Reviews and Problems with Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS20
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Nice camera but it leaks.
6 July 2013
Summary: The camera took great pictures in the water. It took even better videos in the water while I was snorkeling. Everything about it was simple to understand and operate. The problem with it is that it started leaking the third time I used it. When I opened the camera after coming out of the water snorkeling for just a few minutes there was drops of water on the battery and inside the case. I sent it back to the factory under warranty and am waiting to hear from them.
Summary: I got this camera to document all work I do, and 6 months after purchased it stopped working the zoom failed and the whole camera doesn't work. very disappointed! I have 10 lumix cameras this one not so good.
Summary: Bought this camera because I was moving to Hawaii and figured I'd see lots of sea critters that I'd want to take pictures of. First time I used it was just to dip it into the water (about 2-3 inches under the surface) to take pictures of some sea turtles that were insanely close by, and WOW! The pictures turned out AWESOME! I was super stoked that I bought this camera.
Unfortunately after three underwater outtings it leaked and stopped working period
Gregory S-S, Amazon
4 April 2013
Summary: Well, I was very excited about my first all weather camera in Feb 2013 with capabilities to be submerged up to 16ft as I am an avid outdoors person who loves the water. After a few trips to a river and waterfall where I took some amazing pictures and a frolic at a friend's pool taking pictures of my children contorting themselves underwater I went snorkeling this past Easter weekend and thought I'd take some cool underwater shots of corals and fish etc.
Summary: Took the camera on a three month vacation and the flash stopped working less than one month into my trip. Now the camera has a hard time focusing too. So no flash and without flash, no focus. The camera has a warranty but it doesn't do me much good if I'm traveling in foreign countries. Would not recommend buying this camera as it has caused more problems than capturing important moments and I will now be without a properly working camera for the rest of my trip.
Summary: I bought this camera to take on a trip to Jamaica. I used it on the beach and underwater on a snorkeling trip, and it held up just fine without leaking. Pros- -size, price, uses SD card, good battery life, durable/waterproof, panorama shots were easy and mostly seamless Cons- -Even with the flash set to forced off, it still exudes a smaller flash. I couldn't make it go away completely.
Pros: Inexpensive, Compact, Durable
Cons: zoom button location/sensitivity, could not turn flash off
Summary: So I read the reviews saying it broke the first or second time people used it and I thought it was just people didn't follow the directions. Nope. Broke on me the second time. I first tested it in the surf in San Diego and no problems. It was ready for Hawaii. I get to Hawaii and it works the first time, but starts acting funny midway through the snorkeling trip. Then the next day I go out in the water and it's not working at all, i can see water behind the screen.
Summary: This camera was very disappointing. The pic quality is horrible. Although pics looked good on the LCD screen, once I uploaded them they were washed out, blurry, etc. The underwater pics were a hit or a miss. Some taken above water, while in the water, had huge water droplets on the photos. The pics taken on land in regular mode were about 75% of the time washed out. About 25% of my photos came out nice.