... take pics remotely (actually seeing the camera viewfinder is like having a remote video camera whether or not you ...
Thomaas M. Matthews, Amazon
23 December 2014
Summary: We used the internal WIFI feature to broadcast the viewfinder to an iPad (no Internet connections required) and take pics remotely (actually seeing the camera viewfinder is like having a remote video camera whether or not you are recording) BUT if you lose line-of-sight communication with the WIFI device it bombs out. You can connect each of the two (camera and tablet or computer) to the internet and the issue goes away, but in that case there may be a data charge.
Summary: I like everything about this camera except the photo quality, and when it comes down to it, the photo quality is what it's mostly about. I have taken it on 2 trips this summer - a one-week backpacking trip on a section of the Appalachian Trail, and a 2 week whitewater rafting trip/coastal trip to Oregon. On both trips I was with other people who had cameras and we shared our photos.
Summary: Good for what I need it for. Took FOREVER to figure out the wifi connection. Holding it against a wifi device (ie ipad) did not work. Tried on iphone and ipod still no success. I researched a lot in this camera and can't figure out how to do anything on it except taking the pictures and changing which setting the picture is to be on. Can't figure out how to do a time lapse video that it says. The manual is awful. For this I give it 3 stars.
Summary: Was very disappointed in the picture quality. I took 1000 pictures using all types of settings. A lot of pictures are blurry, even ones I rested the camera on solid surfaces. This is the first camera I've bought in 10 years and now I'm stuck with a so-so product. My old Kodak took pics just as good.
Summary: The camera was in working order, and everything that comes in the camera packaging was there. However, some of the accessories were a bit cheap or not quite right for the camera - the camera case was much larger than the camera and more suited to a small SLR, the flotation strap was frayed (but was packaged, so thats a manufacturer defect, not a sign of previous use) and the cleaning kit was just alright, especially since the cleaning cloth it comes with looks just like...
Summary: Overall, a pretty good camera. Not very good in low light. Most annoying thing is that on the screen, there is a constant vertical line of mis-aligned pixels - minor defect. Also, with all the sensors on it, I still haven't figured out how to display the info...for instance, where's the barometer reading?
Summary: This is my second Lumix camera. The features in this DMC-TS5D are a definitely upgraded and easy to understand. What has me scratching my head is the old school power supply. It does have a small battery but the charger is old school. Instead of building the charger with a direct plug it has a cord to plug-in. Another cord to keep up with is not something I think is an upgrade to match the other features of the camera. I probably not keep this long.