Updated (January 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 vs Panasonic Lumix TS4

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix TS4

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 31 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3.
Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$190

Screen size Much larger screen
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Size Larger
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Waterproof

$229

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Waterproof

$135 - $168

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6

Waterproof

$200 - $210

Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix TS5

Panasonic Lumix TS5

Waterproof

$190

Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30

Waterproof

$135 - $168

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture

discussion

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Warren Long (10:26 PM, May 23, 2012)
Looking at my TS4 now:
Regular Rec Modes:
iA intelligent Auto
Program AE
Manual Exposure
Sports
Snow
Beach & Snorkeling
Underwater
Miniature
SCN (expanded in bit)
3D Photo

SCN Modes:
Portrait
SoftSkin
Scenery
Panorama (fun, 4 directions, machine gun image firing, while panning in direction)
night portrait
night scenery
handheld night shot
food
baby1
baby2
pet
sunset
high sensitivity
through glass

Warren
 
guest (9:58 PM, May 23, 2012)
And also, whether the loss of any of the TS3 modes listed above are to be greatly missed or not…
 
guest (9:55 PM, May 23, 2012)
It would be great if someone could post the complete list of scene modes the TS4 DOES have.
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:39 PM, April 16, 2012)
Looks like you are right, sorry about that we will fix that up soon.
Thanks for letting us know.
 
AlanW (5:59 PM, April 15, 2012)
The information above about High Dynamic Range (HDR) is INCORRECT.  The TS4 has REMOVED "High Dynamic". 

Here's the complete list of scene modes which were in the TS3 but are NOT in the TS4: "High Dynamic"  (HDR), Transform, Self Portrait, Party, Candle Light, Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Aerial Photo, Pin Hole, Film Grain, Photo Frame. 
 
Warren Long (5:33 AM, April 06, 2012)
My TS3 just died, so I reluctantly upgraded to a TS4.  I take LOTS of photos, and in spite of the small number of listed improvements of the TS4 over the TS3, I have noticed a bunch of significant things that don't seem to be mentioned.  Things like movie starts much faster, no longer has a 1 second delay.  GPS is much more sensitive, and gets lock much faster.  I am pleased.
 
Weevil (9:55 PM, March 17, 2012)
If we don't take into account the difference in price, would the TS3 be still the winner ? Also what are the difference in the speaker/micophone?
 
Palindrom50 (1:50 PM, February 26, 2012)
I have never seen such a small difference in hardware and in the look of a new model in comparison to the previous one