Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 Preview

Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-TS6. The "tough series" is a rugged series of cameras built for those who enjoy outdoor adventures that would normally spell doom for your average point-and-shoot. Waterproof to 43ft, dustproof, shockproof to 6.6ft, and freeze-proof to 14°F, the TS6 sports a 16.1MP image sensor, 4.6x optical zoom lens, 3.0-inch LCD display, and Full HD 1080p video recording at up to 60 frames per second.

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. The TS6 is also equipped with GLONASS-compliant GPS, a compass, altimeter, and barometer to aid in your adventuring.

While the TS6 has numerous manual features, Intelligent Auto (iA) Mode is always there to ensure the cameras knows how to set itself up, even if you do not. 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.

Lastly, the TS6 boasts NFC and Wi-Fi technologies, which allow you to connect the TS6 to a smartphone or tablet, affectingly turning those devices into remote controls (access settings, take a picture, start recording, etc.) or a remote viewfinder (see what your camera is shooting when it's not even in your hand).

Panasonic LUMIX TS6 Features
  • Waterproof to 43ft
  • Dustproof
  • Shockproof to 6.6ft
  • Freeze-proof to 14°F
  • 4.6x optical zoom lens
    • 28mm ultra wide angle
  • 16.1-megapixel sensor
  • 3.0-inchTFT Screen LCD
  • Full 1080p HD Video recording @ 60p
  • 10fps High Speed Burst Shooting
  • Light Speed AF (Auto Focus)
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • GPS
  • Compass
  • Altimeter
  • Barometer

Pricing and availability for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 have yet to be announced. Color selections will include camouflage, blue, orange, and red.

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