Panasonic Ts3 Tough Outdoor Camera
Well its been about one year since my last post on my Panasonic outdoor camera , November 30th of 2011 to be exact(2011 Camera Article). One season of ice fishing,stream trout fishing,summer boat fishing, two archery and gun seasons ago and my Panasonsi Ts3 is still snapping. I am probably jinxing myself as I write but when I run across something that REALLY works people should know. I’m not one to write about or promote junk in hopes of a sponsorship or a pat on the back.
When I look to buy a high end outdoor products the first thing I look for are reviews on outdoor websites . This particular purchase was decided on as I visited www.driftlesstroutanglers.com/ and had a long discussion with Mark Dahlquist and Len Harris about outdoor cameras. Mark and Len will put their cameras and equipment through the paces each year and It was an honest place to do my investigation work . Don’t leave the decision of buying a camera up to the person you talk to at Wal-mart or Target. Its a good place to go and handle the camera and look into the lens but that’s about it. My luck has always has been, the person in housewares is covering for the expert in the camera department and what you get is much misinformation.
Ultimately , the final decision comes down to you ,what you can afford and what you feel comfortable with . I don’t think you should over spend when buying a point and shoot as it seems all the models in the 100 -150 dollar price will generally do the same thing.I was always troubled that one year was all I could muster out of my point and shoot camera. In reality it wasn’t the cameras fault, it was mine.It was the wrong tool for the job as these will fail in the outdoors under abuse . Not to say someone will have luck with a certain model because people do and I hear it all the time.Again, Research camera shops in your local area and pay them a visit; talk to the pros.
So in the end , reach out to someone who knows, do limited research on line, and feel confident when you buy.The only reason I say limited research on- line is two fold.Just like the outdoors world, everyone seems to be pimping a product for that camera sponsorship AND it is mind blowing how much garbage information is out there. I did one night of research and I ended up more confused than when I had started my research .
Now I’m in the market for a DSLR and I just so happen to have a friend who is an editor for the Boston Herald .I have already hit him up for a guest blog on Wisconsin Outdoor Fun about a article on outdoor photography but The New England Patriots keep on winning . Maybe after the Packers beat the Patriots in the super bowl he’ll have some time…..
Waterproof, Shockproof, Dustproof, FreezeproofThe new TS3 is not only waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof, but it also features AVCHD Full HD recording capabilities. The tough and rugged design makes it the ideal choice for active users needing the ultimate hybrid for capturing both still and motion images during outdoor activities. Starting at the 28mm wide angle, and zooming up to a useful 128mm in telephoto, the TS3 gives users the flexibility for a variety of shooting environments – especially underwater, where movement is often restricted and the angle of view becomes important for composing shots.
The DMC-TS3 can be used in water to a depth of 12 meters. It supports active shooting on a beach, underwater or in a pool. When the camera gets dirty, simply rinse it off with soft and fresh water.
This camera has passed a drop test from 2 m in height in accordance with “MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock”. It lets you shoot actively while moving around with the camera in one hand
With freezeproof up to -10°C, the TS3 supports shooting while skiing, snowboarding or ice skating.
With its rubber padding, reinforced glass and carbon resins inside the camera, the TS3 features an airtight body protected against water immersion, dust and sand. This is the perfect camera to take with you on all your outdoor activities.