Basic Specifications
Full model name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
Resolution: 16.10 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.33 inch
(6.1mm x 4.6mm)
Lens: 4.60x zoom
(28-128mm eq.)
Viewfinder: No / LCD
Native ISO: 100 - 3200
Extended ISO: 100 - 6400
Shutter: 1/1300 - 30 sec
Max Aperture: 3.3
Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.7 x 1.1 in.
(109 x 67 x 29 mm)
Weight: 7.5 oz (214 g)
includes batteries
Availability: 04/2015
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Full specs: Panasonic TS6 specifications
16.10
Megapixels
4.60x zoom 1/2.33 inch
size sensor
image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS6
Front side of Panasonic TS6 digital camera Front side of Panasonic TS6 digital camera Front side of Panasonic TS6 digital camera Front side of Panasonic TS6 digital camera  

Panasonic TS6 Review -- First Impressions

by Dave Pardue
Posted 01/05/2015

It's been almost two years since Panasonic launched the TS5, a camera that earned a coveted Dave's Pick on our site and performed reasonably well in our 2013 Best Waterproof Camera Shootout. At long last for eager adventure photographers they've unveiled the Panasonic TS6 at this year's CES show in Las Vegas, although it looks on paper to be virtually identical to the TS5 with the exception of the external color selections.

For the first time their flagship model is now offered in a camouflage color scheme (as shown above), which is certain to appeal to adventurers or hunters looking for stealth in their wildlife shooting travels.

Otherwise, the internal workings of the TS6 are pretty much identical to the TS5, including the same 16.1-megapixel 1/2.33" high sensitivity MOS sensor, a 4.6x Leica DC Vario-Elmar zoom lens offering 28-128mm eq range across apertures from f/3.3 (wide) to f/5.9 (tele) with an anti-fog coating, a 3-inch 460k dot LCD and ISO sensitivity ranging from 100 - 3200 in standard modes, with high sensitivity extended modes available up to ISO 6400. Other shared features include a top FULL HD video resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p, Power O.I.S. image stabilization and Wi-Fi / NFC communications onboard.

On the tough side of the coin, the TS6 yet again sports the same specs as the TS5 in terms of general field ruggedness. These include the ability to withstand dives down to 43ft, shockproof for drops from up to 6.6ft, freezeproof to 14 degrees F and pressure resistance to 220 lbf. The onboard GPS, barometer and altimeter are also ported over from the TS5, continuing the trend for outdoor appeal on the trail. And the camera carries the same rated top burst speed of 10fps for catching action sequences, with a maximum of 7 frames captured in a given burst. Higher-speed bursts of 40fps and 60fps are also available if you're willing to lower the image resolution.

Creative modes and options abound once again, with 14 creative control modes and 16 scene modes for ease in letting the camera decide the settings for a variety of situations. The press release mentions a "new" torchlight function, although this was present on the TS5 as well. Yet again, it's pretty much the TS5 with different color options.

The Panasonic TS6 will be available in early spring, listing for ~US$300.

 

Similar to the TS6 but smaller lighter larger sensor cheaper But ...
loading
No cameras match your search criteria(s)
   

$275.90 (262% less)

16 MP

Also lacks viewfinder

Similar size

5x zoom (8% more)

TS6 vs WG-50

$386.95 (158% less)

16 MP

Also lacks viewfinder

Similar size

5x zoom (8% more)

TS6 vs W300

$386.95 (158% less)

20.1 MP (20% more)

Also lacks viewfinder

90% smaller

8x zoom (42% more)

TS6 vs A300

$1198.00 (17% more)

20.1 MP (20% more)

Has viewfinder

16% larger

8x zoom (42% more)

TS6 vs RX100 VI

$185.98 (437% less)

16.4 MP

Also lacks viewfinder

Similar size

5x zoom (8% more)

TS6 vs XP130

$747.99 (33% less)

20.1 MP (20% more)

Has viewfinder

36% larger

15x zoom (69% more)

TS6 vs ZS200

$448.00 (123% less)

18.2 MP (12% more)

Has viewfinder

Similar size

3x zoom (85% more)

TS6 vs HX90V

$199.00 (402% less)

20.2 MP (20% more)

Also lacks viewfinder

61% smaller

12x zoom (62% more)

TS6 vs 360 HS

$156.95 (536% less)

13.2 MP (22% less)

Also lacks viewfinder

24% larger

3x zoom (53% less)

TS6 vs W100

$547.99 (82% less)

20.1 MP (20% more)

Has viewfinder

33% larger

1x zoom (54% more)

TS6 vs ZS100

$348.00 (187% less)

18.2 MP (12% more)

Also lacks viewfinder

Similar size

3x zoom (85% more)

TS6 vs WX500

$268.00 (272% less)

18.2 MP (12% more)

Also lacks viewfinder

57% smaller

2x zoom (77% more)

TS6 vs WX350

$338.00 (195% less)

18.2 MP (12% more)

Has viewfinder

Similar size

3x zoom (85% more)

TS6 vs HX80

$139.00 (618% less)

16.4 MP

Also lacks viewfinder

Similar size

5x zoom (8% more)

TS6 vs XP120

$259.66 (284% less)

20.2 MP (20% more)

Also lacks viewfinder

38% smaller

25x zoom (82% more)

TS6 vs SX620 HS

$152.33 (555% less)

2 MP (19% more)

Also lacks viewfinder

67% smaller

1x zoom (54% more)

TS6 vs 190 IS

$397.98 (151% less)

20.3 MP (21% more)

Has viewfinder

32% larger

3x zoom (85% more)

TS6 vs ZS70

$396.95 (151% less)

20.2 MP (20% more)

Also lacks viewfinder

29% larger

35x zoom (87% more)

TS6 vs A900

$137.98 (623% less)

16.1 MP

Also lacks viewfinder

79% smaller

4x zoom (15% less)

TS6 vs TS30

$118.00 (746% less)

20.1 MP (20% more)

Also lacks viewfinder

94% smaller

8x zoom (42% more)

TS6 vs W830

Suggestion for improvement? Head over here.


Enter this month to win:

1 $300 Adorama Gift Certificate

2 $200 Adorama Gift Certificate

3 $100 Adorama Gift Certificate