Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10 Review

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Review posted 11/01/2010

Quick Take
Pros

  • Great image quality
  • 5x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilization is easy for handheld shooting
  • 720p HD video captures excellent videos
  • iAuto allows anyone to operate it
  • No external lens to block the flash in macro mode
  • Excellent performance
  • Incredibly Tough
Cons
  • Overexposure in high dynamic range situations
  • No dedicated video record button
  • No AVCHD Lite video compression
  • Poor battery life
  • No HDMI output
Bottom Line
The Panasonic Lumix TS10 is a great compact camera that you can take anywhere without having to worry about something happening to it. With great performance and excellent quality it is worth a look of you need a tough camera. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
TS10k_slant.jpg One of the latest rugged cameras in Panasonic's outdoors lineup, the 14-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10 builds off the success of past models, like the Lumix DMC-TS1 and DMC-TS2. We were surprised to see that this new "Lifeproof" model offers less ruggedness than its predecessor, the TS2. The waterproof rating  has from to 10 feet (3 meters) from 33 feet (10 meters), while the shockproof rating has fallen to 5 feet (1.5 meters) from 10 feet (3 meters). The TS10 remains dustproof and freezeproof (up to 14 degrees Fahrenheit).

The camera also comes with a 2.7" LCD screen, 720p HD recording (Motion JPEG), Face Detection / Red-Eye Reduction, MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) and a 4x optical zoom lens. The Lumix DMC-TS10 comes in a variety of colors and is approximately the same size as the previous TS-series models. 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10 key features include:
  • 14.1 megapixel, 1/2.33-inch CCD sensor 
  • Leica DC-Vario 4x optical zoom lens with 35-140mm in 35mm equivalent focal range (4x digital zoom) 
  • Waterproof up to 10 feet 
  • Shockproof up to 5 feet 
  • Dustproof 
  • Freezeproof to 14°F
  • ISO 80-1600 (up to 6400 high sensitivity) 
  • 2.7-inch TFT LCD screen with 230K pixels
  • iAuto shooting at the touch of a button
  • 720p HD video capture (30 fps, Motion JPEG) 
  • Face Detection / Red-Eye Reduction 
  • MEGA Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.)
  • 4.6fps burst shooting
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot 
  • A/V and USB 2.0 output 
  • Mono Microphone 
  • Powered by a Li-ion battery pack (rated up to 300 shots per charge)
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS10 comes in black, silver, red and blue with a suggested retail price of $249.95 US.

What's in the box?:
  • DMC-TS10 camera
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • Battery Case
  • Silicone Jacket
  • AV cable
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM

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