Panasonic TS5 Review

 
Camera Reviews / Panasonic Cameras / Lumix Point & Shoot i Express Review
Links
Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 
Prices: Compare Prices
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor:  
General
Model Number: TS5
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $399.99
Street Price: $267.55
Date Available: 2013-03-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 7.5 oz (213 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.3 x 2.7 x 1.1 in.
(109 x 67 x 29 mm)
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof Depth:  
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 16.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.33 inch
Sensor size: 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.33 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, Other),
2736 x 2736 (7.5 MP, 1:1),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1712 (4.4 MP, 3:2),
2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1920 (3.7 MP, 1:1),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF v2.3), MPO
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/60i/30p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD or MP4 with stereo sound
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: No
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR, 10 elements in 8 groups, 5 Aspherical, 1 ED element
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 128 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.60x
Aperture Range: f/3.3 or 10 (W) / f/5.9 or 18 (T), 2-Step
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, iISO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200; High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, White Set
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/1300
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Sports, Snow, Beach&Snorkeling, Advanced Underwater, Panorama Shot; Scene modes: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Hand Held Night Shot, HDR, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Starry Sky, Glass Through, 3D Photo; Creative Control modes: Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: 0.3 - 5.6m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3 - 3.1m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
RAW Capture Support: No
Movie File Format: AVCHD or MP4 with stereo sound
Included Memory: 15.0 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Micro (Type D) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.68
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 7
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.28
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.38
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.010
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.4
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 2.8
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: 3.6V, 940mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 370
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.1 PE, Adobe Reader
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Waterproof (down to 43 feet), shockproof (from a height of 6.6 feet), freeze proof (down to 14F), and pressure resistant (to 220 lbs), Full HD 60p movies, built-in GPS, built-in Wi-Fi. Available in orange, blue, silver or black.


Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.

Follow Imaging Resource

Enter this month to win:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate