Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 Compact Digital Camera

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 Digital Camera The Panasonic Lumix tough DMC-TS5 Compact Digital is Wi-Fi enabled and can shoot both images and Full 1080 HD video on both land and underwater. A 16.1 megapixel High Sensitivity MOS image sensor offers high quality photography and quick autofocus. A Vario-Elmar Leica DC lens delivers focal lengths ranging from wide-angle thru telephoto from 28-128mm in a 35mm format. Full 1080p HD is available using 60 or 30 fps with a dedicated single-touch button and on-board stereo microphone. Power Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S) takes care of camera shake and comes up with clear pictures in poor light or when capturing telephoto. iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode is on hand for easy point and shoot photography while Scene Mode offers predefined adjustments to capture certain kinds of scenes (Night Scenery, Panorama, Sunset, etc.) with just the right camera settings. The TS5 also has time-lapse shooting, manual exposure control and continuous burst photography with up to 10 fps at full resolution.

A 3.0 inch TFT LCD 460k-dot resolution monitor featuring an anti-reflective coat offers composition, review and playback. The compact graspable design of the TS5 with raised buttons allows for easy one hand photographing and making adjustments. Wi-Fi and One touch video, playback buttons are right on for the kind of activity the TS5 was meant to document.

On-board Wi-Fi lets you send photos and movies to your tablet or smart phone with a single touch. The TS5 also features NFC (Near Field Communication) allowing you to interact with another compatible Wi-Fi appliance by simply patting the two together. You need to download the Lumix Remote application to your tablet smart phone to wirelessly connect to the TS5, however the app also lets you use your phone as a camera remote control and provides cloud uploading for your photos, which can be significant when photographing in locations where finding an available computer may be hard to do. On-board GPS functionality lets you geo-tag your images.

The rugged characteristics of the TS5 let it pretty much go anywhere your excursions take you. It's waterproof down to a 39 ft. depth, shockproof from being dropped from a height of 6.5 feet, freeze proof down to a 14F (-10C) temperature and resistant to pressure to 220 lbs. Also, it offers anti-fog lens protection. Jan 8, 2013 ✓

Body type Compact  
Max resolution 4608 x 3456  
Other resolutions 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 3456 x 3456, 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480  
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9  
Effective pixels 16.1 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 17.5 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
ISO Auto, Hi Auto (1600-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200  
White balance presets 4  
Custom white balance Yes (1)  
Image stabilization Optical  
Uncompressed format No  
JPEG quality levels Fine, Standard  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 28 128 mm  
Optical zoom 4.6  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4.6x)  
Manual focus No  
Normal focus range 30 cm (11.81)  
Macro focus range 5 cm (1.97)  
Number of focus points 23  
Lens mount None  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 3  
Screen dots 460,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Maximum aperture F3.3 - F5.9  
Minimum shutter speed 60 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/1300 sec  
Aperture priority No  
Shutter priority No  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 5.6 m  
External flash No  
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro  
Continuous drive Yes (10 fps)  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
Exposure compensation 2 EV  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
  • MPEG-4
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal  
Storage included 15 MB Internal  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes  
Wireless Built-In  
Remote control No  
Environmentally sealed Yes (Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, Dustproof)  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 370  
Weight (inc. batteries) 214 g (0.47 lb / 7.55 oz)  
Dimensions 110 x 67 x 29 mm (4.33 x 2.64 x 1.14)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
Timelapse recording Yes  
GPS BuiltIn


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 Digital Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 4