DC Input (requires optional DC Coupler)
  • Viera Link: Yes
  • HDMI Output: Yes(AUTO)
  • LUMIX Image Uploader: Yes
  • Power: ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 940mAh) (Included)
  • AC Adaptor: (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Optional)
  • Battery Life (approx.): 310 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1

Package Contents:

Included Software:

  • PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.1 HD Lite Edition
  • QuickTime
  • Adobe Reader
  • Super LoiLoScope ( trial version)

Standard Accessories:

  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • Brush
  • AV cable
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM

Approximate Dimension:

  • Width: 4.07"
  • Height: 2.52"
  • Depth: 1.04"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Battery and SD Memory Card: 0.386 lbs
  • With Battery and SD Memory Card: 0.434 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels12.1 Megapixel
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.52"
Width (inches)4.07"
Depth (inches)1.04"
Optical Zoom4.6x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Lengthf=4.9 - 22.8 mm (28 - 128 mm in 35 mm equiv.) (30 - 140 mm in 35 mm equiv. in movie recording)
Focus ModesNormal/ AF Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF, AF Tracking, Continuous AF (only for motion picture)
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.7"
LCD TypeTFT Screen LCD, AR Coating
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2 sec, 10 sec
Shutter SpeedSpeed Still: 8 - 1/1300 sec, Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec
Storage MediaBuilt-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Power SourceID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 940mAh)
White BalanceAuto/ Daylight/ Cloudy/ Shade/ Incandescent/ White Set (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Panorama Assist, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, High-Speed Burst, Pinhole, Photo Frame, High Dynamic)
  

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3D 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large clear LCD (6)
  • Compact (5)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (5)
  • Good image quality (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (5)
    • Travel (5)
    • Sports/action (4)
    • Wildlife (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

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    5.0

    Amazing Camera!

    By Sean

    from Memphis, TN

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Battery Life
    • Great Resolution
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3D 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

      This camera is great. I was looking for something rugged since I travel a lot and wanted to take pictures of places off the beaten path (forging upstream in the Smoky Mountains, climbing at Red Rock Canyon, snorkeling in Mexico, etc.) and the GPS is really handy. I was a little nervous trying out the underwater aspect but I went to the swimming pool and it performed perfectly. It's been in salt water, fresh water, chlorinated water, alcohol (don't ask), and has never let me down. I'm very happy with this camera and I expect it to last me a long time.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great shock/waterproof camera

      By Dave

      from Tulsa, OK

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Short Lag Time

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3S 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

          I do a lot of outdoor and water-oriented stuff. This is my fourth camera in this category and the best so far. Compatered to the Olympus shock/waterproof cameras I have had the Panasonic Lumix has a much shorter recycle time between shots and does better in poor light conditions. The picture quality is better and the camera is also lighter.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great all-around camera

          By Don the Photo Guy

          from Sacramento, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Limited Zoom

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel
          • Underwater photography
          • Video
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3S 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

          This is a very rugid camera that's great around and in the water. Very nice photos and video while snorkeling.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great Camera

          By NJLivingston

          from Howell, NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Price

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Watersports
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3D 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

          I had to upgrade to this after my former Panasonic water camera died. There have been improvements to the seals, and it appears to be a better overall camera, snapping photos very quickly. I did take out the warranty though after my last one died after 14 moths, of course right after the 1 year warranty expired!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not what i exepcted

          By Ozzy

          from NYC, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

          • Akward Buttons Location
          • No lens cover
          • Proprietary Sync Cable

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3D 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

          The button control what turned me off the most about the camera. They're simply not intuitive and every time you want to zoom/playback,record you have to think twice and then look at the camera. They should have learned from Canon years back. No Lens cover whatsoever (another thing they could have learned from Olympus shatter proof line that has lens cover).

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          • No

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          5.0

          Love this camera

          By bevbailey

          from Jamestown Tn

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3D 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

              haven't gotten out in the wild yet, but this camera should hold up to almost anything...took a couple of shots in the house and they looked great.seems to be super easy! I love it so far!

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              • No

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              4.0

              New Camera

              By Fox Fire

              from Sebastian, Florida

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Battery Life
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Resolution
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3S 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                Great camera. No problems of yet and easy to use. Should be a great item to have at burning man this year and Ireland. Wish I would have got it sooner!

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