Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS20 Digital Camera Kit - Orange - with 8GB SD Memory Card, Camera Case, Table Top Tripod

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About Panasonic DMC-TS20

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS20 digital camera features a flat and slim profile that is made possible by using folded optics for the 4x optical zoom lens unit. It lets you save precious memories in the most suitable form - videos or photos. Enjoy easy, casual shooting with style both in town and during outdoor adventures. The TS20 has a sensor resolution of 16.1 effective megapixels from a 1/2.33" RGB CCD image sensor and Panasonic has coupled this to an image stabilized, Lumix DC Vario branded 4x optical zoom lens with a generous 25mm-equivalent wide angle and a modest 100mm-equivalent telephoto.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Compact (7),Easy to use (7),Durable (6),Inexpensive (5),Convenient (4),Exceeded expectations (3)
Did not meet expectations (5),Poor quality (5)

Panasonic DMC-TS20 Features

  • Wide Angle Lens and 4x Optical Zoom: The Lumix TS20 (16.1-megapixel) features a flat and slim profile with a 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens and a 4x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 25-100mm). Even more, the Lumix TS20's zoom extends to 8x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function
  • High Definition Video: The Lumix TS20 can shoot 720p HD video in the MP4 format and the 4x optical zoom is available during video recording - making this digital camera a highly-capable model for shooting video. The Lumix TS20 records dynamic HD video in 1280 x 720p at a smooth 30p MP4 format
  • 2.7" Intelligent LCD: The DMC-TS20(FT20)'s 2.7-inch LCD features 230K-dot Intelligent LCD. It automatically adjusts the brightness in 11 steps according to shooting conditions. In addition, the AR coating LCD minimizes glare and provides clear images, for high visibility even in outdoor brightness
  • 4 Active outdoor Scene Modes: The DMC-TS20(FT20) has 4 active outdoor Scene Modes - Sports, Snow, Beach & Surf and Underwater - that can be selected easily and quickly from the menu, ensuring that you don't miss sudden shooting opportunities
  • Shockproof: The DMC-TS20(FT20) is shockproof from a height up to 1.5m in accordance with the "MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock" test standard. It lets you shoot actively while moving around with the camera in one hand
  • Freezeproof: With freezeproof to -10 degrees C, the DMC-TS20(FT20) supports shooting while skiing, snowboarding or skating
  • Dustproof: The DMC-TS20(FT20) is dustproof equivalent to the "IPX8" and "IP6X" standard. While hiking or playing sports, fine dust particles can enter through gaps in the camera body and cause malfunction. The DMC-TS20(FT20) can be used in these activities without problems
  • Waterproof: With waterproof performance to a depth of 5m equivalent to the "IPX8" and "IP6X" standard, the DMC-TS20(FT20) supports active shooting on a beach, underwater or in a pool. If the camera gets dirty, soil and dust can be washed off by using water

