Inputs and Outputs Notes
Advanced Durable Design: The Panasonic DMC-TS2 is an extremely versatile
camera for the active photographer. It is shockproof, waterproof, dustproof, and
freezeproof, so you can literally take it anywhere. Provided the care and
maintenance guidelines are strictly followed, the camera should meet the
- Shockproof: The DMC-TS2 is drop-proof from a height of up to 6.6 feet
(2 meters) in accordance with the "MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock" test
standard. In most cases, the camera should not sustain any damage if dropped
from a height not exceeding 6.6 feet.
- Waterproof: The camera should perform underwater to a depth of
33 feet (10 meters) for a time not exceeding 60 minutes, equivalent to the
"IEC60529 IPX8" standard.
- Dustproof: The TS2 is dustproof equivalent to the IEC60529 IP6X
- Freezeproof: The camera is resistant to sub-freezing temperatures down
to 14° F (10° C), allowing you to use the camera while skiing, snowboarding, or
The DMC-TS2 records
images onto its internal memory (approximately 40 MB), or on SD Memory Cards, SDHC,
and SDXC cards. The camera is compatible with
SD cards from 8 MB to 2 GB, SDHC
cards from 4 GB to 32 GB, and SDXC cards from 48 GB to 64 GB. Pictures may be
copied between cards and the built-in memory if desired.
Lens: This camera is equipped with a Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens. Its
4.9-22.8mm focal length is
equivalent to 28mm to 128mm in 35mm film photography. The focusing distance is
0.99' (11.8") to infinity in normal mode, and as close as 0.17' (2") in Macro
Extended Optical/Digital Zoom: The 28-128mm focal length of
the lens gives it an optical zoom of 4.6x. The camera's
extended optical zoom can increase the zoom up to 9.8x, depending upon the
picture size. In addition, the digital zoom
extends the focal length by another 4x.
Image Sensor: For optimal image quality, the camera uses a
1/2.33" CCD image sensor with approximately
14.5-million total pixels and 14.1-million effective pixels.
Image Recording Format:
The camera records
still images in JPEG in 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9 aspect ratio. The camera can also record HD
movies in AVCHD Lite, and HD and SD movies in QuickTime Motion JPEG in 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio at 30 frames
per second. You can choose from the following resolutions for still images and
- Still Images:
- 4:3 Aspect Ratio:
- 4320 x 3240 (14M)
- 3648 x 2736 (10M)
- 3072 x 2304 (7M)
- 2560 x 1920 (5M)
- 2048 x 1536 (3M)
- 640 x 480 (0.3M)
- 3:2 Aspect Ratio:
- 4320 x 2880 (12.5M)
- 3648 x 2432 (9M)
- 3072 x 2048 (6M)
- 2560 x 1712 (4.5M)
- 2048 x 1360 (2.5M)
- 640 x 424 (0.3M)
- 16:9 Aspect Ratio:
- 4320 x 2432 (10.5M)
- 3648 x 2056 (7.5M)
- 3072 x 1728 (5.5M)
- 2560 x 1440 (3.5M)
- 1920 x 1080 (2M)
- 640 x 360 (0.2M)
- AVCHD Lite (60p) 1280 x 720:
- SH: 17Mbps bit
- H: 13 Mbps bit
- L: 9 Mbps bit rate
- Motion JPEG (30 fps):
- HD: 1280 x 720 (16:9)
- WVGA: 848 x 480 (16:9)
- VGA: 640 x 480 (4:3)
- QVGA: 320 x 240 (4:3)
Mega Optical Image Stabilizer:
Mega O.I.S. technology helps solve the problem of unintentional hand movement
that can result in blurry images, particularly with telephoto shots. You can
choose from the following modes:
- Auto: The optimum image stabilizer is performed
automatically based on the recording conditions.
- Mode 1: The stabilizer
operates continuously and can assist during photo composition
- Mode 2: The stabilizer
function is in standby and activates at the moment the shutter captures the
image. This mode offers a greater degree of stabilization.
