With its enhanced toughness, The Lumix TS2 features an airtight body protected against water immersion, dust and sand. The model is waterproof to a depth of 33 feet and dustproof, which can be attributed to its rubber padding and reinforced glass and carbon inside the camera. The Lumix TS2 is shockproof, encased with shock-resistant material, and its folded optics design protects its lens when dropped during operation. Furthermore, the lens unit is protected by a supplementary damper to absorb the force from shock impact. Also, all components including the lens unit, have been tested to endure temperatures as low as 14°F. For increased durability, the Panasonic Lumix TS2 will come with an optional silicon jacket that helps protect its exterior from scratches.The Panasonic Lumix TS2 features image processing technology, Intelligent Resolution, which is incorporated in its Venus Engine HD II. With Intelligent Resolution technology, three areas - outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation – are examined pixel by pixel and automatically detected to enhance any degradation created during the digital zoom process or in high-sensitivity shooting, when details in an image tend to get lost in the noise reduction process. The outline areas are enhanced effectively to give the edges more clarity, while simultaneously giving a moderate accent to the textured areas so it looks accurately detailed. To the soft gradation area, such as a face, the increased noise reduction system of the Venus Engine HD II is applied to make it smoother. As a result of Intelligent Resolution, images are naturally clear and crisp in both photo and video recording. The Intelligent Resolution technology powers Panasonic's intelligent zoom feature, which extends the camera's zoom ratio while maintaining the picture quality - and enhancing the digital zoom and making it comparable to the quality of an optical zoom. Thus, with intelligent zoom, the Panasonic TS2 features a total zoom up to 6x.The Lumix TS2 features a 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO ELMAR lens that extends to a 4.6x optical zoom, giving consumers great shooting range. The wide-angle lens provides flexibility for all shooting scenarios, especially useful underwater where movement is often restricted and the shooting angle becomes important for composing shots. The Lumix TS2 features a 2.7-inch, 230,000-dot Intelligent LCD with a wide-viewing angle that ensures high visibility during recording and playback, thanks to its automatic brightness control depending on the lighting conditions. Also, the Lumix TS2 features a built-in LED light, which is extremely convenient when shooting in dark situations, such as underwater.The Lumix TS2 can record HD video in motion JPEG and AVCHD Lite- with the latter format almost doubling the recording time in HD quality compared with the Motion JPEG format. To complement the HD video capabilities, the Panasonic Lumix TS2 features Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, which enables high quality audio.