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Panasonic DMCFT5A

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A multi award winning and good value for money 16.1 megapixel 4.6 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 16.1MP 4.6x Yes May 2014
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Panasonic DMC-FT5 Review

With excellent reviews and representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Panasonic DMC-FT5 number 210 across all digital cameras.
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112 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Why Has it Scored 61?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 99%, based on 112 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report superior product quality, good picture quality and it is robust.
This Panasonic digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Does not feature bluetooth
Very small internal memory

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the DMC-FT5 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras. It is also very good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras as well being very good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from $309.95 to $304.95 in the last 70 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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How Big is the Panasonic DMC-FT5?

The Panasonic DMC-FT5 is 109.2mm wide and 67.4mm tall. It is 28.9mm deep and weighs 188g.

Panasonic DMC-FT5 front dimensions

Panasonic DMC-FT5 size in context

Panasonic DMC-FT5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

This camera has received nine awards from digital camera experts.

Four expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this digital camera. Altomdata.dk, Ephotozine, Hardwarezone.com.ph and PhotographyBlog.com all gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

The authors at two additional expert review sites both endorsed this camera. The expert at website Optyczne.pl gave this Panasonic camera an "Editor's Choice" award and decided it was outstanding and it received a "Gold" award from review site What Digital Camera who concluded it was exceptional.

The experts at three additional expert review sites all decided that this camera was very good. This digital camera received a "Best in Test 5 Star" award from both Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se gave it a "Best in Test" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This Panasonic digital camera has an average expert rating of 78 out of 100 based on 23 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 83%. Over 77% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report Great Product Quality

15 customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

31 owners concluded that the Panasonic DMC-FT5 was able to produce good images.

Users Report it is Robust

Seven customers said in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress, seven people who bought the Panasonic DMC-FT5 reckoned that it was strong and durable and seven people who reviewed the product thought it was well made.

Panasonic Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 11,202 owner and expert reviews (including 2,725 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Battery Life

Six owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Five customers agreed that it had good features.

Users Report Excellent Design

Three people who reviewed the Panasonic DMC-FT5 reckoned that it was good looking.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Nine owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use and two people thought it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report a Good Flash

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good flash.

  • Sunset mode a treat for evenings, great pictures with flash turned off for softer low light shots…
    MW (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2013
  • The flash gives a cool blue lighting to the images creating a real sharp look, you can also bracket shots in this camera which is a great function under manual…

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Six owners who bought the Panasonic DMC-FT5 concluded that it was good for video recording.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Six customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Four owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact.


Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the Panasonic DMC-FT5 has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 188 grams, the DMC-FT5 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has an 1|1/2.3|1/2.33" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 4.6 times zoom factor, the DMC-FT5 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DMC-FT5 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9". At 3 inches, the DMC-FT5 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Panasonic DMC-FT5 has a self-timer. Most of the other digital cameras also have a self-timer.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The DMC-FT5 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Panasonic DMC-FT5 has an electronic compass, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DMC-FT5 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Panasonic DMC-FT5 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Features Noise Reduction

The DMC-FT5 features noise reduction, as do most of the other cameras.

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Waterproof

The DMC-FT5 is waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras also are waterproof.

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Average Waterproof Up to

At 13 meters, the DMC-FT5 has a fairly average waterproof up to compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-FT5 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The DMC-FT5 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Dustproof

The DMC-FT5 is dustproof, as are most of the other cameras.

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11 Aspherical Lenses

The DMC-FT5 is an 11 aspherical lens digital camera.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic DMC-FT5 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DMC-FT5 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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370 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the DMC-FT5 which takes 370 battery life (CIPA standard).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic DMC-FT5 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. The best video resolution of all cameras is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DMC-FT5 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3072, 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2736, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2056, 2736 x 2736, 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1712, 1920 x 1920, 2560 x 1440, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1536 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 960, 640 x 424 and 480 x 480 and 640 x 360. Across all digital cameras the worst still image resolution is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Features Calendar

The DMC-FT5 features calendar. Most of the other cameras also feature calendar.

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Has a Wind Filter

The DMC-FT5 has a wind filter, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The DMC-FT5 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras also support video capability.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DMC-FT5 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras also support Wi-Fi.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Digital cameras have internal memory of between 1MB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 420MB. With an internal memory of only 15 megabytes, the DMC-FT5 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Panasonic DMC-FT5 has an anti-dust function. Most of the other digital cameras also have an anti-dust function.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-FT5 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras. The digital zooms of cameras range from 0.72x to 810x.

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3D

The DMC-FT5 is 3D, as are most of the other cameras.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The DMC-FT5 has a shock resistant, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras range from 2.3mm to 75mm. The DMC-FT5 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the DMC-FT5 in May 2014.


Value for Money

Price Has Gone Down by $12 (4%)

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Panasonic DMC-FT5 of £251.49 ($251.49) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $53.46.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcft5ebk, panasonic dmcft5a, info dmcft5ebk, dmcft5egs, dmcft5es
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