Summary: As many of us stated here this piece of ..eh..you name it will not last long under water. Ours was used just twice in a salt marine water just for snorkeling and shallow diving before it died prematurely. Had to use Experia Z1 mobile instead. What a shame.
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: After reading some positive reviews about this product I thought it would be perfect for our Holiday, how wrong could I be!! It worked fine the first day, and having carefully followed the instructions about the lens misting not being a fault I thought OK it will be fine the next day.
Summary: I bought this camera and was very disappointed with it. I bought it because I was taking my family abroad to swim with dolphins in Cuba. The camera states its shockproof and waterproof upto 40ft but if you read the instructions it cannot stay in water for longer than 1 hour so i guess it leaks after...
Summary: Purchased as a back up to my Nikon DSLR. Big mistake, photos look like they were taken on a mobile phone. Colours are either washed out or over vivid. Contrast seems to baffle this camera, it can not cope with sunny days, massively over or under exposing the image.
Summary: I've had this camera for 16 months and was very happy with it until I took it on holiday and used it in a pool. The camera flooded the second time I used it in less than 1m of water and now does not work at all. Unfortunately it's out of warranty, so I'm out of pocket.
Excerpt: Протек при первом же погружении на глубину не более метра, после чего отказался включаться. К счастью, случай признали гарантийным, вернули деньги. Не нашел больше водонепроницаемых фотоаппаратов с ручной установкой экспозиции, решил рискнуть, взять этот.
Pros: Ручные настройки экспозиции, множество функций, как полезных, так и не очень. Субъективно, качество снимков среди фотоаппаратов этого класса достаточно высокое.
Cons: Очень много брака в результате которого случаются протечки, низкое разрешение экрана
Summary: Ich bin nach langem Suchen nach einer wasser- und staubdichten Kamera und durchstoebern der Testberichte auf die Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4 gestossen. Auf Grund der Testberichte, habe ich mir dann diese LUMIX FT4 mit etwas Bauchweh und Bedenken gekauft. Warum?