Panasonic Luminix TS
Posted by: ShadyClip on Feb-16-13 5:34 PM (EST)
I have this one:
I only paid $250 for it from Amazon. At the time it was the best reviewed rugged, waterproof camera and overall it is a good but not perfect camera. Still I would recommened this line and would probably buy another one if needed.
There is a new model out now, the TS-4 and it still seems to be one of the top reviewed cams.
So far mine is about 1.5 years and has survived a trip to Disney, many kids parties, sandy beaches and many kayaking trips. Still looks like new and working great.
I read the first few reviews on Amazon and I think the Good Camera But... review captures some of the bad points and like him I would still buy and recommend this camera.
I will add the GPS functionality is nice for geo tagging photos but it takes a while for it catch your current position if you are turning it on and off. At the start of my last river trip, when you are taking pics of people getting ready to kayak (which takes a while...) it was tagging the photos for about 15 mins at the last place I used it 80 miles away. You can manually force it to update but it can be slow and if you really need a correctly tagged photo you probably need to check against a handheld GPS first.