Refurbished - Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - Orange - DMC-TS1D

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Beware!

by Karen on 3/12/2011

I Purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 on 02/3/10 along with the Panasonic marine camera case. One of the main reasons for purchasing the Lumix DMC-TS1 was the "waterproof" camera itself. I thought in the seemingly rare case that the marine housing were to leak the camera itself would be "waterproof". I thought I had a good back up plan. However on a shore dive (only the third vacation of using the Panasonic camera and housing), the housing leaked allowing water in the case. The shore dive was fairly shallow, no greater than 30 feet. When I returned to the resort from the dive, I quickly removed the camera from the housing that was 1/2 full of water. I rinsed the camera off with tap water to rid the salt water. I let the camera air out for 24 hours before reassessing. I expected the camera to turn on, when it failed to turn on I was shocked. This is the first time the camera ever came in contact with water and it was while it was in the marine housing. My brother has a Canon that accidently got wet when his housing leaked and it still works, and it is not advertised as being a "waterproof" camera. So I have two failed pieces of equipment from Panasonic each costing over $200 dollars. It happens to be 3 weeks over the year warranty . I have the wonderful opportunity of mailing in the defective equipment ( at my cost) and for $45 I can have their technician look at it. After it has been assessed , a repair fee will be given and thankfully I can apply the $45 dollars to the repair fee. I have a Sealife camera and marine casing that has never leaked over the years of use. If you are planning on taking pictures while diving, you might want to consider other cameras.

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Product Overview

Gear up for active outdoor fun with a tough camera that captures both photos and HD videos.

Waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof. The camera body is waterproof to 3 m (9.84 ft). It's dustproof too, so you don't have to worry about dust or sand getting inside. And it has passed drop tests at a height of about 1.5 m (4.92 ft). This is one tough little camera that you can take wherever action takes you.

AVCHD format lets you shoot beautiful HD motion images for a longer time. The TS1 records HD motion images with 1280 x 720-pixel resolution. It uses the AVCHD (MPEG-4/H.264) format,via AVCHD Lite which stores less data than other formats and thus lets you shoot more minutes of HD motion images before running out of memory.

iA mode - shooting incredible photos and motion images has never been easier. Just set the camera to iA mode, aim and shoot. The camera does the rest for you. It automatically sets the optimal mode for the shooting situation, and helps correct blurring, focus, and brightness problems. It also activates the new Face Recognition function, which finds familiar faces in a group of people and captures them in a clear focus and with proper exposure.

28mm wide-angle LUMIX® Lens with 4.6x optical zoom. A retracting lens with folding optics is used in this 4.6x zoom lens system, which lets you take shots from the 28mm wide-angle to 129mm telephoto. This gives you the flexibility for virtually any shooting situation - even underwater shots, where the angle of view is naturally narrowed, or when you just want to fill the frame with your subject.

