Panasonic’s latest rugged digital camera ‘Lumix DMC-TS30’ is now available for pre-order in the US via B&H Photo. This compact ‘tough’ camera retails for $177.99 and will begin shipping from March 30th.
Specs-wise, this waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and freezeproof camera is packed with a 16.1MP 1/2.3-inch CCD image sensor, a 4x optical zoom DC Vario lens (25-100mm), a 2.7-inch 230k-dot TFT color LCD display and an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot.
Coming in black, blue and red color options, the Lumix DMC-TS30 also comes with a number of advanced features including High Speed Burst Shooting of 8fps, Intelligent AUTO Mode and Panorama, Underwater & Time Lapse Modes. For video recording, it can record 720p HD video at 30fps. [Product Page]