We independently review everything we recommend. When you buy through our links, we may earn a commission.
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
|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 photodetectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.33″ (6.08 x 4.56 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100-1600 (High sensitivity: 100-6400)|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||6400|
|White balance presets||4|
|Custom white balance||Yes (1)|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Standard|
|Focal length (Equiv.)||25–100 mm|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View|
|Digital zoom||Yes (2X-4X)|
|Normal focus range||50 cm (19.69″)|
|Macro focus range||5 cm (1.97″)|
|Number of focus points||23|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||8 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/1300 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||No|
|Flash range||4.40 m|
|Flash modes||Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off|
|Continuous drive||1.3 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Environmentally sealed||Yes (Waterproof to 8m/23ft, shockproof to 1.5m/5ft, freezeproof to -10C/+14F)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||250|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||142 g (0.31 lb / 5.01 oz)|
|Dimensions||104 x 58 x 20 mm (4.09 x 2.28 x 0.79″)|