Inputs and Outputs Notes
Advanced Durable Design: The Panasonic DMC-TS4 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 following standards:
- Shockproof: The DMC-TS4 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 40 feet (12 meters) for a time not exceeding 60 minutes, equivalent
to the "IEC60529 IPX8" standard.
- Dustproof: The TS4 is dustproof equivalent to the
IEC60529 IP6X standard.
- 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 skating.
Global Positioning System (GPS): The TS4 is equipped with a
GPS receiver, which picks up signals from GPS satellites to determine your
position, as well as set the clock. Positioning information can be stored in
still images and motion pictures, such as latitude, longitude, altitude, and the
time the positioning was performed. In addition, the camera can provide the
barometric pressure, compass bearing, and depth indications (when the Beach &
Snorkeling mode is activated during a dive).
Sensors: The camera has a built-in compass, altimeter, and
barometer, and can measure the direction, altitude, and atmospheric pressure.
This data can be recorded and stored in the recorded images.
The DMC-TS4 records
images and movies onto its internal memory (approximately 20 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 the memory card and the built-in memory, if desired.
LCD Monitor: The DMC-TS4 has a 2.7" TFT color LCD monitor
featuring approximately 230,000 dots. It has approximately 100% field of view.
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
0.98' to infinity (Normal), and as close as 2.56" (Wide) in the Macro mode.
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 9.1x, when the
picture size is 3M or less. 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
12.5-million total pixels and 12.1-million effective pixels. The TS4's Venus
Engine processes a large amount of full HD data at high speed to give you a
super-fast response time.
Image Recording Format:
The camera records still images in JPEG in 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1 aspect
ratios. The camera can also record Full HD movies in AVCHD (16:9) and HD and SD movies in
MP4 in 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios. You can choose from the following resolutions for still images and
|4:3 Aspect Ratio ||3:2 Aspect Ratio ||16:9 Aspect Ratio ||1:1 Aspect Ratio |
|4000 x 3000 (12M) ||4000 x 2672 (10.5M) ||4000 x 2248 (9M) ||2992 x 2992 (9M) |
|3264 x 2448 (8M) ||3264 x 2176 (7M) ||3264 x 1840 (6M) ||2448 x 2448 (6M) |
|2560 x 1920 (5M) ||2560 x 1712 (4.5M) ||2560 x 1440 (3.5M) ||1920 x 1920 (3.5M) |
|2048 x 1536 (3M) ||2048 x 1360 (2.5M) ||1920 x 1080 (2M) ||1536 x 1536 (2.5M) |
|1600 x 1200 (2M) ||640 x 424 (0.3M) ||640 x 360 (0.2M) ||480 x 480 (0.2M) |
|640 x 480 (0.3M) ||--- ||--- ||--- |
|AVCHD ||MP4 |
|GFS/FSH: 1920 x 1080 @ 60i ||FHD: 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (16:9) |
|GS/SH: 1280 x 720 @ 60p ||HD: 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps (16:9) |
|--- ||VGA: 640 x 480 @ 30 fps (4:3) |
Optical Image Stabilizer:
Panasonic's Power O.I.S. technology helps solve the problem of unintentional
hand movement that can result in blurry images, particularly with telephoto
shots. Power O.I.S suppresses the low-frequency vibration caused by pressing the
shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed. Power O.I.S can be turned on or off
manually, or is set to On in certain shooting modes.
Battery: The TS4 is powered by the DMW-BCF10PP rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
(3.6 volts/940 mAh). A fully charged battery gives you approximately 155 minutes of
recording time, or about 310 images. 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-AC5PP AC
adapter, along with the DMW-DCC4 DC coupler. The AC adapter cannot
be used alone, as the DC Coupler 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.
Flash: The TS4 has a built-in flash with a range of
approximately 0.98' to 18' in Wide Angle, and 0.98' to 10' in Telephoto. 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: The flash is activated every
time, regardless of the recording conditions.
- 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: The TS4 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,
iBaby, or i-Sunset.
