Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Orange)

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- 16.1Mp Resolution - 25-100mm Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens - 4x Optical Zoom / 8x Intelligent Zoom - 1280 x 720p HD Video Capture - Intelligent Auto Mode - Water/Shock/Freeze/Dust-Proof - MEGA O.I.S. - 2.7" Intelligent LCD w/ High Angle Mode - Minaiture Effect Mode

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2.7" (6.7 cm)
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A Casual Stylish Rugged Design

Featuring a flat and slim profile that was made possible by using folded optics for the 4x optical zoom* lens unit, the DMC-TS20 is incredibly tough. It lets you save precious memories in the most suitable form videos or photos . Enjoy easy, casual shooting with style both in town and during outdoor adventures. The DMC-TS20 is optimal for both.

* 35mm camera equivalent: 25-100mm

With waterproof performance to a depth of 5m equivalent to the "IPX8" and "IP6X" standard, the DMC-TS20 supports active shooting on a beach, underwater or in a pool. If the camera gets dirty, soil and dust can be washed off by using water.

The DMC-TS20 is shockproof from a height up to 1.5m in accordance with the "MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock" test standard. It lets you shoot actively while moving around with the camera in one hand.

The DMC-TS20 is dustproof equivalent to the "IPX8" and "IP6X" standard. While hiking or playing sports, fine dust particles can enter through gaps in the camera body and cause malfunction. The DMC-TS20 can be used in these activities without problems.

With freezeproof to -10 degrees C, the DMC-TS20 supports shooting while skiing, snowboarding or skating.

4 Active Outdoor Scene Modes

The DMC-TS20 has 4 active outdoor Scene Modes Sports, Snow, Beach & Surf, and Underwater that can be selected easily and quickly from the menu, ensuring that you don't miss sudden shooting opportunities.

2.7-inch Intelligent LCD with AR Coating

The DMC-TS20's 2.7-inch LCD features 230K-dot Intelligent LCD. It automatically adjusts the brightness in 11 steps according to shooting conditions. In addition, the AR (anti-reflective) coating LCD minimizes glare and provides clear images, for high visibility even in outdoor brightness.

Waterproof/Dustproof Performance

This cameras waterproof/dustproof rating complies with the IPX8 and IP6X ratings. Provided the care and maintenance guidelines described in this document are strictly followed, this camera can operate underwater, to a depth not exceeding 5 m (16 feet) for a time not exceeding 60 minutes.*1

Anti-shock Performance

This camera also complies with MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock. The camera has cleared a drop test from a height of 1.5 m (5 feet) onto 3 cm (0.1 feet) thick plywood. In most cases this camera should not sustain any damage if dropped from a height not exceeding 1.5 m (5 feet).*2

This does not guarantee no destruction, no malfunction, or waterproofing in all conditions.

*1 This means that the camera can be used underwater for specified time in specified pressure in accordance with the handling method established by Panasonic.

*2 MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock is the test method standard of the U.S. Defense Department, which specifies performing drop tests from a height of 122 cm (4 feet), at 26 orientations (8 corners, 12 ridges, 6 faces) using 5 sets of devices, and passing the 26 orientation drops within 5 devices. (If failure occurs during the test, a new set is used to pass the drop orientation test within a total of 5 devices)

Panasonics test method is based on the above MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock.

However, the drop height was changed from 122 cm (4 feet) to 150 cm (5 feet) dropping onto 3 cm (0.1 feet) thick plyboard. This drop test was passed. (Disregarding appearance change such as loss of paint or distortion of the part where drop impact is applied.)


MP4 HD Video Recording

The DMC-TS20 can record HD motion images (1,280 x 720 pixels) in MP4 format. A special, dedicated button lets you instantly start recording videos while shooting photos without having to make any extra settings.

In addition, a 4x optical zoom is available in video recording.

* The video is optimized for web view by file conversion.

MEGA O.I.S. with Active Mode

For more effective countermeasure against blur, the Active Mode is equipped with the DMC-TS20 for an option of image stabilization in video recording. This mode is especially effective in active video recording such as shooting while walking.

MEGA O.I.S. Shake Detection

The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) compensates for the blurring caused by hand-shake. Even slight hand-shake movement is accurately detected by a sampling frequency of 4,000 times per second, and compensated to produce sharp, clear images.

iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode

In the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment. You just press, aim and shoot. The detection and correction functions go to work to give you beautiful photos and videos with maximum ease.

