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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Digital Camera

12.1MP 4.6x CCD Mar 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
LEICA DC Lens With Folded Optics Technology The DMC-TS4 Features A High-quality LEICA DC Lens With 4.6x Optical Zoom From 28mm Wide-angle (35mm Camera Equivalent: 28-128mm). The Folded Optics Of... More
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22 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, gizmodo.com and gizmodo.in the average expert rating of this camera is 70 out of 100.

Robust

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 reviewers wrote that the product was strong and durable. Cnet.com said on expert review site CNET.com “Panasonic took a "why mess with a good thing" approach when it came time to update its 2011 top-of-the-line rugged model”. Cnet.com also wrote “The TS4, is just as durable, waterproof to approximately 40 feet, shockproof to approximately 6”. Cnet.com also said “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 is still a very good rugged camera”.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made. Four years ago Imaging Resource.com said “Solid 2.7-inch LCD screen rated 230K dots, iAuto Intelligent Auto option”.

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Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Panasonic has good average ratings for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other brands.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers who bought the product agreed that it was able to produce good images. Four years ago Imaging-Resource.com wrote on expert review site Imaging Resource.com “Turns out good photographs and decent videos” in their review of this digital camera. Imaging Resource.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Reasonably good photos above and below the water” .

Nice Design

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 reviewer concluded that it was a good design. Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Toggle zoom design would be better” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 review.

Good Video Capture

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was good for video recording.

Good Size

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 owner mentioned that it was compact. Reviewed.com wrote four years ago “Panasonic's line of rugged compact cameras are some of the most durable on the market” .

Good Connectivity

One person said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 had gps. Imaging Resource.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Built-in GPS, altimeter, barometer”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer who bought the product thought it had a good screen.

Good Quality Lens

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good zoom.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. 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.

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Has a GPS

has a GPS

Unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type which do not have a GPS, the Lumix DMC-TS4 has a GPS.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on digital cameras of this age and spec. 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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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Lumix DMC-TS4 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support Full HD video.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS4 also have an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TS4, the Lumix DMC-TS4 has a built-in flash.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the Lumix DMC-TS4 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this digital camera. The image editing modes Crop are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TS4 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TS4.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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4000 X 2672 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TS4 has a 4000 x 2672 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras of this age and spec. Most digital cameras of this type and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1536 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1920, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2448 x 2448, 2560 x 1440, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1920, 2992 x 2992, 3264 x 1840, 3264 x 2176 and 3264 x 2448 and 4000 x 2248. The still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the cameras of this type and age the maximum ISO speeds range from 200 to 26,000. At 6,400, the Lumix DMC-TS4 has a fairly high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TS4.

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310 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TS4 take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge, including the Lumix DMC-TS4 which takes 310 shots per battery charge.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-TS4 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TS4. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TS4 video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-TS4 does not support video recording. Most of the other cameras of this age and type do support video recording.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of cameras of this type and age is 2.7x, the biggest is 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x. The Lumix DMC-TS4 has a quite small optical zoom (only 4.6 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-TS4 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Lumix DMC-TS4 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Lumix DMC-TS4 is not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TS4 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TS4 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TS4 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS4.

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Only Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Lumix DMC-TS4 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TS4. The auto focus "Spot Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The least total megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TS4 is 10MP and the most is 48MP. With a total megapixel count of only 12.5 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-TS4 has a fairly few total megapixel count compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS4.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 128 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TS4 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average maximum focal length of similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TS4 is 250mm.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The Lumix DMC-TS4 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TS4. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (28 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age. The minimum focal lengths of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 5mm to 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-TS4.

Average Maximum Waterproof Depth

At 12 meters, the Lumix DMC-TS4 has a pretty average maximum waterproof depth compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-TS4 has a relatively typical weight (175 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the Lumix DMC-TS4 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS4.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 has a relatively typical megapixel count (12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS4.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum 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
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Electronic Compass
Altimeter
Barometer
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Technical Details
Networking
Bluetooth
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Special Features

Expert Reviews

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For all-weather play snapshots, I can easily recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4. It takes a beating and turns out good photographs and decent videos. If you're looking for an excellent... Read more…

12-megapixel CCD sensor
Beyond the usual "rugged" specs
Built-in GPS, altimeter, barometer
Reasonably good photos above and below the water
Solid 2.7-inch LCD screen rated 230K dots, iAuto Intelligent Auto option
Won't quite replace a quality daily-carry camera except for snapshots
Lens soft at all but wide-angle setting
Menu system a bit quirky
Limited aperture options
Zoom not as powerful as some competitors
19 June 2012

While it doesn't offer much for upgraders, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 is still a very good rugged camera...

7 June 2012

Tough, waterproof point-and-shoot cameras are supposed to be awesome. Small enough to fit in your pocket. Submersible to depths of 40 feet. Able to survive drops from heights above a man's head.We... Read more…

7 June 2012

Tough, waterproof point-and-shoot cameras are supposed to be awesome. Small enough to fit in your pocket. Submersible to depths of 40 feet. Able to survive drops from heights above a man's head.We... Read more…

23 March 2012

Panasonic's line of rugged compact cameras are some of the most durable on the market, and their new Lumix TS4 is no different. Exposed bolts accent a sturdy metal and hard plastic chassis, for an... Read more…

16 April 2012

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcts4, panasonic dmcts4s, panasonic dmcts4a, panasonic dmcts4k
Barcodes 00885170069749, 00885170069763, 00885170069770, 00989898603893, 00989898605446
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