Panasonic Lumix TS3 Camera: GPS, Altimeter, Compass, Waterproof, 1080p Video & More

Here’s something you don’t see often (ever?) on a point and shoot digital camera: A GPS. But, that’s what will be on the soon-to-be-available Panasonic Lumix TS3(FT3). It has the usual assortment of good camera features too like 12 megapixel still photos and various scene settings. However, the TS3 goes way beyond the specs I’ve seen for point and shoot cameras. Here’s some of the other goodies it includes:

– 1080p video recording (720p too)
– 3D image (MPO) support
– Orientation detection (in addition to GPS location)
– Compass
– Barometer
– Altimeter
– Waterproof (to 12 meters)
– Dust proof
– Freeze proof (to 14 degress F)

Panasonic has not revealed the TS3’s price. But, it is defintely in my gadget wish list for now.

Panasonic Lumix TS3/FT3 (product page)