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New fly fishing camera on its way to market

March 10th, 2009 · 5 Comments

The Panasonic DMC-TS1 looks like a very promising camera for fly fishing:

  • Waterproof to 10 ft
  • Shockproof from vest high (5 ft)
  • 12.1 megapixel, 4.6x optical zoom
  • Records HD video in a vest friendly form-factor

Coming soon to a market near you for about $400. Look for it in April, just in time for the trout opener.

This follows Canon’s entry (PowerShot D10) into the fly fishing camera market, joining Olympus and Pentax. Glad to see the photo industry showing us some love.

See more fishing-friendly cameras from the Photo Marketing Association show.

Tags: Fly Fishing · photography

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 40 Rivers To Freedom // Mar 11, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Looks nice, but $400 is pretty steep when compared with what else is out there with comparable features.

  • 2 WhiskeyCreek // Mar 11, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Hi 40,

    May I call you 40? 🙂

    This looks interesting with the HD video. I don’t think the other cameras have HD. I currently carry an Olympus 770sw, which has 320×240 video.
    I will wait to purchase after some independent reviews are available. I haven’t been able to find any reviews, just press release & marketing information.

  • 3 40 Rivers To Freedom // Mar 12, 2009 at 8:29 am

    The outlets that carry the Pentax optio w60 are now marketing it’s video as HD, but if I remember right when it first came out they were calling it something else that was basically the same. Here are it’s video specs-

    “AVI (Motion JPG) with sound
    HD 720p (1280×720 @ 15fps)
    VGA (640×480 @ 30 or 15fps)
    QVGA (320×240 @ 30 or 15fps)
    Clip length limited only by available memory.
    Movie Color Filters available (color, B&W, sepia)”

    Here’s a link to the other specs
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/566491-REG/Pentax_17231_Optio_W60_Digital_Camera.html#specifications

    Not bad for only $240

    Alex
    Thanks for the link!

  • 4 40 Rivers To Freedom // Mar 12, 2009 at 12:53 pm

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