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Panasonic Lumix TS7

Panasonic Lumix TS7

With Ikelite’s Underwater Housing for the Panasonic Lumix TS7 or FT7 digital cameras, you can capture detailed photographs and colorful video as deep as 200 feet below the surface of the sea. The enclosure is equipped with two fiber-optic ports that may be used to attach optional external strobes to the enclosure using the required cables.

Except for the diopter adjustment dial, all camera operations are controlled by ergonomic mechanical controls, including a curved shutter lever that can be extended for use with a tray by using an adapter that may be purchased separately from the camera.

The housing, which is constructed in the United States of America from a corrosion-resistant ABS and polycarbonate blend, is light gray/white on the front, sides, top, and bottom and clear on the back, allowing you to see the O-ring seal and rear camera controls without having to remove the housing.

The enclosure has an optical glass lens port with a 2.2 mm focal length that is constructed in “a circle’s circumference

Specifications of the construction

  • Rating for Depth: 200′
  • Made entirely by hand in the United States
  • Designed with a corrosion-resistant ABS and polycarbonate combination for durability.
  • Clear the space in the back to see the O-ring seal and the buttons for the rear camera.
  • The light gray/off-white hue reflects sunlight, which helps to keep the camera cool when shooting at or above the water’s surface. It also provides higher contrast for better viewing of the camera, monitor, and O-ring seal, which helps to enhance overall viewing quality.
  • No-groove The O-ring keeps sand, grit, and debris out of the seal and prevents it from being accidentally twisted or stretched.
  • Two locking lid snaps made of double-passivated stainless steel provide a secure seal.
  • Installation and removal of the camera are made simple using the front-loading camera mounting method.
  • The camera mounting plate provides easy access to the battery and memory card and is equipped with a standard 1/4-inch screw “mounting bracket with a -20 thread for attachment to the tripod’s topside

Connection and operation of the strobe

  • Optional external strobes can be connected to the dual fiber-optic connections that are provided.
  • Controls, handling, and operation are all covered.
  • 2.2 GHz processor with built-in memory “port for a lens with a diameter of
  • All camera operations, with the exception of the diopter adjustment dial, are controlled by ergonomic mechanical controls, which include push buttons, knurled gears/knobs, and levers, among other things.
  • Both with and without diving gloves, the controls are easy to reach and use.
  • The rear controls are designated with easy-to-see, laser-engraved symbols that will not fade or fall off over time, unlike other controls.
  • two and a quarter “An optional tray with grips may be attached to the bottom of the housing using the -20 threaded holes on the bottom of the housing.

Panasonic Lumix TS7 Specs

MSRP$449/£399
Body typeCompact
Max resolution5184 x 3888
Image ratio w:h1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels20 megapixels
Sensor photodetectors21 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
ProcessorVenus Engine
ISOAuto, 80-3200 (expands to 6400)
Boosted ISO (maximum)6400
White balance presets5
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatNo
JPEG quality levelsFine, standard
Focal length (Equiv.)28–128 mm
Optical zoom4.6×
Maximum apertureF3.3–5.9
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Manual focusYes
Normal focus range30 cm (11.81″)
Macro focus range5 cm (1.97″)
Number of focus points49
Focal length multiplier5.65×
Articulated LCDFixed
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification2.53× (0.45× 35mm Equiv.)
Viewfinder resolution1,170,000
Minimum shutter speed4 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/1300 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic)1/16000 sec
Aperture priorityNo
Shutter priorityNo
Manual exposure modeYes
Subject/scene modesYes
Built-in flashYes
Flash range5.60 m (with Auto ISO)
External flashNo
Flash modesAuto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Continuous drive10.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 secs, 10 secs x 3 images)
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
Modes3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 20 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
MicrophoneMono
SpeakerStereo
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
USBUSB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB chargingYes
HDMIYes (micro HDMI)
Microphone portNo
Headphone portNo
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes802.11b/g/n
Remote controlYes (via smartphone)
Environmentally sealedYes
DurabilityWaterproof, Shockproof
BatteryBuilt-in
Battery descriptionDMW-BCM13PP lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA)300
Weight (inc. batteries)319 g (0.70 lb / 11.25 oz)
Dimensions117 x 76 x 37 mm (4.61 x 2.99 x 1.46″)
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSNone

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