Play, Edit, And Print Functions
Inputs And Outputs Notes
Waterproof, Dustproof, and Shockproof:
The Panasonic TS1's camera
body is waterproof to 3 m (9.84 ft). It is also dustproof, so you do not have to
worry about dust or sand getting inside. And it has passed drop tests at a
height of approximately 1.5 m (4.92 ft).
LCD Monitor: The Panasonic Lumix TS1 digital camera features a clear, bright, high-resolution,
low-temperature polycrystalline TFT LCD wide-screen (16:9) monitor for framing shots and displaying
your recorded images. The LCD monitor has approximately 230,000 pixels with a
field of view of about 100% of the image being recorded.
You can manually adjust the LCD monitor's brightness in seven steps. The LCD
monitor can be set to automatically turn off after 15 or 30 seconds.
Note: This camera does not feature a separate viewfinder.
Image Sensor: The
images are captured on the TS1's 1/2.33" CCD with 12,700,000 total pixels; 12,100,000 effective. The CCD features a primary color filter which
ensures the correct extraction of color information from the CCD for vivid, rich
Leica Lens: The
TS1 is equipped with a high-quality
28mm wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens with 4.6x optical zoom. A
retracting lens with folding optics is used in this 4.6x zoom lens system, which
lets you take shots from the 28mm wide-angle to 129mm telephoto. This gives you
the flexibility for virtually any shooting situation - even underwater shots,
where the angle of view is naturally narrowed, or when you just want to fill the
frame with your subject.
Digital Zoom: The camera has a
digital zoom with a maximum of 4x. Combined with the 4x optical zoom, the total
zoom is 18.4x. The digital zoom can be turned off if you prefer.
Extended Optical Zoom: When the resolution is not set to the highest quality for a given aspect ratio, you can
use the extra capacity to effectively increase the optical zoom power without
picture quality deterioration. The
Extended Optical Zoom function uses the center part of the high-resolution CCD
and crops the picture to the size you have chosen. The result is an optical zoom power maximum of
9.1x (under 3M). Combined with the 4x digital zoom, the
total maximum zoom is 36.4x.
MEGA Optical Image Stabilization: To prevent blurry images caused by hand movement, you can activate the MEGA
Optical Image Stabilization (MEGA O.I.S.). Inadvertent hand movement generally
occurs during telephoto, macro, or self-portrait shooting, or when taking photos
at night or in dim lighting. The MEGA O.I.S. system uses built-in gyrosensors to
detect even tiny camera movement, then shifts a lens in the opposite direction
to compensate. You can choose between three O.I.S. modes: Mode 1 (continuous
stabilization) , Mode 1 (activated only when shutter is pressed), or Auto
(optimum jitter compensation is select depending on the condition).
Recording Format: The digital camera supports JPEG still images,
as well as QuickTime Motion JPEG and AVCHD Lite (MPEG-4/H.264) for recording
standard-definition or high-definition video clips.
Recording Media: In addition to
the 40 MB built-in memory, the TS1 can record images on SD Memory Cards of 8 MB to 2 GB capacity, SDHC (High Capacity) Memory Cards
of 4GB to 32GB, and MultiMediaCards (MMC). You can copy the data of the pictures
you have taken from the built-in memory to a card or from a card to the built-in
Note: MMC read and write speeds are slower than SD and they cannot be used to record motion
Image Resolution: You can record still images in
multiple sizes, three aspect ratios (4:3, 3:2, and 16:9), and two
quality settings (Fine or Standard). The number of
images you can record is as follows:
||Number of Recordable Images
|40 MB built-in memory
||2 GB SD Card
||8 GB SD Card
|9M (4000 x 2248)
|6M EZ (3264 x 1840)
|3.5M EZ (2560 x 1440)
|2M EZ (1920 x 1080)
||10.5M (4000 x 2672)
|7M EZ (3264 x 2176)
|4.5M EZ (2560 x 1712)
|2.5M EZ (2048 x 1360)
||12M (4000 x 3000)
|8M (3264 x 2448)
|5M EZ (2560 x 1920)
|3M EZ (2048 x 1536)
|2M EZ (1600 x 1200)
EZ (640 x 480)
Motion Pictures: The TS1 can record
standard-definition and high-definition motion pictures with audio at
30/60 fps using multiple picture sizes. In standard-definition, you can record at 848 x 480 pixels in the 16:9
aspect ratio, and at 640 x 480 pixels or 320 x 240 pixels in the 4:3 aspect
ratio using motion JPEG. In high-definition you can record a 1280 x 720 pixels
in the 16:9 aspect ratio using either motion JPEG or AVCHD Lite.