Shake Detection - MEGA O.I.S.*1

Gyrosensors detect hand-shaking and the O.I.S. lens shifts to compensate, helping prevent blurring caused by hand-shaking.

Motion Detection Intelligent ISO Control*1

The Intelligent ISO Control function detects subject movement and automatically adjusts the ISO setting and shutter speed to best suit the movement and light conditions.

Face Recognition*2

The Face Recognition function remembers faces that have been registered in the camera and provides the faces with optimal focus and exposure.

Face Detection - Face Detection AF/AE*1

The Face Detection function detects faces anywhere in the frame and automatically chooses the optimal focus and exposure. The Face Detection also features the Digital Red-eye Correction (Red-eye Removal).

Subject Detection - AF Tracking

Once you focus on your subject, the AF Tracking automatically and continuously tracks it and keeps it in focus and proper exposure.

Scene Detection - Intelligent Scene Selector*3

The Intelligent Scene Selector senses the ambient conditions and automatically selects one of Scene Modes: Photo (Scenery, Portrait, Macro, Night Portrait*4, Night Scenery or Sunset), Video (Scenery, Portrait, Macro or Low Light).

Happy Mode

The Happy Mode optimizes color, saturation and brightness to make images more vivid and true to the color of the scene you remember.

Light Detection - Intelligent Exposure*1

The Intelligent Exposure corrects the brightness in parts of the image that are too dark due to insufficient lighting, backlighting or use of the flash. This produces natural images that are close to the way they actually look to the human eyes.

*1 The MEGA O.I.S., Intelligent ISO Control, Face Detection AF/AE, and Intelligent Exposure are automatically turned on in the iA Mode and can be turned on or off in the Normal Picture Mode or some Scene Modes.

*2 Turn the Face Recognition ON and register the person with full-face portrait on the shooting menu in advance.

Recognition performance varies greatly depending on shooting conditions, i.e., according to factors such as angles, facial expression and lighting, so operation under all conditions cannot be guaranteed. Because the camera searches for faces that are similar to registered faces, there are cases where the faces are not correctly recognized when the registered image and the shooting image varies much. When facial characteristics are similar, particularly between parents and their children or brothers and sisters, the camera may not distinguish the faces.

*3 With some subject and shooting conditions, it is just not possible to judge the best shooting details. When this happens, it is recommended that you shoot with the Scene Mode that best suits your purpose.

*4 In the iA Mode, the Night Portrait is not identified when the flash is turned off.

25mm Ultra Wide-angle Lens

The 16.1-megapixel high-resolution DMC-TS20 features a 25mm wide-angle lens* with 4x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 25-100mm). The 25mm ultra wide-angle lens has about twice the shooting area as a standard 35mm lens. This enhances all kinds of shooting situations, like when you're photographing a group of people at an indoor party or shooting a large structure or sweeping landscape while traveling.

* Converted to standard 35mm camera equivalent, at the wide-end.

8x Intelligent Zoom

The Intelligent Zoom is an extensive zoom function using digital zoom, however, you can even draw the subject 2x closer than the original optical zoom with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology. This means the 4x optical can virtually extend to 8x equivalent.

Miniature Effect

The Miniature Effect Mode in which the peripherals are defocused while saturation and contrast is emphasized to look the picture like a diorama.

The video recorded is played back in 10x fast-forwarding making it more comical to watch*.

* Sound will not be recorded with Miniature Effect and approximately 1/10 of the time period is recorded. (If you record for 10 minutes, the resulting motion picture recording will be approximately 1 minute long)

Panorama Shot

The Panorama Shot Mode makes it is possible to shoot a horizontal / vertical panoramic image with consequent shots taken by overlaying the previous image.

Auto Retouch

The Auto Retouch function adjusts contrast and brightness to give different impression to the photo with just a press of a button. Appropriate retouch is automatically applied depending on the image if the image was shot too dark, it can be clear and bright to look it nicer with this function.


