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Like other rugged cameras, the Lumix DMC-TS4 can take pictures just about anywhere, but there's a trade-off in image quality once you get there. Its limited performance in low-light circumstances means you shouldn't expect to get scuba-diving shots, though you should be fine taking it snorkeling or in the pool. On the whole, image quality isn't quite as good as what you'll get from the Olympus Tough TG-820, but the TS4 adds GPS and sells for about the same price as the TG-820. So if you want to make sure you don't forget where you took those underwater pictures, it's a better choice.

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Critic reviews

7.8
3 reviews
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    7.5
  • Video quality
    6.8
  • Battery life
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Durability
    8.7
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    7.3
  • Ease of use
    6.0

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6.5
4 reviews
  • Image quality
    8.0
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    8.0
  • Battery life
    8.5
  • Design and form factor | 1 comment
    8.5
  • Durability | 1 comment
    7.5
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    7.5
  • Ease of use
    8.5
8.0
CNET Jun 19, 2012

While it doesn't offer much for upgraders, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 is still a very good rugged camera.

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8.0
Imaging Resource Jun 22, 2012

Offering an excellent set of features in a terrific body design, the Panasonic TS4 is great for snapshots in wet, wild conditions, but it falls short for other uses, thanks to diminishing image quality as you zoom from wide-angle.

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7.0
DigitalCameraReview Mar 23, 2012

Image quality is close to the Nikon AW100, and although the body isn’t stylish like the Sony TX10, the new GPS features offer a very compelling advantage. For true adventurers, the TS4 is an ideal hiking, diving, or climbing companion.

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8.0
tomkarlo tomkarlo

Overall, a hardy little compact camera that's great for skiing, rafting, and the beach. Takes much better pictures than my iPhone but not as good as larger cameras like the Panasonic GF1. Video quality is generally good but the wind noise can be horrible if you're outdoors.

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9.0
louissarmiento louissarmiento

along with the ikelite waterproof case this camera is durable, takes really sharp photos (minus the zoom), cant wait to test it out snowboarding too

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1.0
treid treid

Overall I was happy with this camera. Its specs were decent, up until it crapped out on me while on vacation (bought the camera new, used it two days before it crapped out). I hope the dealer will accept returns and not send me to the mfg. fore recourse.

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