Scott Robarge Another8 Founder Reviews Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

The recent release of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS4 is a fantastic new digital camera for capturing the best of the outdoors with features including a built-in GPS system (one million landmarks and 82 countries), compass, altimeter (to measure depth underwater), barometer (to forecast the weather conditions), and the rugged durability.  The camera is adept at handling even the most difficult conditions.  It is practically waterproof, shockproof, freeze resistant and dustproof so you can take it virtually anywhere.  This is an exceptionally durable camera that you can bring along on all types of activities regardless if they involve rough or wet terrain.

The Lumix DMC-TS4’s ruggedness is matched only by its exceptional photo and video quality, it has a LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens with a 4.6x optical zoom.  If you haven’t tried a Leica lens, you are in for a treat.   For the those of you who need a camera that can produce high quality video, the Lumix DMC-TS4 has you covered.  It can shoot 1,920 x 1,080 full-High Definition (HD) video in both AVCHD and MP4 formats.

The LUMIX TS4 offers manual operation settings, so users can adjust shutter speed and aperture, but I’m also a fan of Panasonic’s  iA (Intelligent Auto) mode.  The Intelligent Auto mode allows the camera to choose the ideal settings to take high-quality photos and videos that you will be enjoying for years to come.

The Panasonic LUMIX TS4 is available in four colors (orange, blue, black and silver) and you can find the camera at most retailers for around $399.99.