Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 Digital Camera

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WiFi Enabled Tough Adventure Camera

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 Digital Camera The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 Digital Camera produced in Orange, Red, Green and Blue is a waterproof "tough" compact camera featuring a 16MP High Sensitivity MOS sensor for acquiring still pictures and Full 1080p HD video. The Leica DC 4.6x zoom lens has a 28-128mm, 35mm equivalent offering wide thru telephoto focal lengths. Power OIS diminishes the appearance of camera shake when taking photos at telephoto lengths, or when photographing with longer shutter speeds.

A 3.0" TFT LCD monitor with 460k-dot resolution provides viewing for composition and playback of your images and videos. You can capture Full 1080p HD video in AVCHD Progressive and MP4 formats using 50p and 60p. The TS6 features built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, and when coupled with the Panasonic Image Application some camera functions may be controlled from a smart device. The camera also offers built-in GPS functions that allow for geo-tagging your images. It is waterproof down to 43' and shockproof to 6.6'.

16.1MP MOS Sensor The advanced 16.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor delivers high-speed signal output and high-sensitivity image recording, including images up to ISO 3200 in full resolution.

LEICA DC Lens with Folded Optics Technology The 4.6x optical zoom lens provides 35mm focal length equivalents of 28-128mm which ranges from wide-angle to telephoto to incorporate most shooting situations. The lens features folded optics construction and anti-fog glass.

3.0" LCD Display The 3.0" screen has a near-100% field of view and incorporates the Lumix Intelligent LCD function which automatically adjusts brightness levels in 11 steps to match the ambient light conditions.

Underwater Shots Advanced Underwater Mode compensates for the red tones easily lost in underwater shooting to create more natural underwater images. Additional action modes include Sports, Snow, Beach, and Snorkeling.

Manual Exposure Manual exposure allows you to set the aperture to control the depth of field, and adjust the shutter speed to freeze moving subjects or create a motion blur that exaggerates the feeling of movement.

Quad Indicator Specially designed for active outdoor use, this camera has GPS, a compass, altimeter, and a barometer to show and record altitude, barometric pressure, and orientation data. The barometer also indicates underwater depth.

GPS The camera's GPS (Global Positioning System) complies with GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) to enhance detection accuracy with an increased array of satellites.

Creative Control / Creative Retouch Creative Control in recording mode and Creative Retouch in playback mode give you the power to turn ordinary situations into highly expressive images. Creative Effects include: Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, and One Point Color.

Creative Panorama With the Creative Panorama function, you can shoot and overlay consecutive horizontal / vertical images, and add filter effects with Creative Controls.

Time Lapse Shooting Leave the camera to record of stationary observation for subjects such as flowers coming into bloom or scudding cloud. The series of consequent images can be combined in a camera to produce a timelapse video.

Torch Light A built-in torch light helps record videos in dark underwater environments or in other low-light situations. The light can also function when not shooting to act as a flashlight. ✓

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 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 18 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
ISO Auto, 100-3200 (high sensitivity mode: 100-6400)  
Boosted ISO (maximum) 6400  
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.) 28128 mm  
Optical zoom 4.6  
Maximum aperture F3.3 - F5.9  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (2X-4X)  
Manual focus No  
Normal focus range 30 cm (11.81)  
Macro focus range 5 cm (1.97)  
Number of focus points 23  
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
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 5.60 m  
External flash No  
Flash modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off  
Continuous drive 10.0 fps  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
Exposure compensation 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
AE Bracketing 1 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)  
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD  
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal  
Storage included 10MB internal  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes  
Microphone port No  
Headphone port No  
Wireless Built-In  
Wireless notes with NFC  
Remote control No  
Environmentally sealed Yes (Waterproof (12m), shockproof (2m), crushproof (100kgf), freezeproof (-10C), dustproof)  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Lithium ion 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  
GPS notes with GLONASS


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