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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 / FT1


Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 / FT1
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

With the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 / FT1, Panasonic enters the "TOUGH" category with an ultra compact that is waterproof, dustproof and shockproof. The TS1 features 12.1MP resolution (on a 1/2.33-in. CCD), a 4.6x wide-angle optical zoom Leica-branded lens (28mm-128mm equiv.) and Optical Image Stabilization for both stills and movies to help reduce camera shake at the long focal lengths and slow shutter speeds.

Intelligent Auto Technology (iA) combines 6 detection functions in still photography (Face Detection, Subject Detection, Shake Detection, Motion Detection, Scene Detection and Light Detection) and 4 detection functions (Face Detection, Shake Detection, Scene Detection and Light Detection) in video recording to let the camera select the best mode and exposure.

A high resolution (230K dots) large 2.7-in. LCD monitor with a wide viewing angle makes composition easy. The Intelligent LCD function adjusts the backlight brightness in 11 steps according to the ambient light intensity.

Record HD Movie in AVCHD Lite (1,280 x 720 pixels, 17 Mbps) and use the optical zoom during recording.

The TS1 is waterproof to a depth of 3 meters (10 feet). You can take it fearlessly to the beach, underwater or in a pool. Wash off dirt, soil and dust by simply rinsing under running tap water.

The TS1 is shockproof and can resist impacts from being dropped from as high as 1.5 meters (5 feet). This allows you to take use it situations where knocks and bumps may damage other digital cameras.

The TS1 is dustproof and will function in environment that is especially dusty. It's also perfect for hiking or playing sports.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 / FT1 should appeal to those with an active lifestyle and find an ultra compact digital camera that is waterproof, shockproof and dustproof the perfect travel companion.


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Panasonic TS1 / FT1
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 / FT1US | CAN | UK | Panasonic Lumix Site JeansPocket Certified  
  Water Proof 3.0 m (IEC60529 IPX8 compliant)  
  Dust Proof Yes (IEC60529 IP5X compliant)  
  Shock Proof 1.5 m (MIL-STD810F Method 516.5-Shock compliant)  
  Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Megapixels  
  Image Sensor 1/2.33", 12.7 Mega Total Pixels CCD, Primary Color Filter  
10 elements in 8 groups
(5 Aspherical lenses / 6 Aspherical surfaces, 1 ED lens)
  Conversion Lens Compatibility No  
  Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)  
  Focal Length f = 4.9 - 22.8 mm (35 mm Equivalent: 28 - 128 mm)  
  Optical Zoom 4.6x  
  Extra Optical Zoom

5.6x (4:3 / 8M), 7.2x (4:3 / 5M), 9.0x (under 3M)

  Digital Zoom 4x
(Max. 18.4 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
(Max.36.0x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
  Aperture F3.3 - 5.9 / 2-Step (F3.3 - 11.0 (W) / F5.9 - 18.0 (T))  
  Focusing Area Normal: 30 cm (0.98 feet) - infinity
Macro / Intelligent AUTO: Wide 5 cm (0.16 feet) / Tele 30 cm (0.98 feet) - infinity
  Focus Range Display Yes  
  AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / Multi (11-area) / 1-area high speed / 1-area / Spot  
  AF Assist Lamp Yes  
  LED Illumination Yes  
  Focus Normal / Macro, AF Tracking (On / Off), Pre-AF (Off / Quick AF / Continuous AF), Continuous AF (On / Off) in Motion Picture Recording  
  Focus Icon Select Yes (in Face Recognition only)  
  ISO Sensitivity
(Standard Output Sensitivity)
Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
(High Sensitivity Mode: Auto (1600-6400))
  White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set
White Balance Adjustment (±10 steps, except for auto set)
(Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Hi-speed Burst, Pin Hole, Panorama Assist Modes)
  Exposure Program AE  
  Rec Mode (Mode Dial) Intelligent AUTO, Normal Picture, Scene Mode, Beach & Surf, Snow, Sports, Clipboard  
  Still Scene Modes Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Hi-speed Burst (Image Priority / Speed Priority), Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Aerial Photo, Pin Hole, Film Grain, Underwater  
  Movie Scene Modes Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, Beach & Surf, Snow, Aerial, Pin Hole, Film Grain, Underwater, High Sensitivity
(Activated by selecting Still Picture Scene Mode then pressing movie button. Still Picture Scene Modes without corresponding Movie Scene Mode is recorded in Normal Mode)
  Light Metering Intelligent Multiple  
  Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, -2 - +2 EV  
  Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO Mode)  
  Auto (AE) Bracketing ±1/3 EV - 1 EV step, 3 frames  
  Shutter Speed 8 - 1/1,300 sec (Selectable minimum shutter speed)
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec
  Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec  
  Auto Review 1 sec / 2 sec / Hold / Zoom  
  Color Mode Standard, Natural, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm  
  Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF corresponding
Image with Audio: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard) + QuickTime
Motion Images: AVCHD Lite, QuickTime Motion JPEG
  AVCHD Lite Recording NTSC / PAL (Depends on Region)  
  Aspect Ratio 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9  
  Image Quality Fine / Standard  
  Recording Image Size Still Image
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4,000 x 3,000 pixels (12M),
3,264 x 2,448 pixels (8M EZ),
2,560 x 1,920 pixels (5M EZ),
2,048 x 1,536 pixels (3M EZ),
1,600 x 1,200 pixels (2M EZ),
640 x 480 pixels (0.3M EZ)
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 4,000 x 2,672 pixels (10.5M),
3,264 x 2,176 pixels (7M EZ),
2,560 x 1,712 pixels (4.5M EZ),
2,048 x 1,360 pixels (2.5M EZ)
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 4,000 x 2,248 pixels (9M),
3,264 x 1,840 pixels (6M EZ),
2,560 x 1,440 pixels (3.5M EZ),
1,920 x 1,080 pixels (2M EZ)



Motion Picture*
(QuickTime Motion JPEG)

4:3 Aspect Ratio: VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
16:9 Aspect Ratio:

WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)

HD Movie:

1,280 x 720 pixels,

AVCHD Lite (SH: 17 Mbps / H: 13 Mbps /
L: 9 Mbps):

[NTSC] 60p *CCD output is 30p (fps).
[PAL] 50p *CCD output is 25p (fps).

