Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7 Announced, Priced $447.99, Available for Pre-Order

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Panasonic has just officially announced the new Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7 ( also known as FT7 outside of North America). It is the first compact rugged camera, featuring an electronic viewfinder , waterproof to 31m/102ft, shockproof to 2m/6.6ft, pressure resistant to 100kgf/220lbf and freezeproof to 10°C/-14°F. This new camera costs $447.99, available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama.

Panasonic lumix DC-TS7 imagesBelow are the detailed specifications:

Price
MSRP $449 at  B&HAdorama
Body type
Body type Compact
Sensor
Max resolution 5184 x 3888
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 21 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Processor Venus Engine
Image
ISO Auto, 80-3200 (expands to 6400)
Boosted ISO (maximum) 6400
White balance presets 5
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format No
JPEG quality levels Fine, standard
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 28–128 mm
Optical zoom 4.6×
Maximum aperture F3.3–5.9
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4x)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 30 cm (11.81)
Macro focus range cm (1.97)
Number of focus points 49
Focal length multiplier 5.65×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 2.53× (0.45× 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder resolution 1,170,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/1300 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic) 1/16000 sec
Aperture priority No
Shutter priority No
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 5.60 m (with Auto ISO)
External flash No
Flash modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Continuous drive 10.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, 10 secs x 3 images)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 1 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Modes
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 20 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Microphone Mono
Speaker Stereo
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB charging Yes
HDMI Yes (microHDMI)
Microphone port No
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Durability Waterproof, Shockproof
Battery Built-in
Battery description DMW-BCM13PP lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 300
Weight (inc. batteries) 319 g (0.70 lb / 11.25 oz)
Dimensions 117 x 76 x 37 mm (4.61 x 2.99 x 1.46)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS None

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