Panasonic Lumix TS4 Brief Review

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  • 12.1 megapixel CCD sensor
  • 4.6x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle
  • 1080p HD video at 60fps with mono sound
  • Waterproof to 40ft, shockproof to 6.5ft, freezeproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, dustproof
  • GPS tracker with altimeter, barometer, and compass
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 2.7-inch LCD
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2012-03-31
  • Final Grade: 87 4.35 Star Rating: Recommended

4.35 Star Rating: Recommended
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Panasonic Lumix TS4
12.1 megapixel CCD sensor; 4.6x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle; 1080p HD video at 60fps with mono sound; Waterproof to 40ft, shockproof to 6.5ft, freezeproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, dustproof; GPS tracker with altimeter, barometer, and compass; Optical image stabilization; 2.7-inch LCD; Lithium-ion battery
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

Panasonic's top-of-the-line ruggedized camera, the TS4 is built to survive up to 40ft under water, is shockproof to 6.5, freezeproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and dustproof. In addition to a GPS, the TS4 even includes an altimeter, compass, and barometer. Although lacking a CMOS sensor, the 12 megapixel TS4 still does 1080p video at 60fps and sports ISOs up to 6400. Image quality is among the best for all-weather cameras, similar to Nikon's AW100, and the GPS works extremely well. The zoom range is a decent 28-128mm 4.6x and those waterproofing numbers are impressive, but boy the cheaper TS20 is a great deal.

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