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Panasonic Lumix 16.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera - DMC-TS20K

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16ft Waterproof, 5ft Shockproof, 14°F Freezeproof, Dustproof/ HD Video Recording In MP4 Format/ Mega O.I.S./ .7-Inch Intelligent LCD Screen/ 25mm Ultra Wide-Angle Lens/ 8x Intelligent Zoom/ Black Finish
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Panasonic Lumix 16.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera, Model DMCTS20K

Key Features:

  • 16ft Waterproof, 5ft Shockproof, 14°F Freezeproof, Dustproof
  • HD Video Recording in MP4 Format
  • Mega O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)

Features:

  • A Casual Stylish Rugged Design
    Featuring a flat and slim profile that was made possible by using folded optics for the 4x optical zoom* lens unit, the DMC-TS20 is incredibly tough. It lets you save precious memories in the most suitable form – videos or photos –. Enjoy easy, casual shooting with style both in town and during outdoor adventures. The DMC-TS20 is optimal for both.
  • 4 Active Outdoor Scene Modes
    The DMC-TS20 has 4 active outdoor Scene Modes – Sports, Snow, Beach & Surf, and Underwater – that can be selected easily and quickly from the menu, ensuring that you don't miss sudden shooting opportunities.
  • 2.7-inch Intelligent LCD with AR Coating
    The DMC-TS20's 2.7-inch LCD features 230K-dot Intelligent LCD. It automatically adjusts the brightness in 11 steps according to shooting conditions. In addition, the AR (anti-reflective) coating LCD minimizes glare and provides clear images, for high visibility even in outdoor brightness.
  • Waterproof/Dustproof Performance
    This camera’s waterproof/dustproof rating complies with the “IPX8” and “IP6X” ratings. Provided the care and maintenance guidelines described in this document are strictly followed, this camera can operate underwater, to a depth not exceeding 5 m (16 feet) for a time not exceeding 60 minutes.
  • Anti-shock Performance
    This camera also complies with “MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock”. The camera has cleared a drop test from a height of 1.5 m (5 feet) onto 3 cm (0.1 feet) thick plywood. In most cases this camera should not sustain any damage if dropped from a height not exceeding 1.5 m (5 feet). This does not guarantee no destruction, no malfunction, or waterproofing in all conditions
  • Handling of the camera
    Waterproofing is not guaranteed if the unit is subject to an impact as a result of being hit or dropped etc. If an impact to the camera occurs, it should be inspected (subject to a fee) by a Panasonic’s Service Centre to verify that the waterproofing is still effective.
    • When the camera is splashed with detergent, soap, hot spring, bath additive, sun oil, sun screen, chemical, etc., wipe it off immediately.
    • Waterproof function of the camera is for sea water and fresh water only.
    • Any malfunction caused by customer misuse, or mishandling will not be covered by the warranty.
    • The inside of this unit is not waterproof. Water leakage will cause malfunction.
    • Supplied accessories are not waterproof (excluding strap).
    • Card and battery are not waterproof. Do not handle with a wet hand. Also, do not insert wet card or battery into the camera.
    • Do not leave the camera for a long period of time in places where temperature is very low (at ski resorts or at high altitude etc.) or very high [above 40°C (104°F)], inside a car under strong sunlight, close to a heater, on the beach, etc. Waterproof performance may be degraded
  • MP4 HD Video Recording
    The DMC-TS20 can record HD motion images (1,280 x 720 pixels) in MP4 format. A special, dedicated button lets you instantly start recording videos while shooting photos without having to make any extra settings.
  • MEGA O.I.S. with Active Mode
    The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) compensates for the blurring caused by hand-shake. Even slight hand-shake movement is accurately detected by a sampling frequency of 4,000 times per second, and compensated to produce sharp, clear images.
  • iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode
    In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment. You just press, aim and shoot. The detection and correction functions go to work to give you beautiful photos and videos with maximum ease.
  • Light Detection - Intelligent Exposure
    The Intelligent Exposure corrects the brightness in parts of the image that are too dark due to insufficient lighting, backlighting or use of the flash. This produces natural images that are close to the way they actually look to the human eyes.
  • 25mm Ultra Wide-angle Lens
    The 16.1-megapixel high-resolution DMC-TS20 features a 25mm wide-angle lens with 4x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 25-100mm). The 25mm ultra wide-angle lens has about twice the shooting area as a standard 35mm lens. This enhances all kinds of shooting situations, like when you're photographing a group of people at an indoor party or shooting a large structure or sweeping landscape while traveling.
  • 8x Intelligent Zoom
    The Intelligent Zoom is an extensive zoom function using digital zoom, however, you can even draw the subject 2x closer than the original optical zoom with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology. This means the 4x optical can virtually extend to 8x equivalent.

