The Panasonic Lumix TS10 is a 14.1MP camera that is waterproof, freezeproof, shockproof, dustproof and deathproof. The TS10 features a 2.7-inch LCD and is capable of capturing 720p Motion JPG video. The TS10 should be available September 2010 at an initial retail price of $249.95. Check availability on Amazon.com.
More details in the press release below.
Panasonic Lumix TS10 Press Release
SECAUCUS, NJ (July 21, 2010) – Panasonic today introduced the new LUMIX DMC-TS10 digital camera, the latest addition to the company’s TS-Series of rugged models, ideal for active users wanting a versatile camera for outdoor use. Featuring a flat, slim profile, and a folded optics design with a 4x optical zoom lens, the new 14.1-megapixel LUMIX TS10 is waterproof to approximately 10 feet, shockproof to 5 feet, dustproof and freezeproof to 14˚F*1. For even further protection, the LUMIX TS10 comes with a silicone jacket to help prevent scratches.
“Rugged digital cameras are a growing category, and the Panasonic LUMIX TS-Series continues to be very popular among consumers who are looking to use their digital camera while playing sports, at the beach, or simply to take high-quality photos and videos, regardless of the shooting environment,” said David Briganti, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company. “The new LUMIX TS10 is also our most affordable rugged model and extremely easy-to-use – making it attractive for any consumer looking for a waterproof, freezeproof, dustproof and shockproof, rugged digital camera.”
Panasonic’s popular Intelligent Auto (iA) mode makes it easy for anyone to take beautiful photos by offering a full suite of shooting-assist functions. The LUMIX TS10 makes it extremely easy for consumers to engage this setting, with a dedicated iA button on the top of the camera. The MEGA O.I.S. helps reduce blur due to hand-shake and the Intelligent ISO control prevents a moving subject from being blurred by optimizing the shutter speed and ISO sensitivity setting, to produce sharp, clear images. Human faces are captured in focus and with correct exposure using the Face Detection mode and unwanted red-eyes are digitally corrected and backlight compensation automatically adjusted. Intelligent Scene Selector automatically selects one of six Scene Modes – Macro, Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery and Sunset – that best suits the shooting situation. The Quick AF system allows the camera to keep focus on the subject while the camera is in recording mode even before pressing a shutter button halfway.
The LUMIX TS10 can also shoot High Definition video in 720p Motion JPG and the image-processing Venus Engine IV features advanced signal processing technology for rendering high-quality images and videos. The camera’s quick response makes it easier to capture sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities.
The Panasonic LUMIX TS10 features an easy-to-see, 2.7-inch 230,000-dot Intelligent LCD for comfortable viewing while both monitoring shots and playing back the results. The Intelligent LCD function detects the light condition and automatically boosts the LCD backlighting by 40% when shooting outdoors in bright sunshine, and adjusts the frame rate when shooting in low-lit situations. Detecting the lighting condition precisely and automatically controlling the brightness with a total of 11 fine steps, this function gives the display the most appropriate clarity in any situation without using extra energy. The High-Angle mode makes the LCD screen extremely easy to view when the camera is held high, such as when shooting over a crowd.
The Panasonic LUMIX TS10 will be available in blue, red, black and silver in mid-September for a suggested retail price of $249.95. For more information on Panasonic LUMIX digital cameras, please visit: www.panasonic.com/lumix.
*1 When used according to Panasonic’s operating guidelines, waterproof to a depth of 10 feet and dustproof in accordance with “IPX8″ and “IP6X” ratings. Shockproof from a height up to 5 feet in accordance with the “MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock” test standard. All components including the lens unit are evaluated to endure the temperature as low as -10 degrees C to make the T10 freezeproof.