You have a great penchant for life, and would love to snap photos and record videos of wherever you have gone in order to preserve those memories for posterity. While the regular smartphone is good enough for most occasions these days, there are times when a dedicated digital camera would be able to get the job done in a better manner. Why not make sure that such a digital camera is tough as nails in the process? Enter Panasonic’s Lumix TS7, a rugged Lumix TS series camera that has been geared exclusively for outdoor use.
Capable of handling just about anything that you throw in its way, this tough and lightweight camera is waterproof all the way to a whopping 102 feet (allowing you to go snorkelling and even do some bit of casual diving with it), is dustproof, shockproof to 6.6 feet, freeze proof to 14 degrees F (perfect to capture those snowball fights) and pressure resistant all the way to 220lbf while delivering exceptional imaging under the most challenging conditions you find yourself in.
Underneath the hood, the Lumix TS7 comes with a 28mm wide angle 4.6x optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 28-128mm) and a new 0.2-in, 1,170K-dot equivalent LVF (Live View Finder), so that you can easily capture subjects despite being under strong sunlight or having to deal with backlighting. There is a 3.0-in rear LCD monitor that offers the highest-in-class 1,040K-dot resolution for approximately 100% field of view, letting you know how the picture will turn out in real time.
In terms of video, the Lumix TS7 is capable of recording smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3840×2160 at 30p/ 24p in MP4, while outdoor photographers can enjoy 4K photos. In case you feel that you ought to have focused on some other part of the photo, the Lumix TS7 has a Post Focus feature that allows users to modify focus even after capturing the image.
This 20.4 megapixel camera also boasts of Wi-Fi connectivity for fast, easy image sharing, while having a wide range of special effects options and an Intelligent Auto mode that lets beginners get right off the blocks without having any prior experience in photography. The Lumix TS7 is also relatively affordable for a hardy device such as itself with a price tag of $449.99 apiece.