Panasonic Lumix FT5 - A Quick Review


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Panasonic Lumix FT5

Panasonic's Lumix FT line of hard-wearing waterproof compacts has always had a sound reputation. Following the FT3 and FT4, this year's FT5 does more than merely reaffirm the range's characteristic "tough guy" design, bringing big changes to the spec sheet with a "new" 16-Megapixel CMOS sensor (finally!), a decent screen (finally!), as well as Wi-Fi and NFC. The FT5 is dustproof, waterproof to 13 metres, shockproof from heights of 2 metres, temperature-resistant to -10°C and crushproof to 100 kg.

Specification

Sensor : 16.1MP, 1/2.3in MOS
Lens : 4.6x optical zoom, 28-128mm
LCD : 3in, 460k-dot
File Formats : JPEG, AVCHD, MP4, MPO
Shutter Speeds : 30 - 1/1300 sec
Exposure Modes : P, M, Scene, iAuto
Metering System : Intelligent Multiple
ISO Range : 100 – 6400
White Balance : Auto, 5 preset, White Balance Adjust
Flash Modes : Auto, Red-eye, Forced On, Slow sync, Off
Memory Card : SD, SDHC, SDXC
Connectivity : microHDMI, USB
Power : Li-ion rechargeable battery (LI-90B)
Dimensions : 109.2 x 67.4 x 28.9 mm
Weight : 188g
Video : 1920 x 1080 @ 50p, 50i, AVCHD / MP4
Waterproof : Up to 13m
 

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My Quick Review

Pros:
- Waterproof, freezeable, droppable, rugged
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- Integrated GPS
- Improved controls
- Generally good image quality
- 16 megapixel HDR

Cons:
- Slow for Indoor
- No dial option
- Lens located at side
 

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jylam

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Thanks for the nice review of the camera. Any idea what's the street price? How's it compared to other waterproof cameras in the market?
 

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