LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic TS5 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
TS5 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (Compare) or Canon PowerShot G16 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Panasonic TS5 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/1300 sec . Unfortunately TS5 doesn't have an external flash port so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Panasonic TS5 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 23 points to choose from.
With Panasonic TS5, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60,30 fps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Panasonic TS5 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.TS5 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Panasonic TS5 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Olympus XZ-2 iHS or Nikon Coolpix P7100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic TS5 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( with NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
With its NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, TS5 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other. You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Panasonic TS5 is powered by DMW-BCM13 battery which provides a shooting life of 370 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 253 shots, Panasonic TS5 has a good battery life for its class.
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Current Lowest price for Panasonic TS5 is $349.00