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Panasonic FS7 vs Panasonic TS3

Portability
95
Imaging
33
Features
17
Overall
26
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 front
Portability
92
Imaging
36
Features
31
Overall
34

Panasonic FS7 vs Panasonic TS3 Key Specs

Panasonic FS7
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.5" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 33-132mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 139g - 97 x 54 x 22mm
  • Introduced January 2009
Panasonic TS3
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 197g - 103 x 64 x 27mm
  • Launched August 2011
  • Also Known as Lumix DMC-FT3
  • Superseded the Panasonic TS2
  • Successor is Panasonic TS4
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Panasonic FS7 vs Panasonic TS3 Overview

Its time to take a more detailed look at the Panasonic FS7 versus Panasonic TS3, former being a Ultracompact while the latter is a Waterproof and they are both sold by Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the FS7 (10MP) and the TS3 (12MP) is relatively comparable but the FS7 (1/2.5") and TS3 (1/2.3") have different sensor dimensions.

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The FS7 was brought out 3 years earlier than the TS3 and that is a fairly large difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras have different body design with the Panasonic FS7 being a Ultracompact camera and the Panasonic TS3 being a Compact camera.

Before diving right into a detailed comparison, here is a simple summary of how the FS7 grades versus the TS3 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic FS7 over the Panasonic TS3

 FS7 TS3 

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS3 over the Panasonic FS7

 TS3 FS7 
LaunchedAugust 2011January 2009Fresher by 31 months

Common features in the Panasonic FS7 and Panasonic TS3

 FS7 TS3 
Focus manually No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimensions2.7"2.7"Equal screen sizing
Screen resolution230k230kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lack of Touch friendly screen

Panasonic FS7 vs Panasonic TS3 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to carry your camera frequently, you'll have to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Panasonic FS7 has exterior dimensions of 97mm x 54mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.1" x 0.9") and a weight of 139 grams (0.31 lbs) while the Panasonic TS3 has dimensions of 103mm x 64mm x 27mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 1.1") and a weight of 197 grams (0.43 lbs).

Examine the Panasonic FS7 versus Panasonic TS3 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Following is a front view measurements comparison of the FS7 and the TS3.

Panasonic FS7 vs Panasonic TS3 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the FS7 and TS3 is 95 and 92 respectively.

Panasonic FS7 vs Panasonic TS3 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic FS7 vs Panasonic TS3 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be hard to visualize the contrast in sensor sizing purely by going through specs. The photograph below might offer you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the FS7 and TS3.

As you can plainly see, both cameras have different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The FS7 featuring a smaller sensor is going to make achieving shallower depth of field tougher and the Panasonic TS3 will provide greater detail having its extra 2MP. Higher resolution will help you crop photographs a bit more aggressively. The older FS7 will be behind in sensor technology.

Panasonic FS7 vs Panasonic TS3 sensor size comparison

Panasonic FS7 vs Panasonic TS3 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic FS7 vs Panasonic TS3 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic FS7 Portrait photography info
Panasonic TS3 Portrait photography info
19
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.5")
no RAW support
21
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic FS7 Street photography information
Panasonic TS3 Street photography information
56
has image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.5")
no RAW support
61
has image stabilization (Optical)
environment proof
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic FS7
Sports photography with Panasonic TS3
24
has image stabilization (Optical)
slow fps (3.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
low megapixels (10MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.5")
no phase detect auto focus
38
has image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking focus
environment proof
good battery (310 shots)
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/1,300 seconds)
painfully slow continuous shooting (4.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic FS7 Travel photography advice
Panasonic TS3 Travel photography advice
51
built-in flash
lack of Timelapse recording
low megapixels (10MP)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
wide angle not the best (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
64
good battery (310 shots)
environment proof
built-in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
sensor resolution low (12MP)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic FS7 Landscape photography info
Panasonic TS3 Landscape photography info
27
has image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
manual exposure not available
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.5")
no RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording
38
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
environment proof
good battery (310 per charge)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
lack of manual exposure
sensor resolution low (12MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic FS7 Vlogging factors
Panasonic TS3 Vlogging factors
25
has image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not the best (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of microphone port
32
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
doesn't have microphone jack
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Panasonic FS7 vs Panasonic TS3 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic FS7 and Panasonic TS3
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
General Information
Brand Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
Also Known as - Lumix DMC-FT3
Category Ultracompact Waterproof
Introduced 2009-01-16 2011-08-16
Body design Ultracompact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Venus Engine FHD
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.5" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 5.744 x 4.308mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 24.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Max native ISO 1600 6400
Max boosted ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 80 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Number of focus points 9 11
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 33-132mm (4.0x) 28-128mm (4.6x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-5.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focus distance 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 6.3 5.9
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7" 2.7"
Screen resolution 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1300s
Continuous shooting speed 3.0fps 4.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range - 5.60 m
Flash modes Auto, Auto Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced Off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 139g (0.31 lbs) 197g (0.43 lbs)
Physical dimensions 97 x 54 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.1" x 0.9") 103 x 64 x 27mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 310 pictures
Battery format - Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/MMC/SDHC card, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Launch cost $160 $380