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Panasonic DMCFT5A Digital Camera

16.1MP 4.6x May 2014
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
- Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof, Dustproof And Pressure Resistance - 1080/50p Full HD Video Recording In AVCHD Progressive - Wi-Fi Functions And NFC (Near Field Communication) - High Image... More
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33 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Camera expert review site clubic.com scored this camera 78 out of 100.

Robust

Ten Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 owners mentioned that it was strong and durable. Ephotozine.com mentioned “The Panasonic Lumix FT5 is the latest version of Panasonic's ultra tough waterproof cameras” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 80 out of 100 and said “Rugged, waterproof cameras are perfect for skiing”. Macworld.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Panasonic’s DMC-FT5GN-D is a ruggedised camera that’s made for outdoor use” .

Several customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was good at resisting water ingress. Three years ago Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on Ephotozine “The camera also features a new underwater white balance mode and is now waterproof to 13m, shockproof to 2m, can endure temperatures as low as -10ºC”. Ephotozine.com also said “The camera also features a new underwater white balance mode and is now waterproof to 13 metres, shockproof from 2 m”.

One person who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was well made. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “The Panasonic Lumix FT5 is a solid all-rounder in the tough camera market segment.”.

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Good Size

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 reviewers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 said that it was compact. Expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 review “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 (also known as the DMC-TS5) is a waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof compact digital camera”. Expert website Stuff.tv said “The latest in Panasonic's rufty-tufty compact family” . Cameralabs.com said two years ago “Panasonic Lumix FT5 / TS5 review The Panasonic Lumix FT5 / TS5 is a rugged waterproof compact designed for use in the water”.

One person reckoned that this digital camera was a good depth. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera three years ago “The Panasonic FT5 can be used underwater to a depth of 13m, is shockproof from a height of 2m, freezeproof to -10 degree”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 owner who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was good structurally. Three years ago Cnet.co.uk mentioned on CNET.co.uk “In this review Rugged construction Under the hood Networking features Stills performance Video performance Conclusion Building something that’s both attractive”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Four people concluded that it was able to produce good images. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on Pocket Lint “While the FT5's images are reasonable” and scored it 70 out of 100.

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg said “The FT4, though a quick look at the specs sheet reveal an improved resolution of 16.1MP compared to the FT4's 1” and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 a rating of 4 stars.

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Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Panasonic waterproof cameras have good reviews compared to other brands as do all cameras produced by Panasonic.

Good Product Quality

A few people mentioned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 was good quality. Expertreviews.co.uk rated this digital camera 4 stars and said on Expert Reviews “Reassuringly rugged, respectable image quality and fast performance – a nicely rounded package” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on expert website Pocket Lint three years ago “The tough features essentially come at the expense of the best possible image quality”.

Good Video Capture

One customer who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it was good for video recording. Expert website Stuff.tv wrote in their review “Superb video and impressive stills from a chunk of tech you can take anywhere”.

Good Connectivity

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 owner considered that this digital camera had gps. Three years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine “The GPS appears to activate quicker and th”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a good screen. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “The FT5 is a steady improvement on the FT4, we said that an improved screen would be a significant improvement” and rated it 80 out of 100.

Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DMC-FT5 which do not support wi-Fi, the Panasonic DMC-FT5 supports wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Olympus Stylus TG-3[plb_2354846_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the DMC-FT5 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DMC-FT5 the display diagonals range from 1.8" to 7.7".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Pentax WG-3[plb_1993993_price], or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The DMC-FT5 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FT5 which do not have a GPS (satellite).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price], or the Pentax WG-3[plb_1993993_price] which has better reviews.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-830[plb_1721140_price].

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The DMC-FT5 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the DMC-FT5 do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic DMC-FT5 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DMC-FT5 also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price], and the Pentax WG-3[plb_1993993_price] is also worth considering.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Ricoh WG-4[plb_2173526_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-FT5 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DMC-FT5.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price], or the Pentax WG-3[plb_1993993_price] which has better reviews.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Ricoh WG-4[plb_2173526_price].

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Waterproof

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-FT5, the Panasonic DMC-FT5 is waterproof.

Other waterproof digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price], or the Pentax WG-3[plb_1993993_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras which are waterproof that might also be worth looking at include the Ricoh WG-4[plb_2173526_price].

