The image quality from the TS3 are nothing really to "write home about". The sensor is way too small but that's really no big deal as the shots I take with it are really just "record" shots. For that purpose the quality is good enough.
These first two images below were taken with the TS3. In both cases I was standing knee deep in the river.
The two images below were taken with the Sony NEX-5R. This is a really nice little camera with an APS-C sensor. It was equipped with the 16-50 kit zoom. It's my "keep in the car" camera. The images it creates are generally a couple of steps "up" in quality compared with the little Panasonic TS3, but on images posted to a blog "the difference doesn't make a difference" in my opinion. This is especially true when there is plenty of light, as there was on this day.
|Taken from the bridge in Erving, MA|