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Fantastic Camera, in and out of Water,
This review is from: Panasonic Lumix TS20 16.1 MP TOUGH Waterproof Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom (Blue) (Electronics)I have had this camera for about five months and I absolutely love it. I wanted a waterproof camera so I wouldn't have to worry about ruining it in rain, snow, dirt, or anything else I throw at it.
Here are some my favorite things about this camera:
-It has a really fast shutter speed so it captures subjects in motion without blur.
-It has a burst function that takes lots of pictures in a row, and so far they have come out incredible. I recently went cliff jumping and got some really good progressive shots of people falling in the air.
-The camera has really good speakers when playing back video.
-Picture quality is fantastic for a point and shoot, both inside and out. Some pictures taken in darker rooms turn out grainy, but that has happened with all my other cameras in the past.
-The wrist strap is adjustable so it can be securely fit to your wrist while in the water.
-The interface is really quick and easy to use.
-The camera turns on incredibly fast so it's good for spur of the moment photo-ops.
-You don't have to change settings between photo and video, you just push a different button for video to start recording. This is really nice because on my previous camera I often forgot to switch it back to photo mode and would take videos instead of pictres.
All in all I love this camera. I don't have any complaints about it yet and I would definitely recommend it! I would also recommend buying a spare battery. The charge holds pretty well but if you are using it a lot in a day it's better to be safe and have a spare just in case. Wouldn't want to miss any great opportunities for a picture!
TO ADD ON:
I recently had my camera at the beach and someone dropped it in the sand. All the cracks had sand in them, so I was a little worried. I just filled my sink with water and sat the camera in in for about 10 minutes, and all the sand just fell off. It's like nothing even happened! I was so happy since my previous camera was ruined by sand.
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Initial post: Jul 17, 2012 7:51:11 PM PDT
Ann M. Kovarik says:
Thank you so much for your in depth info of this camera! You have just helped me make my choice Rebecca! Thank you Thank you!!!
Posted on Aug 26, 2012 8:30:43 PM PDT
Whew! I bought mine here on Amazon late last night for $109.99, but as the day wore on I was beginning to ratchet up the ol' buyer's remorse! After reading your review I feel so much better--I cannot wait to get clicking! Thank you for taking the time to pull all the info together. You answered all my questions--now I can't wait for it to arrive! I found the perfect camera case [for travel] for it...I will post a link so others might enjoy it also!
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2012 10:26:48 AM PDT
Emily Molander says:
Are you guys equally happy with your purchase?? I'm stuck between this camera and the $150 Olympu stylus tough and I need to make a decision ASA bc I have a cruise right around the corner! Thanks for your help! :)
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 12, 2012 11:43:09 AM PDT
I know I'm happy about my own purchase. I chose to purchase what was identified in the heading as a 'Refurbished' unit but which was in fact a brand new unit - at a $20 discount! Apparently, Panasonic does not permit Amazon sellers to sell Panasonic products as "New" which are not registered with Panasonic, either as recognized dealers. Look closely and you may find that a TS20 which appears under the headins as Used is actually brand new!
Posted on Sep 14, 2012 10:16:09 AM PDT
I'm sold off this description alone. Thanks but I do want to know about the battery, is it rechargeable?
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 5:37:11 PM PDT
Yes, it comes with one Rechargeable Panasonic DMW-BCK7PP battery and a charger for it. The battery comes out of the camera to charge. It's held the charge really well so far. :)
Posted on Sep 17, 2012 1:05:07 AM PDT
Does the camera havea a screw mount for a tripod on the bottom, please?
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2012 1:57:15 PM PDT
Yes it does! I have a tripod and use it often. :)
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2012 3:30:52 PM PDT
Thank you for the information, Rebacca.
Posted on Nov 5, 2012 6:57:45 PM PST
A. Naumann says:
How long of a video can you shoot?