Summary: The good: - remote control over wifi - it works really well to about 10 meters in an open space, and is easy to work with if your smartphone/tablet has NFC built-in - rugged build (in other words: it's childproof) - waterproof chassis - I had mine out to sea several times, without paying attention...
Summary: Camera screen started flickering after about 3 months of regular use. All instructions on ensuring watertight integrity were followed precisely including a thorough freshwater cleaning after each use. I tried talking to Panasonic and they were unable to help. Picture quality is awesome..
Still looking for a quality point-and-shoot waterproof camera
14 September 2014
Summary: This is my third waterproof camera. This one has served me well with waterproof abilities in shallow water but really lacks photo quality. The photos (in all types of light) tend to be very blotchy and grainy when zoomed up. I like big prints so this just won't cut it.
Waterproof failed after a couple uses 2nd day of Mayan Riviera trip
J. Solberg, Amazon
11 May 2014
Summary: this camera definitely takes excellent video and photos underwater, while it remains waterproof. I tested it in the bathtub (OK, admit it, you would too when you bring it home for the first time)then I took about five minutes of incredible video of trout in the river during a fly-fishing trip in the...
Summary: None of the tough/waterproof point and shoot cameras on the market today offer standout performance; each one has compromises. Here are some of the key points for the TS5. 1. Great intelligent auto mode - the iA mode is truly adept at selecting the right scene mode for the situation. 2.
Summary: Beware of abysmal customer service from Panasonic. For many years, I have purchased digital cameras. etc. including this one but unfortunately, for my future purchases I will mostly exclude Panasonic from my research just because of their customer support.
Poor Customer Service for comparatively expensive camera
19 August 2013
Summary: This is my third Panasonic camera. I've owned this camera for about 6 weeks and taken it on one extended trip. The camera has never been dropped or used outside of its stated design parameters.
Clicking noise during video recording easily reproduced
2 August 2013
Summary: UPDATED: so i received a replacement camera from Amazon and the clicking noise is still there, easily reproduced as stated below, but the noise is slightly less and more muffled. The first camera noise was more like flicking a glass noise and this new camera is more like tapping fingers on a wood...
Summary: wifi works great and good battery life. picture and video quality were not as good as my sony tx100. also as stated here in another review the onboard mics pick up constant grinding from the autofocus