Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Review

Overall Score

42

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 28-128 mm (4.6x) F3.3-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 4 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 103 x 64 x 27 mm, 197g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-TS2
  • Replaced by: Lumix DMC-TS4

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Overview


First introduced in August, 2011, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic TS2 with Lumix DMC-TS3. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic TS3 with Panasonic TS2

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-TS3 with Panasonic TS4. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic TS3 with Panasonic TS4


Panasonic TS3 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Sensor resolution of Panasonic TS3 ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Panasonic TS3 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 11,996,985 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic TS3


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 with competitors in waterproof cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
4.0 fps Continuous Shooting
197g Light Body
11 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
310 shots Long Battery Life
5.9 Lens at Tele
Environmental Sealing
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/1300s
No AF Face Detection
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.3
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/1300s
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.9
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 has an Overall Score of 42/100 and ranked #338 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #710 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic TS3 Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
36
Value for money score
58
Portability score
96
Overall score
42
Average Scores in Waterproof
Imaging Score
21
Features Score
44
Value For Money Score
60
Portability Score
95
Overall score
44

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic TS3


Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 weighs 197g and has external dimensions of 103 x 64 x 27mm (4.06 x 2.52 x 1.06"). Considering that the average weight of Waterproof cameras is 196g, Panasonic TS3 is 1 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic TS3 is less by 6mm more than the average length in Waterproof.

Weight Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Panasonic TS3
197g
Average weight
196g
Min weight
110g
Max weight
307g

Thickness Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Panasonic TS3
27mm
Average Thickness
28mm
Min Thickness
19mm
Max Thickness
89mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-TS3 Dimensions Lumix DMC-TS3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 Panasonic TS6 214 g 197 g 110 x 67 x 29 mm 103 x 64 x 27 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 Panasonic TS5 214 g 197 g 110 x 67 x 29 mm 103 x 64 x 27 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Panasonic TS4 197 g 197 g 103 x 64 x 27 mm 103 x 64 x 27 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 Panasonic TS30 142 g 197 g 104 x 58 x 20 mm 103 x 64 x 27 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 Panasonic TS2 188 g 197 g 99 x 63 x 24 mm 103 x 64 x 27 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 197 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 103 x 64 x 27 mm
Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 423 g 197 g 119 x 72 x 60 mm 103 x 64 x 27 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 197 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 103 x 64 x 27 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-TS3
Announced August, 2011
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 11
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1300 sec
Continuous Shooting 4.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.60
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 310 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 197 g
Physical Dimensions 103 x 64 x 27 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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