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PanasonicLumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Black)
 
4.3

(based on 89 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (39)

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    (43)

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    (6)

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    (0)

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    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (81)
  • Compact (72)
  • Good image quality (67)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (46)
  • Nice body color (45)

Cons

  • Limited zoom (22)
  • No viewfinder (9)
  • Lag / shutter delay (7)
  • Poor flash (5)
  • Poor image quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (55)
  • Sports/action (42)
  • Family photos (40)
  • Landscape/scenery (38)
  • Video (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (49), Photo enthusiast (26), Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (69), Yes (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Absolutely LOVE It!

After being dropped, a nearly new digital camera was history. Only then I realized the silver casing was made of plastic. Decided to shop around for something more robust. Spent days on end...Read complete review

After being dropped, a nearly new digital camera was history. Only then I realized the silver casing was made of plastic. Decided to shop around for something more robust. Spent days on end researching to get it right and found this. Shock, AND dust AND waterproof, but was concerned about picture quality. No more. This baby takes GREAT pictures. In extreme close up, even the "hairs" of the four leaf clove can be seen (see image hereon attached). Fantastic. The HD videos were also amazing. Super clear with great audio. No more worrying about dropping it, the beach, the pool, pics around the kitchen, falls.

Now the .pdf manual has a flaw referring to a non existent "up and down" arrows to reach the Panorama mode. It´s in fact, pressing "mode"--> selecting "scene" --> "Panorama shot", resolved on a quick customer service chat. There´s also a slew of different settings which might confuse some users, but simply set it to "Intelligent Auto", the camera adjusts it automatically and case closed.

I have not used it under water, though. It looks so much like a regular digital camera, it´s going to take some courage...

I´ve had it for only two days, but so far I simply LOVE this purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Buyer beware - not watertight

I have purchased many items from B&H over the years. I had great success with Pentax underwater cameras and have purchased many SLR lenses for my Canon. For that reason, I went...Read complete review

I have purchased many items from B&H over the years. I had great success with Pentax underwater cameras and have purchased many SLR lenses for my Canon. For that reason, I went with B&H again for this purchase. The camera arrived in great condition and quickly, however, the photo and video quality was poor in comparison to our older model Pentax. We later (a few weeks) tested it in the water and were shocked to see the screen shorting out. We dried according to the instructions. Once dry, we opened the battery/memory card door and there was water all inside. We contacted B&H and were told they could not help and to contact Panasonic. Panasonic refused to send a label for the camera or offer a replacement (we had the camera less than a month). They would only repair. We will be purchasing locally next time; never again will I purchase a Panasonic. The Pentax W60 has been the best camera we have used in wet conditions. We used it for 3 years in South America and numbers times in the gulf coast waters - sometimes submerged for hours at a time.

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4.0

Very good as all products from Panasonic

By Marco

from Brazil

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Limited Zoom
  • Poor Flash

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Black):

Very good for outside use .

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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3.0

Great water shots, so so land shots

By pb4sc

from Lomita CA.

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Poor Image Quality

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action

Comments about Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Orange):

The Good: Super quick response, great water shots, small and compact. Tough. The Bad: Onshore shots, not bad, but not great.I got this camera after having a waterproof sony. I wanted something that was quicker to turn on, and start shooting. This camera does just that. Also, if it is a sunny day, the watershots are amazing. However if it a little foggy, or on land, the shots were only OK. I thought that the Sony took better pictures, but this camera is easier to use, quicker, and tougher.

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  • No

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5.0

Ready to Share

By Aimeelewis

from Indiana

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Orange):

        Read so many good reviews, can't wait to use this on our kayaking trip this year. Then I can come back and give my praises.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Light, simple, cost effective

        By Alejandro

        from San Jose, Costa Rica

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action

        Comments about Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Orange):

        Just ordered and began using this camera, perfect fit, small, light and great pics. Waiting to use under water in March at the Costa Rican beaches.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Good but not great

        By Annie the Traveler

        from New York, NY

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Poor Image Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Orange):

          I just got his camera for a trip, excited about trying out its cool features, but it took hazy pictures. It might be me getting used to the features, but the fact of the matter is that other point and shoot cameras I have owned don't have this issue. Also, every time I turn it on I have to click out of an underwater advisory. Now, there may be a way to figure it out, but in the middle of a vacation I didn't want to!

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          • No

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          4.0

          great durability

          By ceauley

          from hoboken

          Comments about Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Orange):

          great durable camera. best used to supplement an expensive camera while travelling. great for any excursions that involve water. worry free and convenient.

