Summary: The camera itself is good quality. I use it to do prebuyer home inspections, so I take lots of photos. The zoom is limited over the standard camera from Panasonic . Every time I open the side compartment to load a disc the underwater message come on. Another challenge is the location of the video button.
Summary: I purchased this for my wife to use for her dog training videos. It takes pretty decent point-and-click photos. The video is pretty sharp as well. The only hang up with it is the Wi-Fi connectivity. There are some issues with connecting and downloading through it's Wi-Fi with an iPhone.
Excerpt: I needed a beater. A platform that I could use in saltwater when thiongs were to sloppy for my DSLR. I also wanted a underwater option that allowwed for some user feedback/input in real time. Some of the other units like my old GoPro shot decent water pics but you never knew what the capture was and you couldnt make adjustments on the fly. This allows for some user input and adjustments which is a big bonus for underwater shooting. Is it perfect? No.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
My 2nd Lumix camera, takes great photos but some of the changes in this model are incredibly stupid.
Rick the TR6 guy, Amazon
9 January 2014
Summary: I liked my last Lumix and had it about three years. That camera got some bad press because of leaking problems. I never had ANY leaking issues (and generally wasn't super careful with it when I took it in the water) and thought that it was a great camera. This camera's description reads very well and makes it sound like a super camera, which it is in many ways. I've had it about a year.
Panasonic had no "Image Application" for Windows 8 Phones & Tablets; there's no ways to use the Remote Control function.
Peter Le, Amazon
24 November 2013
Summary: Please pay attention: Phones and tablets with Windows 8 Operating system have no ways to become what is called "Getting connected and change your smartphone or tablet into a remote control". Panasonic has never built any "Image Applications" for Windows phones or tablets; that App. is needed for communicating between the camera and other handheld devices. Image Application is only available for Mac O.S and Android; Panasonic completely disregarded of Windows users.
Disaapointed with 60fps options, manual exposure mode and time lapse
B. Herder "YouTube: bradtube1", Amazon
1 November 2013
Summary: I've only had this camera for 2 days and I'm very disappointed. I have a TS3 and I've been very happy with it. I bought this camera because it had 3 new things I really wanted: 1. HD Movies at 1080p/60fps and 720p/60fps. 2. Manual Exposure Mode 3. Time Lapse And, I'm disappointed with all 3 features. You can read below why or you can view this video: http://youtu.be/ddRL5ROW_2g 60fps Movies: If you choose MP4, all your movie frame rates are 30fps.
Summary: I'm a big fan of the Lumix Tough series of digital cameras. Short of professional-grade equipment, they're the best cameras for going snorkeling/hiking/camping with. The GPS/compass/barometer features are great. I love being able to see where I took pictures later on. Also I've used these line of cameras for years without any problems. Pros: * great screen * great picture quality * very rugged The cons: * slow software.
When it's good, it's great, but must of the time it's barely ok.
Rolland Waters, Amazon
19 September 2013
Summary: I had the TS2 version of this camera. This camera, despite the advance in time, is not only not a better camera but has regressed in several key areas. The three redeeming features of this camera: 1.) the new coating on the lens is simply awesome; the old one was good but this one seems to shed almost everything! 2.) when it decides to take a good, sharp picture, it takes a great sharp picture with excellent color rendition. 3.) it really is waterproof.
Summary: I just bought the Lumix TS5A for a trip to Glacier Park, MT and have mixed feelings about the camera. I did quite a bit of research using both Consumer Reports ratings and Amazon reviews before deciding on the Lumix. I planned to do some rafting and wanted a waterproof and rugged camera. I had a great photo opp when we ran into a large grizzly bear. The Lumix took good video but the photos were so grainy that they resemble impressionist paintings.
Summary: I lost the first one, and the CC insurance is paying for the replacement. the pictures are ok grainy at night or low light conditions, the movies have a ticking sound. to be honest I like my TS4 much better. I did not have enough time to fully asses the camera so I will update this review when I have more time once the replacement arrives.