Cons: -difficult interface -Camera stopped powering up shortly after warranty ended (I'd only used it for about 500 pictures, no drops, no evidence of broken seal). Unable to get any support from Panasonic's warranty service. Worst camera I've ever bought. I'm
Summary: Good: Nothing. Bad: It doesn't do as it claims. It leaks water on the inside. Comment: DO NOT BUY this camera if you want a waterproof one. This product has failed me and doesn't do as it claims. Water actually leaks on the inside in both compartments (the one that holds the battery and the one that has the plugs). This camera is a lie! Don't buy it, I'm VERY disappointed. I spent $399 on this.
Pros: Nothing. Poor quality photos, especially at night.
Cons: It leaks. Water gets on the inside. NOT WATERPROOF
"Dont believe the hype (abysmal customer service)"
3 September 2009
Summary: Had two of these now and both have gone pear shaped the moment they got slightly wet. Panasonic have tried to lay the blame on me and are now refusing to answer e-mails (over 30 e-mails and still getting nowhere) It's a shame really as the camera took good pictures on land and I have always been a Pansonic fan.
Summary: The DMC-FT1 takes great shots But thats a big BUT My Iphone is still going but the Camera died. Yes it was humid were i was I was so careful with the camera I read the instructions followed them to the letter big deal for me !!! but it still died. my wife had the 5 year old canon with her still going no problems But the DMC-FT1 got water damaged ????
Summary: BEWARE, Panasonic does NOT honor their warranty if you purchase with Paypal, even though they do not say this in writing with the Lumix camera I purchased within the would-be warranty period. The camera is notorious for having problems with its optical zoom, but that coupled with their hidden warranty policy is reason I will not buy any other Panasonic products, fill a complaint with Michael Finny consumer group, and alert ally my email contacts about this serious flaw...