Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1 / DMC-TS1
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Crapped out on 2nd underwater trip
S. Fischer, Amazon
16 January 2012
Summary: I purchased this camera back in Aug. 2009 shortly after it was introduced. The intent was to use it while snorkling in the Caribbean on a cruise. I used it underwater on three different dates during that cruise. Although the viewfinder had a bit of fogging everything else seemed to work ok.
Summary: second water vacation.; First day. Snorkeling and staying close to surface. Camera stopped working. $200 to exchange!!!! The camera is just over a year old and had very little water exposure. Trash.
Summary: My wife and I are professional photographers. We take the majority of our photos on vacation with the same camera I use at weddings (Nikon D300s). It is fantastic. However, I wanted an underwater camera I could use while snorkeling both for photos and video.
Not waterproof under 10 meters. Not waterproof under 10 feet.
P. Clydesdale "white trash art", Amazon
6 July 2010
Summary: I bought this camera after losing my last Lumix to a leaky bottle of water in my backpack, specifically because it was waterproof. I took it in a pool yesterday in less than 10 feet of water and water leaked into the compartment that houses the battery and memory card. It is ruined.
Summary: Owned for 2 months - survived a trip to Mexico, in the ocean and pools, no problem, but the next time I used it in water (in a 3 foot deep pool), it leaked, - camera suddenly turned off and I saw fog on the inside of the lens.
Summary: I bought this camera hoping that it wouldn't be too cumbersome and assumed picture quality was a no brainer. Overall it's heavier than most digital cameras but that is to be expected as it's waterproof and shockproof so I'm good with that. The picture quality is absolutely horrible though.