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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The usability and responsiveness are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the value for money. There are some negative opinions about the energy efficiency and contrast.

image quality, responsiveness, usability, portability, screen

focus, viewfinder, contrast, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 (Orange)


Panasonic took a "why mess with a good thing" approach when it came time to update its 2011 top-of-the-line rugged model, the Lumix DMC-TS3 .

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 is an easy-to-use rugged point-and-shoot with some extra exposure control that you won't find on others in its class.

The TS4's photo quality and performance don't improve much from its predecessor, the TS3. It has a somewhat small, low-resolution LCD compared with competing models.

While it doesn't offer much for upgraders, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 is still a very good rugged camera.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4


Offering an excellent set of features in a terrific body design, the Panasonic TS4 is great for snapshots in wet, wild conditions, but it falls short for other uses, thanks to diminishing image quality as you zoom from wide-angle.

Goes deeper than most cameras; Built-in GPS, altimeter, and barometer; Full HD video capability; Good battery life

Won't serve as an "everywhere" camera; Lens soft at all but wide-angle setting; Button icons hard to read; Disappointing print quality

For all-weather play snapshots, I can easily recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4. It takes a beating and turns out good photographs and decent videos. If you're looking for an excellent everywhere, daily-carry camera, though, the TS4's image quality...


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4


We appreciate the long battery life and rugged design of this underwater camera. It is not only waterproof, but also more durable than regular digital cameras. This high quality camera is completely airtight to prevent leaks. The high number of photo...

The Lumix DMC-TS4 is waterproof to a depth of 40 feet, deeper than any other waterproof camera we reviewed

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This waterproof camera can withstand harsh outdoor conditions and takes incredible underwater photos.


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"A nice UW camera but..."


All-in-all, this camera fulfilled its mission in conditions where very few cameras could. It took very good pictures and movies of a "once in a life-time" trip with my son in the Boundary Waters. We canoed and portaged almost 80 miles, played in...

Very good photo quality compared to other UW cameras.

Zoom engine died after power button and zoom button were simultaneous pressed during startup.

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"Extremely disappointing picture quality"


Don't trust your precious holiday souvenirs to this camera. The idea behind the product is brilliant but the execution needs a lot of improvements.

Excellent marketing. very appealing product features

Bad autofocus (doesn't operate under water)

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"Leaks in saltwater & no warranty"


If you're looking for a $300 disposable you've found it, provided you don't need it for your entire vacation.

when it dies on you there are no pros that can make up for it ..

Dies in salt water. just check Amazon reviews to learn more ..

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4


alaTest has collected and analyzed 292 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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GREAT camera for the price!


I was a bit worried after the first poster's review but after doing ALOT of research outside, this is the best camera for the buck! We took this puppy to our vacation in the Bahamas and used it as our primary camera the whole trip! It took quite the...

very portable and extremely durable! My son actually dropped it next to the pool and no issues at all! It hit the side of the pool and feel to the bottom. I went down to get it and not a scratch. This will be going with us on all of our vacations from...

None. Was perfect for all situations

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one egg just because zero eggs is not an option. unfortunately, it's returnable (to newegg) for replacement only

takes pictures ; easy to store, hold and operate

poor image quality ; poor video quality ; unreasonable price

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Great camera, especially with family


Great little camera that I use while hiking. GPS capabilities come in handy when you want to notate a photo location. Great for taking pictures around and in water.

Easy To Use","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Nice Body Color","Small \/ Compact

No Viewfinder

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: Yes
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D:3D enabled
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.33''


Longest Shutter Speed in s:60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/1300


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No