Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 will take you to from the poolside to snow-covered mountain tops. It is freeze proof and waterproof and has many shooting modes and anti-motion blur features. If you’re looking for durability and good photos for sharing online, this camera performs well.
Pros: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 offers a wide variety of shooting modes. It has a dedicated movie button located on the body of the camera that is convenient for shooting video.
Cons: Using the GPS drains the battery life significantly, and it won’t record audio with the video.
Summary: The camera’s overall performance, particularly the focusing and the shutter response are very good, certainly more than adequate for most “normal” snapping chores. The shot to shot time and continuous shooting are also good. If you’re looking for a well-priced and svelte, long zoom compact then this might just be it. The Lumix DMC-SZ1 gives you a 25mm to 250mm zoom range but within a body the size of a (more) typical 3x optical zoom snapper.
Pros: 10x zoom lens, Good panoramic mode, Styling, Metal body, Focusing, Easy to use, Low ISO image quality
Cons: Purple fringing, No handgrip, and High ISO image noise