Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 (Lumix DMC-FT3) Review

Announced Jan 25, 2011 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | 28 – 128 mm (4.6×)
dpreview conclusion

The Panasonic DMC-TS3 is one of the best-featured and best-performing cameras in the 'rugged' compact camera class. It is capable of delivering consistently high quality images and video in just about any circumstances, and its operations are very straightforward.

Good for

High quality everyday photography and videography in virtually any situation.

Not so good for

Users who do not want to adjust manual settings, as the DMC-TS3 has some nice features that must be turned on manually, like its LED light.

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Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Exposure and focus accuracy
Image quality (jpeg)
Flash performance
Low light / high ISO performance
Performance (speed)
Movie / video mode
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By: Paul Nuttall, What Digital Camera (May 3, 2011)

Despite a few misgivings with image quality, and the fact that the camera features a very high price tag, there are few 'tough' compacts to match the FT3 as an all-round package.

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