CES 2015: Panasonic unveils a rugged camera that’s waterproof up to 43 feet

Panasonic has unveiled a pair of new rugged digital cameras, for the outdoorsey types who want a camera that can survive whatever’s thrown at it. The Panasonic Lumix TS6 and Lumix TS30 were both announced at CES 2015, and both look very cool.

The Lumix TS6’s main draw is that it’s waterproof up to a depth of 43 feet! It’s also dustproof, shockproof to 6.6 feet, and even freeze-proof to -10C. While that’s all pretty amazing, the camera also has a 16.1MP sensor, uses a 28mm ultra wide-angle lens and has 4.6x optical zoom, so, is definitely going to take some good pictures, as well as never die on you.

The camera also includes some nifty advanced shooting functions, like underwater mode, intelligent Auto mode, Panorama, creative control, creative retouch, and time lapse mode. Plus, of course, it also has WiFi, NFC and GPS built in.

The second new camera that Panasonic has brought out is the Lumix TS30, which also has a 16.1MP image sensor, but isn’t as tough as the TS6, only waterproof up to 8 meters and shockproof to 1.5m

The rear LCD of the camera is a 3.0-inch unit and it has WiFi, NFC, and GPS built in. The Lumix TS30 is the second new rugged camera and it also has a 16.1MP image sensor. The TS30 is waterproof to 26 feet, shockproof to 5 feet, but also freeze-proof to -10C. It features a 25mm ultra wide angle lens and 4x optical zoom.

Pricing and availability are unknown at this time, but we hope our team out in Vegas will be able to find out whether these rugged cameras live up to their claims.

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Hayley Minn