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          4.0

          A reliable camera to take on your treks

          By Mat

          from Montreal, Quebec

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Black):

            I have used this camera for my trek in Grand Canyon National Park and for the GR20 in Corsica. I did drop it on the ground and it was OK even if it hit a rock. I also carried it with me when it rained and everything was fine. My pictures are amazing and I am glad I can rely on it for my treks in difficult terrain.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Good and rugged for the price

            By Catherine

            from south central Kansas

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Lightweight
            • Small / Compact
            • Use With Most Computers

            Cons

            • Manual Needs Better Words

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Manufacturingfactory
            • Sports/Action
            • Video
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Red):

            It's pretty easy to use and very durable. I like most of the options and adjustments. Perhaps the user's manual could use a bit better grammar and explanations.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            So far so good

            By that guy with no nickname

            from Philadelphia PA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Red):

                A little more than what I wanted to spend but seems like a good camera.
                Easy to use, I like real controls and not just endless menus. Have only used in automatic so far and don't plan to use underwater though it touts that capability. I like having both optical zoom and dig zoom.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 7
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Decent camera underwater & outdoor

                By Kevin

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good battery life
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Bad in low light
                • Lag / Shutter Delay
                • Limited Zoom

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Black):

                I took a couple of hundred pictures on my recent trip. This included both underwater, outdoor and indoor photos.

                Underwater:
                - picture quality was pretty good. Went snorkeling and got a few good snapshots of the fishes underwater.

                Outdoor:
                - quality seems to be better than that ones taken underwater. I'm not sure if it matter if I had a more steady shot compared to when I was underwater (had some currents so it was wavy water).

                Indoor:
                - I switched to the night scenario and took some pictures at Universal Studios. Unless you had a steady hand and held that position for at least a second, the picture will come out grainy and orange.

                I recommend this camera for those who are not picky about the every little detail. For underwater and outdoor photography, I think it goes a good job for the price I paid for it. It's definitely no DSLR camera but I'm satisfied with the outcome of the pictures.

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                • No

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                5.0

                "Too much whiz and not enough bang"

                By ceci de montevideo

                from uruguay

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization

                Cons

                • Limited Zoom

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel

                Comments about Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Red):

                I like it because it's water proof

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Pretty Good

                By Tom Foolery

                from Vermont

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Red):

                  It's small and it's weatherproof. I shot today in pouring rain. I would have freaked if my GH2 got soaked. The lens is internal, so you don't have this obscene thing sticking out the front of your camera to break, catch on your pocket, and collect water and sand. The lens isn't that great, fuzzy at the corners at the widest, and soft on tele. It doesn't have the fastest chip, this camera's max ISO is 1600, versus 25,000 on the new one; but look at the price - this one is a third the price. And remember, you have it with you, that huge heavy DSLR is back in the car where it can't take any pictures at all.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 7
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Pretty nice

                  By richmatt

                  from New York

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Red):

                      Compact easy to use. Good quality images but don't bother to use it at full resolution as you just get bigger files without and noticible increase in IQ. Nicely made. If you have big hands, as I do, you will have to get used to keeping your fingers out of the way of the flash. Shutter lag is minimal as long as you are not using flash. The button for the controls are kind of small.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 9
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great Camera

                      By AK

                      from Milwaukee, WI

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Nice Body Color

                      Cons

                      • Lag / Shutter Delay

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Red):

                      I have just used it to take a few pictures so far and it has done pretty well. Going on a cruise next week so we will see if it survives snorkeling!

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 8
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Everything just as advertised.

                      By rudyc

                      from earth

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Short Lag Time
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Orange):

                        Easy to use, good pictures, small enough to carry all the time.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 8
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Excellent Value

                        By ericinnh

                        from Alton, NH

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Nice Body Color
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Orange):

                          It's excellent! It takes really good pictures and it is small. Perfect for fitting into my pocket for when I'm out mountain biking

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 10
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera

                          By Benson

                          from Canandaigua, NY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Orange):

                            For a small non adjustable camera. Super nice photos and easy to use.

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 9
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            loved by all

                            By peppercorn

                            from Stamford CT

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Nice Body Color
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Blue):

                                gave 4 of these to our granddaughters who absolutely love them....including the underwater feature. We now have lots of pictures of wave patterns in the pool! Easy to operate, good viewer and good quality. Well worth the money.

                                • Ease of Operation:
                                • 9
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                4.0

                                Exceeded my expectations

                                By Atlkimbo

                                from Athens, GA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Good in Low Light
                                • Large Clear LCD
                                • Nice Body Color
                                • Small / Compact

                                Cons

                                • Limited Zoom

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife photos

                                Comments about Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Orange):

                                I bought this camera as a present and after seeing it I'm buying one for myself. It is small enough to comfortably fit in my pocket and takes great pictures. I was also excited to find out that it has a panoramic feature. The only small complaint I have is the minimal amount of zoom.

                                • Ease of Operation:
                                • 9
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                5.0

                                excelente choice for vacation and travel

                                By shaohsing

                                from Lima, Peru

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Good in Low Light
                                • Nice Body Color
                                • Small / Compact

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife photos

                                  Comments about Lumix DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Orange):

                                  excelente price for excelente camera, i think its cheap for all the choice that it have incluided.
                                  i love the panoramic and night shot.

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                                  • No

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