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[Sears] Panasonic Shockproof, Waterproof Camera DMC-TS3 = $249.99 @ Sears

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[Sears] Panasonic Shockproof, Waterproof Camera DMC-TS3 = $249.99 @ Sears

Good deal for a tough camera.

Panasonic Lumix Digital Camera (DMC-TS3)
http://www.sears.ca/product/panasonic-l ... 55-DMCTS3A

- A rugged camera that produces superb detail even in harsh conditions.
- 14.1-megapixel High-resolution CCD
- 4.6x Optical Zoom
- A large, bright 2.7" LCD makes composing images and playing back captured files an enjoyable experience
- Shoot HD movies at 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution
- Waterproof up to 12m, Freezeproof to -10 degrees celcius, Shockproof up to 2m, and Dustproof.
- Built in GPS determines your latitude and longitude, and automatically displays the locations and area name on the LCD.
- Wind cut feature minimizes the distracting sound you hear from wind blowing into the mic
- 28mm Wide-Angel Leica lens makes it easy to capture all kinds of images, such as underwater shots where the angle of view naturally narrows, and shots in which you want to fill the frame with your subject.
- 1-year warranty

$249.99 until December 4, 2011
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Use Coupon Code 941612400 for $10.00 off

Bonus Sears Club Points

Spending $50.00 + gets you $5.00 with promo code 9416 22152 in Sears Points
Spending $100.00 + gets you $10.00 with promo code 9416 22153 in Sears Points
Spending $200.00 + gets you $25.00 with promo code 9416 22154 in Sears Points
Spending $500.00 + gets you $60.00 with promo code 9416 22155 in Sears Points
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retroman80s wrote: Good deal for a tough camera.

Panasonic Lumix Digital Camera (DMC-TS3)
http://www.sears.ca/product/panasonic-l ... 55-DMCTS3A

- A rugged camera that produces superb detail even in harsh conditions.
- 14.1-megapixel High-resolution CCD
- 4.6x Optical Zoom
- A large, bright 2.7" LCD makes composing images and playing back captured files an enjoyable experience
- Shoot HD movies at 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution
- Waterproof up to 12m, Freezeproof to -10 degrees celcius, Shockproof up to 2m, and Dustproof.
- Built in GPS determines your latitude and longitude, and automatically displays the locations and area name on the LCD.
- Wind cut feature minimizes the distracting sound you hear from wind blowing into the mic
- 28mm Wide-Angel Leica lens makes it easy to capture all kinds of images, such as underwater shots where the angle of view naturally narrows, and shots in which you want to fill the frame with your subject.
- 1-year warranty

$249.99 until December 4, 2011

Good price, thanks OP
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This thing has no OIS (optical image stabilization) from what I can see.
Would be all over if it had it. I'd upgrade my 3yo Lumix.

PS. On a related note. Panasonic cameras are great. Mine has been to multiple cross-country trips, 4 vacations, skiing trips, and who knows how many birthdays and parties (over 8k photos taken) and is still going strong. Panasonic makes nice cameras.
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YouKilledMyFather wrote: This thing has no OIS (optical image stabilization) from what I can see.
Would be all over if it had it. I'd upgrade my 3yo Lumix.

PS. On a related note. Panasonic cameras are great. Mine has been to multiple cross-country trips, 4 vacations, skiing trips, and who knows how many birthdays and parties (over 8k photos taken) and is still going strong. Panasonic makes nice cameras.



http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/compact/ ... index.html


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YouKilledMyFather wrote: This thing has no OIS (optical image stabilization) from what I can see.
Would be all over if it had it. I'd upgrade my 3yo Lumix.

PS. On a related note. Panasonic cameras are great. Mine has been to multiple cross-country trips, 4 vacations, skiing trips, and who knows how many birthdays and parties (over 8k photos taken) and is still going strong. Panasonic makes nice cameras.

The TS3 has power OIS = opitcal image stabilization.
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seanjohnalpha wrote: The TS3 has power OIS = opitcal image stabilization.

...and Active OIS in movie mode.
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wilsonlam97 wrote: How is this vs. the GoPro HD?

Two different animals here bro, although the same species. I have the first version of this camera, the TS-1, as well as a GoPro Hero2.

This camera is waterproof to 36 ft (good for snorkeling, shallow scuba). The GoPro is waterproof to 197 ft (good for snorkeling and ALL DEPTHS of scuba).

The TS-3 is shockproof. The GoPro is bombproof.

The TS-3 has optical zoom (4.6x). The GoPro does not.

The main advantage though of this camera is that it is meant to be a point and shoot to take pictures, but can record hd video as a secondary feature. You will have a variety of setting to adjust for your pictures. The GoPro is a meant to be a point and record to take videos, and can take still photos as a secondary feature. Big difference.

Also, the GoPro uses a wide, curved lens to get it's field of view. Thus, the videos and picture have a sort of curvature to them, like when you look through a super wide angle lens. The Panasonic's photos will look much more normal and pleasing to the eye for sure, like regular photos.

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seanjohnalpha wrote: The TS3 has power OIS = opitcal image stabilization.
168 wrote: ...and Active OIS in movie mode.
Power OIS... Active OIS...

Is that an actual physical image stabilization or some software-base trick?
I'm not up to speed to marketing-terms currently in use.
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YouKilledMyFather wrote: Power OIS... Active OIS...

Is that an actual physical image stabilization or some software-base trick?
I'm not up to speed to marketing-terms currently in use.

Someone with more Panasonic knowledge can correct me but OIS here is electronic-based not software. Gyrosensors monitor what is going on and shift the lens accordingly to compensate.
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Thanks op and code provider..ordered one.
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Looks like this is much better than Kodak Playsport ZX3 / ZX5, linky.

Which one should I get for my 11 yo daughter? :confused:
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crispwolf wrote: Thanks op and code provider..ordered one.


No Prob...

$10.00 Off right away with the code

If you are a Sears rewards Member you get $25.00 in Sears Points so you actually get $35.00 off the Camera...

This Is RFDs!!!
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Been on hold with sears for 45 mins now. Calling with 3 different phones and just doing my thing while I wait. These f***ers WILL answer me! I wish I had a few more computers/phones to tie up the rest of their lines
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Got this camera for a scuba diving trip that I took... was really great under 30-40ft of water. The 'guide' even said it took some of the best pics that he has seen for an underwater camera.
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I have the second iteration of this camera and it took great underwater picture and video. Something to keep in mind, I had one occasion where I can see moisture condensing on the lense, all pictures I took ended up blurry and foggy. It only happened once but just keep an eye on it.
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It has good review. Major complains are the screen, GPS and average quality pictures at high ISO.

Speaking of screen, it's a shame that manufacturers removed the optical visor on outdoor cameras. It,s fone onindoor cameras but outdoor cameras are usually used in sunny conditions and even the best screen is hard (if not impossible) to see in those conditions. I had an Olympus stylus 300 and use now a Sony TX5 and I really miss the optical visor.
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