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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 / DMC-TS20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 / DMC-TS20. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the durability and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas the storage and shutter get less positive reviews.

usability, price, image quality, portability, durability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 / DMC-TS20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 / DMC-TS20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 / DMC-TS20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the performance and portability. The image quality and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the screen and reliability. Views are divided on the zoom.

usability, price, image quality, portability, performance

reliability, screen

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMC-FT20EB-D Rugged Camera with Lumix Lens and HD Movie - Orange (16.1MP, 4x Optical Zoom)Panasonic DMC-FT20EB-D Rugged Camera with Lumix Lens and HD Movie - Orange (16.1MP, 4x Optical Zoom)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 / DMC-TS20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 / DMC-TS20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the performance and durability. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas the storage and focus get negative views. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, durability, performance

battery, water proof, focus, storage

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix TS20 16.1 MP TOUGH Waterproof Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom (Red)Panasonic Lumix TS20 16.1 MP TOUGH Waterproof Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom (Red)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

 

If you're looking for a rugged pocket shooter that you can take anywhere without worry, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 is an inexpensive option. Its lens isn't the sharpest, and noise reduction smears away image detail at higher ISOs, but the camera...

Inexpensive for a rugged camera. Short shutter lag. Wide angle lens. Waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof, and dustproof. Good high ISO performance.

Soft lens. Not as rugged as competitors. Video limited to 720p resolution.

Performance and Conclusions The TS20 isn't the speediest rugged camera to come through the PCMag Lab, but it's not a dog either. It can start up and grab a shot in 2 seconds, shoots one frame per second in continuous drive mode, and records a short 0.1...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS20 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix TS20 is a great camera for those who have a pool, kids or who are on the adventurous side. With its iAuto shooting mode, HD video capture and the ability to go anywhere, the TS20 helps assure that you can get the camera where you...

iAuto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Tough" features: Waterproof, Dustproof, Shockproof and Freezeproof protect the camera ; Great image quality ; Mega O.I.S. is very...

Trouble focusing up close under water without manually turning Macro focus on ; Some noise in all images / Normal with most 16-Megapixel image sensors ; Screen can be hard to see underwater ; No HDMI output for HD movies on an HDTV

The Panasonic Lumix TS20 is a great camera for those who have a pool, kids or who are on the adventurous side. With its iAuto shooting mode, HD video capture and the ability to go anywhere, the TS20 helps assure that you can get the camera where you...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 (also known as the DMC-TS20) is a new waterproof, shockproof and dustproof digital camera. The FT20 can be used underwater to a depth of up to 5 meters and is drop proof from a height up to 1.5m, freezeproof to -10 degrees...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 is an affordable rugged compact camera that would be a perfect fit for the rough and tumble of family life, if it wasn't for its disappointingly poor image quality. It may not offer all the bells and whistles of its...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

Panasonic Lumix TS20 / FT20

 

The Panasonic Lumix TS20 / FT20 is a competitively priced point-and-shoot compact that is water-proof, dust-proof and shock-proof. It can be used underwater to a depth of 5 metres, dropped from a height of 1.5 metres and frozen to -10 degrees C. Its...

4x optical zoom with 25mm wide angle., Slim and lightweight and inexpensive., Door lock warning., 8fps 3.1Mpx burst mode

Less than sparkling image quality., Poor video quality., Small buttons and labelling

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Buy-n-Shoot.com (buy-n-shoot.com)

Panasonic Lumix FT20 Digital Camera Review

 

The Lumix FT20 cannot be faulted for doing what it was designed to, it handles 'though' conditions with its solidly constructed body and will work in conditions other cameras will not and should be applauded for doing so. The image quality is ok the...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Digital Camera-HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Panasonic Lumix TS20

 

Small, well-built, and durable brushed aluminum body ; Easy to use both underwater and in normal shooting conditions ; Great features for the price

Lackluster image quality throughout ISO range ; Lens has relatively small aperture and is slow to zoom in and out ; Video could be better

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Christopher Snow (reviewed.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20

 

Inexpensive rugged camera, limited by image quality problems.

Very durable for the price

Color accuracy is way off; Poor resolution of detail; Noisy, even at minimum ISO

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS20 is certainly marketable. It’s got some impressive durability specs and, for some people (not journalists), it’s cheap enough to purchase on a whim, maybe en route to that warm-weather vacation. Sadly the appeal ends there.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Lexy Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20

 

While the FT20 is nothing to write home about, it's a perfectly serviceable tough camera that can easily slide into a pocket.