||Frames Per Second (fps)
||Recording Times (hr.min.sec.)
|50 MB Internal Memory
||2 GB SD Card
||8 GB SD Card
||SH (Super High Quality): 1280 x 720
||15 min. 00 sec.
||1 hr. 00 min.
|H (High Quality): 1280 x 720
||20 min. 00 sec.
||1 hr. 20 min.
|L (Lone Play): 1280 x 720
||29 min. 00 sec.
||1 hr. 54 min.
||HD: 1280 x 720
||8 min. 20 sec.
||33 min. 40 sec.
|WVGA: 848 x 480
||21 min. 20 sec.
||1 hr. 25 min.
||VGA: 640 x 480
||22 min. 10 sec.
||1 hr. 28 min.
|QVGA: 320 x 240
||1 min. 27 sec.
||1 hr. 4 min.
||4 hr. 15 min.
Note: A maximum of approximately 2GB can be recorded
in any one session. A 512MB or larger SD memory card is
recommended for video recording.
Shooting Modes: The digital
camera features the following shooting modes.
- Single Shot: The
camera records a single image with each press of the unit's shutter-button.
- Burst Mode:
You can take multiple shots consecutively in the Burst Mode. Select from
three Burst Mode settings; Limited, Unlimited and Off. You can record up to
5 standard quality or 3 fine quality images at a speeds of 2.3 images per
second in the Limited Burst mode. When set to Unlimited, the camera can
record approximately 1.8 images per second until the memory is full.
- Self Timer: The camera has a
self timer feature that delays the shutter release, allowing you take pictures
of yourself. The self timer can be set for 2 seconds or 10 seconds.
Focus Range: The TS1's focus
range is approximately 0.99 feet to infinity in normal mode and 0.17 feet
(W) or 0.99 (T) feet to infinity in Macro mode. There is also a Macro Zoom mode
so can also take a picture with the digital zoom up to 3x while maintaining the
distance to the subject for the extreme wide position.
Auto Focus: You can select any of six Auto Focus modes:
- 11-Area: the
camera focuses on any of 11 points, effective when the subject is not in the center of the frame
- 1-Area: the
camera focuses on the subject in the AF area in the center of the screen
- 1-Area (High-Speed): camera quickly focuses on the subject in the
AF area on the center of the screen
- Spot: the camera focuses on a limited narrow area in the screen
- Face Detection:
recognizes faces (up to 15 people) and adjusts
exposure and focus accordingly
- AF Tracking: it is possible to set the focus to a specified
subject, so the focus of the camera keeps following the subject
automatically even as it moves
AF Assist Lamp: The camera has
an AF Assist Lamp which provides extra lighting as a focusing aid for slightly
dark situations where auto focusing would ordinarily be difficult. The effective
range of this AF assist lamp is 5.0'.
Face Recognition: Face
Recognition allows the face of a person that is taken often to be registered
along with information such as name and birthday. Face Recognition allows you to
search for the face similar to the registered face, setting the focus and
exposure preferentially. The camera will also remember the face during face
recognition, and detect an often photographer face automatically, displaying the
face recognition screen. Up to six face images can be registered together with
information such as name and birthday (it makes recognition easier to register
multiple images of the same person).
Exposure Modes: The
Panasonic Lumix digital camera offers the following exposure modes.
- Normal Picture Mode:
In this mode the camera automatically sets the shutter speed and the
aperture value according to the brightness of the subject while allowing you
to make other various camera settings.
- Intelligent Auto Mode: The camera will set the most
appropriate settings to match the subject and the recording conditions to quick
and easy point-and-shoot operation.
- Scene Modes: When you select a
scene mode to match the subject and recording situation, the camera sets the
optimal exposure and hue to obtain the desired picture. Available scene modes include:
- Portrait: subject
stands out from the soft background and has natural facial tones
- Soft Skin: camera
detects the face or skin area to achieve a smoother appearance of the skin
than the Portrait mode
- Transform: subject can be recorded either slim or stretched,
and at the same time, skin can be recorded smoothly
- Self Portrait: take a picture of
yourself at arm's length
- Scenery: focuses preferentially on a distant subject, allowing you to take pictures
of a wide landscape; the focus range is 16.4' to infinity.
