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Panasonic DMC-TS4 Digital Camera

12.1MP 4.6x CCD Mar 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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

Robust

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 owners who purchased the product considered that it was strong and durable. Cnet.com said “Panasonic took a "why mess with a good thing" approach when it came time to update its 2011 top-of-the-line rugged model” in their review of this digital camera. 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 owner concluded that this digital camera was well made. Imaging Resource.com mentioned “Solid 2.7-inch LCD screen rated 230K dots, iAuto Intelligent Auto option”.

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Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

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

Good Quality Pictures

Two customers agreed that it was able to produce good images. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Imaging Resource.com “Turns out good photographs and decent videos”. Imaging Resource.com wrote “Reasonably good photos above and below the water”.

Nice Design

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 reviewer thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 was a good design. Imaging Resource.com said in their review of this digital camera “Toggle zoom design would be better”.

Good Size

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Expert review site Reviewed.com said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 review “Panasonic's line of rugged compact cameras are some of the most durable on the market”.

Good Video Capture

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had gps. Imaging Resource.com wrote in their review “Built-in GPS, altimeter, barometer”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 reviewer considered that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 had a good screen.

Good Quality Lens

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 owner who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 considered that it had a good zoom.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact cameras that were released 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.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic DMC-TS4 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-TS4 which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on 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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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic DMC-TS4 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-TS4.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the DMC-TS4 has a built-in flash.

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Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the Panasonic DMC-TS4 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this camera. The image editings Crop are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DMC-TS4 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-TS4. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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4000 X 2672 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DMC-TS4 has a higher still image resolution than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera has a 4000 x 2672 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Panasonic camera have still image resolution(s)s 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 digital cameras of this age and spec ranges from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The 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 digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-TS4.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Panasonic DMC-TS4 has a quite high ISO sensitivity (max) (6,400) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The ISO sensitivity (max)s of cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-TS4 range from 3 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,800.

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310 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The DMC-TS4 is a camera that takes 310 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The DMC-TS4 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic 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). The video resolution of all similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

Digital cameras of this age and spec have optical zooms of between 3x and 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. The DMC-TS4 has a quite small optical zoom (only 4.6 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-TS4.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not support video capability. The DMC-TS4 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not support Full HD video. The DMC-TS4 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DMC-TS4 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DMC-TS4 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The DMC-TS4 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec are also not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-TS4, the DMC-TS4 is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-TS4 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DMC-TS4 have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The total megapixelss of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP. With a total megapixels of only 12.5 megapixels, the DMC-TS4 has one of the less total megapixelss amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 128 millimeters, the DMC-TS4 has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 18mm to 1,000mm.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The DMC-TS4 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-TS4. The image formats supported "MPO" is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-TS4 range from 5mm to 39mm. The Panasonic DMC-TS4 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DMC-TS4.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic DMC-TS4

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Waterproof Up to

The DMC-TS4 has a pretty typical waterproof up to (12 meters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DMC-TS4.

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Average Weight

The DMC-TS4 has a pretty typical weight (175 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Display Diagonal

The DMC-TS4 has a relatively average display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DMC-TS4.

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Average Megapixel

The Panasonic DMC-TS4 has a fairly standard megapixel (12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Freezeproof Up to
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Electronic Compass
Altimeter
Barometer
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

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
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…

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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