Summary: I recently replaced an Olympus Tough who accompanied me for many years by the Panasonic for its waterproof characteristics and for its optical quality. Unfortunately on my last trip it broke down: it fails to power on ever since. So I brought it to Panasonic for repair under the warranty.
Panasonic should be ashamed.....selling this is fraud !!!
6 November 2012
Summary: I purchased the DMC FT 4 EB to travel the world....best advice DO NOT BUY IT ! Firstly the GPS drains the battery within a couple of hours so you need 3 - 4 batteries for a day out....useless ! First time we used it under water whole camera failed losing some 600 photographs....in 6 inches of water.
Summary: Good camera, with some nice 'toys' on it. Panoramic mode works well, as does stop motion and remote shooting with a smart phone is a nice feature. Overall picture quality isn't as good as a normal compact camera, but a reasonable pay-off for being able to use it udnerwater.
Summary: Took this camera to the Maldives on holiday and it was brilliant. We had no problems using it in the water and it took some lovely clear photos both underwater and normally. It was used every day either snorkling or scuba diving down to 12m.
Summary: I will have to wait, till after my holiday, to review it properly, but it works just fine on the odd occasions, when I have used it up to now. Obviously I haven't tried it in wet conditions yet, but having the "Waterproof" guarantee, it has given me the confidence, not to worry, about any weather or...
Summary: I used to own a Cannon D10 and needed a change, I have used this camera kayaking in Briencon (south Alps) ski touring, mountaineering and climbing in the Mont Blanc range and im happy to say that it is brilliant and i have not had any problems with it.
Summary: I bought this a birthday present for my daughters trip to Spain. Takes excellent photographs and the were some great shots of the grand kids in the swimming pool. I was very surprised of the quality of the pictures taken underwater.