Slimline design ; Tough and rugged ; Well-priced

Screen has terrible viewing angles ; Even low ISO images are grainy ; Video is only 720p and just OK

While the FT20 is nothing to write home about, it's a perfectly serviceable tough camera that can easily slide into a pocket. As long as making enlargements or big prints isn't on your agenda, it will suit you just fine.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 review

 

A keenly priced rugged, waterproof camera that takes respectable photos and videos

Apr, 2012

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Panasonic DMC FT20

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC FT20 is a mid range robust digital camera. In terms of performance it is mid range too when it comes to picture quality. It is one of those digital cameras that do not stand out from the crowd, but at the same time it is hard to...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC FT20 is a mid range robust digital camera. In terms of performance it is mid range too when it comes to picture quality. It is one of those digital cameras that do not stand out from the crowd, but at the same time it is hard to...

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Mono
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:680
Battery level indicator: Yes
Battery life (CIPA standard):250
Battery performance:680
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.6
Power source type:AC, Battery / AC, Battery, USB / Battery

Camera

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Calendar: Yes
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.2 / DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3 / DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails / Movie, Slide show / Single image, Slide show
Image editing:Crop, Resizing / crop, resizing, trimming / Resizing, Trimming
Multi burst mode: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, POL, POR, SWE, TUR / DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN
Photo effects:Black&White, Positive film, Sepia, Vivid / Black&White, Sepia, Vivid
Playback zoom:30 / 8
Playback zoom (max):30 / 8
Scene modes:Beach, Children, Cuisine, Night, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Underwater / Beach, Children, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Underwater / Night, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Auto / Auto, Movie, Scene
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Halogen, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Orange / Red
Energy Star certified:N
Freezeproof up to:14
Waterproof up to:191.7

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Field of view:100

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):39.4 - 118.1
Flash range (wide):11.8 - 157.5 / 11.8 - 173.2

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Spot Auto Focus / Face tracking, Spot Auto Focus / Selective Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):1 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):0.05 - ∞ / 0.5 - ∞
Normal focusing range:0.5 - 1 / 0.5 - ∞/1 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):1 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.5 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Extra/Smart zoom:9
Focal length range (f-f):0.177 - 0.709
Lens structure:11/10
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/10
Maximum aperture number:5.7
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.94 / 4.25
Minimum aperture number:3.9
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.984 / 1.1 / 1.14
Number of aspheric elements:11
Number of diaphragm blades:10
Optical Zoom:4

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 6400
ISO sensitivity (max):1600 / 6400
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 1EV (1/3EV step) / ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal memory:70 / 700
Memory slots:1

Networking

Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:0.984 - 3.94
Aperture range (F-F):3.9 - 5.7
Audio recorder:Mono
Built-in flash: Yes
Cable type:USB 2.0
Camera effective resolution:16100000
Camera shutter speed:1/1300 ~ 8 / 8 - 1/1300
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.98 x 0.756 x 2.3
Effective sensor resolution:16100000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):0.984 - 3.94
Interface:USB 2.0
Lens system:LUMIX DC VARIO
Night mode: Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Shock proof: Yes
USB 2.0 connectors:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Video out:AV
Waterproof: Yes
Weight:0.271 / 2.71

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.0 Standard Edition\nAdobe Reader
Cables included:AC, AV, USB

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image Sensor Size:1/2.33
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Megapixel:16.1
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS
Still image resolution(s):1280 x 720,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1920,3648 x 2736,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3072,4608 x 3456 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,2560 x 1920,3456 x 3456,3648 x 2736,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3072,4608 x 3456 / 640 x 480,2048 x 1536,2560 x 1920,3456 x 3456,3648 x 2736,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3072,4608 x 3456 / 640 x 480,2560 x 1920,3456 x 3456,3648 x 2736,4608 x 2592,4608 x 3072,4608 x 3456
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9 / 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:16.6

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: No
Optional connectivity:USB 2.0
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/1300
Slowest camera shutter speed:8

System Requirements

Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC / NTSC, PAL / PAL
HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Motion JPEG frame rate:25
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@28fps, 640x480@30fps
Video compression format:MP4
Video formats supported:MP4
Video Frame Rate:25
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.756
Height:2.3
Weight:4.34
Weight (including battery):5.01 / 5.11
Width:3.98