Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Review

Overall Score

46

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 28-128 mm (4.6x) F3.3-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 4 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 103 x 64 x 27 mm, 197g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-TS3
  • Replaced by: Lumix DMC-TS5

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Overview


First introduced in January, 2012, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic TS3 with Lumix DMC-TS4. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic TS4 with Panasonic TS3

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-TS4 with Panasonic TS5. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic TS4 with Panasonic TS5


Panasonic TS4 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Sensor resolution of Panasonic TS4 ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Panasonic TS4 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 11,996,985 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic TS4


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 with competitors in waterproof cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
4.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
Environmental Sealing
23 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
310 shots Long Battery Life
3.3 Lens at Wide
197g Light Body
Timelapse Recording
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/1300s
No AF Face Detection
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.9
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
No Articulating Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/1300s
No Built-in Viewfinder
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.3
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 has an Overall Score of 46/100 and ranked #234 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #599 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic TS4 Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
45
Value for money score
63
Portability score
96
Overall score
46
Average Scores in Waterproof
Imaging Score
21
Features Score
44
Value For Money Score
60
Portability Score
95
Overall score
44

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic TS4


Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 weighs 197g and has external dimensions of 103 x 64 x 27mm (4.06 x 2.52 x 1.06"). Considering that the average weight of Waterproof cameras is 196g, Panasonic TS4 is 1 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic TS4 is less by 6mm more than the average length in Waterproof.

Weight Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Panasonic TS4
197g
Average weight
196g
Min weight
110g
Max weight
307g

Thickness Comparison
Waterproof Cameras


Panasonic TS4
27mm
Average Thickness
28mm
Min Thickness
19mm
Max Thickness
89mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-TS4 Dimensions Lumix DMC-TS4
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 Panasonic TS5 214 g 197 g 110 x 67 x 29 mm 103 x 64 x 27 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3 Panasonic TS3 197 g 197 g 103 x 64 x 27 mm 103 x 64 x 27 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6 Panasonic TS6 214 g 197 g 110 x 67 x 29 mm 103 x 64 x 27 mm
Olympus Tough TG-4 Olympus TG-4 247 g 197 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 103 x 64 x 27 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 197 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 103 x 64 x 27 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 Panasonic TS30 142 g 197 g 104 x 58 x 20 mm 103 x 64 x 27 mm
Nikon Coolpix S33 Nikon S33 221 g 197 g 110 x 66 x 27 mm 103 x 64 x 27 mm
Nikon Coolpix AW130 Nikon AW130 221 g 197 g 110 x 66 x 27 mm 103 x 64 x 27 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-TS4
Announced January, 2012
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 23
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/1300 sec
Continuous Shooting 4.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.60
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 310 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 197 g
Physical Dimensions 103 x 64 x 27 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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