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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 14.1 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 4.6x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 2.7-Inch LCD (Orange)

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  • Advanced Tough Design
  • AVCHD Lite HD Movie Recording
  • The DMC-TS2 is shockproof, waterproof, dustproof and newly added freezeproof in design
  • It lets you shoot actively while moving around with the camera in one hand.
  • If the camera gets dirty, soil and dust can be washed off by using water.

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Panasonic
  • Model: DMC-TS2D
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 14.1 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 4.6 x
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 0.9 x 2.5 inches ; 6.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00395YA40
  • Item model number: DMC-TS2D
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,654 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 20, 2010

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The DMC-TS2 is shockproof, waterproof, dustproof and newly added freezeproof in design with the capability to record high-definition movie in AVCHD Lite. Featuring a 28mm wide-angle lens, 4.6x optical zoom and iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, this versatile camera lets you capture your moments no matter what the intended shooting terrain is. Swim along with tropical fish and capture shots of beautiful coral reefs, or take recordings of your friends around a camp fire. The DMC-TS2 is an extremely versatile camera that you can take with you wherever the action calls.

Lumix DMC-TS2 Highlights

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Shockproof
The DMC-TS2 is dropproof from a height up to 6.6ft in accordance with the "MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock" test standard. It lets you shoot actively while moving around with the camera in one hand.

Waterproof
With waterproof performance to a depth of 33ft equivalent to the "IEC60529 IPX8" standard, the DMC-TZ2 supports active shooting on a beach, underwater or in a pool. If the camera gets dirty, soil and dust can be washed off by using water.

Freezeproof
With freezeproof to -10 degrees C/14 degrees F, the DMC-TS2 supports shooting while skiing, snowboarding or skating.

Dustproof
The DMC-TS2 is dustproof equivalent to the IEC60529 IP6X standard. While hiking or playing sports, fine dust particles can enter through gaps in the camera body and cause malfunction. The DMC-TS2 can be used in these activities without problems.

HD Movie in AVCHD Lite and LED Light
In addition to Motion JPEG images, the DMC-TS2 can record high-definition motions images in AVCHD Lite. It features almost double the recording time in HD quality compared with the conventional Motion JPEG format.

Intelligent Resolution Technology
The image quality is greatly enhanced thanks to the new image processing technology Intelligent Resolution*1, incorporated in the Venus Engine HD II for the DMC-TS2. By detecting the signals whether they are at edges of the subject, they compose detailed texture or just a soft gradation first and give appropriate enhancement to the edges and textured areas respectively. Unlike the uniform enhancement of sharpness, the innovative Intelligent Resolution precisely performs optimum signal processing to give a whole image outstandingly natural clearness with fine details. As a result, images are naturally clear and crisp in movie recording as well as photo recording.

LED Light
The DMC-TS2 features an LED light that records beautiful motion images even in dusky underwater environments or at a nighttime camp. A convenient auto function also automatically turns on the LED when the ambient light becomes dim.

POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) Shake Detection
Just about everyone has had the experience of taking a photo at night and hoping to capture all the memories and beauty, only to be disappointed at the poor result. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)* nearly doubles the hand-shake correction power of conventional MEGA O.I.S. You get bright photos without blurring even from handheld shooting at slow shutter speeds.

Panasonic's accumulated optical technologies, the MEGA O.I.S. has been incorporated into Lumix from the early stage of digital camera development. This helped show all digital camera users the absolute need for hand-shake compensation, and led to its prevalence throughout the industry. And now, Panasonic has worked on the low-frequency vibration hand-shake component, which is physically generated when pressing the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed.
Panasonic Lumix digital camera highlights

*The POWER O.I.S. is automatically turned on in the iA Mode and can be turned on or off in the Normal Picture Mode or some Scene Modes.

Product Description

what is in the box: Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery Case, Silicon Jacket, Brush, AV Cable, USB Cable, AC Cable, Hand Strap (with stopper), CD-ROM (PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition, QuickTime (TM), Adober (r) Reader (r)).

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56 of 59 people found the following review helpful By NeuroSplicer TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 15, 2010
In brief: if Batman had a camera, this would be it!

