Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 / DMC-TS3
Easy-to-use rugged compact camera with excellent features to justify its high price.
Easily accessible battery and SD card slot.
Improved handling due to handgrip.
Better high ISO noise performance.
Integrated GPS, barometer, and altimeter.
Waterproof to 40 feet.
Freezeproof to 14⁰F.
Can withstand drops up to 6,6 feet.
High-quality HD video capture (1080p at 17Mbps AVCHD).
Can zoom and refocus while recording.
The TS3's photos and movies look soft.
Too slow to capture action.
GPS mapping service works intermittently.
Barometer and altimeter information not viewable on your computer.
LCD shows motion blur.
Exposed lens shield is prone to fingerprints.
By CIOL on March 06, 2012
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 September 28, 2011
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 September 09, 2011
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 September 06, 2011
Like all tough and waterproof cameras the FT3 has its downsides, though it's one of the best models you can...82
By Buy-n-Shoot on July 29, 2011
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...68
By ePHOTOzine on July 04, 2011
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...80
By Tech2 on June 30, 2011
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....70
By itreviews.com on June 01, 2011
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...80
By cnet on May 25, 2011
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...76
By Photo Review Australia on May 01, 2011
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...90