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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 12MP Digital Camera with 4.6x Wide Angle MEGA Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch...
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 242 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.7
Returned or considering to return: 8.7%

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Individual Feature Rating
Fit5.0   above average
Outdoor5.0   above average
Color4.7   above average
Photo4.7   above average
Compact4.6   average
Light4.5   above average
Macro4.4   average
Performance4.4   average
Video4.4   average
Control4.3   average
Price4.2   below average
Size4.2   average
Image4.0   average
Quality4.0   average
Underwater4.0   average
Focus3.9   above average
Beach3.8   below average
Lumix3.8   below average
Screen3.8   average
Setting3.7   below average
Battery3.3   average
DSLR3.3   below average
Menu3.3   below average
Manual3.1   below average
Zoom2.9   mediocre
Lens2.6   below average
Flash2.5   below average
Button1.8   mediocre


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Battery

Battery:
"The batter life is not as long as I would have liked so I purchased a second battery to keep on hand."
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"I took it to the beach and it worked great in the water, but a year later when I took it in the pool I double checked that all the compartments were secure but water still made its way into the battery compartment and the camera was ruined."
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"I was informed by an associate at a battery specialist store that BOTH the battery AND battery charger that accompanied this camera were defective--the battery would not charge and the charger was too weak to charge anything."
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"It appears that the lid gasket protecting the battery SD card compartment was faulty on ours."
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"I thought the lithium battery would be a problem, specially when you go out on vacations and you don't have a place to plug the charger all the time."
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"Those large touchscreens are terrible for batteries and in my opinion, harder to navigate through than standard buttons."
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"The camera, case, battery and battery charger were in excellent shape."
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"Per the instructions, I soaked it in fresh water after use and thoroughly dried it prior to opening the battery door."
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"Battery life is very good."
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"Even though battery life hasn't been a problem, I plan to buy an extra battery to keep charge and swap out when I need to, just in case."
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Beach

Beach:
"I've broken OTHER cameras before just by taking them to the beach and getting a grain or two of salt in the lens, but THIS camera is built like a fortress."
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"I did get a little fog inside the lens at the beach, which probably isn't a good thing, but it went away and still works just fine."
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"It leaked after the 4th day on the beach and the camera failed."
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"The flash always leaves a shade to the left part in the wall if the person is 30 cm of wall or curtain etc , they listen well always it leaves to the left part of the photo a shade, the disigners of the camera left very far the flash of the lens and this produces this unbearable shade in all the photos all the settings exept when is in the beach or exterior photo ,,but try dont shoot in a room ,i lost 395 bills in a orange one but i am very disapointed with this camera."
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"It took many great pictures for me and never had a problem with being in the ocean or on the beach."
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"I took it to the beach and it worked great in the water, but a year later when I took it in the pool I double checked that all the compartments were secure but water still made its way into the battery compartment and the camera was ruined."
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"I live on an island were there is 90% of humidity in the air, I go to the beach very often with my friends and always have fun moments to capture in videos or pics, so this camera is perfect!"
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"It is an excellent waterproof camera, worked well in on the beach."
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"Well, after a trip on a beach and our old Sony cybershot camera getting sandy, we decided to look into the tough Cameras."
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Button

Button:
"The only complaints are that the record button for video is so small you can't work with ski gloves and the zoom control is very stiff."
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"The user buttons are not as friendly as the canon."
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"Also, you have to hold down the on off button for a count of 2 in order to turn it on, another annoying thing."
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"The shutter button and zoom button are next to each other resulting in occasional confusion when I press the zoom button when I mean to press the shutter."
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"- the zoom button isn't in the best spot (in front of the capture button) and I wasn't thrilled that it was a slider type."
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"Relatively easy to use menus and buttons."
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"This is great--it shows you a zoomed-in view after each photo so you can see if it's actually in focus.+ Separate photo trigger movie record buttons.+ Good exposure and color balance control."
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"With the waterproof and shockproof case, AVCHD video function, which by the way is super easy to use with its own dedicated record button, EXCELLANT battery life, great photos and usefull accessories (i. e. deep water case), it will now be the only point and shoot camera I will use."
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"I love this feature, there is no fiddling around with buttons to switch from one to the other."
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"Pros:- Shoots video super-instantly and easily, recording with one button push vs. my wife's olympus which makes you go through menus."
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Charging