I was looking for a camera I could take with me to the beach or rafting without ever worrying about it. I wanted something I could drop in a backpack, leave it on the sand and take it in the sea without giving it a second thought. By now I am a satisfied PANASONIC/LUMIX customer, ever since my favorite FZ28K (the most convenient creativity camera) and my trusted TZ8 (the perfect city-tourist camera).
So, when, after all the research it came between this camera and the Olympus Stylus Tough-8000, I showed some brand-name loyalty and went with the LUMIX. And the important thing is that I never regretted it.

This camera comes with a very bright wide-angle 28mm Leica lens which is optically stabilized, capturing on a 14.1MP sensor and an adequate 4.6x zoom (128mm). Typical for a LUMIX, it has a working intelligent Auto (iA) setting that gives you a piece of mind: perfect photos every time, without having to fidget with the settings.
Departing from the auto settings, the camera offers almost 20 shooting modes, 5 color modes, 6 focus modes and decent aperture range (f/3.3 to f/10) and shutter speeds (8 to 1/1300).

The camera is Waterproof up to 10m/33ft (which means you can safely take it splashing and snorkeling but not diving without an extra casing). So far, neither condensation nor sand have slipped through the seals.
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58 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Angel_Pen on April 23, 2010
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This camera is 100% Macintosh compatible, however this is not made clear or obvious on the reviews nor in the included manual. A professional editor would immediately know to switch the settings from AVCHD to MPEG video recording for easy editing on both Mac and PCs. MPEG files are larger, so, if you do not plan to edit your movies, choose AVCHD mode. There is hardly any difference in quality between the two.

UPDATE: Finally I returned this DMC-TS2 and purchased the older DMC-TS1. Reason? The HD video is the same on both which is what I need it for. The older model is $100 cheaper. The extra megapixels do not make up for the lousy grainy still photographs that both models provide. Use it for HD Video only guys, nothing else. Also after careful examination I have to say this camera is not design for divers. It is more of a "toy" camera for people that like to take photos on a pool or near the beach. However, if you buy the Waterproof Enclosure, you get a nice portable underwater system. Here is the rest of the old review:

This is a preliminary review (I have not tested it underwater yet)
My first impression upon unboxing was a bit of disappointment, I was expecting a solid camera but the Lumix "feels" rather cheap, it does not feel sturdy enough. Fortunately, the box includes a thick silicon protector which wraps around the camera enclosure. I leave it on all the time just in case I drop it.

Photos come out noisy and it has good contrast and color balance, however, you can not shoot against bright lights (fireworks, sun reflections) without getting those dreadful purple artifacts.

For stills photos, I always set the camera to "iso80" and the stabilizer to "mode2", this is the ONLY setting that does not produce a noisy photograph.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By K. Ha on July 1, 2010
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Purchased this camera to replace a red Casio EXLIM EX-G1.
This camera is larger but also provided a larger screen, stronger zoom lens, 30 vs. 10 ft underwater performance and better shock performance.
Also interesting is Panasonic also packages a translucent silicone wrap-around case that fits perfectly and exposes all the important stuff.
This case will go along way towards scratch proofing and additional shock absorbing. Wish they would have thrown in a screen protector as we well.

The orange color is not as bright as the images. It looks much more muted more of a "UT burnt orange" color than I initially expected.

Images are as expected from a 12MP P&S camera.
Since the lens is internal and does not need to extend when turning on, start-up times are fast.
Video is encoded at AVCHD lite (720p) or Motion JPEG.
AVCHD (110 MB/min) records the same resolution as MotionJPG (250MB/min) but at half the size.
When cameras first started using AVCHD lite, most video editing and player programs could not use it, but today iMovie works great.
Also installing VLC ([...]) will let you play the raw files.
MotionJPG files are limited to 2GB (8 mins)
AVCHD lite files can record to over 13 hours per file. (85GB files)
Video output is extremely usable both in and out of the water.

I will continue to edit and add to this review as I am able to use it more this summer.
Will try to cover battery life, still image performance, buttons and menus, pros/cons.

Thanks.
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