- Off: When image stabilization is not desired or when using the camera with a
Battery: The TS2 is powered by a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
(DMW-BCF10). A fully charged battery gives you approximately 180 minutes of
recording time, or about 360 images. When recording movies, the battery offers
approximately 110 minutes of continuous recording time, and 70 minutes of
typical recording time (with starts and stops). Playback time
using the LCD monitor is approximately 300 minutes. The battery takes
approximately 130 minutes to fully charge with the supplied DE-A59B battery
Optional AC Adapter/DC Coupler: If you wish to operate the
camera using ordinary household current, you will need the optional DMW-AC5 AC
adapter, along with the DMW-MCA1 Multi-Conversion Adapter. The AC adapter cannot
be used alone, as the Multi-Conversion Adapter provides a plug-in jack for the AC adapter. This is helpful if
you have the camera connected to your computer or printer for a long time, or
playing back photos in a slide show.
LCD Monitor: The DMC-TS2 has a 2.7" TFT color LCD
monitor featuring approximately 230,000 pixels. It has approximately 100% field
Flash: The TS2 has a built-in flash with a range of
approximately 2' to 22'. Available flash modes
- Auto: The flash is automatically activated when the recording
conditions make it necessary.
- Auto/Red-eye Reduction: A pre-flash is activated before the main
flash to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
- Forced Flash On: The flash is activated every time regardless of
the recording conditions.
- Forced Flash On/Red-eye Reduction: The flash is activated every
time with a pre-flash to reduce red-eye effect.
- Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction: Same as Slow Sync, but with
pre-flash to reduce red-eye effect.
- Forced Flash Off: Flash is not activated regardless of the
Shooting Modes: Using the rear-mounted Mode Dial and the
menu, the TS2 allows
you to choose from the following shooting modes:
- Intelligent Auto Mode: Optimum settings are made
automatically. The camera identifies the scene and sets one of the
following: i-Portrait, i-Scenery, i-Macro, i-Night Portrait, i-Night Scenery, or
- Normal: The camera allows you to make your own settings
for zoom, flash, picture brightness, close-ups, or coloring.
- Sports: allows you to
take pictures of a fast moving subject or sports scenes
- Snow: brings out the natural color of snow in ski slope
and mountain scenes
- Beach & Surf: brings out the clear blues of the sky and sea
without darkening subject
- Scene Mode: allows you to select from different scene modes
using the menu. You can save frequently used scene modes under "My Scene
Mode". Available Scene Modes include:
- Portrait: allows you
to make the subject stand out from an unfocused background and adjust
the exposure and the hue to achieve a healthy complexion on the subject
- Soft Skin: use for taking pictures of people outdoors
during the daytime; enables the texture of their skin to appear even softer
than with Portrait mode
- Transform: changes the appearance of the subject to
improve skin appearance
- Self Portrait: setting for taking pictures of yourself
- Scenery: allows you to
take a picture of a wide landscape
- Panorama Assist: You can take pictures with
connections suitable for creating panorama images
- Night Portrait: The subject can be recorded with brightness in real life by
using the flash and the slow shutter speed; use of a tripod recommended
- Night Scenery: for taking vivid pictures of a landscape
at night; use of a tripod recommended
- Food: for taking pictures of food with a natural hue without
being affected by the ambient light in restaurants, etc.
- Party: allows you to
take a picture in a dim room (e.g. a wedding reception, a party, a
banquet in a bar, etc.) clearly. The shutter speed or the exposure is
automatically adjusted according to the brightness of the room.
- Candlelight: brings out the atmosphere of a candlelit
- Baby1/Baby2: two selectable settings for taking pictures of a
baby; you can use text stamp to show baby's name, birthday, or age
- Pet: for photographing your pet; you can use text stamp
to show pet's name or age
- Sunset: for taking pictures of a sunset (red colors
- High Sensitivity: prevents blurring of subject in dark,
- Hi-speed Burst: takes pictures of rapid movement or a
- Flash Burst: enables continuous recording in dim
- Starry Sky: takes clear pictures of starry skies or
dark subjects (shutter speed can be set to 15, 30, or 60 seconds)
- Fireworks: takes clear pictures of fireworks in the
- Aerial Photo: takes pictures of the view from aircraft
- Pin Hole: Picture is taken darker and with soft
focus around the subjects
- Film Grain: produces black and white pictures with
- High Dynamic: Records pictures with bright and dark
regions of the scene expressed with suitable brightness when looking
into the sun, at night, or in similar circumstances.