Charging:
"Minor issues for me are that it connects to my computer via USB but doesn't charge through it, and that it is often uncomfortable to hold."
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"I was informed by an associate at a battery specialist store that BOTH the battery AND battery charger that accompanied this camera were defective--the battery would not charge and the charger was too weak to charge anything."
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")- just works perfectly without additional software or anything on a mac- video recording has very accurate auto-focus, you can zoom in out and still remain focus (lacking this option from many compact cameras)- Just about right size and right weight (could be even better if they trim some fat though)=== CON ===- flash has issues- noisy on high ISO (expected from small CCD)- no lens cap, lens can be expose to danger- brush metal design is awesome but easy to scratch- wish to have microUSB connection- hope that USB can charge the battery or in camera battery charge option- preset modes aren't that easy to access, and often they are more than confusing."
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"The camera, case, battery and battery charger were in excellent shape."
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"Battery is easy to charge and easy to change."
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"I had read the reviews and was concerned about battery life and have been very happy with the amount of time that it keeps a charge."
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"I started with a full battery and was able to get on only 1 charge -- 75 photos with flash, 75 photos without flash, full zoom cycle 100 times and 90 minutes of AVCHD video set at the highest settings."
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"The Power 2000 battery looks physically identical to the Panasonic battery, and fits perfectly in both the charger and the camera."
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Color

Color:
"Accurate color correction on my computer (I use iPhoto) is generally hard to do for low-light pictures because of the poor color information and amount of noise."
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"Do some post-processing to eliminate the color shift and you can get some nice video."
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"Accurate color correction on my computer (I use iPhoto) is generally hard to do for low-light pictures because of the poor color information and amount of noise."
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"Crisp, clear, colors seem good."
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"The photos are very sharp and the colors are good."
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"Color was also excellent."
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Compact

Compact:
"Pros: Compact, Appears to be sturdy, Good color selection, Decent picture quality for a compact cameraCons: Menus a bit confusing (too many options), the shape not quite good for steady grip, photographs with flash appear a bit harsh, our camera did not hold water out (probably an isolated case of a defective camera)."
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"Amazingly durable- Compact size- Light weightCons:- NoneI can't really complain, it does the job every time."
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"I already own a Nikon D40 DSLR and several lenses for the times when I need serious image quality and flexibility, but if I'm going to trade off capability for portability with a compact camera, it would be nice to get some new capabilities in exchange, and this camera delivers."
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"Image quality is decent for a compact."
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"I feel the camera is worth every penny I spent on it, and would recommend it to anyone looking to have a compact camera they can throw in their pocket and really take almost anywhere."
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"Bottom line, the HD video component is a great bonus feature on a very nice compact waterproof still camera, nothing more."
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Control

Control:
"Therefore my expectations may be different - I am not expecting perfect image quality, full manual controls, etc., because I have my other camera for that kind of thing when I want it."
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"The zoom switch, just in front of the shutter button, gets the job done but does not have great control."
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"Other than that, the camera controls are easy to manipulate, and they are intuitive."
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"- Big, beautiful, bright screen and easy controls."
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"It responds well, the controls are relatively simple, it has decent 2-3 keypress shortcuts for a lot of the features, and it certainly looks like they knew what they were doing when they built it."
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"The only substantial shortcomings are the placement of the lens in the upper left corner of the body which makes holding the camera a little awkward and the clustering of the controls in the lower right of the back making them easy to accidentally hit while using the camera."
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"The menu and control layout is typical Panasonic, which is to say, easy to understand & practical."
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DSLR

