View Full Version : Waterproof camera, Lumix DMC-TS3 or Nikon COOLPIX AW100

03-11-11, 01:24 AM
I want to buy a waterproof for Snorkeling, I prefer this two models, which picture quality is better? THX!

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 (FT3) (http://www.fotoez.net/panasonic-lumix-dmc-ts3-ft3-digital-compact-camera-users-manual-1664)

12.1MP Hi-Speed CCD Sensor
Waterproof to 40' (12m)
Shockproof at 6.6' (2m) Drop
GPS, Compass, Altimeter, Barometer Inc.
Leica 4.6x Wide-Angle 28-128mm Zoom Lens
1920x1080 Full HD Video
Very Fast Autofocus, Short Shutter Lag
2.7" LCD Monitor--230,000-Dot Resolution
Easy Upload for Facebook/YouTube

Nikon COOLPIX AW100 / AW100s (http://www.fotoez.net/nikon-coolpix-aw100-aw100s-compact-digital-camera-users-manual-7402)

16.0 megapixels Back illuminated CMOS Sensor
5x (28-140mm) Zoom Lens
3.0" LCD Display
Waterproof to 33' (10m) Deep
Shockproof for Drops Up to 5' (1.5 m)
GPS Data Logging and E-Compass Function
Built-In Map Displayed on LCD (AW100 only)
Action Control - Shake to Set a Function
Full 1080p HD movie recording with stereo sound
HDMI connectivity
7.5 cm (3-in.) high-resolution 460k-dot Clear color display
EXPEED C2 image processing engine
Four advanced VR image stabilizing features
Easy auto mode
Smart portrait system
19 optimized scene modes

Phil Hall
04-11-11, 09:32 AM
We're just getting round to testing the AW100, so we can't give any firm opinions on it just yet.

What we'll say about the FT3 though is that it has to be our pick of the current crop of the tough, underwater compacts. It came out top in our group test and scored an impressive 89%.