- Photo Frame: superimposes a frame over the image
- Underwater: For taking pictures underwater deeper
than 10 feet (the optional DMW-MCFT2 marine case should be used when
taking pictures below 33 feet.
Self Timer: The self timer is
useful when you want to include yourself in the picture when recording still
images. The delay time for single shots can be set to 10 seconds or 2 seconds.
You can also use the self timer in Burst mode to take 3 pictures after the delay
and in Flash Burst mode to take 5 pictures.
Exposure Compensation: If you
are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may need to
correct the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too dark. You can set
the adjustments from -2 to +2 in 1/3-step increments.
Burst Modes: Pictures are taken continuously while the
shutter button is pressed. In Normal Burst mode, approximately 1.8 pictures per
second are taken. The number of pictures you can take depends upon the available
memory and the picture size chosen. In the Hi-speed Burst Mode, pictures are recorded at
approximately 5 pictures per second (image priority) or 10 pictures per second
(speed priority). Images sizes are fixed at 3M (4:3), 2.5M
(3:2) or 2M (16:9). Up to 100 total pictures can be recorded. In the Flash Burst
mode up to 5 shots with flash are taken.
White Balance: You can choose
from the following white balance modes:
- Auto: automatically
adjusts the white balance
- Outdoor, Clear Sky: for recording
outdoors on a bright day
- Outdoor, Cloudy Sky: for recording
outdoors under a cloudy or shaded area sky
- Outdoor, Shade: for recording outdoors in the shade on a bright day
- Incandescent: for recording
under incandescent lighting
- Set Manually: sets the white balance manually on a
- Manual Setting: saves the setting obtained with Manual
ISO sensitivity represents the sensitivity to light in values. If you set the
ISO sensitivity higher, the camera becomes more suitable for recording in dark
places. In the Intelligent ISO setting,
the camera will automatically set the optimal ISO sensitivity, in a range up to
1600, according to the movement of the subject and the surrounding brightness.
In the Preset ISO mode, you can select 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, or 1600. In High
Sensitivity (Scene) mode, the range is ISO 1600-6400, and in the Flash Burst
(Scene) mode, the range is ISO 100-3200.
The camera measures
the most suitable exposure by judging the allocation of brightness on the
whole screen automatically.
Auto Focus Mode:
You can choose one of the following AF modes:
- Face Detection: Camera automatically detects a person's face,
adjusting the exposure and focus to fit the face, regardless of what portion
of the picture it is in. (maximum of 15 areas)
- AF Tracking: Focus can be adjusted to a specified subject, and follow
the subject even if it moves.
- 11-area Focusing: Up to 11 points for each AF area can
be focused. This is effective when the subject isn't in the center of the
- 1-area Focusing: Camera
focuses on the subject in AF area on the center of the screen. Position and
size of AF area can be changed.
- 1-area Focusing (High Speed): The camera quickly focuses on the
subject in the AF area in the center of the screen.
- Spot Focusing: The camera focuses on a limited narrow area on the
Still Image Playback: You can manually display images one at
a time, 12 at a time, or 30 images at a time.
Calendar Playback: You can display pictures by recording
date using the calendar playback function. If there are multiple pictures with
the same recording date, the first picture recorded on that date is displayed.
Slide Show: Images can be played back in slide show fashion.
You can set the duration between images at 1 sec, 2 sec, 3 sec, or 5 sec. You
can also set on or off the repeat mode, music, and audio.
Playback Zoom: You can view the picture at the original size, or
enlarge the picture to 2x, 4x, 8x, or 16x. Using the arrow buttons, you can move
the position of the zoomed picture in the monitor.
Auto Review: After an image
is recorded, it will appear in the LCD screen for a preset number of seconds
for reviewing. Auto Review lets you choose one of the following settings: Off, 1
second, 2 seconds, or Hold.
