Panasonic Lumix TS3 and TS4 Waterproof Cameras
|December 24, 2011||Posted by admin under Panasonic|
Particularly rugged and waterproof to a full 12 meters, this 12-MP camera with a stabilized Leica DC 28-128 aspheric lens is also shockproof, dustproof and freeze proof.
It includes outdoor-oriented features such as a built-in GPS, an altimeter and barometer, many photo functions, plus a 1080p Movie mode, a 2.7-inch (230,000-dot) LCD, a 3D photo mode, a full suite of intelligent automation and the essential overrides.
- Tank-like construction
- GPS for geo-tagging
- Many AF options
- Full HD video
- Waterproof to 12 meters
- Many AF options
- Available in 4 colors
- Omits P, A, S and M modes
- LCD screen is a bit small
- No Viewfinder
- Poor in low light
- Photos and videos aren’t the sharpest
- 12.1MP Hi-Speed CCD Sensor
- Waterproof to 40′ (12m)
- Shockproof at 6.6′ (2m) Drop
- GPS, Compass, Altimeter, Barometer Inc.
- Leica 4.6x Wide-Angle 28-128mm Zoom Lens
- 1920×1080 Full HD Video
- Very Fast Autofocus, Short Shutter Lag
- 2.7″ LCD Monitor – 230,000-Dot Resolution
- Easy Upload for Facebook/YouTube]
The Lumix TS3 can take about 310 photos on a single battery charge.
In addition to reinforcing the exterior of the camera with shock-resistant material, the DMC-TS3 uses folded optics to prevent its lens unit from taking damage when dropped during operation. The lens unit is protected by a supplementary damper to absorb the force from shock impact. All components are reexamined to endure the temperature as low as -10 degrees C to make the DMC-TS3 freezeproof.
Panasonic TS3 Video Review
This is a very pocketable size camera with big performance.
The newly-integrated GPS function shows the name of the Country/Region, State/Prov./County, County/Township, City/Town/Village and Landmark by using the internal data to give users details on where the photos or videos were taken. The area information covers 203 countries or regions for global users. Plus, more than 1,000,000 landmarks over 78 countries or regions are in the database.
Using the included software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.1 HD Lite Edition, photos and videos can be searched by location and names. The Lumix TS3 also features an internal clock that automatically adjusts to the local time when GPS is enabled – a handy feature for travelers.
The newly added 3D Photo Mode produces a 3D image in the camera. The image-processing method used by LUMIX records beautiful images with less distortion or visible image links. Take 20 panning shots and the camera automatically selects the two most suitable images – one for the right eye and one for the left eye – to synthesize a 3D composite.
The 3D image can be viewed on a VIERA HDTV. The 3D image format is compatible with MPO, so it can be played back on other MPO-compatible equipment such as TVs and digital photo frames, or printed.
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This waterproof camera can withstand harsh outdoor conditions and takes incredible underwater photos.
Empowered by a newly developed 12.1-megapixel Hi-Speed CCD sensor, the Lumix TS3 is compatible with high-speed, large-capacity signal processing required for 1920 x 1080 full-HD AVCHD video recording and high speed continuous shooting. The advanced image processor, the Venus Engine FHD, powers Panasonic’s Intelligent Resolution and the Sonic Speed AF, allows for a shutter release time lag as short as approximately 0.005 second.
Beyond full-HD video recording capabilities, Lumix TS3 excels in shooting videos with a Dolby Digital Creator so audio quality is also high. The built-in LED light greatly supports shooting in dark situations. The Lumix TS3 also features a 2.7-inch, 230,000-dot Intelligent LCD screen with wide-viewing angle and Anti-Reflection coating.
Panasonic Lumix TS4
Lumix TS4 will be there for you when other cameras stumble and fall – it’s built to survive a drop of 6.6′ (2 m), it’s waterproof to 40′ (12 m), dustproof, and freezeproof to 14°F (-10°C) – as close to indestructible as a compact digital camera gets. And the TS4 is your best travel companion: it has built-in GPS that geo-tags your pictures with the Country/Region/Town where they were taken, as well as a compass, an altimeter, a barometer, and a world clock that will automatically set itself to local time!
And what makes the TS4 an image-maker par excellence?
12.1MP of resolution, a 4.6x Leica wide-angle 28-128mm (35mm equivalent) lens, full 1920 x 1080 HD video, and a bright 2.7″ LCD monitor with 230K-dot resolution. Sonic AF gives you very fast autofocus, and the shutter lag is one of the shortest among compact digital cameras.
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Time Lapse Shot
Once the start time, the interval and the number of pictures to shoot are set, the camera automatically records images. You can leave the camera and get a record of subjects such as flowers coming into bloom, scudding clouds, or wild animals in nature.
The Miniature Effect Mode in which the peripherals are defocused while saturation and contrast are emphasized to give the picture the look of a diorama.
The Panorama Shot Mode makes it is possible to shoot a 360-degree horizontal or vertical panoramic image.Incoming search terms:
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