Panasonic DMC-TS20 Specifications

Camera Effective Pixels
16.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter
1/2.33-inch CCD sensor / 16.6 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
F3.9 - 5.7 / 2-step
(F3.9 / 9.0 (W), F5.7 / 13 (T))
Optical Zoom
Focal Length
f = 4.5 - 18.0 mm (25 - 100 mm in 35 mm equiv.)
(29 - 108 mm in 35 mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)
5.1x (4:3 / 10M), 7.2x (4:3 / 5M), 9.0x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom
11 elements in 10 groups
(5 Aspherical Lenses / 9 Aspherical Surfaces / 1 ED Lens)
Optical Image Stabilizer
MEGA O.I.S. (On with Active Mode (Only for Motion Picture) / Off)
Digital Zoom
4x (When Digital Zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)
Focusing Area
Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
Macro / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp
Normal / AF Macro / Macro Zoom, Quick AF (Always On), AF Tracking
AF Metering
Face / AF Tracking / 23-area / 1-area / Spot
Shutter Speed
Approx. 8 - 1/1,300 sec
Recording File Format
Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif 2.3)
Motion Picture: MP4
Rec Mode
Intelligent Auto, Normal Picture, Sports, Snow, Beach&Surf, Underwater, Miniature Effect, Scene
Still Image Scene Mode
Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama Shot, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through
Continuous Shooting Mode
Full-resolution Image: 1.3 frames / sec
High-speed Burst Mode: Approx. 8 frames / sec
(recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1), Max. 80 images
Motion Picture Recording
HD Video: 1,280 x 720 pixels: [NTSC Model]
MP4, 30fps (HD: 10Mbps) (Sensor output is 30p)
[PAL Model]
MP4, 25fps (HD: 10Mbps) (Sensor output is 25p)
STD Video: 640 x 480 pixels (VGA): [NTSC Model]
MP4, 30fps (4Mbps)
[PAL Model]
MP4, 25fps (4Mbps)
Continuous Recordable Time
Motion Pictures: MP4 with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 100 min
Actual Recordable Time
Motion Pictures: MP4 with picture quality set to [HD]: Approx. 50 min
Auto (Program AE)
Exposure Compensation
1/3 EV step, ±2 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing
1/3 - 1 EV step, Max. ±1 EV, 3 frames
Light Metering
Intelligent Multiple
ISO Sensitivity
i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
High Sensitivity Mode (ISO1600 - 6400)
Still Image Recording
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4,608 x 3,456 pixels (16M), 3,648 x 2,736 pixels (10M EZ), 2,560 x 1,920 pixels (5M EZ), 2,048 x 1,536 pixels (3M EZ), 640 x 480 pixels (0.3M EZ)
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 4,608 x 3,072 pixels (14M)
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 4,608 x 2,592 pixels (12M)
White Balance
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set
Color Mode
Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Vivid (in normal), Happy (only in iA Mode)
Digital Red-Eye Correction
Yes (Red-Eye Removal)
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture
Self Timer
2 sec / 10 sec
Playback Mode
Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback (Category, Favorites), Calendar Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback
12, 30 thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display
Set Favorites
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection
Yes / Yes
Auto Retouch
Resize / Cropping
Yes / Yes
Video Divide
PictBridge Support
Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
OSD Language
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Vietnamese
2.7" (6.7 cm) TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots), AR Coating
Field of View: Approx. 100%
Auto Power LCD Mode, Power LCD Mode, High-angle Mode
Built-in Flash
Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.3 - 4.4 m (Wide / i.ISO), 1.0 - 3.0 m (Tele / i.ISO)
Recording Media
Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in Memory
Approx. 70MB
Microphone / Speaker
Mono / Mono
AV Output, USB2.0 High Speed
Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 680 mAh)
Battery Life
250 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
101.0 x 58.3 x 19.2 mm (3.98 x 2.30 x 0.76 inch)
123 g (0.27 lb) without Battery and SD Memory Card
142 g (0.31 lb) with Battery and SD Memory Card
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Reviewed by 13 customers


Camera failed a month after warrantee expired


from Alabama

I used the camera for 5 snorkeling trips. It worked well and took good video's and pictures. I never dove with it. It never got water in it. Then when I got home I got a SYSTEM ERROR (Zoom) when it boots. Am sending it back. Will see if they standby their name. I will not pay to repair it. If they don't fix it for free I will never again buy their product.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Not waterproof, even to 3'


from maryland

Had this camera for a bit over a year and it took decent photos until we went snorkeling. We were no deeper than 3' at any given time and the camera promptly died when we exited the water. One year warranty was expired and we flushed our money on the camera down the drain, as it were. We could have bought any point and shoot for much less money and had the same amount of waterproofing as this unit.


Fall apart


from Tyler, TX

I purchased one of these cameras for use at work. I need a camera that occasionally takes a short fall, usually three feet or less, and one I can wipe down with disenfectant on a daily basis. Initially, the camera fell onto a hardwood floor from a height of two feet within the first month of ownership. The retaining plastic for the shutter release broke and the button came off. Under warranty, I sent it back and got a new one within two weeks. After nine months of use, the new camera also has the same problem. Although it may have gotten bumped, it has never fallen nor been abused. I have never had a problem with fogging or with leaking from being wiped down often. I have inadvertantly set the camera in a puddle of water without damage. Occasionally the flash does not work despite correct settings. This happens mostly on back lit objects. Great concept for a camera, just not quite sturdy enough for me.


