Panasonic has launched the Lumix TS7, a brand novel sub-$500 level-and-shoot camera, which also doubles as a rugged camera for the most detrimental prerequisites. The TS7’s core attributes consist of waterproofing to 102 toes, MIL-STD 810F certification (surviving drops at 6.6 toes), is dustproof, shockproof, and freezeproof the total model down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit.
I haven’t had any fingers-on time with the TS7, but specs-wise it appears to be like to exhibit promise. A 20.four megapixel sensor shoots up to 10fps, or 4K video at 30 / 24fps. A three-accelerate rear LCD video display is the important thing visual on the TS7, with a 1,040K-dot resolution conceal conceal. Nonetheless, while you boom by taking pictures via the viewfinder, there’s a nil.2-accelerate, 1,170K-dot identical live viewfinder readily obtainable. This isn’t the norm with most rugged cameras; it’s a righteous addition for more severe action photographers.
Rugged gadget users can’t be too choosy about appearances and the TS7 is rarely any masses of: ruggedized grips, flashy colours (for easy identification), and a ample, rubber shutter button are all staples of sophisticated cameras.
For its lens, the TS7 uses a folded optics solution, ensuing in four.6x optical zoom (35mm identical: 28-128mm) so it must be versatile for most taking pictures prerequisites. Devour every standard standalone camera, there’s integrated Wi-Fi for transfers and a partner app, SDXC-UHS card toughen and toughen for USB transfers.
Panasonic’s novel rugged shooter will likely be readily obtainable early Summer season 2018 in blue, orange, and sunless with a urged retail mark of $449.ninety 9.