Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 / DMC-TS3

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 / DMC-TS3
81
Based on 33 scores, 40 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    22
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Fast-shooting.
  • Easy-to-use rugged compact camera with excellent features to justify its high price.
  • Easily accessible battery and SD card slot.

Cons:

  • The TS3's photos and movies look soft.
  • Too slow to capture action.

Expert reviews and ratings

By CIOL on -

The DMC-TS3/FT3 rugged compact camera does extreme conditions photography and video shooting, which can be compared to the expensive all-weather cameras. It is dustproof, waterproof up to depths of 12m (40 feet), shockproof against a drop of up to 2...

By DigitalCameraInfo on -

Panasonic has had a few years of experience in the tough-cam market. The TS1 was tough for the sake of being tough, almost like a test run for Panasonic to prove to themselves that they could put a decent adventure camera together. The TS2 actually...

By Steves Digicams on -

Panasonic's new Lumix DMC-TS3 extends their line of "tough" cameras. This camera leads the way with its ability to survive extreme situations. It is capable of surviving depths of up to 40 feet under water, falls from up to 6.6 feet, temperatures as...

By CNET Australia on 82

Like all tough and waterproof cameras the FT3 has its downsides, though it's one of the best models you can...

By Buy-n-Shoot on 68

The FT3 should be given serious consideration from potential 'tough camera' buyers as Panasonic have given attention to little things such as a double lock on the battery compartment / sd card entry, and sped up the auto focus and start up times...

By ePHOTOzine on 80

Having recently reviewed the Olympus TG-610 my first thoughts when picking up the FT3 were that it didn't feel quite as strong and tough as the TG-610. During testing the FT3 performed and handled just as well with the main differences being...

By Tech2 on 70

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 is priced at a market operating price of Rs. 27,200. This is on the pricier side of point of shoot cameras. Though it has some amazing features and delivered on all performance fronts, the price is a bit of a let down....

By itreviews.com on 80

The outdoor crowd have seen a slew of rugged' cameras slip through their fingers over the past few years. At first glance, this may appear to be all about its novelty GPS, compass, altimeter and 3D features, but Panasonic has delivered a something...

By cnet on 76

GPS and fast shooting performance make the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 a worthy rugged point-and-shoot even if its photos and videos aren't the...

By Photo Review Australia on 90

Panasonic's DMC-FT3 represents the third generation of a line that began in with the FT1, which set the benchmark for rugged, waterproof cameras. The lens hasn't changed since the first model; nor has the LCD monitor. After a brief flirtation...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Image quality isn't outstanding but the long list of great features, from 12m waterproofing to 1080p video capture, makes this an impressive all-rounder....

By CNET Asia on 87

Panasonic has refreshed its older FT2 model with more than just a redesigned chassis, adding noticeable improvements that make the FT3 a better performer than its predecessor....

By PC Mag on 80

Images from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 are on the soft side, but its tough build and innovative feature set make this pocket camera our favorite rugged outdoor shooter....

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Panasonic Lumix FT3 is much more responsive than the FT2, although we did find it harder to grip. There's not been much change to picture quality, except in video mode, but it's a shame the accompanying mono sound is so disappointing....

By T3 Magazine on 80

The tough camera market is more crowded than ever with manufactures all falling over themselves to make increasingly indestructible compacts. So, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3, the latest to 'ard nut to hit the street, needs to be something special...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

Generally speaking, electronic gadgets and systematic abuse don't mix all that well. Looking to change all that and keep on taking pictures even after it's been dropped, dunked or frozen is the 12.1 megapixel Lumix DMC-FT3 from Panasonic, new...

By CNET UK on 80

For most average users, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 will probably prove unnecessary. But, if you're the outdoors type, you'll find this rugged compact camera more than meets your...

By Pocket-lint on 80

This compact snapshot packs in a host of the latest must have features and wraps it all in a reinforced shell that results in a modest price premium. A good all rounder thoughKey specsGPS, SD,...

By PhotographyBLOG on 80

Like its predecessors, in the FT3 we have a take anywhere, use (almost) anywhere pocket camera that combines resilience with apparent sophistication via the addition of latest must have features including GPS, Full HD video, HDMI output and 3D...

By Technical Image Press Association on -

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3/FT3 is waterproof to a depth of 12m and dust-proof equivalent to the IPX8 and IP6X standard. It has an integrated GPS function, ideal for photographers who want to shoot in the great outdoors and record their exact...