Extremely Disappointed


from Honolulu

I wish more reviews of this camera had been available before I purchased it. Now, I have had the camera for just over 1 1/2 years, but with minimal use, it's only been in the water three times. The first trip out in the water was great and the camera stayed dry, I thought it was awesome. The second outing was during a snorkeling trip and the it shut down after about 20 minutes in the water, found out later that water had entered the camera. The third outing was even worse, water immediately filled the camera. The SD card that was in it is also junk now that salt water has ruined it. Before each outing I made sure that seals were clean and properly sealed. It's now out of warranty and manufacturer offered very little relief. I can pay to have it repaired, but why would I want to do that just in HOPES of correcting the leak. I have lost trust in this camera and will stay far away from it. I'm feeling very let down by a manufacturer that I had high opinions of before using this camera.


No support and later failed


from Bellingham, WA, USA

The camera turned off every time that I tried to download onto my computer. Product support was useless. They didn't have any information about my particular camera and kept making daft suggestions. I finally downloaded by putting the card into another camera and downloading from there. Fortunate that I had another camera. The camera failed after two years of use - maybe started leaking and self-destructed?

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Took to Cancun on 2-16-14


from Ohio, USA

It was great not having to worry about getting the camera wet. Had a blast in the ocean jumping through waves with the camera. Was just as great at the swim up pool bar. Pictures came out great!

(18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)


Mmy husband recieved the ...


from California

Mmy husband recieved the Panasonic TS20 Lumix for his birthday & took the camera on vacation. On day 2, the flash & lens both fogged up. There were no pictures taken under water. Since this was a brand new camera, we did not bring a back up. This is our first vacation in 5 years and with both of our daughters. This experience left us with no camera. We were very excited to have this camera and were very disappointed when it did not work. The camera was purchased less than 10 days ago & we will be returning it to the store.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great camera


from Dallas, TX

I love this camera. Overall, a great product for the price. Very user friendly. Pictures come out clear and it is very easy to move the content from camera to PC. Definitely would recommend to someone to buy. I like the style, color and durability of product.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)




from Texas

I normally take pictures with a DSLR but when a smaller pocket camera is needed this is the one I use. The pictures on this camera look really good for small 16mp point and shoot. All of my outdoor/indoor shots have turned out better than expected. The pictures with low light levels seem to be the only weak point but still not bad. The shutter lag is minimal and for this type of camera that is important. The thing that most impressed me is how waterproof it is. I dropped this camera in about 12 feet of lake water and could not get to it until the next day. I was kind of suprised that the camera worked fine and was completely dry under the seal.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Great beach but poor underwater camera


from Knoxville, TN

I LOVE my Lumix DMC-G2 camera! Was trying to find a slimmer camera for the beach so I won't worry about my nice camera getting ruined by the salt and sand. Got this camera online late last year (Oct 2012#. Have taken it skiing many times and been very pleased with the slimness and durability. We took it to the beach for the first time on 3/24-3/30/2013. Unfortunately, it did not meet our expectations. Took it snorkeling once and it functioned but had water inside the lens and screen afterwards. I had checked to ensure no sand or grit was in the seal #per the directions). Allowed it dry and then tried snorkeling again. It shut down completely after 15-20 minutes underwater. I could see air bubbles coming from the on/off button on the top. Now, it won’t turn on at all or light up like it’s charging. I’m sending it back to Panasonic and asking for a new one. Maybe try the newer model instead. Hope Panasonic has worked out the kinks.


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JANICE E  I bought this camera for my daughter's Costa Rica trip, and it worked very well in wet and humid weather. However, my daughter is 19, quite a bit older than your children. The camera's controls may be too complicated for children this young. Also, care and maintenance of the battery is required after use in the water.
JANICE E  I bought this camera for my daughter's Costa Rica trip, and it worked very well in wet and humid weather. However, my daughter is 19, quite a bit older than your children. The camera's controls may be too complicated for children this young. Also, care and maintenance of the battery is required after use in the water.
JANICE E  I bought this camera for my daughter's Costa Rica trip, and it worked very well in wet and humid weather. However, my daughter is 19, quite a bit older than your children. The camera's controls may be too complicated for children this young. Also, care and maintenance of the battery is required after use in the water.
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