Panasonic launches Rugged Design 16.1-Megapixel Lumix DMC-TS20 (FT20)

Panasonic today announced a new addition of Lumix DMC-TS20 (FT20) to its rugged design TS/FT series specially geared for active outdoor use. The new 16.1-megapixel DMC-TS20 (FT20) further strengthens its toughness to be waterproof to 5m in addition to the freezeproof to -10 degrees C, shockproof to 1.5m and dustproof reliability.Featuring the flat and slim profile adopting the folded optics, the new lens system in the DMC-TS20(FT20) features 25mm ultra wide angle of view and 4x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 25-100mm).

The 4x optical zoom increases its power to 8x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology. The DMC-TS20 (FT20) has 4 active outdoor Scene Modes – Sports, Snow, Beach & Surf, and Underwater – that can be selected easily and quickly from the menu, ensuring that you don’t miss sudden shooting opportunities

The Panasonic DMC-TS20 (FT20) can shoot 720p High Definition video in the MP4 format and the 4x optical zoom is available during video recording – making this digital camera a highly-capable model for shooting video. Plus, with a dedicated video record button, switching between still photos and videos is quick and seamless.The new LUMIX TS20 records dynamic HD video in 1280 x 720p at a smooth 30p MP4 format, which makes it easy for editing or sharing the videos. The recorded videos can be also directly uploaded to YouTube when the included software is installed. The LUMIX TS20 also features a 2.7-inch Intelligent LCD with High Angle mode.

The DMC-TS20 (FT20)’s 2.7-inch LCD features 230K-dot Intelligent LCD. It automatically adjusts the brightness in 11 steps according to shooting conditions. In addition, the AR (anti-reflective) coating LCD minimizes glare and provides clear images, for high visibility even in outdoor brightness.

Featuring a casual, stylish look with a guaranteed rugged design, the DMC-TS20 (FT20) broaden your shooting opportunity both for daily scenes in town and for outdoor leisure. The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS20 with 70 MB built in memory will be available in late-February 2012 in orange, blue, black and red models for a suggested retail price of $179.99.

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