- 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 6400
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 28-128mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
- 214g - 110 x 67 x 29mm
- Revealed January 2015
- Alternate Name is Lumix DMC-FT6
- Older Model is Panasonic TS5
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Panasonic TS6 summary
Panasonic TS6 is Panasonic's Waterproof digital camera originally announced on January of 2015. It features a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4608 x 3456. It is referred to as "Lumix DMC-FT6" in other countries.
Panasonic introduced this model to replace the earlier Panasonic TS5 (Read Full Comparison)
The TS6 ranks at #14 out of 75 in Waterproof cameras & over all #616 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. Please look at our Advanced camera filter to find camera ratings based on your custom factors.
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Panasonic TS6 history
The Panasonic TS6 has a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can find all older and latest models along with important specifications.
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Panasonic TS6 Gallery
You can check the TS6 from several angles in the gallery below.
Panasonic TS6 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of upsides and downsides of the Panasonic TS6 based on things that are oftentimes regarded as useful in a digital camera.
Panasonic TS6 Sensor specifications
The specification of the sensor on the Panasonic TS6 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter can produce cropping.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The CMOS sensor has 16MP and includes a standard ISO range of 100 to 6400. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The picture below shows the TS6's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The TS6 sensor has a crop factor of 5.9 and is presented in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic TS6 dimensions
Panasonic TS6 weighs 0.47 pounds (214g or 7.55 ounces) & the measurement of the camera is 110mm x 67mm x 29mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1"). The weight of average Waterproof camera is 195g and the Panasonic TS6 is similar when compared to various competitors.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Below is a visual of the Panasonic TS6 with a softdrink so you can get a sense of its scale.
The top view below will provide the button layout on the TS6.
Panasonic TS6 Lens specifications
The TS6 has a built-in lens featuring a focal range of 28-128mm giving it a 4.6 x zoom which is definitely not outstanding but it will surely be handy in a few cases.
At the widest 28mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.3 which is rather slow and not great for low light occasions and you will likely find it hard to get good bokeh. You will probably also need to raise the ISO which causes noisy shots. With the tele end, 128mm comes with f5.9 which is quite slow and you might need to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Panasonic TS6 Connectivity
The TS6 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras with NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily transfer images and sometimes alter settings without connecting straight to the camera.
Some applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Panasonic TS6 Video specifications
The highest possible video resolution on the Panasonic TS6 is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and AVCHD file format. 1080p resolution offers a decent balance between video quality and file sizes but 1080p is not going to give you any room to downsample. The camera does not offer a microphone or headphone port so you have little control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to shop for a different camera if you want decent sound for your videos.
Panasonic TS6 Weather Sealing
Panasonic TS6 comes with environment proofing which makes it a great pick for use during challenging climates. This can be particularly useful whenever you are not sure about the elements you may face during outdoor photography.
Panasonic TS6 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic TS6 features a 3" fixed screen supporting a resolution of 460k dots.
Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The View Finder specifications for Panasonic TS6 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be really beneficial during bright outdoor situations which might make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to see.
Panasonic TS6 Shutter specifications
Panasonic TS6 continuous shooting speed is 10.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/1300 sec.
Panasonic TS6 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Panasonic TS6 comes with only built-in flash with missing external flash support.
Panasonic TS6 Autofocus specifications
Panasonic TS6 comes with just Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and exact when compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera features Face detection making it valuable for portraits.
The AF system features 23 focus points to choose from. It also features Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Panasonic TS6 lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing ability can be useful during low light or you want to have more accurate focus control.
Panasonic TS6 Battery life
The battery life on the Panasonic TS6 is built to last for 370 images according to the CIPA measurements which is above average ın comparison with its category. The average Waterproof camera battery life is 275. Olympus TG-4 offers the best (380) battery life within this category of cameras.
Following is a listing of Waterproof cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
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Panasonic TS6 for different types of photography
The following bar chart shows a outline of the Panasonic TS6 for different types of photography. To learn more, browse to the specific section below.
Portrait photography with Panasonic TS6
The Panasonic TS6 receives a points tally of 37 which is subpar, meaning that it is just not very good to use for portrait photos. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support together with the capability to use external lighting.
Panasonic TS6 Street photography factors
With a very good points tally of 62, the Panasonic TS6 is a respectable option to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Panasonic TS6
A average sports photography score of 48 indicates the Panasonic TS6 is fairly adequate for taking photos of sports. A camera should have very good tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Panasonic TS6 Travel photography advice
Size is extremely critical when picking a camera for travel. On the whole, the Panasonic TS6 gets a above average 73 as a travel camera which is a respectable pick to take on your trips.
Panasonic TS6 Landscape photography advice
If you're planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photography, the most vital factor will no doubt be image quality. The Panasonic TS6 at it's average score of 52 as a landscape camera is reasonably adequate compared to it's competitors.
Panasonic TS6 Vlogging advice
A camera for vlogging preferably should offer a moving display, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Considering all things, the Panasonic TS6 is just not very good for vlogging as it gets a subpar rating of 33.
Panasonic TS6 Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the TS6, below is a selection of the highest ranked cameras that fall in to the category of Waterproof.
The graph here will give you a summary of the TS6 versus it's top ranked competitors listed previously.
These are some more cameras you may take into account as alternative options. To review a thorough comparison, just click on the "compare" link.