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The DMC-FT5 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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11 Number of Aspheric Elementss

The DMC-FT5 is an 11 number of aspheric elements digital camera. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the DMC-FT5 only have between 4 and 10 number of aspheric elementss.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DMC-FT5 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of this age and spec. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of 30 seconds, the Panasonic DMC-FT5 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Cameras that were released more than two years ago have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.03s and 60s.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the DMC-FT5 is more than most waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FT5. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DMC-FT5 has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Panasonic digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 3456 x 3456, 2736 x 2736, 1920 x 1920, 1536 x 1536, 480 x 480, 3648 x 2736, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960, 3648 x 2432, 2560 x 1712 2048 x 1360, 640 x 424, 4608 x 2592, 3648 x 2056, 2560 x 1440 and 1920 x 1080 and 640 x 360. The worst still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FT5 is 480 x 480 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacitys of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 630mAh to 1,800mAh. With a battery capacity of 1,250 milliampere * hour, the Panasonic DMC-FT5 has one of the bigger battery capacitys amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This digital camera has a Not available viewfinder type, which is the most frequently found viewfinder type on waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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370 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Panasonic DMC-FT5 is a camera that takes 370 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic DMC-FT5 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This Panasonic 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

The DMC-FT5 has a quite many total megapixels (17.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. Across all the cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FT5 the total megapixelss range from 5MP to 21MP, and the average total megapixels is 15MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Panasonic DMC-FT5 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The DMC-FT5 has a greater number of power sources than most waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 owner wrote that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 did not have good technical guidance. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote “It's great for the more adventurous traveller who doesn't hanker after extensive manual controls” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 review.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DMC-FT5 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FT5 also do not support Full HD video.

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Only MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a MOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-FT5 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-FT5 the digital zooms range from 2x to 20x, and the average digital zoom is 5.9x.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Pentax WG-3[plb_1993993_price] (7.2x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the DMC-FT5 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DMC-FT5. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the internal memorys range from 7.9MB to 700MB. With an internal memory of only 10 megabytes, the DMC-FT5 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to the DMC-FT5.

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Only Features One Light Metering

The Panasonic DMC-FT5 has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most frequently featured light metering is Spot, but this light metering is not featured on this camera. The light meterings Evaluative (Multi-pattern) are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Only 1920x1080@25fps Resolution At Capture Speed

The DMC-FT5 has a 1920x1080@25fps resolution at capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@30fps resolution at capture speed found on most waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this camera have a resolution at capture speed of 1280x720@25fps and 640x480@25fps. Digital cameras of this spec and age resolution at capture speeds range from 1280x720@50fps (worst) to 1920x1080@30fps (best).

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic DMC-FT5

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this camera was released.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think the Stylus Tough TG-850[pl_2167574_price], and the Stylus Tough TG-850[pl_2167574_price] both from Olympus which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Pentax WG-3[plb_1993993_price] (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel

The DMC-FT5 has a relatively typical megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DMC-FT5.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Ricoh WG-4[plb_2173526_price] (16.79MP).

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Average Waterproof Up to

The Panasonic DMC-FT5 has a pretty typical waterproof up to (13 meters) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DMC-FT5.

If you want a higher waterproof up to then you might want to look at the Pentax WG-3[plb_1993993_price] (14m) which is also higher rated.

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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 of a similar spec and age to the DMC-FT5.

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Average Optical Zoom

The DMC-FT5 has a fairly standard optical zoom (4.6 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

If this digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price] (5x), or the Canon PowerShot D30[plb_2336026_price] (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Freezeproof Up to
International Protection (IP) Code
Dustproof
Scratch Resistant
Shock Resistant
Freezeproof
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Altimeter
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

(1)
8 July 2015

Si les modèles de compacts étanches se suivent et se ressemblent, on ne peut pas en dire autant de la méthode de test de ce comparatif édition 2015. Cette année, nous avons voulu les mettre... Read more…

Bright display
Robust build
WiFi feature offers many sharing options
NFC for easy smart device pairing
Image Quality
Lowres rear display and colors appear washed out
Protective window covering lens attracts fingerprints easily
Images can lack vibrancy underwater
Screen scratches easily
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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 20 February 2015 by Lellerton

We received this as a wedding gift, selected specifically for honeymoon snorkelling, and loved it. We used it on a couple of holidays, always being careful to keep the safety lock on to prevent... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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