Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20/FT20

Last Updated (11 May’12):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Digitalcamerainfo

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 is a 16.1 MP TOUGH Waterproof Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom. It offers a durability design of waterproof 16ft (5m), shockproof 5ft (1.5m), dustproof and freeze proof to temperatures as low as 14ºF. The camera also offer capability to record 720p HD Video with iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, Shooting Modes, and has a 2.7-inch Intelligent LCD with High Angle mode. It measures (W x H x D) 101.0 x 58.3 x 19.2 mm (3.98 x 2.30 x 0.76 inch) with weight 123 g (0.27 lb) without Battery and SD Memory Card.

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆ | Latest Price Info: sold start from $135.98

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 Reviews

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 and writes;
“If you make more than we do, and feel like splurging for a 200-dollar toy, the Lumix TS20 will absolutely make for a fun diversion.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Digitalcamera-hq reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 and writes;
“the TS20 a serious run for its money. Also take a look at the Olympus TG-320, though with its smaller zoom range and lackluster image quality, the TS20 is likely the better choice.”
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PCMAG reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20/FT20 and writes;
“The TS20 captures 720p video in MP4 format. The footage is sharp, albeit a little grainy, and the camera can zoom and focus while recording.. If you’re looking for a durable point-and-shoot camera and are working within a budget the Lumix DMC-TS20 $138.00 at Unique Photo is worth careful consideration.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Photographyblog reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20/FT20 and writes;
“Smaller and lighter than most other all-action cameras, the FT20 inherits most of the core features of the previous FT3 model at a much more attractive price-point – indeed, it’s one of the cheapest rugged compacts currently on the market.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Ephotozine reviews the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20/FT20 and writes;
“The Panasonic Lumix FT20 offers excellent value for money as one of the cheapest waterproof cameras available rated at depths up to 5 metres. This combined with bright colourful images and an easy to use camera make it a good option. Some of the features are a little slow such as the miniature mode and the camera only has 720p video, but for the price these features are quite reasonable.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 User Reviews

Fantastic Camera, in and out of Water
“It has a really fast shutter speed so it captures subjects in motion without blur. It has a burst function that takes lots of pictures in a row, and so far they have come out incredible. I recently went cliff jumping and got some really good progressive shots of people falling in the air.” – By Rebecca
Rating: ★★★★★

Nice Little Camera
“I normally go with a Sony (which I still find to be a better camera for point and shoot), but this camera has a lot of options including panoramic shooting. All in all, this is a really nice camera and the waterproof and shock proof bring it to 4 stars for me.” – By A. Cooler
Rating: ★★★★☆

Nice travel camera
“it does take really nice pictures — outdoors / indoor and with good light… If you are looking for a rugged, all-around fun, waterproof and durable camera that takes great pictures, the Panasonic TS20 will fit your needs… especially at a reasonable price. Highly recommended!” – By Kiael Long
Rating: ★★★★☆

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“Quality Pic’s – from color to contrast is awesome. Shutter Speed allowed me to get great pic’s of objects moving clearly…to include a Tomahawk being thrown. Easy to use, hooked right up to my MAC” – By Turtle
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 Features

The Panasonic Lumix TS20 has high resolution of 16.1-megapixel with a 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens and a 4x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 25-100mm). There is an Intelligent Zoom function which expands the 4x optical zoom range to 8x equivalent, it lets you get closer images from a far subject. The camera also has a 2.7-inch Intelligent LCD with High Angle mode for easy preview and share your photos and videos.


The camera is able to record 720p High Definition video in the MP4 format while the 4x optical zoom is also available during video recording lets you zoom in and zoom out the video. There is a dedicated video record button which lets you switching between still photos and videos quickly even when you are shooting. In addition, there is a MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) which effectively eliminate the blur effects of your photos and video caused by hand shake produce sharp and clear results.


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 is equipped with an iA (Intelligent Auto) mode which automatically adjust the most appropriate camera setting to take stunning photos and videos. This mode consists of MEGA O.I.S., AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, Face Recognition, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20/FT20 Highlight Features:

+ Miniature Effect Mode
+ Panorama Shot Mode
+ Auto Retouch function

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