- Panorama Assist: takes pictures with connections suitable for
creating panorama images
allows you to take pictures of sports or other fast-moving subjects; the minimum focus range
- Night Portrait: take pictures of a subject and a landscape
at night with near
real-life brightness by using the flash and slowing down the shutter speed;
the focus range is approximately 3.94' to 16.4'
- Night Scenery:
vividly record nightscapes; the shutter speed is
greatly reduced (up to 8 seconds) so a tripod is recommended; the focus range
16.4' to infinity
- Food: take pictures of food with a natural hue without being
affected by the ambient light in restaurants; the focus range is 0.17 (wide)
or 0.99 (tele) to infinity
- Party: record
pictures at indoor gatherings, the party mode slows down the shutter speed
and uses the flash so both the subjects and the background are recorded at
natural brightness; subjects should be about 5.0 feet away and a tripod is
- Candle Light: take pictures in a candlelit atmosphere;
a tripod is
- Baby 1 & 2: photograph
babies with a healthy complexion, the effect of the flash is weakened, you can enter the birthdays of two babies and display the
age of the baby in each picture
- Pet: like the Baby mode,
you can set the birth date of your pet
take vivid pictures of the red setting sun; the flash and AF assist lamp are
off and the white balance is fixed
- High Sensitivity: sensitivity is set higher than usual, from 1600 to
6400, this mode
helps minimize the blur of moving subjects in situations with inadequate
- High Speed Burst: take pictures of rapid movement or a decisive
moment; this mode is capable of taking approximately 10 pictures per second
(in Speed Priority) and 6 pictures per second in (Image Priority); you
can record up to 15 images on the built-in memory and anywhere from 15
to 100 images on a memory card (depending on size)
- Flash Burst: still pictures are taken continuously (up to 5
images) with the flash; this is convenient to take continuous still
pictures in dark places.
- Starry Sky:
take vivid pictures of a starry sky or a dark subject; the shutter is open for 15, 30, or 60
seconds, so a tripod is necessary
- Fireworks: photograph fireworks exploding in the night
sky, a tripod is recommended, most effective when 32.8 feet or more away
- Beach & Surf: takes pictures up to 10 feet
underwater and at the beach
- Snow: the exposure
and white balance are adjusted to make the white color of the snow stand
- Aerial Photo:
take pictures through an airplane window
- Pin Hole: picture is taken darker and with soft focus around
- Film Grain: picture is taken with a grainy texture as though
blasted with sand
- Photo Frame: records the image with a frame around it
- Underwater: optimal for taking picture underwater (10 feet or
more), if using the marine case (DMW-MCFT1, sold separately)
- Scene Detection: The camera
can automatically identify the optimum scene setting for your subject between
Portrait, Scenery, Macro, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, and Baby scene modes.
- Clipboard Mode: This setting is useful when taking pictures of
timetables, route maps, or other information instead of taking notes.
Regardless of whether a card is present or not, the data is store in the
dedicated clipboard folder of the built-in memory so it can be
differentiated from the regular pictures and made available for immediate
viewing. You can set the Clipboard resolution to either 2M or 1M. You can
capture of to 84 clipboard images at 2M or 124 clipboard images at 1M.
- Motion Picture Mode: This mode allows you to record
standard-definition and high-definition motion
pictures with audio.
Contrast and exposure will be adjusted automatically when there is a big
difference in brightness between the background and subject, to bring the image
close to real life.
Exposure Compensation: If you cannot achieve the proper
exposure due to the difference in brightness between the subject and background,
exposure compensation allows you to adjust the exposure between -2EV and +2EV in
steps of 1/3EV.
Auto Bracketing: If you are unsure of the proper exposure,
you can use the Auto Bracketing feature to take multiple pictures with a single
press of the shutter button, each using a different exposure. The camera will
take three exposures, one using the average exposure, one over exposed and one
under exposed. The amount of compensation for each picture is +/-0EV, -1 EV, and
ISO Sensitivity: The camera's sensitivity to light (ISO) can
be set automatically, or you can manually select a sensitivity of ISO 80, 100, ISO
200, ISO 400, ISO 800, or ISO 1600. When set to Auto, the camera automatically
sets the optimal sensitivity based on the brightness of the scene. There is also
an Intelligent ISO Sensitivity Mode which detects the movement of the subject
near the center of the frame and sets the sensitivity and shutter speed
according to the movement and brightness of the subject. The Intelligent ISO
mode can be set to ISOMAX 400, ISOMAX 800, or ISOMAX 1600.