  • Waterproofing is not guaranteed if the unit is subject to an impact as a result of being hit or dropped etc. If an impact to the camera occurs, it should be inspected (subject to a fee) by a Panasonics Service Centre to verify that the waterproofing is still effective.
  • When the camera is splashed with detergent, soap, hot spring, bath additive, sun oil, sun screen, chemical, etc., wipe it off immediately.
  • Waterproof function of the camera is for sea water and fresh water only.
  • Any malfunction caused by customer misuse, or mishandling will not be covered by the warranty.
  • The inside of this unit is not waterproof. Water leakage will cause malfunction.
  • Supplied accessories are not waterproof (excluding strap).
  • Card and battery are not waterproof. Do not handle with a wet hand. Also, do not insert wet card or battery into the camera.
  • Do not leave the camera for a long period of time in places where temperature is very low (at ski resorts or at high altitude etc.) or very high [above 40C (104F)], inside a car under strong sunlight, close to a heater, on the beach, etc. Waterproof performance may be degraded

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Image Sensor
Color Filter System: Primary Color Filter
Color Filter System:
The amount of pixels on a camera sensor that are used when an image is captured. Although sometimes smaller than the total pixel count, it is an insignificant difference.

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Display Specifications
Screen Size: 2.7" (6.7 cm)
Screen Size:
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Display Type: TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots), AR Coating Field of View: Approx. 100% Auto Power LCD Mode, Power LCD Mode, High-angle Mode
Display Type:
The type or brand of the screen.

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Dots: 230K
A measurement of the LCD Monitor's resolution not by width by height, but rather the total amount of dots.

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Detailed Specifications
Image Sensor: 1/2.33-inch CCD sensor
Image Sensor:
Describes the makeup, build, and technology of the sensor that is in the camera. An Image Sensor is a device that converts an optical image to an electric signal. It is used mostly in digital cameras and other imaging devices. It is a set of charge-coupled devices (CCD) or CMOS sensors such as active-pixel sensors.

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Focus Range: Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity Macro / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
Focus Range:
The minimum and maximum range of focus with a certain lens.

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Effective Pixels: 16.1
Effective Pixels:
The same as effective resolution, but measured in Megapixels.

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Total Pixels: 16.6
Total Pixels:
The total amount of pixels. Describes the detail an image holds.

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Battery Life: 250 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Battery Life:
The amount of time a battery stays charged.

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Shutter Speeds: Approx. 8 - 1/1,300 sec
Shutter Speeds:
The amount of time the shutter stay open for exposure. Measured in fractions of seconds.

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Self Timer: 2 sec / 10 sec
Self Timer:
Allows a delay between pressing the shutter release button and the actual firing of the shutter. Commonly used to give photographers time to put themselves in the shot and to take photos without having to physically have their hands on the camera during exposure.

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Playback Specifications
Mode File: Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback (Category, Favorites), Calendar Playback
Mode File:
Allows you to look through the images that were taken.

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A/V Mode
Video Clip Length: Up to 4GB or 29 Minutes 59 Sec
Video Clip Length:
The longest clip that a video camera can record.

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Video Recording System: Yes, NTSC
Video Recording System:
Describes the camera's video recording capability. Will describe the camera's video recording system, image sensor, video resolution, as well as other pertinent information related to the camera's video recording.

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Audio Recording: With Video, Mono
Audio Recording:
Describes the camera's audio recording capability. Will describe the type of microphone and any additional XLR/miniphone jacks.

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Physical Specifications
Dimensions: 101.0 x 58.3 x 19.2 mm (3.98 x 2.30 x 0.76 inch)
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Weight: 123 g (0.27 lb) without Battery and SD Memory Card 142 g (0.31 lb) with Battery and SD Memory Card
The physical weight of the item without packaging.

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Color: Orange
The color of the item.

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Built-in Flash: Yes
Built-in Flash:
A flash that is embedded or part of the camera. Built-in flashes are found in both DSLR and Point & Shoot cameras. Although practical because of their small size and ease of use, built-in flashes are often ineffective and/or unflattering as a main source of light.

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Flash Modes: Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off 0.3 - 4.4 m (Wide / i.ISO), 1.0 - 3.0 m (Tele / i.ISO)
Flash Modes:
Different modes that determines how a flash will be used in a photo.

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Metering System: Intelligent Multiple
Metering System:
The metering system measures the amount of light in a scene. It calculates the best exposure values based on the amount of light.

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Imaging & Exposure Control
White Balance: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set
White Balance:
White Balance is the process of removing unrealistic color casts so that objects which appear white in person are rendered white in your photo.

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Meter Modes: Face / AF Tracking / 23-area / 1-area / Spot
Meter Modes:
The various modes in which the camera will measure light. Most DSLRs and some advanced point and shoots have the ability to meter an entire scene (matrix/evaluative) or a specific point (centerweighted/spot)

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Image Stabilization: MEGA O.I.S. (On with Active Mode (Only for Motion Picture) / Off)
Image Stabilization:
Used to reduce blurring.