DSLR:
"Not anywhere as good as a DSLR, but certainly better than a lot of Sony and Olympus models I looked at, which smudge every last ounce of fine detail into what looks like a water painting."
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"If you don't have a pocket cam to complement your DSLR, you should, because you're missing out on a lot of photo opportunities."
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"I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a small, waterproof and takes great pictures not as good as DSLR but still very good."
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"However, do not recommend if people are looking for DSLR like performance, manual control freaks, or looking for something super cute and compact."
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"I would not hesitate in recommending it to anyone who isn't interested in a DSLR, though, and who wants a tough, neat little camera, great for traveling."
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"I'm not sure that I would want this as my only camera, because the image quality isn't perfect, but if I didn't have a DSLR I don't think I would notice."
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"Great substitution when conditions are too hazardous for my dSLR."
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"Anyway, I have a Pentax DSLR and it's great."
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"I also have a DSLR, but this camera is nice for when I don't want to lug the big one around."
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"If you don't have a pocket cam to complement your DSLR, you should, because you're missing out on a lot of photo opportunities."
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"Bought to suppliment my DSLR and it is a great addition."
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Design

Design:
"As far as picture and video quality... obviously not the BEST, but definitely great for what the camera is designed for and the price."
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"The design of the camera made it hard to put the wristband around your wrist and also take a picture."
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"Kind of annoying, but understandable due to design limitations."
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"One problem with the design - and one inherent to this type of camera with folding optics - is that you will often find your fingers covering the lens until you get used to holding it."
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"Did extensive research and decided this camera offered the best combination of image quality, features, and design out of all the rugged cameras I looked at."
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"Finally Panasonic entered the rugged camera arena and they have figured out how to deliver excellent photo quality in a rugged design."
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"The design is very well done compare to many."
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"This is pretty awesome design!"
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"Waterproof works well, image quality is pretty nice, colors are pretty natural (not as washed out as Canon), well body building quality, starts up fairly fast, autofocus is fast and accurate.=== PRO ===- fast start up- fast autofocus- nice face recognition (need to add more profiles though)- well balanced color setting- nice waterproof feature- solid camera body- internal focus, it's often better idea than sticks out lens design- pretty nice 720p video recording- very bright, responsive LCD at back (but why not 3?"
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Durable

Durable:
"No idea how much replacements cost, but the current gaskets are well-made and look durable, and any damage to them is going to be visible."
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"Amazingly durable- Compact size- Light weightCons:- NoneI can't really complain, it does the job every time."
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"I use my iPhone for most pics these days, but to be able to zoom, and more importantly, get it wet, this baby takes excellent pics, is durable, and yes, I have used it in, around and under the water successfully."
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"It is a great durable camera that you can take anywhere and shoot anything."
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"The biggest pros are that it takes great pictures in well-lit settings and most outdoor locations, the video quality is generally quite good, it works extremely well with my computer (a Mac), and that it is very durable and relatively portable."
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"No idea how much replacements cost, but the current gaskets are well-made and look durable, and any damage to them is going to be visible."
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Fit

Fit:
"On the positive side I like the look and size of the camera and how easy it was to carry it around and how it fits in your hand."
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"It dwarfs my Elph, but still fits in a pocket easily."
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"I've finally found a camera that fits perfectly into my lifestyle."
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"Its small enough to fit in your pocket fairly easily."
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"I think Sony and Panasonic developed this format so that you could fit a good amount of HD video per stored gigabyte of memory space."
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Flash

Flash:
"Only weakness I can point to is a weak flash (night shots can sometimes not be illuminated enough), and the lack of a lens cover."
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"Pros: Compact, Appears to be sturdy, Good color selection, Decent picture quality for a compact cameraCons: Menus a bit confusing (too many options), the shape not quite good for steady grip, photographs with flash appear a bit harsh, our camera did not hold water out (probably an isolated case of a defective camera)."
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"Flash also cause reflection on your dirty lens."
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"If you are too close, things tend to be too bright (especially on macro mode), if you are too far, flash still fires anyway (even flash light doesn't travel that far).Flash option is hiding under left button, is not as easy as other camera where there is a delicate flash button to press."
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"It's annoying that it will pops up as bright as the flash itself, and there is almost no way to turn it off."
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"As with almost every camera in this price range, unfortunately there is no optical viewfinder and the flash is characteristically weak."
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"(But then again, the only brand of point-and-shoot cameras I've seen take good low-light pictures (sans flash) is Canon.)"
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"- Macro mode is really impressive, though the flash can white out the macro really easily if you're not careful composing your shot."
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"Image quality in bright light is really excellent, flash is very good for a camera of this size and class, and the waterproofing does the job (took a few pictures from underwater in the kitchen sink the first day, figuring if I ruined it in water I'd better do it early)."
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"It gives you some options with the flash and adjusting the exposure, which is nice."
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"I started with a full battery and was able to get on only 1 charge -- 75 photos with flash, 75 photos without flash, full zoom cycle 100 times and 90 minutes of AVCHD video set at the highest settings."
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Focus