Motion JPEG: 30 fps

Max. recording time depends on Memory Card Capacity.
A max. of approx. 2 GB of continuous motion picture can be recorded in Motion JPEG. In AVCHD Lite, recording may be continued until the card is full.
  Wind-Cut in Motion Picture Yes  
  Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 2.3 frames / sec
Max. 5 images (Standard Mode), Max. 3 images (Fine Mode)
Hi-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6.0 frames / sec (Image Priority),
approx. 10 frames / sec (Speed Priority)
(recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)

Approx. 15-100 shots.
* Maximum is 100 shots.
・The number of consecutive shots is limited by the shooting conditions, card type, and card condition.
・The number of consecutive shots may increase immediately after the card is formatted.
  Unlimited Consecutive Shooting Yes (1.8 frames / sec)  
  Intelligent Auto (iA) Mode Face Recognition (Still)
Optical Image Stabilizer (Still & Movie)
Intelligent ISO Control (Still & Movie)
Face Detection (Still)
Intelligent Scene Selector (Still - Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Macro; Movie
  Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes  
  Macro Zoom Yes  
  Still Image Rec. with Audio 5 sec  
  Audio Dubbing Max. 10 sec  
  Real-time Histogram Yes  
  Composition Guide Lines Yes (2 patterns)  
  Built-in Memory approx. 40 MB  
  Scene Mode Help Screen Yes  
  Orientation Detector Yes  
  Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes  
  Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes  
  Built-in Flash Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On,
Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.3 - 5.1 m (Wide / ISO Auto), 0.3 - 2.8 m (Tele / ISO Auto)
  Viewfinder No  
  LCD 2.7" TFT LCD (230,000 dots)
Field of View : approx. 100%, Wide Viewing Angle
Auto Power LCD Mode, Power LCD Mode
  Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Mode Playback, Category Playback, Favorites Playback  
  Playback Motion Picture Yes (Motion JPEG / AVCHD Lite)  
  Slideshow Mode

All / Still Images Only / Motion Picture Only / Favorites / Category
BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)

  Show Histogram Yes  
  OSD Language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Korean,Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish
*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the OSD languages on the products that are available in your market.
  VIERA Link Yes  
  HDMI Output Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 576p (PAL) / 480p (NTSC)
Audio: Dolby Digital Creator
  Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard (Still image only)  
  Microphone Yes (Mono)  
  Speaker Yes  
  Interface mini HDMI, USB2.0 High Speed, AV Output (NTSC / PAL or NTSC only)*, DC Input (requires optional Multi Conversion Adapter)
*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the AV Output on the products that are available in your market.
  PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF  
  Power ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Typical: 1,000 mAh / Minimum: 940 mAh) (Included)
AC Adapter (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Optional)
  Startup Time (Approx.) 1.3 sec  
  Release Time Lag (Approx.) 0.005 sec  
  Shutter Interval (Approx.) 0.9 sec (minimum) *Not including the time for AF  
  Battery Life (Approx.) Still Pictures**:
340 pictures (CIPA standard)
Motion Pictures***:
100 minutes (Recording time capacity in AVCHD Lite SH mode)
  Included Accessories

- Battery Charger with AC Cable
- Battery Pack, Battery Case
- AV Cable, USB Connection Cable
- Hand Strap (with stopper)
- CD-ROM: PHOTOfunSTUDIO v3.0 HD Edition,
ArcSoft (MediaImpression / Panorama Maker), USB Driver, QuickTime

*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the standard accessories on the products that are available in your market.
U.S.A. Direct
UK eshop
Other Countries

  Dimensions (Approx.) (W x H x D) 98.3 x 63.1 x 23.0 mm /
3.87 x 2.49 x 0.91 in.
  Weight (Approx.) 162.5 g / 0.36 lb
183.8 g / 0.41 lb with Battery and SD Memory Card
  MSRP US $399.95 / CAD $499.99 / UK £329  

* In Motion Picture Mode, we recommend using a high speed SD/SDHC Memory Card with "10 MB/s" or greater displayed on the package.
** Shooting conditions: 23°C (73.4°F) with 50 % humidity; LCD on****; using Panasonic SD/SHDC Memory Card; starting to shoot 30 seconds after turning on the power; shooting once every 30 seconds with the flash in full operation for every other shot; changing the zoom setting from telephoto to wide, or wide to telephoto, for each shot; and temporarily turning the power off after each 10 shots (long enough to lower the battery temperature).
*** Available recording time will be reduced when the camera is switched ON/OFF, recording is stopped/started, or zoom operations are used frequently.
•The battery life differs depending on the condition stored or used or environment.
•The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the recording interval time. If the recording interval time becomes longer, the number of recordable pictures decreases.
****The number of recordable pictures decreases in Auto Power LCD Mode or Power LCD Mode.
•CIPA is an abbreviation of “Camera & Imaging Products Association.”
•Operating Temperature: 0°C–40°C (32°F–104°F)
•Operating Humidity: 10%–40%
•Weight and dimensions shown are approximate.
•Design, functions, and specifications are subject to change without notice.
•Some sample images are simulated.
•Some accessories are not available in some countries.

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