Specifications:

  • Camera Effective Pixels: 16.1 Megapixels
  • Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter: 1/2.33-inch CCD sensor / 16.6 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
  • Aperture: F3.9 - 5.7 / 2-Step (F3.9 / 9.0 (W), F5.7 / 13 (T))
  • Optical Zoom: 4.0x
  • Focal Length: f=4.5 - 18.0mm (25 - 100mm in 35mm equiv.) / (29 - 108mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording)
  • Extra Optical Zoom (EZ): 5.1x (4:3 / 10M), 7.2x (4:3 / 5M), 9.0x (under 3M)
  • Intelligent Zoom: 8.0x
  • Lens: LUMIX DC VARIO / 11 elements in 10 groups / (5 Aspherical Lenses / 9 Aspherical surfaces / 1 ED Lens)
  • Optical Image Stabilizer: MEGA O.I.S. (On with Active Mode(only for motion picture) / Off)
  • Digital Zoom: 4x
  • Focusing Area:
    • Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO
    • Motion picture: Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity
  • AF Assist Lamp: Yes
  • Focus: Normal, AF Macro, Zoom Macro / Quick AF (Always On), AF Tracking
  • AF Metering: Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot
  • Shutter Speed: Approx. 8 - 1/1300 sec
  • File Format:
    • Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3)
    • Motion picture: MP4
  • Mode Dial / Mode Button: Intelligent AUTO, Normal Picture, Sports, Snow, Beach&Surf, Underwater, Miniature Effect, SCN
  • Still Image Scene Mode: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama Shot, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through
  • Continuous Shooting Mode:
    • Full-Resolution Image: approx. 1.3 frames/sec
    • High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 8 frames/sec / (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1)?Max. 80 images
  • Motion Picture Recording:
    • [HD Video] 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4)
    • [STD Video] 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4)
  • MP4 (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]): Approx. 100 min (HD)
  • MP4 (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]): Approx. 50 min (HD)
  • Exposure: Auto(Program AE)
  • Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
  • Auto (AE) Bracketing: 1/3 -1EV step, Max +/-1EV, 3 frames
  • Light Metering: Intelligent Multiple
  • ISO Sensitivity: I.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
  • Still Picture Recording:
    • [1:1] 3456x3456 (12M)
    • [4:3] 4608x3456 (16M) / 3648x2736 (10M EZ) / 2560x1920 (5M EZ) / 2048x1536 (3M EZ) / 640x480 (0.3M EZ)
    • [3:2] 4608x3072 (14M)
    • [16:9] 4608x2592 (12M)
  • White Balance: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set
  • Color Mode / Color Effect / My Color: Color Mode : Standard, Black&White, Sepia, Vivid(in normal), Happy (only in iA Mode)
  • Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal): Yes
  • Zoom In Motion Picture: Yes
  • Self Timer: 2sec / 10sec
  • Playback Mode: Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback(Category Playback / Favorites Playback), Calendar Playback
  • Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback: 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
  • Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback: Yes / No
  • Set Favorites / Rotate Image: Yes / No
  • DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection: Yes / Yes
  • Retouch: Auto Retouch
  • Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling: Yes / Yes / No / No
  • Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp: Yes / No / Yes
  • Video Divide: Yes
  • PictBridge Support: Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
  • OSD Language: English, Spanish
  • LCD Monitor: 2.7""(6.7cm) TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots), AR Coating / Field of View : approx. 100% / Power LCD mode, AUTO Power LCD mode, High Angle Mode
  • Built-In Flash: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, / 0.3 - 4.4m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.0m (Tele/ISO Auto)
  • Recording Media: Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Built-In-Memory: Approx.70MB
  • Microphone / Speaker: Mono / Mono
  • Interface: AV Output (NTSC), USB2.0 High speed
  • Power: Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 680mAh)
  • Battery Life (approx.): 250 pictures (CIPA Standard)
  • Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.0 Standard Edition / Adobe Reader
  • Standard Accessories: Battery Pack, Battery Charger, Brush, AV Cable, USB Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.3"
  • Width: 3.98"
  • Depth: 0.76"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.31 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs
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TypePoint and Shoot
Effective Pixels16.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.3"
Width (inches)3.98"
Depth (inches)0.76"
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Lengthf=4.5 - 18.0mm
Focus ModesIntelligent AUTO, Normal Picture, Sports, Snow, Beach&Surf, Underwater, Miniature Effect, SCN
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)2.7"
LCD TypeTFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots) With AR Coating
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2sec / 10sec
Shutter SpeedApprox. 8 - 1/1300 sec
Storage MediaBuilt-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Power SourceLi-ion Battery Pack
White BalanceAuto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set
  

