Ultra Slim and tough, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 / FT2 features 14.1MP resolution (1/2.33-in. CCD), 4.6x wide-angle optical zoom (28-128mm equiv.), optical Image Stabilization to help reduce blurred shots due to camera shake, a 2.7-in. LCD (230k-dot), and HD Movie 1280×720 in AVCHD Lite with monaural sound.
There is something liberating with a tough camera and the TS2 is waterproof (to a depth of 10 m / 33 ft), shockproof (dropproof from a height up to 2 m / 6.6 ft), freezeproof (to -10° C/14° F), and dustproof. Which means that it can go with you about anywhere you choose to take it: to the beach, in the pool, in the water, sailing, skiing — and bring back pictures of your trip. The TS2 is not a camera to hide in your bag for fear of damaging it; it asks to be used, to go where other cameras dare not.
Intelligent AUTO automatically selects the appropriate settings. For more challenging shooting situations, match the scene yourself to the appropriate Scene Mode. Starry Sky scene mode extends the shutter speed range to 15, 30 or 60 sec. for creative night photography. For those who desire a bit more control, switch to Program AE (P) mode and dial in an exposure compensation to compensate for scenes that are too bright or too dark.
The Panasonic TS2 / FT2 uses the SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 / FT2 is an ultra-slim point-and-shoot digital camera that is ideal for those who desire a take-anywhere easy-to-use and fashionable digital camera. Available in a variety of colors, priced at about US $350 (CAD $350).
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|Panasonic TS2 / FT2||
|US | CA | UK|
|Image Sensor||14.1 Megapixel, 1/2.33-in. CCD|
|Optical Zoom||4.6x (28-128mm equiv.)|
|Max. Aperture||F3.3 – 5.9 / 2-Step (F3.3 – 10 (W) / F5.9 – 18 (T))|
|Image Stabilization||Lens-shift (optical): POWER O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
Photo & Movie
|Media||SD / SDHC / SDXC; Approx. 40MB Internal Memory|
|Shooting Modes||Intelligent AUTO, P, Scene Modes|
|Shutter Speed||1/1300 – 8 sec (Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60 sec.)|
|Continuous Shooting||1.8fps (max. 3 frames); High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6fps at reduced resolution|
|Exposure Metering||Intelligent Multiple|
|ISO sensitivity||Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-6400)
|Autofocus||CCD Contrast Detection
Face / AF Tracking / 11pt / 1pt HS / 1pt / Spot
|Macro||30 cm / 11.8 in.|
|White Balance||Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set|
|Display Monitor||2.7 in. LCD, 230k-dot|
|Movie||1280×720 pixels, NTSC Mode: NTSC model: 60p(CCD output is 30p)
(AVCHD Lite, SH: 17Mbps / H:13Mbps / L:9Mbps ) / 30fps (Motion JPEG)
|Battery||Li-ion (360 shots, CIPA) included|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||99.3 x 63.1 x 24.3 mm / 3.91 x 2.48 x 0.96 in.|
|Weight (body only)||167.8g / 0.37 lb.|
|MSRP||US $349.95 / CAD $349.99 / UK £ / €|
*Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Please consult manufacturer’s site for latest specifications.
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