>Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1G


I recently updated my camera for the up and coming Upland Bird Season! So far I’m very pleased! Here are some photographs from Thursday and some specs on the camera! I plan to take lots of photos this Fall and even some videos!


12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

3m Water Proof

Take photos under 3m of water.

1.5m Shock Proof

Durable casing to withstand falls.

Intelligent Auto Mode

Helps prevent shooting errors.

4.6x Optical Zoom

28mm wide-angle LUMIX® Lens


More Detailed Specs for the nerdy type!!

Camera Type Tough
Series TS
Model Year 2009
Intelligent Auto (iA) Mode Face Recognition (Still)
Optical Image Stabilizer (Still & Movie)
Intelligent ISO Control (Still & Movie)
Face Detection (Still)
Intelligent Scene Selector (Still – Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Macro; Movie –
Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Mega Pixels
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Auto/Mode1/ Mode2)
Optical Zoom 4.6x
Image Sensor 1/2.33-inch / 12.7 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Image Sensor Size 1/2.33-inch
Extra Optical Zoom 5.6x (4:3 / 8M), 7.2x (4:3 / 5M), 9.0x (under 3M)
Digital Zoom 1 4x
( Max. 18.4 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom )
(Max.36.0x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focal Length f=4.9-22.8mm (28-128mm in 35mm equiv.)
Lens LUMIX® Lens
9 elements and 1 prism in 8 groups
(5 Aspherical Lenses/6 Aspherical Surfaces, 1 ED lens)
Conversion Lens Compatibility No
Focusing Area Normal: 30cm – infinity
Macro / Intelligent AUTO : Wide 5cm / Tele 30cm – infinity
AF Metering Face / Touch AF/AE Tracking / Multi (11pt) / 1pt HS / 1pt / Spot
Focus Normal / Macro, Continuous AF (On / Off), AF Tracking (On / Off), Quick AF (On / Off)
AF Assist Lamp Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-6400)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set / White Balance Adjustment (+10steps, except for auto set) (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, and Highspeed Burst mode)
Exposure Program AE
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto Bracketing (AE) +/- 1/3 EV ~ 1EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
Dedicated Button/Mode Switch [Playback]
Shooting Mode (Mode Dial)/Rec. Mode Intelligent AUTO, Normal Picture, SCN, Beach & Surf, Snow, Sports, Clipboard
Scene Modes Portrait, Soft Skin, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo
Shutter Speed/Shutter System 8-1/1300 sec (Selectable minimum shutter speed)
Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
Self Timer 2sec, 10sec
Auto Review 1sec, 2sec, Zoom, Hold
Review No
Picture Adjustment No
Color Effect Mode No
Color Mode Standard, Natural, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.21)
Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Image Quality Fine/Standard
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4000 x 3000(12M)/ 3264 x 2448 (8M EZ) / 2560 x 1920 (5M EZ) /
2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) / 1600 x 1200 (2M EZ) / 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ)
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4000 x 2672(10.5M) / 3264 x 2176 (7M EZ) / 2560 x 1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048 x 1360 (2.5M EZ)
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4000 x 2248(9M) / 3264 x 1840 (6M EZ) / 2560 x 1440 (3.5M EZ) / 1920 x 1080 (2M EZ)
Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio) VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio) WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting 2 1.8 frames/sec
Intelligent Exposure Still & Movie
Digital Red Eye Correction Yes
Easy Zoom/Zoom Resume/Motion Zoom No
Still Image Recording with Audio 5 seconds
Audio Dubbing Maximum of 10 Seconds
Real-time Histograms Yes
Composition Guide Lines Yes (2 patterns)
Built-in Memory approx. 45MB
Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
Flip Animation No
Travel Date/World Time Yes/Yes
Text Stamp/Date Stamp Yes
Built-in Flash Type/Mode Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
0.6 – 6.0m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 – 2.8m (Tele/ISO Auto)
External Flash No
Viewfinder No
LCD Monitor 2.7″ TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots)
Field of View : approx. 100%
AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode, High-Angle LCD
Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Favorites Playback
OSD Language English, Spanish
Recording Media Built-in Memory
SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
MultiMediaCard (Still image only)
Microphone Built-in (Mono)
Speaker Yes
Interface miniHDMI, USB2.0 High speed / AV Output (Stereo Type, NTSC) /
DC Input (requires optional Multi-Adapter)
Color Green
Power Supply ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 940mAh) (Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Battery Life 3 330 pictures (CIPA standard)
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO v3.0
ArcSoft (MediaImpression / Panorama Maker)
USB Driver, QuickTime
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery Carrying Case, Lens Cap, Lens Cap Strap, AV & USB Cables, Strap, CD-ROM
Multi-Exposure No
Multi-Aspect No
Color Bracketing No
2-Speed Zoom No
Aperture F3.3 – 5.9 / 2-Step (F3.3 – 11 (W) / F5.9 – 18 (T))
Focus Range Display Yes
Max Auto ISO Setting No
Quick Menu Yes
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 2.3 frames/sec Max. 5 images-Standard, Max 3 images-Fine
High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6.0 frames/sec-Image
approx. 10 frames/sec-Speed
(recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Macro Zoom Yes
Orientation Detector Yes
Aspect Ratio 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
Touch Zoom No
Thumbnails/Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Max 16x
Calendar Display/Dual-Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites/Rotate Image Yes / No
Playback Still Images with Audio Yes
Playback Motion Picture Yes (Motion JPEG/AVCHD Lite)
Slideshow Mode All / Still Images Only / Motion Picture Only / Favorites / Category
BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
Show Histogram Yes
Show Highlights No
Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
DPOF Print Setting/Set Production Yes / Yes
Resize/Trim/Aspect Conv./Leveling Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
iA Direct Button No
Mode Button Intelligent AUTO, Normal Picture, MySCN, SCN, Motion Picture
Movie Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Beach & Surf, Snow, Aerial, Pinhole, Film Grain, Underwater
One-Touch Movie Button Yes
Water Proof 3.0m ( IEC60529 IPX8 compliant )
Dust Proof Yes (IEC60529 IP5X compliant)
Shock Proof 1.5m ( MIL-STD810F Method 516.5-Shock compliant )
LED Illumination Yes
Viera Link Yes
HDMI Output Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p
Audio: Dolby Digital Creator
Movie REC Guide Yes
Wind-Cut in Motion Picture Yes
Motion Image (HD Movie) 1280×720, 60P(CCD output is 30p)
(AVCHD Lite, SH: 17Mbps / H:13Mbps / L:9Mbps )
/ 30fps (Motion JPEG)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 2.49” x 3.87” x 0.89”
Weight Approx. 0.36 lbs lbs

3 Comments Add yours

  1. >Ansel Adams had nothing on you!

  2. Dale Hernden says:

    >Holy Cow…….all the options. What do you recommend for someone like me who just knows how to push the button

  3. >Dale…this camera does just that too! I'm excited to do some videos for the blog this year as well!

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