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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the manual image adjustments and portability. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the build quality and zoom. There are mixed opinions on the focus and shutter.

image quality, performance, design, portability, manual adjust.

value for money, lens, zoom, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 review

 

The Panasonic FT5 is the tank of compact cameras: it's boxy, hard as nails and tough enough to flatten most traditional compact cameras' specifications too. Brute force is delivered in the form of water, dust, freeze and crush-proofing, while global...

Hard as nails, waterproof to decent depth, swift autofocus, good shot to shot times, fast burst mode up to seven full-size frames, quick to clear buffer so camera is ready to use quickly after, minimum shutter speed option within menus, spot focus for...

Image quality not standout, washed-out colours and visible noise/processing throughout ISO range, shutter's a little stiff to press, not keen on W-T zoom mechanism control nor rear position, image softness from limited zoom range, it's fairly pricey,...

Tech-packed, built like a tank and with decent autofocus performance, it's the typical-of-tough-cam image quality limitations that hold the FT5 back from greater things. A good yet pricey all-rounder, it's not exactly a revelation but there're bags of...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 review

 

Reassuringly rugged, respectable image quality and fast performance – a nicely rounded package

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 isn't cheap, but your money is buying a tank-like snapper that's built to last. It's great for the more adventurous traveller who doesn't hanker after extensive manual controls, and anyone who's worried about their kids...

Waterproof, freezeable, droppable, rugged ; Built-in Wi-Fi ; Integrated GPS ; Improved controls ; Generally good image quality

Pricey for the casual buyer ; Some panorama imperfections ; Slight fall-off in focus at image corners

The FT5 represents a significant upgrade in almost every respect over its predecessor, the FT3 (there was no FT4). Crucially, it has a higher resolution sensor, keeps out the water at 13, rather than 12m, shoots movies at higher frame rates and has far...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5

 

One of the toughest cameras on the market gets new features like NFC and Wi-Fi to stay ahead of the pack.

Lexy Savvides travelled to Adelaide as a guest of Panasonic.

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