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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Digital Camera Review

Our first ruggedized camera review of the year goes to the Panasonic Lumix TS4.

$399.99
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Introduction

Panasonic's line of rugged compact cameras are some of the most durable on the market, and their new Lumix TS4 is no different. Exposed bolts accent a sturdy metal and hard plastic chassis, for an armored look that copies the TS3 before it. A cursory glance at the two is enough to realize just how similar they are to one another, and for that matter, a detailed examination of the spec sheet will lead to the same conclusion.

Given the only-slight update from the TS3, MSRP has mercifully been left at $399.99. The TS4 will replace the TS3 completely, so–theoretically–Panasonic has improved this spot in their lineup without additional cost to the new customer. That is, unless our test results say otherwise....

Check out our 7-camera waterproof shootout to see how the year's best tough-cams compare.

Video Review

Comparable Products

Before you buy the Panasonic Lumix TS4, take a look at these other point & shoot cameras.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Durability
  5. Photo Gallery
  6. Image Quality
  7. Sharpness
  8. Color
  9. Noise Reduction
  10. Distortion
  11. Video
  12. Usability
  13. Ease of Use
  14. Handling
  15. Controls
  16. Speed
  17. Features
  18. Extras
  19. Video Features
  20. Conclusion

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