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Panasonic Lumix 16.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera
 
2.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (8)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Durable (6)
  • Inexpensive (5)
  • Convenient (4)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (5)
  • Poor quality (5)

Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice

    I normally take pictures with a DSLR but when a smaller pocket camera is needed this is the one I use. The pictures on this camera look really good for small 16mp point and...Read complete review

    I normally take pictures with a DSLR but when a smaller pocket camera is needed this is the one I use. The pictures on this camera look really good for small 16mp point and shoot. All of my outdoor/indoor shots have turned out better than expected. The pictures with low light levels seem to be the only weak point but still not bad. The shutter lag is minimal and for this type of camera that is important. The thing that most impressed me is how waterproof it is. I dropped this camera in about 12 feet of lake water and could not get to it until the next day. I was kind of suprised that the camera worked fine and was completely dry under the seal.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Mmy husband recieved the ...

    Mmy husband recieved the Panasonic TS20 Lumix for his birthday & took the camera on vacation. On day 2, the flash & lens both fogged up. There were no pictures taken...Read complete review

    Mmy husband recieved the Panasonic TS20 Lumix for his birthday & took the camera on vacation. On day 2, the flash & lens both fogged up. There were no pictures taken under water. Since this was a brand new camera, we did not bring a back up. This is our first vacation in 5 years and with both of our daughters. This experience left us with no camera. We were very excited to have this camera and were very disappointed when it did not work. The camera was purchased less than 10 days ago & we will be returning it to the store.

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    2.0

    Camera failed a month after warrantee expired

    By 

    from Alabama

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to use

    Cons

    • Did not meet expectations
    • Poor quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic Lumix 16.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

      I used the camera for 5 snorkeling trips. It worked well and took good video's and pictures. I never dove with it. It never got water in it. Then when I got home I got a SYSTEM ERROR (Zoom) when it boots. Am sending it back. Will see if they standby their name. I will not pay to repair it. If they don't fix it for free I will never again buy their product.

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      2.0

      Not waterproof, even to 3'

      By 

      from maryland

      Pros

        Cons

        • Did not meet expectations
        • Not really waterproof

        Best Uses

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix 16.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

          Had this camera for a bit over a year and it took decent photos until we went snorkeling. We were no deeper than 3' at any given time and the camera promptly died when we exited the water. One year warranty was expired and we flushed our money on the camera down the drain, as it were. We could have bought any point and shoot for much less money and had the same amount of waterproofing as this unit.

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          3.0

          Fall apart

          By 

          from Tyler, TX

          Pros

          • Convenient
          • Easy to use
          • Inexpensive

          Cons

          • weak plastic retainer

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic Lumix 16.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

            I purchased one of these cameras for use at work. I need a camera that occasionally takes a short fall, usually three feet or less, and one I can wipe down with disenfectant on a daily basis. Initially, the camera fell onto a hardwood floor from a height of two feet within the first month of ownership. The retaining plastic for the shutter release broke and the button came off. Under warranty, I sent it back and got a new one within two weeks. After nine months of use, the new camera also has the same problem. Although it may have gotten bumped, it has never fallen nor been abused. I have never had a problem with fogging or with leaking from being wiped down often. I have inadvertantly set the camera in a puddle of water without damage. Occasionally the flash does not work despite correct settings. This happens mostly on back lit objects. Great concept for a camera, just not quite sturdy enough for me.

