Panasonic TS10

 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10 front
 
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-140mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 188g - 99 x 63 x 24mm
  • Released January 2010
  • Alternative Name is Lumix DMC-FT10
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  • Alternatives
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Portability
93
Imaging
38
Features
20
Overall
30

Panasonic TS10 overview

Panasonic TS10 is Panasonic's Waterproof camera first announced on January of 2010. The camera comes with a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4320 x 3240. It is referred to as "Lumix DMC-FT10" in certain regions.

The TS10 comes in at #68 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras & all around #1098 out of 1428 for cameras in our database. You can check out our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your personalized factors.

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Panasonic TS10 family

The Panasonic TS10 has a history of related cameras. Below, you can find all earlier and new models as well as important features.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TS30 front thumbnailPanasonic TS30
TS10 vs TS30
25-100mm
F3.9-5.7
16MP1/2.3"2015
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TS6 front thumbnailPanasonic TS6
TS10 vs TS6
28-128mm
F3.3-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2015
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TS5 front thumbnailPanasonic TS5
TS10 vs TS5
28-128mm
F3.3-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TS25 front thumbnailPanasonic TS25
TS10 vs TS25
25-100mm
F3.9-5.7
16MP1/2.3"2013
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TS20 front thumbnailPanasonic TS20
TS10 vs TS20
25-100mm
F3.9-5.7
16MP1/2.3"2012
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TS4 front thumbnailPanasonic TS4
TS10 vs TS4
28-128mm
F3.3-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2012
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TS3 front thumbnailPanasonic TS3
TS10 vs TS3
28-128mm
F3.3-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TS2 front thumbnailPanasonic TS2
TS10 vs TS2
28-128mm
F3.3-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TS10 front thumbnailPanasonic TS1035-140mm
F3.5-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-TS1 front thumbnailPanasonic TS1
TS10 vs TS1
28-128mm
F3.3-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009

Panasonic TS10 Pros and Cons

Below is a checklist of pros and cons of the Panasonic TS10 based on features which are typically seen as essential in a camera.

built in lens has zoom (35-140mm 4.0 x zoom)
environment sealing
flash built-in
good megapixels (14MP)
great min ISO (80)
image stabilization (Optical)
cannot use external flash
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
focusing manually not possible
has no phase detect auto focus
has no RAW format
lack of HDMI out
lack of headphone support
lack of mic support
lack of Time Lapse mode
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
manual exposure not available
no aperture priority mode
no shutter priority mode
painfully slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames per second)
pixelated screen (230 thousand dots)
screen does not articulate
screen is small (2.7 inches)
slow at full zoom (f5.6)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
wide angle not good (35mm)
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Panasonic TS10 Sensor info

The Panasonic TS10 features the Venus Engine IV chip. The sensor specification on the Panasonic TS10 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4320 x 3240 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can lead to cropping.

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The CCD sensor has 14MP and gives a native ISO range of 80 to 6400. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath shows the TS10's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The TS10 sensor has a crop factor of 5.9 and is outlined in green.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10 sensor size Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month

To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Panasonic TS10 dimensions

Panasonic TS10 weighs around 0.41 lb (188 grams / 6.63 oz) & has outer dimensions of 99mm x 63mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9"). The weight of general Waterproof camera is 196 grams and the Panasonic TS10 is very similar compared to its competitors.

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Underneath is a shot of the Panasonic TS10 beside a soda so you're able to get a sense of its scale.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10 dimensions scale

The top view just below will illustrate the button layout on the TS10.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10 topview buttons dials

Panasonic TS10 Lens info

The TS10 offers a built in lens providing a focal range of 35-140mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which may not be great nevertheless it will definitely be very helpful in certain situations.

At the widest 35mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.5 which is very slow and not the best for low light conditions and you will likely find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You might also have to raise the ISO setting producing noisy pictures. On the tele end, 140mm comes at f5.6 which is very slow and you might need to utilize slow shutter speeds.

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Panasonic TS10 Connectivity

The TS10 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily transfer pictures and usually adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.

A few applications even allow a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external display. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.

