Panasonic have announced the new LUMIX DMC-TS2, an even more rugged version of its predecessor DMC-TS1 geared for active outdoor use. The new tougher body is now rated to 10m, shockproof to 2m, freezeproof to -10 degrees C and dustproof.
Featuring AVCHD Lite HD movie recording capability, the new 14.1-megapixel TS2 has a high-quality LEICA DC VARIO ELMAR 28mm wide-angle lens with a 4.6x optical zoom, and is ready for extreme use. Perfect for knocking around on a dive trip or while snorkeling, or when coupled with the optional housing (DMW-MCFT2), for diving to max depths of 40m.
I’ve personally shot with the TS1 on a number of snorkeling trips, and have seen them in action whilst in the Panasonic made housings, and have been more than impressed with what these little gems can achieve!