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4 oz to 8 oz
Are you tough on cameras? Or do you like snorkeling with your camera? If you answered yes to either of those questions, the new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS3 is worth a serious look.
It’s a rugged camera, withstanding drops of up to 2 meters (military spec), freezing temperatures down to -10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit), and can be used underwater up to 40 feet deep. The lens itself has its own internal shock-resistance to further protect it in drops. And you want to protect a precision lens designed by Leica. It’s a 28mm wide angle, with a 4.6x optical zoom. That wide end of the lens is great for photographing large groups or dealing with refraction underwater.
A 12.1 megapixel CCD sensor means you can make big prints of your photos. It shoots full 1080p HD video as well. The camera plays well with Panasonic VIERA TVs, either reading the SD/SDHC/SDXC card directly or connecting via HDMI micro cable to the camera itself. The VIERA remote will help you do the rest.
Built-in GPS will geotag your images so you know exactly where they were shot, and the GPS feature will also automatically set the clock to local time, so if you travel you won’t have to worry about the time being right. It has intelligent auto settings, optical image stabilization, and a built-in 3D mode to create 3D images anywhere, any time. The caveat here is that you’re limited to 2 megapixel images.
The back of the camera has a 2.3 inch LCD on the back. That sounds like a small LCD, but it takes up enough of the back to give you a good idea of how small the camera actually is.
The Lumix TS3 is available in silver, orange, red or blue.
For more information or to purchase a Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS3 digital camera, visit Amazon.com.
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