- 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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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 #66 out of 75 in Waterproof cameras & all around #1113 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. You can check out our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your personalized factors.
Below is a chart of different criteria used in the scoring system.
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.
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Panasonic TS10 Gallery
You can see the TS10 from various angles in the gallery here.
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.
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.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
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.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
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 195 grams and the Panasonic TS10 is very similar compared to its competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Underneath is a shot of the Panasonic TS10 beside a soda so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will illustrate the button layout on the TS10.
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.
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.
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.
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.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
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.
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.
Panasonic TS10 Battery life
The typical Waterproof camera battery life is 275. 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:
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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 28 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.
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.
Panasonic TS10 as a Sports photography camera
A low sports photography score of 39 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.
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.
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 36 as a landscape camera is just not very good compared to it's rivals.
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.
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.