Reviews and Problems with Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS20
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failed in 13 months...1 month out of warranty
Bobby Oberlechner, Amazon
30 September 2013
Summary: I never write reviews. I probably should because I purchase a lot of products and for the most part, they perform as advertised. However, I purchased this camera in late August of 2012 to take on a cruise. We used it and enjoyed it for the 2 days that we were doing underwater pictures.
Summary: We bought this camera for a trip to St. John. It worked fine for the first part of the first day, then started to fog up, which lasted the rest of the day. The next day it seemed to have recovered (out of the water), but as soon as we started using it while snorkeling it fogged up again; then went...
Water leaked in 2nd time using it underwater - DON'T BUY!!
Carla D., Amazon
8 July 2013
Summary: We purchased this camera last summer after reading many, many reviews. We took it to Cozumel last July 2012. We were very happy with the pictures and video this camera took while we were snorkeling. We used the camera out of the water for several months afterwards.
Summary: My brand-new Lumix took 200 photos in an hour of snorkeling in the ocean, and then it died permanently like quite a few of the other reviewers' Lumixes. I figure that's a little less than $1 a photo, which would have been a normal price in the old film-camera days (it also cost around $3 for...
Summary: Bought this camera as replacement for Canon D10 which went around the world above and underwater, 1000's of pics and lots of abuse. Just wanted to try a less bulky camera, more mega pix. My enthusiasm lasted a few weeks.
Worked Great for our trip...then 3 days later won't turn on
Cat Woman, Amazon
7 January 2013
Summary: The camera worked awesome for our cruise. We got great video as well as snorkeling pics. I rinsed it with fresh water after the snorkeling. It took awesome pictures and never gave me any trouble. Battery held for a long time as well.
Summary: I used this camera once and had to return it. I took it into the water on vacation, then took it back to the hotel and soaked it in fresh water and let dry for 24 hours. When I tried to use it the next day everything was foggy.
Summary: We bought this camera for a cruise we were taking and wanted some underwater shots while snorkeling. The camera took great pictures but after 5 minutes it began to get water into the LCD screen. Slowly we could see water move across the LCD and destroy it.
Stopped working completely after one time underwater!
14 December 2012
Summary: ---Update 1/18/2013--- I sent the broken TS20 camera to Panasonic a few weeks back after speaking to a customer service agent and following her instructions (e.g. send all components, case #, and a description of the problem).
Summary: I like the concept of waterproof cameras but wish the TS20 had better execution. The camera looks nice and took good out of the water. In the water with the flash it tended to wash out the pic or get glare off the sea plankton. The real issue was after the maiden snorkeling voyage the camera leaked.