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Panasonic TS10 Video info

The highest video quality on the Panasonic TS10 is 1280 x 720 and you can capture in Motion JPEG format. 720p is low for today's requirements. You really should try to get at least 1080p quality for video recording. The camera doesn't include a microphone or headphone jack which means that you get no control over the audio. It is perhaps best to take a look at another model in case you want decent audio for your video clips.

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Panasonic TS10 Weather Sealing

Panasonic TS10 has got environment sealing which makes it a fantastic pick for use during rough locations. This can be especially helpful any time you are uncertain about the conditions you might face during outdoor photography.

Panasonic TS10 Display and Viewfinder

The Panasonic TS10 comes with a 2.7 inch fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Please be aware that the display has no touch support.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10 screen and viewfinder Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business

The ViewFinder details for Panasonic TS10 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders are very handy during sunny outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and hard to see.

Panasonic TS10 Shutter info

Panasonic TS10 continuous shooting rate is 2.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/1600 sec.

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Panasonic TS10 Flash and Hot shoe info

Panasonic TS10 comes with only integrated flash lacking external flash ability.

Panasonic TS10 Autofocus info

Panasonic TS10 comes with just Contrast Detect Auto Focus & is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier & exact when compared with Contrast Detect focusing.

It comes with 9 focus points to choose from. Panasonic TS10 lacks manual focus. Manual focus mode can be useful during low light scenarios or you require more accurate focus control.

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Panasonic TS10 Battery life

The typical Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 features the highest (380) battery life within this range of cameras.

Below is a number of Waterproof cameras that come with the highest battery life:

Panasonic TS10 for different types of photography

The following illustration presents a summation of the Panasonic TS10 for different types of photography. To check out more, check out the specific section underneath.

Panasonic TS10 Portrait photography information

The Panasonic TS10 receives a score of 29 which is low, meaning that it is just not very good for portraits. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor size, support for RAW files & capability to utilize off-camera flash.

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decent megapixels (14MP)
no manual focus
manual mode not possible
can't use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files

Street photography with Panasonic TS10

Getting a nice points total of 62, the Panasonic TS10 is a fine option for street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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image stabilization (Optical)
environment sealing
fixed screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW support

Panasonic TS10 as a Sports photography camera

A low sports photography score of 40 means the Panasonic TS10 is just not very good for taking photos of sports. A camera needs fantastic tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
weather proofing
max fps very slow (2.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus

Panasonic TS10 Travel photography factors

Weight is really critical in picking a camera for travel. On the whole, the Panasonic TS10 gets a above average 61 for a travel camera which makes it a respectable pick for your travels.

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environment sealing
decent MP (14MP)
has built in flash
does not have Time Lapse function
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)

Panasonic TS10 Landscape photography details

If you are planning to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor will be image quality. The Panasonic TS10 with it's low score of 37 as a landscape camera is just not very good compared to it's rivals.

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image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
weather proof
lack of manual focus
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
small screen (2.7 inch)
manual mode not available
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
missing Time Lapse function

Panasonic TS10 Vlogging info

A camera for vlogging preferably should have a moving display screen, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Considering everything, the Panasonic TS10 is just not very good for vlogging as it receives a low rating of 25.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not the best (35mm)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
no mic port

Panasonic TS10 Alternatives

If you are shopping for alternatives to the TS10, here is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall into the category of Waterproof.

The chart below offers you a bird's eye view of the TS10 vs it's top ranking rivals mentioned above.

There are a bunch of cameras you may take a look at as alternative options. To browse through a full comparison, click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
Panasonic
Model
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS10
Otherwise known as
Lumix DMC-FT10
Category
Waterproof
Released
2010-01-21
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Processor
Venus Engine IV
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area
27.7mm²
Sensor resolution
14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
4320 x 3240
RAW data
Highest native ISO
6400
Min native ISO
80
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points
9
Lens
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
35-140mm (4.0x)
Max aperture
f/3.5-5.6
Macro focus distance
10cm
Focal length multiplier
5.9
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Display diagonal
2.7 inches
Resolution of display
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
None
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Lowest shutter speed
60s
Highest shutter speed
1/1600s
Continuous shooting rate
2.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
4.90 m
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
1280x720
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
188 gr (0.41 lbs)
Dimensions
99 x 63 x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9")
Other
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots
1
Retail price
$249