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Panasonic Lumix TS30

Panasonic Lumix TS30

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 Digital Camera in black is a tiny “tough” camera that can capture photographs and HD video in extremely cold temperatures, both underwater and on dry ground. It is designed to be used in a variety of environments, including severe cold temperatures underwater.

The TS30 is resistant to dust, ice, shock, and water. In low light, its 16.1MP CCD sensor produces bright, well-defined photographs and a Lumix DC Vario lens with focal lengths ranging from wide-angle to telephoto at 25-100mm in 35mm format captures images from broad to telephoto distances.

When needed, an 8x Intelligent Zoom feature extends the digital zoom reach even further with much more precision. The combination of 23-Area Autofocus and Quick AF results in autofocus that is both fast and accurate.

The camera can record video in high definition 720p resolution and has a dedicated one-touch video button. When shooting video, it is possible to take a still shot at the same time, and MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) compensates for camera shake in both photos and videos, resulting in sharp images even in low light or when shooting at long focal lengths.

It is possible to use Intelligent Auto Mode for simple point-and-shoot operation with all of the camera’s assistive features activated, and Scene Mode provides predefined settings for shooting specific types of scenes (such as a sunset, starry sky, night scenery, etc.) with the optimal camera adjustments.

Aside from that, the camera can shoot up to eight frames per second in High-Speed Burst Mode, capture timelapse shots, and use Creative Control Mode in both conventional and panoramic formats to apply specific effects to your photographs. In order to see compositions and playback, users may use the 2.7″ TFT LCD screen with a 230k-dot resolution.

To make use of the TS30’s “tough” qualities, you may submerge it in water up to 26 feet deep. It is also shockproof up to a height of 5′, freezeproof up to a temperature of 14°F, and sand and dustproof, to name a few characteristics.

When the camera becomes soiled, it is simple to clean it with water. The TS30 is equipped with an Advanced Underwater Mode that compensates for the red hues that are commonly lost when shooting underwater, resulting in more natural-looking underwater photographs.

Additionally, whether filming video underwater or at night, the camera has a built-in continuous torchlight, which can also be utilized as a flashlight when you are not shooting.

Controlling the creative process / Retouching the creative process

Ordinary settings may be transformed into extremely emotive photographs by using Creative Control while recording and Creative Retouch when playing back. Expressionistic, retro, high-key, low-key, sepia, dynamic monochrome, Impressive Art, high-dynamic, cross-process, toy effect, miniature effect, and one-point color are some of the creative effects available to you.

Panoramas that are original

With the Creative Panorama tool, you may take and overlay successive horizontal and vertical photographs, and then use Creative Controls to apply filter effects to the resulting image.

Photographs were taken underwater

Advanced Underwater Mode’s red color reproduction compensates for the loss of red tones that occur during underwater photography, resulting in more natural-looking underwater photographs. Sports, Snow, Beach, and Snorkeling are some of the many activity modes available.

MEGA O.I.S. is an acronym that stands for “Mega O.I.S. is an acronym that stands for Mega O.I.S. is an acronym that stands for Mega O.I.S.” (Optical Image Stabilizer)

MEGA O.I.S. compensates for the blurring caused by hand-shake by adjusting the exposure automatically. Small hand-shake motions are caught instantaneously by a sampling frequency of 4,000 times per second, which results in crisp, clear pictures even when there is only a tiny movement.

MP4 High Definition Video Recording

A dedicated motion picture button allows you to go from video to photo shooting and back again in a moment, allowing you to record dynamic MP4 HD video at 1280 x 720p with a single press of the button.

Shooting with a Time-Lapse Camera

Position the camera to capture steady observation of topics such as flowers in bloom, scudding clouds, and other natural phenomena, such as flowers. A time-lapse video is created by stitching together a sequence of sequential images captured by the camera.

Lighted with a torch

With the aid of integrated torchlight, you may shoot films in dim underwater conditions or in low-light scenarios. When the camera’s functions are not in use, you can switch on the light to illuminate the subject(s).

Built-in memory of 220 MB

When the camera’s SD card is completely full, the built-in memory automatically offers an extra 220MB of storage, which is sufficient for up to 34 photographs.

Panasonic Lumix TS30 Specs

MSRP$179
Body typeCompact
Max resolution4608 x 3456
Other resolutions4608 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:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor photodetectors17 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.33″ (6.08 x 4.56 mm)
Sensor typeCCD
ISOAuto, 100-1600 (High sensitivity: 100-6400)
Boosted ISO (maximum)6400
White balance presets4
Custom white balanceYes (1)
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatNo
JPEG quality levelsFine, Standard
Focal length (Equiv.)25–100 mm
Optical zoom
Maximum apertureF3.9–5.7
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Digital zoomYes (2X-4X)
Manual focusNo
Normal focus range50 cm (19.69″)
Macro focus range5 cm (1.97″)
Number of focus points23
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size2.7″
Screen dots230,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeNone
Minimum shutter speed8 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/1300 sec
Aperture priorityNo
Shutter priorityNo
Manual exposure modeNo
Subject/scene modesYes
Built-in flashYes
Flash range4.40 m
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off
Continuous drive1.3 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modesMulti
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Resolutions1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
FormatMPEG-4
MicrophoneMono
SpeakerMono
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage included220MB
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMINo
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
Remote controlNo
Environmentally sealedYes (Waterproof to 8m/23ft, shockproof to 1.5m/5ft, freezeproof to -10C/+14F)
DurabilityWaterproof, Shockproof
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)250
Weight (inc. batteries)142 g (0.31 lb / 5.01 oz)
Dimensions104 x 58 x 20 mm (4.09 x 2.28 x 0.79″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo
GPSNone

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