Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 Preview

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 is a "rugged" camera designed for campers, hikers, divers, surfers, or anyone who enjoys activities that would normally spell doom for your average point-n-shoot. Waterproof to 26ft, dustproof, shockproof to 5ft, and freeze-proof to 14°F, the TS30 sports a 16.1MP image sensor, 4.0x optical zoom lens, 2.7-inch LCD display, and Full HD 1080p video recording..

For divers and snorkelers, Advanced Underwater mode offers a red color reproduction setting to accurately recreate colors underwater, and Torch Light to trade battery life for more light in darker underwater situations.

Intelligent Auto (iA) mode combines automatic image stabilization, ISO control, exposure settings, face detection, and scene selection (i.e., optimizing the camera for certain conditions). 12 Filter Effects are available while using Creative Control (apply as a preview before taking a picture) or Creative Retouch (apply to an already-taken photo). Creative Panorama allows you to take ultra wide or ultra tall panoramas underwater and above. And Time Lapse Shot helps users compress minutes, hours, or even days... into seconds of breathtaking video.

Panasonic LUMIX TS30 Features
  • Waterproof to 26ft / 8m
  • Shockproof to 5ft / 1.5m
  • Freezeproof to 14°F / -10°C
  • Dustproof
  • 4x optical zoom lens
    • 25mm ultra wide angle
  • 16.1-megapixel CMOS image sensor
  • 2.7-inch Intelligent LCD
  • Advanced Underwater
    • Red Color Reproduction
    • Torch Light
  • iA(Intelligent Auto)
  • Creative Panorama
  • Creative Control
  • Creative Retouch
  • Time Lapse Shot
  • 12 Filter Effects
    • Retro
    • Expressive
    • High Key
    • Low Key
    • Sepia
    • Dynamic Monochrome
    • Impressive Art
    • High Dynamic
    • Toy Effect
    • Miniature Effect
    • Cross Process
    • One Point Color

Pricing and availability for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 have yet to be announced. Color selections will include black, blue, and red.

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