- Program AE: The camera automatically sets the
shutter speed and the aperture value according to the brightness of the
- Manual Exposure: You can determine the exposure by
manually setting the aperture value (F3.3 to F10) and the shutter speed (60
to 1/1300 sec). Manual Exposure Assistance appears on the monitor to
indicate the exposure.
- 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 & Snorkeling: optimal for taking pictures
underwater and at the beach
- Underwater: optimal for taking pictures underwater
deeper than 40 feet (when using the optional DMW-MCFT3 marine case).
- Miniature Effect: This mode gives an effect whereby the
periphery of the image is defocused, making the subject look as if it is a
- Scene Mode: allows you to select from different scene modes
using the menu. Available Scene Modes include: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama
Shot, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity,
and Glass Through.
3D Photo Mode: Pictures are recorded continuously while you
move the camera horizontally. Two pictures are selected automatically and
combined to make a single 3D picture. To view 3D pictures, you must connect the
camera to a TV that supports 3D.
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 3.7 pictures per
second are taken, up to 6 pictures. The Hi-Speed Burst can record up to 100
pictures (2-3 megapixels) at approximately 10 pictures per second. In the Flash
Burst mode, up to five 2-3 megapixel pictures can be recorded continuously, each
White Balance: You can choose
from the following white balance modes:
- Auto: automatically
adjusts the white balance
- Daylight: for recording
outdoors on a bright day
- Cloudy: for recording
outdoors under a cloudy sky
- Shade: for recording outdoors in the shade
- Incandescent: for recording
under incandescent lighting
- White Set: sets the white balance manually on a
Note: The White Balance can be finely adjusted toward
red or blue when the preset White Balance does not produce the desired hue.
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
400, according to the movement of the subject and the surrounding brightness.
Intelligent ISO sets the optimum ISO and shutter speed according to the movement
of the subject and brightness of the scene to minimize the jitter of the
In the Preset ISO mode, you can select 100, 200, 400, 800, or 1600.
Color Modes: You can use these modes to make your pictures
softer or sharper, or change the colors for a special effect. Some color modes
are only available when shooting in the Intelligent Auto Mode or Normal Picture
Mode. Available color modes include Standard, Happy, Vivid, B/W, and Sepia.
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.
- 23-area Focusing: Up to 23 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.
- Spot Focusing: The camera focuses on a limited narrow
area in the screen.
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.
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.
LUMIX Image Uploader: You can set up pictures and videos to
be uploaded to image sharing sites, such as Facebook and YouTube
(videos only). Once you have selected the pictures or videos, the built-in LUMIX
Image Uploader will automatically upload your files. This can be performed when
connecting the camera to your PC, or by copying the upload tool to the memory
card and inserting the card into your PC.
Micro HDMI: The TS4 is equipped with a micro HDMI (Type D)
output for connecting the camera to an HDMI-compatible HDTV. A HDMI micro cable,
such as the Monster Cable Digital Life Micro HDMI cable (item #
119MCHDMI4), will be needed. The micro HDMI cable will carry both high
definition video and audio to the TV. When the camera is connected to a VIERA
Link-equipped Panasonic HDTV via HDMI, you can control the camera's playback
functions using the TV's remote control.
This proprietary jack allows you to connect the camera to your computer or a
printer using the supplied USB cable. You can also connect the camera to a TV or
other A/V device using the supplied audio/video cable. The video output is
compatible with NTSC systems only.
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.1 AE Edition: The PHOTOfunSTUDIO
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
add effects. Various printing functions are supported. PHOTOfunSTUDIO is
compatible with the following Operating Systems:
- Windows XP (32-bit) SP3
- Windows Vista (32-bit) SP2
- Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) SP1
LoiLoScope 30-day Full Trial Version: LoiLoScope is a video
editing software that lets you create videos, use your music, picture, and video
files to create videos, or share with your friends via email. The supplied CD contains a link to the trial
USB-connectible Environment: You can connect the camera to a
computer that can detect a mass storage device. Compatible Operating Systems
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Windows 2000
- Windows Me
- Mac OS X v10.1 to v10.7