The Lumix range of Panasonic cameras have been pretty good to me for my travel needs. So when my Lumix DMC-FT1 broke down recently I decided to simply buy the most current model of it. The FT3 has Full HD video, GPS and most importantly, the start up is much much faster. In a recent DPReview.com review they rated this as the best overall under water camera. I justified the purchase because I’m going to Thailand with my family in 2 weeks, and there will be a lot of pool time there. And it can withstand the freezing conditions in Europe at Christmas time. It’s a really good all rounder. I was going to buy it cheaper from an online store, but at the last minute decided to get it at JB HiFi who always seem to do good deals on cameras for me.