LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic TS3 has a Fixed Type 2.7″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.7″, the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
TS3 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare) or Fujifilm X30 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic TS3 can shoot continuously at max speed of 4 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/1300 sec.
Unfortunately TS3 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Panasonic TS3 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 11 points to choose from.
With Panasonic TS3, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Panasonic TS3 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
TS3 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Panasonic TS3 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Fujifilm X30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect TS3 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic TS3 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 310 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 shots, Panasonic TS3 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Waterproof Cameras
Olympus TG-4 with its 380shots is the model with longest battery life among Waterproof cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic TS3 vs Olympus TG-4 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Panasonic TS3 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Panasonic TS3 is $379.99