Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 / DMC-TS3
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
9 September 2011
Excerpt: The third generation in Panasonic's 'lifeproof' line of Lumix digital camera, the Lumix DMC-TS3 has received several upgrades over past T-series models. This 12-megapixel camera boasts full 1920x1080 HD video capture, built-in GPS functionality, a 4.6x LEICA lens, and a 2.7-inch LCD screen. They even incorporated a built-in compass, altimeter and barometer.
Conclusion: 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 from the previous model. If it’s just about handling the Panasonic FT3 does well in this area too as it sits nicely in your hand with all the relevent buttons easily located...
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT3 Rugged Point and Shoot Digicam
12 July 2011
Summary: 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. However, if a person is really into heavy duty out door activities like mountain climbing, snorkeling and adventure sports in general and has no issues with the cost of the product; this may be the ideal camera.
Conclusion: If you need a hard-wearing compact and you're prepared to spend a little extra, the Panasonic FT3 should definitely be on your shortlist – otherwise, you may find the same money will get you an equivalent compact with a slightly larger LCD screen and none of the operation issues associated with sealing the camera against water.
Excerpt: To distance themselves from camera phones, smart phones, cameras in iPads, PCs and tablets and a whole host of technical ephemera, the humble compact of today has to work harder than ever to provide an incentive to purchase. It's no longer just about the ability to take usable pictures and video. So how about a camera that's nigh indestructible for starters?
Excerpt: If you’re working in the middle of construction site, trekking through mountainous ranges, or just the type of person who’s not fussed to let the kids play with your digital camera… then the camera in your pocket is likely to be tough. The ‘tough’ segment is small with the mix consisting of the Olympus Tough 8010 and Sony TX10, and Panasonic’s FT3 digital camera rounding out...
Summary: Panasonic's latest waterproof camera adds a GPS antenna, Full HD video and a LED light to improve video quality when shooting in low-light and under water. 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.
Pros: You're looking for a slimline camera for snorkelling and shallow diving that can record HD video clips and good-looking still shots., You want good wide-angle coverage and competent image stabilisation for shooting both video and still pictures., You require a tough, waterproof, solidly-built camera with an easy-to-use menu system., You can live with high levels of automation.
Cons: You require PASM shooting modes., You want to shoot raw files (the FT3 can't)., You want high burst capacity at high resolution., You prefer using a viewfinder.