Focus:
"I ordered this camera as a gift, and it functions well, but the focus motor broke about 2 weeks after receiving it."
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"With lack of manual focus, this can be a problem."
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"Unfortunately there is no manual focus, and in tricky situations it can be hard to get it to focus on exactly what you want - in those cases try Spot focus, but even there it doesn't always give you what you want."
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"I ordered this camera as a gift, and it functions well, but the focus motor broke about 2 weeks after receiving it."
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"Hi-def video is beautiful and always in focus."
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"The wide zoom lens is very practical, and seems to focus well."
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"The manual says that it might not work properly below -10C, but I used it in a colder weather, and although I did notice that it was making an extra effort to focus objects, the pictures came out great!"
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"720p from the TS1 looks great.+ Quiet autofocus and zoom."
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Image

Image:
"I was told most cameras get damaged while crawling, and if not then, when trying to take a photo getting filled with dust."
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"Picture is is decent not great, but if you know how to use photo editing software then the images can look fantastic with just minimal adjustments."
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"I was stuck between this camera and the Casio Ex-1, I chose this camera because I previously had the Casio camera phone, granted it was only 5 mp but the image quality was horrible so I went with the TS1 and am very glad I did so."
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"- Image quality okay, but not great."
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"After a few weeks of use in different circumstances we were a bit disappointed though about the image quality."
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"I originally purchased the Olympus Stylus 1050SW 10.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver) but the photo quality was terrible."
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"Many functionalities and takes nice pics."
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"Just a great camera with a great pic quality"
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"I use my iPhone for most pics these days, but to be able to zoom, and more importantly, get it wet, this baby takes excellent pics, is durable, and yes, I have used it in, around and under the water successfully."
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"I got just that and the images came real good."
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Lens

Lens:
"One reason I chose this camera was that I wanted to have as much zoom as possible, but not to have to deal with the breakability of protruding lenses, which I have broken every time I've owned one."
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"--- I carry it on my belt, at work, outside... - the last two cameras were broken thru my tough use, and dropping...I gave it 4 stars on picture quality, only because it does not have as good a lens as my previous Lumix 10x zoom... pocket camera... -- but that camera was larger and had a lens that extended, so I would expect better photos...For a tough camera... this one is great....I would buy it, again... hopefully, I won't have to! "
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"I did get a little fog inside the lens at the beach, which probably isn't a good thing, but it went away and still works just fine."
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"The only negative I can think is that we had a challenge to keep our fingers away from the lenses."
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"But if it has a lens error in a year I'm coming back and writing the most scathing review imaginable."
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"I've had to throw away my last two cameras because of recurring lens errors due to dust getting in the optics, so I bought this camera as a way to end that annoying cycle."
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"The recessed lens is great for shockproofing....hard to clean."
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"Good lens."
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"The quality of the lenses is really good."
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"- Nice wide angle lens."
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"The wide zoom lens is very practical, and seems to focus well."
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Light

Light:
"The picture quality degrades more in low light situations (like dusk)."
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"Also the picture quality is blurry at times and in low light conditions is horrible."
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"Amazingly durable- Compact size- Light weightCons:- NoneI can't really complain, it does the job every time."
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"It's good for taking pictures where there's lots of light, good for outdoors, water activities, etc."
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"The user interface is a bit nonintuitive, and while the number of camera and light options is good, they aren't always useful."
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"Image quality in bright light is really excellent, flash is very good for a camera of this size and class, and the waterproofing does the job (took a few pictures from underwater in the kitchen sink the first day, figuring if I ruined it in water I'd better do it early)."
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"In outdoor light (even clouds) images are just, well, astonishingly good."
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Lumix