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            1.0

            Extremely Disappointed

            By 

            from Honolulu

            Pros

            • Easy to use

            Cons

            • Did not meet expectations
            • Poor quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Panasonic Lumix 16.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

              I wish more reviews of this camera had been available before I purchased it. Now, I have had the camera for just over 1 1/2 years, but with minimal use, it's only been in the water three times. The first trip out in the water was great and the camera stayed dry, I thought it was awesome. The second outing was during a snorkeling trip and the it shut down after about 20 minutes in the water, found out later that water had entered the camera. The third outing was even worse, water immediately filled the camera. The SD card that was in it is also junk now that salt water has ruined it. Before each outing I made sure that seals were clean and properly sealed. It's now out of warranty and manufacturer offered very little relief. I can pay to have it repaired, but why would I want to do that just in HOPES of correcting the leak. I have lost trust in this camera and will stay far away from it. I'm feeling very let down by a manufacturer that I had high opinions of before using this camera.

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              2.0

              No support and later failed

              By 

              from Bellingham, WA, USA

              Pros

                Cons

                • Did not meet expectations
                • Poor quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Panasonic Lumix 16.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

                  The camera turned off every time that I tried to download onto my computer. Product support was useless. They didn't have any information about my particular camera and kept making daft suggestions. I finally downloaded by putting the card into another camera and downloading from there. Fortunate that I had another camera. The camera failed after two years of use - maybe started leaking and self-destructed?

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                  5.0

                  Took to Cancun on 2-16-14

                  By 

                  from Ohio, USA

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Convenient
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to use
                  • Exceeded expectations
                  • Inexpensive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Panasonic Lumix 16.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

                      It was great not having to worry about getting the camera wet. Had a blast in the ocean jumping through waves with the camera. Was just as great at the swim up pool bar. Pictures came out great!

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                      (18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Mmy husband recieved the ...

                      By 

                      from California

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Did not meet expectations
                        • Poor quality

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Panasonic Lumix 16.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

                          Mmy husband recieved the Panasonic TS20 Lumix for his birthday & took the camera on vacation. On day 2, the flash & lens both fogged up. There were no pictures taken under water. Since this was a brand new camera, we did not bring a back up. This is our first vacation in 5 years and with both of our daughters. This experience left us with no camera. We were very excited to have this camera and were very disappointed when it did not work. The camera was purchased less than 10 days ago & we will be returning it to the store.

                          Comment on this review

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great camera

                          By 

                          from Dallas, TX

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Exceeded expectations
                          • Inexpensive

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Panasonic Lumix 16.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

                              I love this camera. Overall, a great product for the price. Very user friendly. Pictures come out clear and it is very easy to move the content from camera to PC. Definitely would recommend to someone to buy. I like the style, color and durability of product.

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Nice

                              By 

                              from Texas

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Convenient
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to use
                              • Exceeded expectations
                              • Inexpensive
                              • Shutter lag
                              • Waterproof

                              Cons

                              • Low light levels

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Panasonic Lumix 16.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

                                I normally take pictures with a DSLR but when a smaller pocket camera is needed this is the one I use. The pictures on this camera look really good for small 16mp point and shoot. All of my outdoor/indoor shots have turned out better than expected. The pictures with low light levels seem to be the only weak point but still not bad. The shutter lag is minimal and for this type of camera that is important. The thing that most impressed me is how waterproof it is. I dropped this camera in about 12 feet of lake water and could not get to it until the next day. I was kind of suprised that the camera worked fine and was completely dry under the seal.

                                Comment on this review

                                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                Great beach but poor underwater camera

                                By 

                                from Knoxville, TN

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Convenient
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                • won't function underwater

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Panasonic Lumix 16.1 Megapixel Black Digital Camera:

                                  I LOVE my Lumix DMC-G2 camera! Was trying to find a slimmer camera for the beach so I won't worry about my nice camera getting ruined by the salt and sand. Got this camera online late last year (Oct 2012#. Have taken it skiing many times and been very pleased with the slimness and durability. We took it to the beach for the first time on 3/24-3/30/2013. Unfortunately, it did not meet our expectations. Took it snorkeling once and it functioned but had water inside the lens and screen afterwards. I had checked to ensure no sand or grit was in the seal #per the directions). Allowed it dry and then tried snorkeling again. It shut down completely after 15-20 minutes underwater. I could see air bubbles coming from the on/off button on the top. Now, it won’t turn on at all or light up like it’s charging. I’m sending it back to Panasonic and asking for a new one. Maybe try the newer model instead. Hope Panasonic has worked out the kinks.

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