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Exposure Control: Auto (Program AE)
Exposure Control:
Controls to get the correct exposure for a photo.

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Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV step, ±2 EV
Exposure Compensation:
Refers to the option for the user to override the internal light meter in the camera to either OVER or UNDER expose based on middle/18% gray. This is especially useful when photographing either extremely white/bright scenes or when in very dark/dimly lit scenarios.

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ISO Speed: i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 High Sensitivity Mode (ISO1600 - 6400)
ISO Speed:
The ISO speed setting dictates sensitivity to light. The higher the ISO speed, the more sensitive the film or digital sensor is to light. Higher ISOs have the effect of noise in an image. The actual ISO at which the noise occurs varies from camera to camera. Low ISOs are generally used for brighter lighting conditions and high ISOs are often used for low light or action shots.

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Power System
Continuous Shooting Speed: Full-resolution Image: 1.3 frames / sec High-speed Burst Mode: Approx. 8 frames / sec (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1), Max. 80 images
Continuous Shooting Speed:
Refers to the number of frames that can be captured per second (fps = frames per second).

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Battery Type: Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 680 mAh)
Battery Type:
The type of battery for a device. Some cameras use single use alkaline while others use rechargeable lithium batteries.

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Recording Data
Internal Memory: Approx. 70 MB
Internal Memory:
This is the internal data storage of a device that does not include expandable memory.

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Number of Recorded Pixels: 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4,608 x 3,456 pixels (16M), 3,648 x 2,736 pixels (10M EZ), 2,560 x 1,920 pixels (5M EZ), 2,048 x 1,536 pixels (3M EZ), 640 x 480 pixels (0.3M EZ) 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 4,608 x 3,072 pixels (14M) 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 4,608 x 2,592 pixels (12M) 1:1 Aspect Ratio: 3,456 x 3,456 pixels (12M)
Number of Recorded Pixels:
"The number of recorded pixels" refers to the number of pixels in an image (a pixel is a cluster of dots). The larger the file size, the better the image quality when printed.

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Image Formats: Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif 2.3) Motion Picture: MP4
Image Formats:
The types of files that a particular camera produces. All cameras output JPEG images, but some of the more sophisticated models will shoot in RAW mode. RAW Image Formats will vary based on manufacturer.

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Brand: Panasonic
Memory Card Specs
Memory Card Type: Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Memory Card Type:
The type or brand of the memory card. Common types of memory cards are SD, Memory Stick, SDHC, SDXC, Micro SD, and Compact Flash.

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Focusing Control
Focus Modes: Normal / AF Macro / Macro Zoom, Quick AF (Always On), AF Tracking
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Digital Zoom: 4x (When Digital Zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)
Digital Zoom:
A function of a digital camera that makes an image seem close-up.

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Focal Length: f = 4.5 – 18.0 mm (25 - 100 mm in 35 mm equiv.) (29 - 108 mm in 35 mm equiv. in video recording)
Focal Length:
The distance between the film and the optical center of the lens when the lens is focused on infinity.

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Hardware & Software Data
Interface & Connectivity: AV Output, USB2.0 High Speed
Interface & Connectivity:
The connectivity of an interface to a network.

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Operating Systems & Requirements: Windows: XP (SP3), Vista (SP2), 7
Operating Systems & Requirements:
The minimum operating system and hardware requirements to use hardware or run software.

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Software Included: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.0 Standard Edition, Adobe Reader
Software Included:
Software that is included with a product.

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Lens Specs
Elements / Groups: 11 elements in 10 groups (5 Aspherical Lenses / 9 Aspherical Surfaces / 1 ED Lens)
Elements / Groups:
The individual pieces of glass that form the overall optical construction. Most lenses have between four and eleven elements to bend the light rays to ensure a perfectly formed image appears on the light sensitive surface, such as a film or CCD. The elements are arranged in groups and may be seen in specification sheets as, for example, 6 elements in 4 groups. That configuration may have two single elements and the other four grouped in pairs.

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Lens Type:
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Maximum Aperture: F3.9 - 5.7 / 2-step (F3.9 / 9.0 (W), F5.7 / 13 (T))
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How wide a lens can be opened.

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS20 Digital Camera (Orange)

Battery Pack

Battery Charger


AV Cable

USB Cable

Hand Strap