Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1 / DMC-TS1
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1G a top drawer camera
21 September 2010
Summary: I find it a little tricky to operate, but now I've had it a week I'm slowly getting the hang. I've had sonys or canons before and have found them much more user friendly. The flimsy fit of the memory card and batter compartment door doesn't exactly inspire confidence in it's advertised underwater use, but that's not to say that it has leaked, yet. It's also a bit heavy. Those are all my complaints.
Summary: This is definitely a camera which you can buy it not because of the water proof and shock proof capabilities. I use it for my daily purpose as well. It is definitely an all rounder. Like - small, pocketable - i can bring it to everywhere! practically! up on freezing mountains, down underwater snorkelling, in the rain cycling and I dare to bring into my paintball field as it is shock PROOF! - fast refresh time, fast recycle time for flash as well.
Summary: Not a bad little camera at all. Indoor shots are good, outdoor shots are much better and video is good too. For the price I paid it is a great little travel camera. I haven't tried the underwater shots yet, but it will be the only camera I take on vacations as it is much smaller than my mega zoom Panasonic camera. I am sure the new TS2 is much better, but the price I paid for this one couldn't be beat.
Summary: This is a fine camera for the money. The only substantial shortcomings are the placement of the lens in the upper left corner of the body which makes holding the camera a little awkward and the clustering of the controls in the lower right of the back making them easy to accidentally hit while using the camera.
Summary: Seems to be a great camera! Haven't tried it underwater yet, but will put it to the test this summer at the lake. So far it takes decent indoor pictures with low light and great outdoor pictures. Two dislikes but tolerable features are the zoom and shutter buttons to close together, and the shutter lens is in the corner of the camera case and easily blocked by giant fingers like mine. You quickly learn how to hold the camera to avoid these problems.
Summary: I just purchased the Lumix - TS1 and I love it. I am a basic user and I found the camera very easy to use. The pictures are crisp. The only critism I have is that it has a bulkier body than I would like and the lens is exposed. But I bought a protective sleeve for it and even though it is bulky, it still fits in your pocket.
Summary: Am totally please with functions for all aspects. I bought this for snorkeling and kayaking but have used it also for hiking as it is impact resistant. Most photos are excellent. The video is as good as my Cannon HV20 and functions well underwater. I disagree with other reviewer on the video button, it is separate from the shutter release. You can switch to video by simply pressing the red video button on the rear to start and end the video shot.
Summary: Length:: 3:45 Mins This is an updated review. So far so good. I've taken this camera into salt water at least 50 times with no problems. The more I use this camera the more I like it. For video I've been using the motion jpeg setting instead of AVCHD which seems easier to edit. For regular photos the quality is what you'd expect from a point and shoot camera. What I like most about this camera besides it being waterproof and rugged is the wide angle lens.
"Good camera with HD video, rugged/waterproof an extra"
20 November 2009
Pros: This camera is a good size, and takes good pictures most of the time The HD videos are great, with image stabilization The underwater capability is a novel addition Water resistance meant I could take it to the beach without concern
Cons: Cannot charge short-lived battery in-camera USB for offloading drains battery quickly Default settings (ISO?) make nighttime photos (with or without flash) hit-or-miss AVCHD Lite HD video codec unuseable in my Mac with iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD