Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 / DMC-TS2
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"nice underwater camera"
5 May 2011
Pros: Easy to use, underwater settings allow nice pictures in reasonably shallow water with good light. nice low light settings
Cons: reliability is suspect. after 10 or so snorkeling trips camera suddenly started making whirring noise and quit working despite carefully following instructions on keeping dry. I suspect an internal seal let loose. Camera was gull of water Panasonic replac
Summary: WARNING: waterproof compact digital cameras are really only "splash-proof" This is the second "waterproof" compact digital I have tried and so far it's the second failure. I do a lot of stuff in and near the water and I wanted a camera that would help me capture some of the fantastic experiences I've had. I jumped on the Olympus 770SW a few years ago when I saw it in a duty free shop in Japan. It was the first of it's kind I believe.
Pros: great around the water, image quality quite good, auto focus good
Cons: controls are a bit too small, not good in glare situations, NOT "waterproof" to the manufacturer's specs
Summary: Having owned this camera for about 8 months, I've taken several thousand pictures without a glitch. During my recent trip snorkeling, the camera met its end in salt water. All precautions were taken to ensure that lint, hair or sand was not inside the silicone liners. Although I was able to take a few dozen pictures under water, I suddenly noticed that the LCD screen went dark and the camera would no longer function.
Summary: it's very difficult to change settings. buttons are tiny. but the worst is that if you are using the included silicon cover, pressing the shutter button is really hard (as it's the same height as the silicon cover) it's practically impossible to take pictures with the silicon cover AND gloves. which kinda of kill the advantage of having a camera you can take to the slope. not having the silicon cover makes it just a little better.
Summary: Loved this camera. Worked perfect for 5 days. Great underwater footage. No leaks. End of day 5 it started saying the battery door was open when it wasn't. Only took a few pictures after that and door warning stayed on and couldn't take any more shots. Had to send back. Want a working one. Great camera.
Was expecting better picture quality from Leica/Lumix.
15 February 2011
Summary: One of my previous cameras was a Lumix and I was very happy with the photo quality. I bought this camera because it was the best bet in terms of features and size - I wanted an underwater camera and wanted to be able to use it for everything (this one is pocketable, which is nice). My 3 star rating is a combination of several factors: PROS: 1) HD Video 2) Underwater up to 10M (most others are 3M) 3) Great compact size for the feature set 4) No need for an underwater...
Summary: We've had this camera now for over six months and we are not very happy with it. It's not very easy for my non-techy husband to use. When taking pictures indoors or in low light... the automatic photos all come out very grainy and most are blurry as well. The pictures are overwhelmingly have a red or yellow overtone. We missed some great pics at our friends wedding and on our honeymoon. Outdoor bright light pictures are fine, nothing to brag about, but not bad either.
Summary: My fiance and I bought this for our honeymoon in the virgin islands. We wanted a SLR but they are too big to travel with and are super expensive with extra lenses, and waterproof casings... That being said we stayed at a condo on the beach and for several days had the patio doors open (ie warm in room) and then we decided to use the AC about 4 days in the inside of the camera lense fogged up!