Lumix:
"I have owned several Panasonic Lumix branded cameras, but this one was a disappointment."
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"--- I carry it on my belt, at work, outside... - the last two cameras were broken thru my tough use, and dropping...I gave it 4 stars on picture quality, only because it does not have as good a lens as my previous Lumix 10x zoom... pocket camera... -- but that camera was larger and had a lens that extended, so I would expect better photos...For a tough camera... this one is great....I would buy it, again... hopefully, I won't have to! "
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"The design is slim (the new Canon waterproof blue camera is awesome, don't get me wrong, but it's kinda big and round (and video isn't as good).This Lumix doesn't have as good a zoom as the Canon, but it's decent, and sure, it can't go as deep as the Canon, however it's small enough for the pocket, durable, takes great shots, goes deep enough in the water for most, takes the best video as all."
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"I just purchased the Lumix - TS1 and I love it."
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"So I purchased the DMW-AC5 cable, which Panasonic claims is compatible with the Lumix series of cameras."
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"I was using the Lumix FZ5 with good results and was looking for a waterproof camera."
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"What's good about the Panasonic Lumix TS1 as compared to the Pentax Optio W30:+ 28mm equivalent wide angle."
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"No annoying level of shutter-lag with the Lumix TS1.4."
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Macro

Macro:
"- Minimum macro range not as good as the Pentax."
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"But there are two bonuses I couldn't have expectedOne, it has a phenomenal macro mode."
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"What surprised me is the amazing quality of macro shots."
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"- Macro mode is really impressive, though the flash can white out the macro really easily if you're not careful composing your shot."
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"From fish to flies (nice macro settings) and underwater video of releasing trout, I am very happy wiht my purchase."
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"It has 720p video, waterproof, shockproof (dropped it yesterday in the South Fork of the Boise while I was landing a rainbow, still works great), and takes great macro for flies and insects."
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Manual

Manual:
"With lack of manual focus, this can be a problem."
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"Really hard to use, manual was confusing."
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"Therefore my expectations may be different - I am not expecting perfect image quality, full manual controls, etc., because I have my other camera for that kind of thing when I want it."
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"Unfortunately there is no manual focus, and in tricky situations it can be hard to get it to focus on exactly what you want - in those cases try Spot focus, but even there it doesn't always give you what you want."
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"Some lighting outside doesn't produce the best pictures but granted I haven't read the manual completely."
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"However, if you read the user manual on the waterproof features there are several major caveats."
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"I'm an experienced photographer and far above the average Joe when it comes to understanding manual settings as well as the automatic ones."
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"Other thing is that I bring a big ziploc bag with me when I travel to soak the camera in freshwater after I've been in the ocean (this is recommended in the manual)."
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"Here are my brief pros and cons:PROS:> Water Resistant - Took decent pictures even when wet.> Rugged - All orifices are sealed with gaskets.> Manual Controls - User can customize settings to best fit their situation.> Ergonomics - Lightweight and small."
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"However, if there is a manual focus, that would be nice!"
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"Wish for more manual operation optionsI high recommend this camera to outdoor lovers, it's a very good all around camera!"
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Menu

Menu:
"I hate tons of menus, options, and clicking!"
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"Pros: Compact, Appears to be sturdy, Good color selection, Decent picture quality for a compact cameraCons: Menus a bit confusing (too many options), the shape not quite good for steady grip, photographs with flash appear a bit harsh, our camera did not hold water out (probably an isolated case of a defective camera)."
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"It was hard to look at other cameras that did not have such a clear menu that was easy and fast to manually switch different modes, settings and speeds etc."
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"Some professional reviews complained about the Olympus camera menus."
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"Pros:- Simple to use menu- Great photos- Seems like it's everything proof."
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"Relatively easy to use menus and buttons."
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"The menu setup is pretty intuitive, too, unlike some cameras I've played with (like an Olympus which was terrible)."
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"I found the menus easy to deal with and sensible when I wanted them."
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"The features and menus are well thought out and easy to use."
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Outdoor