This function compensates the backlight by brightening the whole picture
LED Light: The built-in LED
light will illuminate the subject when taking pictures in dark
Built-in Flash: The built-in
flash has a range of 0.99' to 16.7' in wide-angle. The camera has the following
- Auto: the flash is
automatically activated when recording conditions make it necessary
- Auto/Red-eye Reduction: the flash is automatically activated when
necessary, it is preceded by a pre-flash to reduce the
- Forced On: the flash is
activated regardless of the recording conditions
- Forced On/Red-eye Reduction: the flash
and pre-flash are always activated
- Slow sync./Red-eye Reduction: with a dark background, the shutter is
slowed down when the flash is activated so the background will
brighten, simultaneously, the red-eye phenomenon is reduced
- Forced Off: the flash is
not activated under any recording conditions
White Balance: To reproduce
colors accurately, you can set the White Balance to match the ambient
light around the subject, or use the automatic setting. Presets include
Outdoor/Clear Sky, Outdoor/Cloudy Sky, Outdoor/Shade, and Halogen
Lighting. You can also manually adjust the camera to the present lighting
Color Effect Mode: You can set
a color effect for recorded pictures for a special touch:
- Standard: normal pictures
- Natural: picture becomes
- Vivid: picture becomes
- Cool: picture becomes
- Warm: picture becomes
- B/W: picture is
black and white
- Sepia: picture becomes
Wind Cut: This feature
reduces the noise from wind hitting the camera's built-in microphone.
Recording Guidelines: This
used to divide the entire screen into 3x3 for taking pictures with a
well-balanced composition. When you align your subject on the camera's
horizontal and vertical guidelines or the cross-point of these lines, you can
take pictures with well-designed composition by viewing the size, the slope, and
the balance of the subject.
Histogram: A histogram is a graph that display brightness along the
horizontal axis (black to white), and the number pixel at each brightness level
on the vertical axis. It allows you to easily check a picture's exposure.
Travel Date: You can record information as to what day and where
pictures were taken by setting departure dates and destinations.
Multi-Language Menu: The unit supports the following menu languages -
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese.
Play, Edit, And Print
Auto Review: After taking a picture, Auto
Review will display it on the LCD monitor. Setting options are off (no review),
1 second, 2 seconds, hold (pictures are displayed until any of the buttons are
pressed) and zoom (the picture is enlarged after a brief display at
original size). At any time you can view the last
recorded picture for about 10 seconds without leaving the recording mode. While
the picture is displayed, you can enlarge the picture 4x. The picture can
be deleted (Quick Deletion) during the review, if desired.
Auto Rotation: When the camera is rotate to shoot a portrait
(vertical) image, the camera records it position change and displays the image
in the portrait position.
Play Modes: The Panasonic digital camera offers the following playback
- Normal Play: A single
image is displayed on the camera's LCD monitor.
- Index Play: Recorded
images can be displayed on the LCD screen one at a time, or using
multi-playback 12 or 30 at a time.
- Slide Show: This function of the camera allows you to
automatically play pictures in order. You can change the
duration (1, 2, 3, or 5 seconds) and effect (Natural, Slow, Swing, Urban,
Auto, or Off) between image changes.
- Category Play: Pictures can be classified automatically and
viewed by scene modes or categories. Automatic classification starts "Category Play" is
selected from the playback mode selection menu of the camera.
Auto-categories include Portraits, Scenery, Night Scenery, Events, Babies,
Pets, Food, Travel Date and Motion Picture.
- Favorite Play: You can mark your favorite pictures so the camera
will only playback these images. You can select up to 999 pictures.
Playback Zoom: Playback zoom allows
you to enlarge an image on the LCD screen by 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x or 16x.
Image Rotation: Images can be rotated clockwise or counterclockwise
Edit Functions: The camera features the following editing features.
- Title Edit: You can edit names from the Baby and Pet scene modes,
or destinations in the Travel Date mode, or give titles to your favorite
- Text Stamp: You can stamp the recording date or text registered in in
the Baby, Pet or Travel Date modes.
- Resize: Picture size can be reduce to facilitate e-mail
attachment and use in homepages, etc.
- Trimming: You can enlarge your pictures and trim unwanted areas.
- Leveling: Tilting of an image up to 2-degrees (clockwise or
counter-clockwise) can be adjusted.
Delete Pictures: You can delete a single picture, up to 50 pictures,
or all pictures at once.
Protect: Set the Protect feature to prevent deletion of important
VIERA Link: VIERA Link
allows you to control the TS1 from the remote control of your VIERA Link
compatible Panasonic television which is connected to the digital camera via an
DPOF Setting: You can write the data of still pictures to be
printed and the number of copies of each onto an SD card. The camcorder uses
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF), so you can take the SD card to a photo
printing shop or device that supports DPOF to make prints. You can setup to 999
PictBridge: The TS1 can be
connected to any PictBridge-compatible printer via the supplied USB cable for
direct printing. The print size, layout, date, and other settings can be made
with the camera prior to printing.
