Panasonic Lumix TS20 rugged digital camera
For those of you out there who tend to be a little bit careless with your belongings, no matter how expensive they are, then it would always be better to pick up something which is cheap instead of gunning for an expensive make or model all the time. After all, it is rather difficult to predict just when you are going to be at your butterfingers best – which is why Panasonic figured out the consumer digital camera market has a need for the Panasonic Lumix TS20 rugged digital camera.
This entry-level shooter is not only shockproof and dustproof, it is also waterproof, so that you can continue to shoot photos with this puppy even when it pours outside, or should you want to go snorkelling and take underwater shots, the Lumix TS20 would also deliver results just as well.
The design itself gives the game away, being angled in nature instead of boasting all the curves that you would normally expect from standard consumer electronics devices these days, making it look tough from the get go already. Touted to be waterproof to approximately 16 feet (5 meters), shockproof to approximately 5 feet (1.5 meters), dustproof and freezeproof to temperatures as low as 14 degrees F, you can throw just about anything out of the ordinary at the Lumix TS20, and this 16.1-megapixel shooter will still continue to function without missing a beat.
It boasts of a flat and slim profile that has a 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens and a 4x optical zoom, and even better news is the Lumix TS20’s zoom can extend to 8x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function, where everything is made possible courtesy of Panasonic’s Intelligent Resolution technology. Want to shoot in High Definition? No problem, as the Lumix TS20 does just that at 720p in the MP4 format, and 4x optical zoom is also made available to you during video recording.
I would not go out of the way to test the Lumix TS20 to its limits though, but everyday use with some knocks here and there should not be an issue.