Outdoor:
"It's good for taking pictures where there's lots of light, good for outdoors, water activities, etc."
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"The biggest pros are that it takes great pictures in well-lit settings and most outdoor locations, the video quality is generally quite good, it works extremely well with my computer (a Mac), and that it is very durable and relatively portable."
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"In outdoor light (even clouds) images are just, well, astonishingly good."
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"Indoor shots are good, outdoor shots are much better and video is good too."
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"Outdoor pictures are great."
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Performance

Performance:
"However, do not recommend if people are looking for DSLR like performance, manual control freaks, or looking for something super cute and compact."
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"It is very difficult to take a sharp photo with this camera due to its poor image stabilization, poor indoor lighting performance, hard to hold camera steady while pressing the shutter button due to its small size, poor computer auto white balance."
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"It has performed great as an all around camera and camcorder."
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"I have shot well over 1000 pictures with this camera and I have not been disappointed with its performance."
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"The camera performed with no complaints."
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"Also took it on a wet and wild boat ride where it got splashed with salt water as I was filming video, then washed it off under a faucet when I got home, and the camera performed without a hiccup."
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"The underwater performance is great."
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Photo

Photo:
"Well, the photos were mediocre."
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"The flash always leaves a shade to the left part in the wall if the person is 30 cm of wall or curtain etc , they listen well always it leaves to the left part of the photo a shade, the disigners of the camera left very far the flash of the lens and this produces this unbearable shade in all the photos all the settings exept when is in the beach or exterior photo ,,but try dont shoot in a room ,i lost 395 bills in a orange one but i am very disapointed with this camera."
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"you need a gamer computer to replay de hd videos .all the photos in all settings looks washed horrible washed ,there is no settings to change for that allways is washed ,the only good thing is leica lenses but not to paid 400$ for a piece of glass, i compare all the photos taken with my old pentax optio s4 that only is 4 megapixels"
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"I've taken it through the desert, mountains, and even under water and it still takes fantastic photos."
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"If you just need something to take nice photos, and you have some camera skills, here's your winner."
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"Pros:- Simple to use menu- Great photos- Seems like it's everything proof."
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"Was a good camera up to this point, taking reasonable photos, rugged, and small."
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"As for the water resistance, once again the TS1 was great - I used the TS1 underwater in pools taking photos and recording video as well as in the ocean at Tulum, Cozumel, and Playa del Carmen, Mexico with no issues at all."
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Price

Price:
"I am very upset that I wasted so much money on this one! "
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"For all the hassle saved on repairs and heartaches over broken camera pieces, I was ready to fork the money over and grab the cool looking piece of equipment that takes (better point and shoot pictures) than my current Canon 10zoom."
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"As with almost every camera in this price range, unfortunately there is no optical viewfinder and the flash is characteristically weak."
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"Perhaps the single most common point of failure for digital cameras in this price range is the zoom lens mechanism."
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"If you compare prices and is the best, there is no hold back to it."
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"Incredible features for the price versus many other cameras.4 Stars(instead of 5) only because of photo quality versus price paid and I would have liked better photo shooting in darkness."
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"This camera takes really nice pictures for its price ($228) and it's even water proof."
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"Overall, I'm fairly happy with this camera, and the price is very reasonable for the capabilities it offers."
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"Very good camera, especially for the price."
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Quality

Quality:
"build quality seem really good but it is a terrible waterproof camera."
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"Quality of the pictures are great (Not perfect) camera size is exactly the size that you need for portability and handeling."
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"The picture quality degrades more in low light situations (like dusk)."
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"The quality isn't that great but that's not why I purchased this camera so overall I'm happy with it but just wished I could get better pictures in low light."
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"--- I carry it on my belt, at work, outside... - the last two cameras were broken thru my tough use, and dropping...I gave it 4 stars on picture quality, only because it does not have as good a lens as my previous Lumix 10x zoom... pocket camera... -- but that camera was larger and had a lens that extended, so I would expect better photos...For a tough camera... this one is great....I would buy it, again... hopefully, I won't have to! "
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"As far as picture and video quality... obviously not the BEST, but definitely great for what the camera is designed for and the price."
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"Just a great camera with a great pic quality"
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"For 5 years this camera has delivered amazing quality pictures and though its internal storage may be slightly outdated now, the capability to easily switch SD cards makes that mostly a non-issue."
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"This is a great camera, easy to use in all modes and the quality of the pictures are great."
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"Incredible features for the price versus many other cameras.4 Stars(instead of 5) only because of photo quality versus price paid and I would have liked better photo shooting in darkness."
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"build quality seem really good but it is a terrible waterproof camera."
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Screen

