Panasonic TS2 summary
Panasonic TS2 is Panasonic's Waterproof camera initially released on January of 2010. It houses a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4320 x 3240. It is known as "Lumix DMC-FT2" in some markets.
Panasonic introduced this camera to update the older Panasonic TS1 (Read Full Comparison) and then brought out the more recent Panasonic TS3 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to replace this camera.
The TS2 places at #58 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras and over-all #961 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. You should try out our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your customized criteria.
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Panasonic TS2 family
The Panasonic TS2 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Here, you can discover all previous and brand new models as well as important features.
Panasonic TS2 Gallery
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Panasonic TS2 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of pros and cons of the Panasonic TS2 based on factors that are generally considered crucial in a camera.
Panasonic TS2 Sensor specifications
The Panasonic TS2 features the Venus Engine HD II processor. The dimension of the sensor on the Panasonic TS2 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4320 x 3240 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter may lead to cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CCD sensor boasts 14 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 80 to 6400. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved therefore the user has less margin for error.
The image below shows the TS2's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The TS2 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is shown in green.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Panasonic TS2 dimensions
Panasonic TS2 weighs around 0.41 lbs (188 gr or 6.63 oz) and the measurement of the camera is 99mm x 63mm x 24mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Waterproof camera is 196 gr and the Panasonic TS2 is very much the same compared with its rivals.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The following is a photo of the Panasonic TS2 besides a soda to help you have a sense of its scale.
The top view below will illustrate the button layout on the TS2.
Panasonic TS2 Lens specifications
The TS2 has got a fixed lens featuring a focal range of 28-128mm making it a 4.6 x zoom which may not be very good but it is likely to be helpful in some circumstances.
At the widest 28mm, it will have an aperture of f3.3 which will be kind of slow and not ideal in low light occasions and you will likely find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You will probably also need to raise the ISO resulting in noisy pictures. At the tele end, 128mm comes to f5.9 which is very slow and you will need to apply slow shutter speeds.
Panasonic TS2 Connectivity
The TS2 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can send pictures and oftentimes change camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.
Several applications even give a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external display. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Panasonic TS2 Video specifications
The max video resolution on the Panasonic TS2 is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in AVCHD Lite format. 720p is awful by today's standards. You should aim for at least FUll HD resolution for good video. The camera does not have a mic or headphone port which means that you have little control over your sound. It is perhaps best to find another camera should you want better sound in your video clips.
Panasonic TS2 Weather Sealing
Panasonic TS2 provides weather proofing making it a very good choice to use during tough locations. This can be particularly handy in case you are unsure about the elements you may face during outdoor photography.
Panasonic TS2 Display and Viewfinder
The Panasonic TS2 is equipped with a 2.7" fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the screen offers no touch support.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder details regarding Panasonic TS2 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are very handy during bright outdoor situations which will make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Panasonic TS2 Shutter specifications
Panasonic TS2 has the ability to shoot continuously at 2.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/1300 sec.
Panasonic TS2 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Panasonic TS2 boasts only integrated flash with missing external flash support.
Panasonic TS2 Autofocus specifications
Panasonic TS2 boasts just Contrast Based AF and doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker and precise when compared to Contrast Based focusing.
It supports 11 focus points to pick from. It also comes with Tracking AF for objects that move. Panasonic TS2 has not got manual focusing. Manual focusing option can be useful during low light or you need to have more accurate control on focusing.
Panasonic TS2 Battery life
The usual Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 has got the maximum (380) battery life within this range of cameras.
Underneath is a listing of Waterproof cameras which have the highest battery life:
Panasonic TS2 for specific styles of photography
The following graph shows a rundown of the Panasonic TS2 for specific styles of photography. To learn more, have a look at the specific section below.
Portrait photography with Panasonic TS2
The Panasonic TS2 receives a rating of 29 which is terrible, and means the camera is not good to use for portraits. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support in addition to the capability to work with external flash.
Panasonic TS2 as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a nice points total of 62, the Panasonic TS2 is a fine pick to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.
Panasonic TS2 as a Sports photography camera
A terrible sports photography rating of 41 suggests the Panasonic TS2 is not good for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have very good autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Panasonic TS2 as a Travel photography camera
Weight is very critical when getting a travel camera. All round, the Panasonic TS2 gets a above average 67 as a travelling camera which is a very decent choice for your holidays.
Panasonic TS2 as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody who is looking to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The Panasonic TS2 and it's terrible grade of 41 for a landscape camera is not good compared to its rivals.
Panasonic TS2 Vlogging details
A vlogging camera really should have a articulating display, mic port and ideally IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Panasonic TS2 is not good for vlogging as it receives a terrible score of 29.
Panasonic TS2 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the TS2, here is a number of the top ranked cameras that fall into the category of Waterproof.
The chart down below will give you a summary of the TS2 vs it's highest scored competitors shown above.
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