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Panasonic TS1 vs Panasonic TS3

Portability
93
Imaging
35
Features
24
Overall
30
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 front
Portability
92
Imaging
36
Features
31
Overall
34

Panasonic TS1 vs Panasonic TS3 Key Specs

Panasonic TS1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 189g - 98 x 63 x 23mm
  • Announced January 2009
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-FT1
  • Newer Model is Panasonic TS2
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
  • Announced August 2011
  • Additionally referred to as Lumix DMC-FT3
  • Old Model is Panasonic TS2
  • Replacement is Panasonic TS4
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Panasonic TS1 vs Panasonic TS3 Overview

Following is a extended review of the Panasonic TS1 and Panasonic TS3, both Waterproof digital cameras and both of them are sold by Panasonic. The image resolution of the TS1 (12MP) and the TS3 (12MP) is pretty well matched and they come with the same exact sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The TS1 was unveiled 3 years before the TS3 which is quite a significant difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before getting straight into a comprehensive comparison, below is a simple summation of how the TS1 grades against the TS3 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic TS1 over the Panasonic TS3

 TS1 TS3 

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS3 over the Panasonic TS1

 TS3 TS1 
AnnouncedAugust 2011January 2009More modern by 31 months

Common features in the Panasonic TS1 and Panasonic TS3

 TS1 TS3 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing2.7"2.7"Equivalent screen measurement
Screen resolution230k230kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lack of Touch friendly screen

Panasonic TS1 vs Panasonic TS3 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry around your camera often, you'll have to take into account its weight and volume. The Panasonic TS1 features physical dimensions of 98mm x 63mm x 23mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") and a weight of 189 grams (0.42 lbs) whilst the Panasonic TS3 has sizing of 103mm x 64mm x 27mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 1.1") and a weight of 197 grams (0.43 lbs).

See the Panasonic TS1 and Panasonic TS3 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are employing at the time. The following is the front view proportions comparison of the TS1 versus the TS3.

Panasonic TS1 vs Panasonic TS3 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the TS1 and TS3 is 93 and 92 respectively.

Panasonic TS1 vs Panasonic TS3 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic TS1 vs Panasonic TS3 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its difficult to envision the difference between sensor sizes just by checking specs. The pic here will help give you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the TS1 and TS3.

All in all, the 2 cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the identical resolution therefore you can expect similar quality of files although you should really factor the launch date of the products into consideration. The more aged TS1 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor tech.

Panasonic TS1 vs Panasonic TS3 sensor size comparison

Panasonic TS1 vs Panasonic TS3 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic TS1 vs Panasonic TS3 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic TS1 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic TS3 as a Portrait photography camera
21
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
21
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
low megapixels (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Panasonic TS1 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic TS3 as a Street photography camera
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
fixed screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
61
image stabilization (Optical)
weather sealing
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic TS1
Sports photography with Panasonic TS3
30
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
low max shutter speed (1/1,300s)
painfully slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
38
image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking focus
weather sealing
better than average battery pack (310 shots)
low max shutter speed (1/1,300 seconds)
continuous shooting slow (4.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
low megapixels (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic TS1 Travel photography info
Panasonic TS3 Travel photography info
61
weather proof
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
sensor resolution low (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
64
better than average battery pack (310 CIPA)
weather sealing
has built in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic TS1
Landscape photography with Panasonic TS3
35
really wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
weather proof
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
small screen (2.7")
manual exposure not available
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
lack of Time Lapse recording
38
relatively wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
weather sealing
better than average battery pack (310 shots)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
lack of manual exposure
low megapixels (12MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic TS1 Vlogging details
Panasonic TS3 Vlogging details
28
really wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of mic port
32
relatively wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
does not have selfie friendly display
doesn't have mic jack
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Panasonic TS1 vs Panasonic TS3 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic TS1 and Panasonic TS3
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
Also called as Lumix DMC-FT1 Lumix DMC-FT3
Type Waterproof Waterproof
Announced 2009-01-27 2011-08-16
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - Venus Engine FHD
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4000 x 3000 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 11 11
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-128mm (4.6x) 28-128mm (4.6x)
Highest aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing distance 5cm 5cm
Crop factor 5.9 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of display 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Max shutter speed 1/1300 secs 1/1300 secs
Continuous shutter speed 2.0 frames/s 4.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance - 5.60 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 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)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format AVCHD Lite MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic 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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 189 gr (0.42 pounds) 197 gr (0.43 pounds)
Dimensions 98 x 63 x 23mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") 103 x 64 x 27mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 310 shots
Battery format - Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/MMC/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at release $380 $380