Summary: We bought this camera at Christmas in 2010, and until this week, had only used it in the boat and in wet environments. We had never used it underwater. On a trip to St Maarten, we snorkeled with it several times, wiped it off after each use, and waited a while before we opened it. Each time there was a tiny amount (drop or two) of water at the access door. By the end of the trip, the viewfinder had fogged, so that the last pictures are cloudy.
Lots of features, noisy (fuzzy) images, works when it gets wet
Bob Tobias "Robert Tobias", Amazon
21 August 2011
Summary: Bottom line: Takes good snapshots if conditions are "just so" (bright but not harsh sunlight), even in the pool. What I liked: - It keeps working even when it's wet. - iA (Intelligent Automatic) mode, where the camera automatically selects among six of the more common scene modes. - The documentation is clear and complete. That applies to both the manual (provided electronically) and the information provided on-camera.
Summary: UPDATE: BEFORE YOU BUY A WATERPROOF CAMERA, PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR A DISCOURAGING WRITE UP ON WATERPROOF CAMERAS. IT JUST MIGHT CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT PURCHASING A "WATERPROOF" CAMERA. [ ... ] --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I knew before purchasing this camera that all waterproof cameras compromise on picture quality.
Summary: I can't give it four stars for three reasons: 1) Focus is not dependable. I have taken 100+ photos in various conditions such as water, bright sun, low light, etc. Approximately 20 of the shots were out of focus. This included completely dry shots. 2) High ISO shots are very grainy. They should have a max ISO setting on this camera. I own their high end compact camera, and I set the max ISO at 400 on it. 3) For video, the mic is weak.
Summary: I'm using waterproof cameras for over 20 years now. Primary use is kayaking / canoeing / hiking, often multi day trips. This is a surprisingly small camera, easy to use and it takes great pictures. Took over 3000 pictures so far and the vast majority of them came out very good. Indoor flash pictures are a little bit iffy, without flash and a steady hand they usually turn out great.
Summary: I just bought the Lumix TS10 as a backup camera for an upcoming international trip. I spent an hour on the phone with Panasonic, both the Parts Dept. & the Tech Support, to get an additional charger, the DE-A75B, and Battery DMW-BCH7PP. DISCONTINUED & NO REPLACEMENTS AVAILABLE. Unbelievable! Panasonic offers this camera as a currently available item, but they have no accessories available? So, I have to settle for some 3rd party knock-offs.
Summary: I haven't been able to get good pictures at night. I'm no camera expert, and I han a big Canon fan. I chose this camera for its ruggedness. Canon beats Panasonic and Sony on night and dark conditions. This model is a bit too big, I would rather go with the Sony option, unless the price is an issue. Sony is almost twice as expensive. All in all is a good camera, great price, good option for the pool, beach, skying or field work. Cheers.
Summary: overall a okay camera, but have the following issues: 1. short battery life. For some reason, the battery can only charge up to 2/3 after 2 months I bought it~~~~ Warranty did nothing about it.... 2. can only get into the water for 60 mins.... come on.. If you go snorkelling, you will do more than 60 mins. 3. well, the waterproofing design seems to be faulty.