Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1
Released April, 2009
The Pros:Small and compact, can fit in a pocket easily. Outdoor photos are sharp and clear, lots of detail. Underwater photos remain sharp and high-resolution.
The Cons:Heavier than most cameras of its size.
The 12.1 megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 is a high end digital camera with durable features that make it ideal for outdoor activities. The TS1 features a 4.6x optical zoom, a 28mm wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens with F2.8 brightness, and a 2.7 inch Intelligent LCD with a wide viewing angle.
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The TS1's LCD panel is also deliberately thickened for protection against pressure, allowing the display to operate with clear visibility even underwater. The TS1 is waterproof up to a depth of 10ft, shockproof from falls up to 5ft, and dustproof, and is the world's first camera to combine these properties with AVCHD Lite HD video recording capabilities. The TS1 features Panasonic's proprietary Intelligent Auto (iA) mode enhanced with Face Recognition, a function that "remembers" registered faces, so that when a familiar face is in the frame, it optimizes the focus and exposure so that the face is bright and sharply focused.
Other standard iA functions include: Mega O.I.S which prevents blurring caused by shaky hands when shooting; Intelligent ISO Control which prevents blurring caused by the subject moving as you shoot; Intelligent Scene Selector which selects the most suitable Scene mode for the situation; Intelligent Exposure which adjusts the brightness of dark areas in an image; Face Detection which helps capture clear, crisp shots of faces; and AF Tracking which keeps the focus locked onto the subject, even if it moves. The Venus Engine HD image processor has twin CPUs that carry approximately 2.4x processing capability and integrates all the numerous advanced functions with high performance and low power consumption. Available in Silver, Orange, and Green.
- 12.1 megapixel resolution
- 4.6x MEGA optical image-stabilized zoom
- 28mm wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens
- Waterproof up to 10ft
- Shockproof from falls up to 5ft
- Intelligent Auto (iA) mode: AF Tracking, Intelligent Exposure, Mega O.I.S., Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Detection
- Face Recognition
- Venus Engine HD image processor
- Increased Scene modes for both still and motion image shooting
- Panorama Assist mode
- High Speed Burst
- Macro Zoom
- 2.7 inch Intelligent LCD
- Records AVCHD Lite High Definition video
- Available Colors: Silver, Orange, Green
User Reviews (1)
small and compact, can fit in a pocket easily
outdoor photos are sharp and clear, lots of detail
underwater photos remain sharp and high-resolution
can handle rain or being dropped in the pool
LCD is large and clear, easy to work with even if you're wearing goggles
simple controls, no learning curve involved, don't need to read instructions
can take a few impacts without taking damage
heavier than most cameras of its size
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