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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera

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16.1MP 4x Feb 2012
Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
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... More
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23 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of Camera Labs endorse this waterproof camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this waterproof camera is 76% based on two expert reviews from sites including Camera Labs and PC Mag.

Good Size

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Pcmag.com scored it 4 stars and said on expert review site PC Mag four years ago “The compact point-and-shoot can take photos underwater at depths of up to 16 feet—which is good for snorkeling.”. Expert review site Cameralabs.com gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 a rating of 4 stars and wrote “It's a point-and-shoot compact, which photo enthusiasts tend not to get enthusiasti” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was thin.

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Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Panasonic digital cameras and also specifically for Panasonic waterproof cameras and found that in both cases Panasonic had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Robust

Four Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was strong and durable. Pcmag.com said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 review on expert website PC Mag four years ago “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 ($179.99 direct) is one of the less expensive rugged cameras you can buy”. Pcmag.com also mentioned “If you're looking for a rugged pocket shooter that you can take anywhere without worry”.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 owners concluded that this digital camera was good at resisting water ingress. Expert review site Cameralabs.com gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “Panasonic Lumix TS20 / FT20 review The Panasonic Lumix TS20 (or FT20 as it's known outside North America) is a water-proof, dust-proof and shock-proof point-and-shoot compact”. Four years ago Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on Steve's Digicams “This "tough" camera is waterproof to depths of up to 16 ft, shockproof from falls of up to 5 ft, freeze proof down t” in their review.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some people who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. One customer who purchased the product considered that it had a good ISO range. Camera Labs wrote four years ago “Good high ISO performance” and rated it 4 stars.

Good Product Quality

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 reviewer who reviewed it wrote that it was good quality. Four years ago Camera Labs wrote “Less than sparkling image quality” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 review.

CCD Sensor Type

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 has a CCD sensor type which is better than the MOS sensor type found on most similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

A CCD sensor type is actually the best sensor type amongst all similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst sensor type amongst comparable types of digital camera is MOS.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Lumix DMC-TS20 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years also have an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 has a built-in flash.

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Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-TS20 is waterproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TS20 also are waterproof.

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Very High Maximum Playback Zoom

The average maximum playback zoom of comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 10x, and the maximum playback zooms range from 4x to 30x. The Lumix DMC-TS20 has a very high maximum playback zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Ten Diaphragm Blades

Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago only have between one and nine diaphragm blades, however the Lumix DMC-TS20 has ten diaphragm blades.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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11 Aspheric Elements

Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TS20 only have between 4 and 10 aspheric elements, however the Lumix DMC-TS20 has 11 aspheric elements.

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Very Big Internal Memory

Cameras that were launched more than two years ago have internal memory of between 7.9MB and 700MB, and the average internal memory is 86MB. When compared to other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Lumix DMC-TS20's internal memory of 700 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras of this type and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 1280 x 720, 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TS20.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst still image resolution is 480 x 480.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 123 grams, the Lumix DMC-TS20 is one of the lighter cameras that were released more than two years ago amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The average weight of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-TS20 is 260g.

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Features One Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Lumix DMC-TS20 is more than most cameras of this type and age. The most commonly featured auto focus is Monitoring Auto Focus, but this auto focus is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focus Selective Auto Focus are also featured on this camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Lumix DMC-TS20 has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed (8 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-TS20 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.03s and 60s.

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TFT Display

The Lumix DMC-TS20 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The display of all comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS20 ranges from LCD (worst) to OLED (best).

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Short

Across all the waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the heights range from 17mm to 650mm. At only 58.3 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TS20 is quite short compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-TS20.

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15 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TS20 support Full HD video, however the Lumix DMC-TS20 does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-TS20 does not support video recording, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this spec and age also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS20 do not have a GPS. The Lumix DMC-TS20 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Lumix DMC-TS20 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS20 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Low Maximum Waterproof Depth

The maximum waterproof depths of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 3m to 60m, and the average maximum waterproof depth is 11m. At only 4.87 meters, the Lumix DMC-TS20 has a fairly low maximum waterproof depth compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS20.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TS20. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Lumix DMC-TS20 has a greater number of camera file systems than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1 and Exif 2.2 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The Lumix DMC-TS20 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The Lumix DMC-TS20 has a quite low maximum ISO speed (only 1,600) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TS20. Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TS20 have maximum ISO speeds of between 200 and 52,000.

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Only ± 1EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Lumix DMC-TS20 has a ± 1EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/2EV step) light exposure correction found on most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The worst light exposure correction of all cameras that have been around for more than two years is ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step) and the best is ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (29 millimeters) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS20 have minimum focal lengths of between 4.5mm and 35mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

Across all the waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years the minimum apertures range from 2 to 8.5, and the average minimum aperture is 3.4. With a minimum aperture of 3.9, the Lumix DMC-TS20 has one of the larger minimum apertures amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TS20 that we have checked the weight of, the Lumix DMC-TS20's weight of 1.23 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The lightest waterproof camera that has been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TS20 is 0.11kg heavy and the heaviest is 1.3kg.

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Very High Maximum Freezeproof Temperature

The Lumix DMC-TS20 has a very high maximum freezeproof temperature (14 degrees celcius) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TS20 have maximum freezeproof temperatures of between -10°C and 14°C, and the average maximum freezeproof temperature is -8.2°C.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Panasonic digital camera has been on the market for over four years.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-TS20 has a fairly standard megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-TS20.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TS20 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS20.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the Lumix DMC-TS20 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS20.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Ports & Interfaces
Connection
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Weight
Interface
Dimension
Audio Recorder
Video Out Port
Cable
Aperture Range

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Expert Reviews

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1 October 2012

The Panasonic Lumix TS20 / FT20 probably won't find much appeal either with photography enthusiasts or those who take their outdoor and water-based pursuits seriously. It's a point-and-shoot...

Camera Labs

4x optical zoom with 25mm wide angle
Slim and lightweight and inexpensive
Door lock warning
8fps 3.1Mpx burst mode
Inexpensive for a rugged camera
Less than sparkling image quality
Poor video quality
Small buttons and labelling
Soft lens
Not as rugged as competitors
31 May 2012

If you're looking for a rugged pocket shooter that you can take anywhere without worry, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 is an inexpensive option. Its lens isn't the sharpest, and noise reduction...

10 April 2012

Like the TS10 before it, Panasonic's new Lumix DMC-TS20 aims to bring a high-performance, adventure-proof camera to the low end of the market. Design and some features have been carried down from... Read more…

4 April 2012

New for 2012 in Panasonic's TS series, the Lumix TS20 is an affordable camera that can go anywhere and also take a little bit of abuse. This "tough" camera is waterproof to depths of up to 16 ft,...

16 July 2012

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12 June 2012

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcts20, panasonic dmcts20d, panasonic dmcts20r, panasonic dmcts20a, panasonic dmcts20k
Barcodes 00885170069862, 00885170069879, 00885170069886, 00885170069893, 00885170193420
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