Screen:
"(Well, it has accumulated some VERY minor scratching on the screen, but I've never even put it in a protective case or put a screen protector on it so...that's my fault."
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"I found it a little hard to see the screen so sometimes I had to guess as to where to point the camera."
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"IF you're planning on getting the Tz-7 (Panasonic's 10x version, just know that the screen isn't so great (cracks easily) I bought one and within a week, blech)."
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"(Well, it has accumulated some VERY minor scratching on the screen, but I've never even put it in a protective case or put a screen protector on it so...that's my fault."
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"The only issue I have is that the LCD screen scratches easily."
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"The Cons:No view finder...not really a con once you get used to it and battery life is good even with the big screen on all the time."
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"- Big, beautiful, bright screen and easy controls."
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"All of the ports are protected in a nicely rubber lined sealing and the screen is a very nice large size."
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Setting

Setting:
"You can get closest by zooming to the widest setting, which seems weird, but it works."
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"The flash always leaves a shade to the left part in the wall if the person is 30 cm of wall or curtain etc , they listen well always it leaves to the left part of the photo a shade, the disigners of the camera left very far the flash of the lens and this produces this unbearable shade in all the photos all the settings exept when is in the beach or exterior photo ,,but try dont shoot in a room ,i lost 395 bills in a orange one but i am very disapointed with this camera."
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"you need a gamer computer to replay de hd videos .all the photos in all settings looks washed horrible washed ,there is no settings to change for that allways is washed ,the only good thing is leica lenses but not to paid 400$ for a piece of glass, i compare all the photos taken with my old pentax optio s4 that only is 4 megapixels"
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"So while it may perform better for those willing to play with the settings, I can't recommend it as even a decent point-and-shoot."
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"Unfortunately after a week of testing I am returning it because the image quality (using the intelligent automatic settings) is just not good enough and very disappointing compared to my 3 three-year-old 6 megapixel camera."
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"The biggest pros are that it takes great pictures in well-lit settings and most outdoor locations, the video quality is generally quite good, it works extremely well with my computer (a Mac), and that it is very durable and relatively portable."
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"The camera is pretty and sturdy, the software smart enough and the AI setting works well."
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"It works pretty well for most conditions and helps you get good shots without having to mess with settings."
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"I'm an experienced photographer and far above the average Joe when it comes to understanding manual settings as well as the automatic ones."
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"From fish to flies (nice macro settings) and underwater video of releasing trout, I am very happy wiht my purchase."
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Size

Size:
"Quality of the pictures are great (Not perfect) camera size is exactly the size that you need for portability and handeling."
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"The only complaints are that the record button for video is so small you can't work with ski gloves and the zoom control is very stiff."
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"(Only a small amount, but apparently enough) This was a major disappointment to say the least!"
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"My only complaint there was with it's size, battery life and lack of HD videos."
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"Amazingly durable- Compact size- Light weightCons:- NoneI can't really complain, it does the job every time."
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"Was a good camera up to this point, taking reasonable photos, rugged, and small."
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"On the positive side I like the look and size of the camera and how easy it was to carry it around and how it fits in your hand."
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"I'm an occasional photographer, so I wanted something small and easy to use."
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"Image quality in bright light is really excellent, flash is very good for a camera of this size and class, and the waterproofing does the job (took a few pictures from underwater in the kitchen sink the first day, figuring if I ruined it in water I'd better do it early)."
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Speed

