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

Camera Labs Recommended
16.1MP 4x Feb 2012
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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

This Panasonic digital camera received a "Recommended" from Camera Labs who said that this waterproof camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Two experts from sites including Camera Labs and PC Mag have rated this Panasonic camera on average 76%.

Good Brand

Based on 4,743 user and expert reviews, Panasonic has good reviews for its cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically within its waterproof cameras range compared to other brands.

Good Size

A number of people concluded that this digital camera was compact. Pcmag.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 review on PC Mag “The compact point-and-shoot can take photos underwater at depths of up to 16 feet—which is good for snorkeling.”. Cameralabs.com 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” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20. Cameralabs.com also mentioned “It's a point-and-shoot compact, which photo enthusiasts tend not to get enthusiasti”.

One customer reckoned that it was thin. Five years ago Camera Labs said in their review “Slim and lightweight and inexpensive”.

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Robust

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

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 owners who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Steves-Digicams.com wrote on expert website 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”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 reviewer wrote that it had a good ISO range. Camera Labs mentioned “Good high ISO performance” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Product Quality

One person who purchased the product thought it was good quality. Camera Labs said five years ago “Less than sparkling image quality” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 review.

CCD Sensor Type

The Lumix DMC-TS20 has a CCD sensor type which is better than the MOS sensor type found on most cameras of this age and type. 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 across all waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS20.

A MOS sensor type is the worst sensor type across comparable types of digital camera.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TS20, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 has an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

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Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-TS20 is waterproof. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also are waterproof.

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Quite High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-TS20 has a quite high megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TS20 have megapixels of between 5MP and 21MP.

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Very High Playback Zoom (max)

The playback zoom (max)s of waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TS20 range from 4x to 30x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 11x. When compared to other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TS20 that we have assessed, the Lumix DMC-TS20's playback zoom (max) of 30 times zoom factor is one of the highest.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

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

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Ten Number of Diaphragm Bladess

The Lumix DMC-TS20 has more number of diaphragm bladess than most of the cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TS20. This camera is a ten number of diaphragm blades camera compared to most of the cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-TS20 which only have between one and nine number of diaphragm bladess.

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11 Number of Aspheric Elementss

The Lumix DMC-TS20 has more number of aspheric elementss than most of the digital cameras of this age and spec. Most of the digital cameras of this age and type only have between 4 and 10 number of aspheric elementss, however this camera has 11 number of aspheric elementss.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 has a very big internal memory (700 megabytes) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The internal memorys of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-TS20 range from 7.9MB to 700MB, and the average internal memory is 76MB.

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Has Five White Balances

The Lumix DMC-TS20 has a greater number of white balance modes than most waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Halogen" and "Incandescent" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Lumix DMC-TS20 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Panasonic digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 2560 x 1920, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is actually the best still image resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TS20.

The worst still image resolution across similar types of digital camera 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 waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TS20 amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The average weight of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago is 250g, and the weights range from 36g to 1.4kg.

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Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Lumix DMC-TS20 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face tracking, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Selective Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At 8 seconds, the Lumix DMC-TS20 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS20 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.03s and 60s.

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TFT Display

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. 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 waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago ranges from LCD (worst) to OLED (best).

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support video capability. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-TS20 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TS20 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TS20 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 does not support wi-Fi. 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 wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

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

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Very Low Waterproof Up to

The Lumix DMC-TS20 has a quite low waterproof up to (only 4.87 meters) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The waterproof up tos of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 3m to 60m, and the average waterproof up to is 11m.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Panasonic camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TS20. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this 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 cameras of this spec and age. 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 Panasonic digital camera.

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Only Has One Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Lumix DMC-TS20 is more than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-TS20.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600, the Lumix DMC-TS20 has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TS20 the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 200 to 52,000.

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

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 has a ± 1EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most digital cameras of this age and type. Most similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction. Across all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-TS20 the best light exposure correction is ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step).

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Lumix DMC-TS20 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-TS20.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 4.5mm to 35mm. At 29 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-TS20 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-TS20 range from 2 to 8.5, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. With a minimum aperture number of 3.9, the Lumix DMC-TS20 has a fairly large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-TS20.

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Very Heavy

At 1.23 kilograms, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 is very heavy compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The weights of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.11kg to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 0.34kg.

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Very High Freezeproof Up to

When compared to other cameras of this type and age that we have assessed the freezeproof up to of, the Lumix DMC-TS20's freezeproof up to of 14 degrees celcius is one of the highest. Across all the waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago the freezeproof up tos range from -10°C to 14°C.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-TS20.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type. 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 Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-TS20 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-TS20.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Lumix DMC-TS20 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
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)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Optional Connectivity
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
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
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Shock Proof
Weight
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Night Mode
Cable Type
Aperture Range (F-F)
On/off Switch
USB 2.0 Connectors

1 Award

Camera Labs Recommended

Expert Reviews

(6)
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...

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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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