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Panasonic TS2 vs Panasonic TS3

Portability
93
Imaging
37
Features
29
Overall
33
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 front
Portability
92
Imaging
36
Features
31
Overall
34

Panasonic TS2 vs Panasonic TS3 Key Specs

Panasonic TS2
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 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
  • 188g - 99 x 63 x 24mm
  • Introduced January 2010
  • Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FT2
  • Older Model is Panasonic TS1
  • Updated by Panasonic TS3
Panasonic TS3
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
  • 197g - 103 x 64 x 27mm
  • Revealed August 2011
  • Additionally referred to as Lumix DMC-FT3
  • Replaced the Panasonic TS2
  • Newer Model is Panasonic TS4
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Panasonic TS2 vs Panasonic TS3 Overview

Below, we are comparing the Panasonic TS2 vs Panasonic TS3, both Waterproof digital cameras and both of them are created by Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the TS2 (14MP) and the TS3 (12MP) is fairly well matched and they enjoy the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The TS2 was launched 18 months earlier than the TS3 making the cameras a generation away from one another. Each of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before delving in to a thorough comparison, below is a quick summary of how the TS2 grades versus the TS3 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic TS2 over the Panasonic TS3

 TS2 TS3 

Reasons to pick Panasonic TS3 over the Panasonic TS2

 TS3 TS2 
RevealedAugust 2011January 2010More modern by 18 months

Common features in the Panasonic TS2 and Panasonic TS3

 TS2 TS3 
Manual focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension2.7"2.7"Identical display measurement
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

Panasonic TS2 vs Panasonic TS3 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to carry around your camera, you will have to factor its weight and measurements. The Panasonic TS2 features physical measurements of 99mm x 63mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 188 grams (0.41 lbs) whilst the Panasonic TS3 has proportions of 103mm x 64mm x 27mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 1.1") and a weight of 197 grams (0.43 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are using at that time. Below is the front view proportions comparison of the TS2 and the TS3.

Panasonic TS2 vs Panasonic TS3 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the TS2 and TS3 is 93 and 92 respectively.

Panasonic TS2 vs Panasonic TS3 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic TS2 vs Panasonic TS3 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is hard to imagine the gap between sensor sizes just by looking at a spec sheet. The image underneath will give you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the TS2 and TS3.

As you can see, both of these cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but different resolution. You should anticipate the Panasonic TS2 to give you extra detail utilizing its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop photos somewhat more aggressively. The more aged TS2 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Panasonic TS2 vs Panasonic TS3 sensor size comparison

Panasonic TS2 vs Panasonic TS3 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic TS2 vs Panasonic TS3 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic TS2 Portrait photography factors
Panasonic TS3 Portrait photography factors
28
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual exposure
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
21
no manual focus
lack of manual mode
can't use external flash
low MP (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Panasonic TS2
Street photography with Panasonic TS3
62
has image stabilization (Optical)
environment proof
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic TS2 Sports photography information
Panasonic TS3 Sports photography information
40
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
environment proof
low max shutter speed (1/1,300 seconds)
max frames per second low (2.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
38
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking focus
environment sealing
great battery power (310 shots)
max shutter speed is low (1/1,300s)
max frames per second very slow (4.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic TS2 Travel photography highlights
Panasonic TS3 Travel photography highlights
67
environment proof
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
rather wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
64
great battery power (310 per charge)
environment sealing
flash built-in
decently wide (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
low MP (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic TS2
Landscape photography with Panasonic TS3
40
rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14MP)
environment proof
focusing manually not possible
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
small screen (2.7 inch)
lack of manual exposure
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse recording
38
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
great battery power (310 shots)
no manual focus
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
small screen (2.7")
lack of manual mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic TS2 Vlogging info
Panasonic TS3 Vlogging info
28
rather wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish max aperture (f3.3)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have microphone support
32
decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.3)
display is not selfie friendly
doesn't have microphone socket
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Panasonic TS2 vs Panasonic TS3 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic TS2 and Panasonic TS3
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
General Information
Brand Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
Also called as Lumix DMC-FT2 Lumix DMC-FT3
Category Waterproof Waterproof
Introduced 2010-01-26 2011-08-16
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Venus Engine HD II Venus Engine FHD
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4320 x 3240 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
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)
Max aperture f/3.3-5.9 f/3.3-5.9
Macro focusing range 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.9 5.9
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Display resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 60 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/1300 secs 1/1300 secs
Continuous shooting rate 2.0fps 4.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 5.10 m 5.60 m
Flash options 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)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format AVCHD Lite MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 188g (0.41 pounds) 197g (0.43 pounds)
Dimensions 99 x 63 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9") 103 x 64 x 27mm (4.1" x 2.5" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 photos
Form of battery - Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Cost at launch $350 $380