Feeds

Panasonic's wind, water, dust-proof 720p camera

Also cuts out background wind noise on videos

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Panasonic has taken the wraps off what it’s claimed is the world’s first waterproof, shockproof and dustproof camera capable of snapping 720p HD videos.

The 12.1Mp Lumix DMC-TS1 can capture video and stills from a depth of up to 3m, but you’ll have to pluck it out and dry it off after 60 minutes. If you’re more into rock climbing, then it’ll survive a 5ft drop from a broken carabiner.

Panasonic_Lumix_TS1_01

Panasonic's Lumix TS1: protected against water, dust and drops

It has a 28mm wide-angle lens and fairly decent 4.6x optical zoom. Sadly, the small, 2.7in LCD screen isn’t touch-sensitive. However, Panasonic’s claimed the display is “deliberately thickened for protection against pressure” should you want to test out the firm’s waterproof claim.

In terms of features, the TS1 includes optical image stabilisation, face detection and an intelligent exposure mode that automatically adjusts exposure settings according to surrounding ambient light levels.

Panasonic_Lumix_TS1_02

A small, yet thickened, screen

Wind Cut also sounds like a handy feature because - whether you’re atop the Andes or stuck between Manhattan’s skyscrapers – it’s claimed to block out “most of” the noise from background wind during video capture. Seven scene selection modes, including night and portrait, also feature.

Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-TS1 will be available in silver, green or orange body colours from April. It’ll cost roughly $400 (£300/€280). ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
Intel's LAME DUCK mobile chips gobbled by CASH COW
Chipzilla won't have money-losing mobe unit to kick about anymore
First in line to order a Nexus 6? AT&T has a BRICK for you
Black Screen of Death plagues early Google-mobe batch
Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK
... when you close the slidey doors, that is ...
Disturbance in the force lets phones detect gestures with Wi-Fi
These are the movement detection devices you're looking for
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.