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Panasonic releases firmware update for GPS cameras

Panasonic releases a firmware update for the GPS function of the recently announced models DMC-FT3 / TS3, DMC-TZ20 / ZS10 and DMC-TZ22.

Firmware update version 1.1 offers an improvement of landmark acquisition accuracy (especially Europe).

The calibrate compass is required after the firmware update. An Altimeter adjusted value is initialized...
Check out the Panasonic DMC-FT3/TS3 specifications & reviewsClick the links below for more info and firmware download:

DMC-FT3/TS3 firmware update
DMC-TZ20/ZS10 firmware update
DMC-TZ22 firmware update

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS3(FT3) highlights

For Even More Powerful Outdoor Excitement Featuring Full-HD Movie Recording and Advanced GPS Function

The new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS3(FT3) is specially geared for active outdoor use, incorporating more powerful features in even more rugged design. The new 12.1-megapixel DMC-TS3(FT3) further strengthens its toughness to be waterproof to 12m with shockproof to 2m, freezeproof to -10 degrees C and dustproof reliability. The built-in GPS function, compass, altimeter and barometer are all newly incorporated for users to enjoy active outdoor even more.

The LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens in folded optics boasts not only high quality image but also rugged design. Starting at the 28mm wide angle, and zooming up to a useful 4.6x in telephoto, this camera gives you the flexibility for virtually all shooting scenes - especially underwater, where movement is often restricted and the angle of view becomes important for composing your shots.

Empowered by a newly developed 12.1-megapixel Hi-Speed CCD sensor, the DMC-TS3(FT3) is compatible with high-speed, large-capacity signal processing required for 1920 x 1080 full-HD movie recording in AVCHD and high speed continuous shooting. And the advanced image processing LSI, the Venus Engine FHD, assures high picture quality in both photo and movie recording. It also compiles the Intelligent Resolution technology to perform the optimum signal processing depending on the part of a picture to give a whole image outstandingly natural clearness with fine details. The powerful 4.6x optical zoom increases its power to 6x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function taking advantage of the Intelligent Resolution technology maintaining the picture quality even using digital zoom. The Sonic Speed AF and a quick start-up time give the DMC-TS3(FT3) super high speed response that helps to catch even the most fleeting photo opportunities.

The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode is also evolved. For more correction effect in movie recording, Active Mode is added to the conventional POWER O.I.S. It excels in suppressing blur when recording movie at wide angle in shooting while walking. Together with the POWER O.I.S., the DMC-TS3(FT3) powerfully prevents blur in both photo and movie recording. The Motion Deblur mode is also available by updating the motion detection (Intelligent ISO Control) and brightness control (Intelligent Exposure) to gain as high shutter speed as possible. Face Recognition, Face Detection, AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure work appropriately just by entering the iA mode for any user to take beautiful photos with maximum ease.

The newly added LUMIX Image Uploader realizes direct, instant image sharing via Facebook (photo) or YouTube (movie) with any PC on the spot to let users enjoy communication with photos and movies they take. The realistic, less-distorted 3D image produced by DMC-TS3(FT3) with the new 3D Photo mode can also be enjoyed on a VIERA 3D HDTV or other MPO-compatible 3D equipment.

Take DMC-TS3(FT3) out for your outdoor adventures anywhere in any season - diving, snorkeling, surfing, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, or camping - and bring back tremendous record of memory in stunning photos or in full-HD.

Additional information: Check out the Panasonic DMC-FT3/TS3 specifications & reviews
April 25, 2011
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