Summary: No camera looks more rugged than the FT5, the latest in Panasonic's rufty-tufty compact family. Some of the plastic parts of the case feel a tad flimsy but they're offset by the soid engineering of the metal front plate and thick rim around the lens. The FT5 feels good in the hand, considering the corners have been sheared off and the controls kept almost flush to the rear panel.
Pros: Smooth and colourful video, Natural looking stills, Transfer images with a fist bump
Cons: Nikon edges it for image quality, Some flimsy feeling plastic