Speed:
"It takes decent pictures in or out of the water, but I wouldn't count on being able to get good shots of fast moving fish, which is pretty much an issue with any point and shoot camera anyhow."
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"What's not so great:- Lens not very fast, with a maximum aperture of f 3.3 at the wide end that falls off quickly to f 5.9 at the tele end."
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"The lens is not exceptionally fast - which I assume is due to the folding optics design - but it normally is fine, even in dark places as I described earlier."
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"It was hard to look at other cameras that did not have such a clear menu that was easy and fast to manually switch different modes, settings and speeds etc."
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"I was happy with how fast they did this."
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"The speed burst fuction is great and you can catch some fun shots."
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"I have heard mixed reviews about this and some people say it runs at 30 some people say it runs at 60, so I would imagine if you bought a fast SDHC card then you could probably record at 60 as well."
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"The video quality is very good but the stabilization is limited and the zoom feature does not pan in and out slowly and smoothly; it has one zoom speed - fast."
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Underwater

Underwater:
"Have not be able to take underwater phot's yet but so far the picture quality and ease of use has been fantastic."
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"Unfortunately, the camera died just after 3 pictures underwater while snorkeling."
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"Initially, I enjoyed this camera and it worked well, zoom was a little troubling, but not enough to make up for the underwater feature."
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"The very first time I used it underwater, it leaked and the camera broke."
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"This camera was advertised as water resistant up to 10 meters but they failed to mention that you need an optional underwater housing."
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"Underwater use has been fun, being waterproof makes it less risky to take places, like kayaking where you aren't there for underwater shots, but there is a high risk of water damage."
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"This was a great little underwater camera camcorder but alas, it was thrown in the beach sand a few times and that mucked up the moving parts and it no longer works."
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"It also took pretty clear pictures underwater."
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"As for the water resistance, once again the TS1 was great - I used the TS1 underwater in pools taking photos and recording video as well as in the ocean at Tulum, Cozumel, and Playa del Carmen, Mexico with no issues at all."
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"This camera, albeit a great buy for taking fabulous underwater pictures, is not made for extensive use for underwater snorkeling."
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"The underwater performance is great."
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Video

Video:
"Generally like the camera but the videos that it take are in some annoying video format that makes it very hard to get them off of the camera (if you don't use the software that comes with the camera)."
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"One thing i hate is that the video is taken is either .mov or avchd formats."
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"As far as picture and video quality... obviously not the BEST, but definitely great for what the camera is designed for and the price."
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"The only problem that we have had is the format for the video."
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"The only complaints are that the record button for video is so small you can't work with ski gloves and the zoom control is very stiff."
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"Do some post-processing to eliminate the color shift and you can get some nice video."
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"It also takes great pictures and video."
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"But for someone that is an outdoor enthusiast looking for a sturdy camera that will last and take what I consider great pictures and video, chose this one."
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"As for the water resistance, once again the TS1 was great - I used the TS1 underwater in pools taking photos and recording video as well as in the ocean at Tulum, Cozumel, and Playa del Carmen, Mexico with no issues at all."
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"It was a great buy in my opion, because you do get 720p HD video recording and the ability to zoom while recording."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"--- I carry it on my belt, at work, outside... - the last two cameras were broken thru my tough use, and dropping...I gave it 4 stars on picture quality, only because it does not have as good a lens as my previous Lumix 10x zoom... pocket camera... -- but that camera was larger and had a lens that extended, so I would expect better photos...For a tough camera... this one is great....I would buy it, again... hopefully, I won't have to! "
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"It isn't necessarily great for distance pictures if you want to try and zoom in a bit."
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"The zoom wasn't very good & hard to operate, it didn't freeze action in auto mode, there isn't too much manual control & if there is it takes time to get to."
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"I originally purchased the Olympus Stylus 1050SW 10.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver) but the photo quality was terrible."
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"The shutter button and zoom button are next to each other resulting in occasional confusion when I press the zoom button when I mean to press the shutter."
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"I use my iPhone for most pics these days, but to be able to zoom, and more importantly, get it wet, this baby takes excellent pics, is durable, and yes, I have used it in, around and under the water successfully."
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"I'm very pleased with the wide angle and it's zoom."
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"The bonus of this option is the extended zoom feature, which uses only the center portion of the sensor, thus allowing me to zoom in closer without degradation in image quality, unlike regular digital zoom."
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"It actually takes some getting used to as you have to either move closer or use the (very adequate) zoom to get close enough to see people's faces."
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"I can use full zoom within a few inches of the subject, and the detail is impressive."
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