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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 / DMC-FT5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 833 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 / DMC-FT5. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the image quality and durability are on the whole positive. The size and performance are also appreciated. Comments about the low light performance and memory are mixed. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and flash.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 / DMC-FT5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 / DMC-FT5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 / DMC-FT5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and image quality. The price and portability also get good opinions, but there are mixed comments on the zoom and reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, durability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 / DMC-FT5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 / DMC-FT5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the color and price are generally positive. The durability and image quality also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the portability. The size and performance get mixed comments.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 / DMC-FT5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 / DMC-FT5 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People really like the performance. The price also gets good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the image quality. Some have doubts about the flash.

portability, price, performance

flash

75% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 has some issues with image noise at medium sensitivities, but is otherwise a solid entry in the tough camera category.

Sharp lens. Rugged design. Wi-Fi with NFC. GPS. 1080p60 video recording. Snappy focus. Multiple burst shooting options.

Noticeable image noise. Not as wide-angle as other tough cameras. Similar cameras can go deeper underwater.

Performance and Conclusions The TS5 starts and fires a photo in just under 1.7 seconds, and its shutter lag is a mere 0.05-second—as close to zero as you'll find in a compact. Burst shooting modes are plentiful, with a top full-resolution speed that we...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5/FT5

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 (known as the FT5 outside of North America) is a rugged camera that has been stuffed with virtually every feature imaginable (see below for a list). It replaces the DMC-TS3/FT3, and can take even more of a beating than its...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 Preview

 

Panasonic has expanded their TS-series of lifeproof cameras this year with two new models, one of which is the rugged DMC-TS5. The toughest camera they've released to date, the TS5 is not only Waterproof down to 43 feet, Shockproof from a 6.6 foot...

Jan, 2013

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

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. The Panasonic FT5 can be used underwater to a depth of 13m, is shockproof from a height of 2m, freezeproof to -10...

Rugged action cameras are one of the few growth areas left in the compact market, offering a combination of point and shoot simplicity with a tough design that should at least survive the family beach holiday. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is one of the...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic TS5 Review

 

The Panasonic TS5 waterproof camera should thrill photo geeks who love advanced features and functionality. It's the first camera in its class to deliver advanced Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities that includes remote capture when paired with a smartphone or...

Advanced Wi-Fi and Near-Field Communications for easy image sharing and even remote shooting (a first for a waterproof compact); Improved ruggedness; Manual exposure mode; Fast cycle times; 10fps continuous burst shooting at full resolution; Full 1080p...

Mediocre still image quality; Slow startup; Slower-than-average autofocus; Choppy MP4 (most Web-friendly format) video quality

Like many other Panasonic LUMIX cameras introduced this year, the TS5 incorporates the manufacturer's latest raft of filters and fun modes, dubbed Creative Control and Creative Retouch. Creative Control lets you apply filters (such as Retro or One...

Expert review by : Ken McMahon (cameralabs.com)

Panasonic Lumix TS5 / FT5

 

The Panasonic Lumix FT5 / TS5 is a rugged waterproof compact designed for use in the water and other outdoor environments. It's waterproof to a depth of 13 metres, can withstand a drop from 2 metres and is freeze-proof down to -10C. It has a 4.6x zoom...

4.6x stabilized optical zoom ; Built-in GPS and manometer ; Built-in Wifi with NFC ; 1080p50/60 HD video

Small, closely spaced buttons ; No tap or tilt controls for use with gloves ; Only 2 aperture settings in manual mode ; No High speed movie modes

The Panasonic Lumix FT5 / TS5 is capable performer both in and out of the water. Its image quality and noise performance are good, and it has a wide range of exposure modes with flexible options for continuous shooting as well as 1080p50/60 HD video....

May, 2014

Expert review by : Hafeez Sim (hardwarezone.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 - Competent but with Caveats

 

The Lumix DMC-FT5 is Pansonic's latest tough camera. It is waterproof up to 13m, shockproof from a height of up to 2m and is able to resist pressure of up to 100kgf. But how will this tough cookie measure up as a camera? We find out.

Bright display ; Robust build ; Wi-Fi feature offers many sharing options ; NFC for easy smart device pairing

Low-res rear display and colors appear washed out ; Protective window covering lens attracts fingerprints easily

The Panasonic FT5 is a mixed bag of offerings. It offers some manual exposure controls, even though the choice is limited to switching between two aperture values at any focal length. In this regard choices are limited but it's a handy function to have...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5

 

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,...

The Panasonic Lumix FT5 is a solid all-rounder in the tough camera market segment. But it does fall into that typical trap: the tough features essentially come at the expense of the best possible image quality. While the FT5's images are reasonable...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Panasonic Lumix FT5 review

 

No camera looks more rugged than the FT5, the latest in Panasonic's rufty-tufty compact family. Some of the plastic parts of the case feel a tad flimsy but they're offset by the soid engineering of the metal front plate and thick rim around the lens....

Smooth and colourful video, Natural looking stills, Transfer images with a fist bump

Nikon edges it for image quality, Some flimsy feeling plastic

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic DMC-FT5 and FT25 Lumix cameras get tougher, we go hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Panasonic has announced the launch of two new tough cameras as part of its FT range at CES in Las Vegas, updating last year's models with new features

Jan, 2013

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