Panasonic made a rugged point-and-shoot with an electronic viewfinder

Panasonic has announced the Lumix TS7, a new point-and-shoot camera for less than $ 500, which also works as a rugged camera for the toughest conditions. The core attributes of the TS7 include waterproofing at 102 feet, MIL-STD 810F certification (surviving falls at 6.6 feet), it is dustproof, shockproof and freezing up to 14 degrees Fahrenheit.

I have not had any practical contact with the TS7, but it seems to be promising. A 20.4 megapixel sensor shoots up to 10 fps, or 4K video at 30/24 fps. A three-inch rear LCD monitor is the key display on the TS7, with a resolution screen of 1,040K points. However, if you swear to shoot through the viewfinder, there is an equivalent live viewfinder of 1,170K points and 0.2 inches available. This is not the norm with most resistant cameras; It is a welcome addition for the most serious action photographers.

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Users of sturdy devices can not be too fussy about appearances and the TS7 is no different: reinforced grips, eye-catching colors (for easy identification) and a large rubber shutter button are all staples of resistant cameras.

For its lens, the TS7 uses a folded optical solution, resulting in an optical zoom of 4.6x (equivalent to 35mm: 28-128mm) so it must be versatile for most shooting conditions. Like any modern independent camera, there is integrated Wi-Fi for transfers and a complementary application, support for SDXC-UHS cards and support for USB transfers.

Panasonic's new rugged shooter will be available in early summer of 2018 in blue, orange and black with a suggested retail price of $ 449.99.

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