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.