This function is useful if you want to reduce the file size of the picture in
cases when it needs to be attached to an e-mail or uploaded to a website. Once
an image is resized, you can choose to keep the original image. You can set up
to 50 pictures to be resized at one time.
Cropping Pictures: This function lets you trim unnecessary
parts of the recorded picture. Motion pictures and pictures with text stamps cannot be trimmed.
Leveling: Minute tilting of the image, up to 2°, can be
adjusted to level the picture. The grid bars can be used to straighten the
subject in the frame.
Auto Power Off: The camera is
automatically turned off if it has not been used for a predetermined amount of
time. The amount of time can be set to 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or 10
Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is the standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge
compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints,
regardless of brand.
HDMI: The DMC-TS2 is equipped with a mini-HDMI jack for
connecting the camera to an HDTV. If the camera is connected to a VIERA
Link-equipped Panasonic TV, the TV's remote can control the camera through the
HDMI control function (HDMI-CEC). It is compatible with VIERA Link Version 5.
This proprietary jack allows you to connect the camera to your computer with the supplied USB cable.
You can also connect the camera to a TV or other A/V device using the supplied
cable. The jack can also be used for the optional DMW-MCA1 Multi-Conversion
Adapter and the optional DMW-AC5 AC adapter.
Protected Connections: The connections for the camera are
protected by lockable sealed covers to protect them from water, sand, and dust.
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 (Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7): This
software allows you to acquire pictures to the PC, and categorize the
acquired pictures by their recording date or the model name of the camera used. You can also resize pictures and
Operating Environment for PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0:
- PC: IBM PC/AT compatible having Intel Pentium III 500 MHz or
higher (XP), Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or higher (Vista), Intel Pentium
III 1 GHz or higher (Win 7)
- Recommended for AVCHD Lite: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.16
GHz/Pentium D 3.2 GHz or higher (when playing back the motion picture.)
Intel Core 2 Quad 2.6 GHz or higher when editing motion pictures
- Windows XP: Professional or Home Editions (SP2/SP3)
- Windows Vista: Home Basic (SP1/SP2), Home Premium (SP1/SP2),
Business (SP1/SP2), Ultimate (SP1/SP2)
- Windows 7: Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional,
- Display: High color 16-bit or more (32-bit or more
recommended). Desktop resolution of 1024 x 768 or more (1280 x 1024
pixels or more recommended)
- Graphics Card: DirectX 9.0c for XP, DirectX 10 for
Vista or Win 7; DirectDraw Overlay support PCI Express x 16 is
- RAM: 512 MB or more if using
Windows XP or Vista, 1 GB or more for Windows 7
- Free Hard Disk Space: Ultra DMA-100 or higher;
450MB or more for installing software
- Other Requirements: CD-ROM drive (required for
installation), Compatible drive and media required for DVD writing,
Windows-compatible sound device, USB Port, Mouse or other pointing
QuickTime (Windows XP/Vista/7): This software allows you to
playback still pictures with audio and motion pictures (QuickTime Motion JPEG
format) recorded on a digital camera.
- Included as standard in Macintosh OSs.
- For Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000, download "QuickTime 6.5.2 for Windows" from
the Apple website (URL included in manual) and install
- Purchase Apple QuickTime Pro recommended for editing movies created with
USB-connectible Environment: Compatible OS include:
- 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
- Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium
- Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate
- Mac OS 9.2.2
- Mac OS X 10.1 to 10.6
Estimated Still Image Capacity: The number of recordable pictures
|SDHC Card 4GB
|SDHC Card 4GB
|SDHC Card 4GB
Estimated Moving Image Capacity: The available recording
1280 x 720
1280 x 720
848 x 480
640 x 480
320 x 240
|When the internal memory is used for
recording video, the camera is automatically set to Motion JPEG QVGA
320 x 240.
||1 min 24 sec
|SD Card 4GB
|| 1 hour
||16 min 30 sec
||41 min 50 sec
||43 min 40 sec
||2 hrs 5 min