Battery: The TS1 uses a single DMW-BCF10PP rechargeable Lithium Ion
battery. The estimated battery life is 340 recordable pictures or approximately
170 minutes of recording, and approximately
300 minutes of playback time. The battery provides up to 100 minutes of motion
picture recording. Estimated charging time is approximately 130
minutes using the supplied DE-A59B battery charger. The battery is not charged inside the camera.
Optional AC Adapter: You can operate the camera on AC power using the
optional DMW-AC5PP AC adapter (available
from the manufacturer). The adapter is recommended when the camera is connected
to your PC or printer.
Note: The camera's battery is not charged when the
AC adapter is in use.
Power Save Mode: The Power Save
mode allows you save battery power by automatically turning the camera
off after a set amount of time without operation; 2,
5, or 10 minutes, or Off.
Inputs And Outputs Notes
USB/AV Output: The Panasonic TS1 features a proprietary jack on the side of the camera for connecting the supplied USB and
AV cable. This one output and the supplied cables allow you to download your
photos to your computer or printer via USB, or view your photos on a TV via
composite video and stereo audio RCA. The USB interface is USB 2.0 Full Speed
compatible (equivalent to USB 1.1). The unit's video output can also be set to display either a 16:9 or 4:3 aspect
mini-HDMI: The Panasonic Lumix TS1 is equipped with a mini-HDMI
terminal for connecting the camera to your HDTV for high-definition playback
using a mini-HDMI to standard HDMI cable (sold separately). The mini-HDMI output
can be set to 480, 720p, 1080i, or Auto to match your television's resolution.
Lumix Digital Camera Software: The following two types of picture
related software are included on the supplied Lumix Digital Camera CD-ROM.
- PHOTOfunSTUDIO Viewer v.3.0 HD Edition (Windows only): This software allows you to
acquire pictures to the PC, and also categorize these acquired pictures by
their recording date or the model name of the camera used. You can resize
pictures and add effects to the pictures. Various printing functions, such
as layout printing, and writing function to CD-R (only for Windows XP/Vista)
are supported too. If you forgot to set the date on the digital camera, you
can add the date of recording to pictures with this software. Also, AVCHD
Lite motion picture can be loaded and written to DVD (Windows XP/Vista
- ArcSoft Software (Windows and Macintosh): The ArcSoft
Software Suite includes the following two software applications.
- ArcSoft MediaImpression: Still pictures can be edited,
modified, printed or written to a CD-R.
- ArcSoft Panorama Maker 4: It is possible to combine several
still pictures to make panoramic photos.
||PhotofunStudio HD 3.0 (Windows only)
||ArcSoft Software Suite
(Windows and Mac)
(Windows and Mac)
|w/ JPEG or Motion JPEG
||w/ AVCHD Lite
||Windows 2000: Professional
Windows XP: Professional and Home Edition
|Windows Vista: Ultimate, Business, Home Premium,
and Home Basic
||Windows XP: Professional and Home Edition
Windows Vista: Ultimate, Business, Home Premium,
and Home Basic
|Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
||Macintosh Mac OS X (10.3 to 10.5)
||Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows
Millennium Edition, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home
Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows
Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate
||Mac OS 9.2.2, Mac OS X (10.1 to 10.5)
||IBM PC/AT compatible personal computer having
Intel Pentium III 500 MHz or higher
||IBM PC/AT compatible personal computer having
Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or higher
||Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16 GHz/Pentium D 3.2 GHz or
higher (when playing back motion picture)
Intel Core 2 Quad 2.6 GHz or higher (when editing motion pictures)
|Intel Pentium III 1 GHz or higher
||Power PC g4 or higher (Intel Mac compatible)
||High Color 16-bit or more (32-bit or
Desktop resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels or more (1280 x 1024 pixels or
|High Color 16-bit or more
Desktop resolution of 800 x 600 pixels or more
||QuickTime Player 6.1 or later
(required for playback of MOV file)
||Internet Explorer 6.0 or more
||256 MB or more
||512 MB or more
||1GB or more
||512 MB or more
|Free Hard Disk Space
||Ultra DMA-100 or higher
450 MB or more for installing software
|150 MB or more free space
||CD-ROM drive (required to install this program)
DVD-ROM drive required for DVD writing
||Windows compatible sound device
||USB port (High Speed 2.0)
||Mouse or equivalent pointing device