Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 Digital Camera (Blue)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 Digital Camera (Blue)
Key Features
  • 16.1MP 1/2.3" CCD Sensor
  • 4x Optical Zoom 25-100mm DC Vario Lens
  • 2.7" 230k-dot TFT Color LCD Display
  • 720p HD Video Capture
The blue Lumix DMC-TS30 Digital Camera from Panasonic is a compact "tough" camera that can shoot photos and HD video in extremely cold temperatures underwater or on dry land. The TS30 is dust, freeze, shock, and waterproof. Its 16.1MP CCD sensor provides clear, well-defined images even in low light and a Lumix DC Vario lens offers focal lengths from wide-angle to telephoto at 25-100mm in 35mm format. An 8x Intelligent Zoom function offers even longer digital zoom reach when needed. 23-Area Autofocus and Quick AF combine to provide fast and accurate autofocus.
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Panasonic DMC-TS30 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Creative Control / Creative Retouch
  • 3Creative Panorama
  • 4Underwater Shots
  • 5MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
  • 6MP4 HD Video Recording
  • 7Time-Lapse Shooting
  • 8Torch Light
  • 9220MB Built-In Memory

The blue Lumix DMC-TS30 Digital Camera from Panasonic is a compact "tough" camera that can shoot photos and HD video in extremely cold temperatures underwater or on dry land. The TS30 is dust, freeze, shock, and waterproof. Its 16.1MP CCD sensor provides clear, well-defined images even in low light and a Lumix DC Vario lens offers focal lengths from wide-angle to telephoto at 25-100mm in 35mm format. An 8x Intelligent Zoom function offers even longer digital zoom reach when needed. 23-Area Autofocus and Quick AF combine to provide fast and accurate autofocus.

The camera can shoot HD 720p video and has a dedicated one-touch video button. Shooting a still photo while shooting video is supported and MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) compensates for camera shake in photo and video, offering clear images in low light or when shooting at telephoto lengths. Intelligent Auto Mode is available for point and shoot capability with all assistive features engaged and Scene Mode provides predefined settings to shoot certain types of scenes (Sunset, Starry Sky, Night Scenery, etc.) with the ideal camera adjustments. The camera can also shoot up to eight frames per second in High-Speed Burst Mode, shoot time-lapse images, and offers Creative Control Mode in both standard and panorama dimensions so you can add specialized effects to your photos. The 2.7" TFT LCD screen with 230k-dot resolution provides composition and playback viewing.

The "tough" features of the TS30 allow you to take it underwater to depths of 26'. It is also shockproof from a drop height of 5', freezeproof to a temperature of 14°F, as well as sand and dustproof. When dirty, the camera can be easily washed off with water. The TS30 features Advanced Underwater Mode which compensates for the red colors often lost when shooting underwater to provide more natural-looking underwater images. The camera also contains a continuous torch light when shooting video underwater or at night or it can be simply used as a flashlight when you are not shooting.

Creative Control / Creative Retouch

Creative Control in recording mode and Creative Retouch in playback mode give you the power to turn ordinary situations into highly expressive images. Creative Effects include: Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, and One Point Color.

Creative Panorama

With the Creative Panorama function, you can shoot and overlay consecutive horizontal and vertical images, and then add filter effects with Creative Controls.

Underwater Shots

The red color reproduction of Advanced Underwater Mode compensates for the red tones lost in underwater shooting to create more natural underwater images. Additional action modes include Sports, Snow, Beach, and Snorkeling.

MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)

MEGA O.I.S. automatically compensates for blurring caused by hand-shake. Even slight hand-shake movements are detected instantly by a sampling frequency of 4,000 times per second to produce sharp, clear images.

MP4 HD Video Recording

Recording dynamic MP4 HD video in 1280 x 720p starts with the simple push of an independent motion picture button, so you can switch from video to photo shooting and back again instantly.

Time-Lapse Shooting

Position the camera to record stationary observation for flowers coming into bloom, scudding clouds, and other subjects. A series of successive images can be combined in-camera to produce time-lapse video.

Torch Light

A built-in torch light helps you record videos in dusky underwater environments or low-light situations. When camera functions are inactive, you can turn the light on to illuminate subjects.

220MB Built-In Memory

When the camera's SD card is full, built-in memory automatically provides 220MB of additional storage, enough for up to 34 images.
UPC: 885170239685

Panasonic DMC-TS30 Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 16.6 Megapixel
Effective: 16.1 Megapixel (4608 x 3456)
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type1/2.3" CCD
Image File FormatJPEG
Image StabilizationOptical (5-Axis)
Lens
Focal Length4.5 to 18mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 25 to 100mm)
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom4x Maximum (16x Combined Zoom)
2x Optimized (8x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperturef/3.9 to 5.7
Minimum Aperturef/9 to 13
Focus RangeNormal
19.7" to Infinity / 50.04 cm to Infinity (Wide)
39.4" to Infinity / 100.08 cm to Infinity (Telephoto)
Macro
2" to Infinity / 5.08 cm to Infinity (Wide)
Optical Design11 Elements in 10 Groups
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity100 to 1600 (Extended: 100 to 6400)
Shutter Speed1/1300 to 8 Seconds
Metering MethodMulti
Exposure ModesAuto
Exposure Compensation-2 to +2 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent, Shade, White Set
Continuous ShootingUp to 1.3 fps at 16.1 MP
Up to 8 fps at 3 MP
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Special OptionsMiniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect
Video
Recording ModesMP4
HD (1280 x 720) at 29.97p
SD (640 x 480) at 29.97p
Recording LimitUp to 50 Minutes
Video EncodingNTSC/PAL
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone (Mono)
Monitor
Size2.7"
Resolution230,000 Dot
Display TypeFixed LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAuto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Off, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Effective Flash RangeISO Auto
1.0 to 14.4' / 0.3 to 4.4 m (Wide)
3.28 to 9.84' / 1 to 3 m (Telephoto)
External Flash ConnectionNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Internal Memory220 MB
ConnectivityAV / USB Multi, AV Output
WirelessNone
GPSNo
Environmental
Waterproof26' / 7.9 m
Shockproof5' / 1.5 m
Physical
Battery1 x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.6 VDC, 680 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.1 x 2.3 x 0.8" / 10.4 x 5.8 x 2 cm
Weight5.07 oz / 143.73 g (Body with Battery and Memory)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.78 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.35 x 5.55 x 1.85"
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