Specifications

Manufacturer Panasonic
Mfg Part# DMC-TS1D
SKU 210911470
UPC 037988989300
UPC 14 00037988989300
Refurbished Yes
Features
3m Water Proof: Take photos under 3m of water.
1.5m Shock Proof: Durable casing to withstand falls.
Intelligent Auto Mode: Helps prevent shooting errors.
4.6x Optical Zoom: 28mm wide-angle LUMIX® Lens
Orange
Tech Specs
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)
Camera Effective Pixels: 12.1 Mega Pixels
Optical Image Stabilizer: MEGA O.I.S. (Auto/Mode1/ Mode2)
Optical Zoom: 4.6x
Image Sensor: 1/2.33-inch / 12.7 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Image Sensor Size: 1/2.33-inch
Extra Optical Zoom: 5.6x (4:3 / 8M), 7.2x (4:3 / 5M), 9.0x (under 3M)
Digital Zoom 1: 4x ( Max. 18.4 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom (Max.36.0x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focal Length: f=4.9-22.8mm (28-128mm in 35mm equiv.)
Lens: LUMIX® Lens, 9 elements and 1 prism in 8 groups.(5 Aspherical Lenses/6 Aspherical Surfaces, 1 ED lens)
PERFORMANCE FEATURES:
Conversion Lens Compatibility: No
Focusing Area Normal: 30cm - infinity
Macro / Intelligent AUTO: Wide 5cm / Tele 30cm - infinity
AF Metering: Face / AF Tracking / Multi (11pt) / 1pt HS / 1pt / Spot
Focus: Normal / Macro, Continuous AF (On / Off), AF Tracking (On / Off), Quick AF (On / Off)
AF Assist Lamp: Yes
ISO Sensitivity: Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
High Sensitivity: (ISO 1600-6400)
White Balance: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set / White Balance Adjustment (+10steps, except for auto set) (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, and Highspeed Burst mode)
Exposure: Program AE
Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
Backlight Compensation: Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto Bracketing (AE): 1/3~2EV Step + 2EV, 3 Frames
Light Metering: Intelligent Multiple
Dedicated Button/Mode Switch: [Playback]
Shooting Mode (Mode Dial)/Rec. Mode Intelligent AUTO, Normal Picture, SCN, Beach & Surf, Snow, Sports, Clipboard
Scene Modes: Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo
Shutter Speed/Shutter System: 8-1/1300 sec (Selectable minimum shutter speed)
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60sec.
Self Timer: 2sec, 10sec
Auto Review: 1sec, 2sec, Zoom, Hold
Review: No
Picture Adjustment: No
Color Effect Mode: No
Color Mode: Standard, Natural, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm
Recording Format: Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.21)
Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Image Quality: Fine/Standard
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image): 4000 x 3000(12M)/ 3264 x 2448 (8M EZ) / 2560 x 1920 (5M EZ) /
2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) / 1600 x 1200 (2M EZ) / 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ)
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image): 4000 x 2672(10.5M) / 3264 x 2176 (7M EZ) / 2560 x 1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048 x 1360 (2.5M EZ)
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4000 x 2248(9M) / 3264 x 1840 (6M EZ) / 2560 x 1440 (3.5M EZ) / 1920 x 1080 (2M EZ)
Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio) VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio) WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
CONVENIENCE FEATURES:
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting 2 1.8 frames/sec
Intelligent Exposure: Still & Movie
Digital Red Eye Correction: Yes
Easy Zoom/Zoom Resume/Motion Zoom: No
Still Image Recording with Audio: 5 seconds
Audio Dubbing: Maximum of 10 Seconds
Real-time Histograms: Yes
Composition Guide Lines: Yes (2 patterns)
Built-in Memory: approx. 45MB
Scene Mode Help Screen: Yes
Flip Animation: No
Travel Date/World Time: Yes/Yes
Text Stamp/Date Stamp: Yes
STANDARD FEATURES:
Built-in Flash Type/Mode: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.6 - 6.0m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.8m (Tele/ISO Auto)
External Flash: No
Viewfinder: No
LCD Monitor: 2.7" TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots)
Field of View: approx. 100%
AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode, High-Angle LCD
Playback Mode: Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Favorites Playback
OSD Language English, Spanish
Recording Media Built-in Memory
SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
MultiMediaCard:(Still image only)
Microphone Built-in (Mono)
Speaker: Yes
Interface: miniHDMI, USB2.0 High speed / AV Output:(Stereo Type, NTSC) /
DC Input:(requires optional Multi-Adapter)
Color: Orange
Power Supply: ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 940mAh) (Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Battery Life 3: 330 pictures (CIPA standard
SPECIFICATIONS:
Multi-Exposure: No
Multi-Aspect: No
Color Bracketing: No
2-Speed Zoom: No
Aperture: F3.3 - 5.9 / 2-Step (F3.3 - 11 (W) / F5.9 - 18 (T))
Focus Range Display: Yes
Max Auto ISO Setting: No
Quick Menu: Yes
Continuous Shooting Mode: Full-Resolution Image, 2.3 frames/sec Max. 5 images-Standard, Max 3 images-Fine
High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6.0 frames/sec-Image
approx. 10 frames/sec-Speed
(recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture: Yes
Macro Zoom: Yes
Orientation Detector: Yes
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
Touch Zoom: No
Thumbnails/Zoomed Playback: 12,30-thumbnails / Max 16x
Calendar Display/Dual-Image Playback: Yes / No
Set Favorites/Rotate Image: Yes / No
Playback Still Images with Audio: Yes
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
Show Highlights: No
Delete Image: Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
DPOF Print Setting/Set Production: Yes / Yes
Resize/Trim/Aspect Conv./Leveling: Yes
PictBridge Support: Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
iA Direct Button: No
Mode Button: No
Movie Scene Mode: Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Beach & Surf, Snow, Aerial, Pinhole, Film Grain, Underwater
AVCHD Lite REC: NTSC
One-Touch Movie Button: Yes
Water Proof: 3.0m ( IEC60529 IPX8 compliant )
Dust Proof: Yes (IEC60529 IP5X compliant)
Shock Proof: 1.5m ( MIL-STD810F Method 516.5-Shock compliant )
LED Illumination: Yes
Viera Link: Yes
HDMI Output: Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p
Audio: Dolby Digital Creator
Movie REC Guide: Yes
Wind-Cut in Motion Picture: Yes
Motion Image (HD Movie): 1280x720, 60P(CCD output is 30p)
(AVCHD Lite, SH: 17Mbps / H:13Mbps / L:9Mbps )
/ 30fps (Motion JPEG)
Dimensions(H x W x D): 2.49" x 3.87" x 0.89"
Weight: Approx. 0.36 lbs lbs
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Megapixels 10 - 14 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 12.1
Color Orange
Digital Zoom (x) 4
Focus Mode Auto
Image Stabilization Type Optical
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 30
Memory Card Type SD
Product Line Lumix
Resolution 4000 x 3000

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