Summary: I bought this primarily as an underwater camera. Having always used a waterproof encasement on previous cameras, the closure mechanism of the Lumix made me a little nervous, but it seemed to work fine, In a sandy area I had to be especially careful, as the fine sand does migrate into the crevices.
Great camera. Bit inconsistent with white balance and exposure but very tough
G. Farnsworth, Amazon
11 May 2015
Summary: I purchased this to take on a week-long Caribbean snorkeling vacation. I used it for many hours underwater as well as many above water and it worked very well. It took a number of bumps on rocks and things (in and out of the water) and came out unscathed and never had a water leak.
Summary: Everything from the build quality to the great photos, the quick GPS locations, the Wifi including the simple to use Panasonic app, its a great camera. Unfortunately it isn't theft proof and as my insurance only covers half the cost, i will have to save up for a replacement.Also worth noting that...
Pros: Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Lightweight, Simple Controls
Summary: Nice little camera, good value. Haven't tested the waterproofing yet. Internal memory pointless - added a 32GB card and can now store plenty of shots. Seems rugged and well made. Takes acceptable quality photos, although could handle light and focussing better if I'm honest.