Summary: Purchase and shipment of the camera were excellent. Used it in Baja Mexico both above and under water, and it worked fine. With more experience using it, underwater pix should improve; contrast a little low, but I think camera has some corrections in place for that-I just didn't have time to study...
Summary: Camera worked great both on land and in the water. There was no trouble using it after it had been in the water, as I had read in some other reviews. Had some problems, but these would likely be improved with continued use of and familiarization with the camera.
Epic_Earth "if it were easy everyone would do it", Amazon
2 February 2015
Summary: Good camera, has a tendency to focus on krill, etc underwater rather than the fish (if there is a lot of it), but it's severed me well 80% of the time. This is the first surface water camera I've owned, I've always used a housing on a DSLR, but I just upgraded and the housing was out of stock for my...
Summary: Bought this camera to use while camping and fishing. It was replacing an Olympus TG-839 that I was not happy with the quality on. I am happy with the features, battery and image quality. I haven't tested the waterproof feature yet.
Camera takes very good pictures. Have not tested durability yet
Ryan Tenga, Amazon
12 January 2015
Summary: Camera takes very good pictures. Have not tested durability yet, but overall satisfied. Main negatives are that camera is a little more bulky that previous Lumix and other rugged cameras. Cannot save wifi password; but be reentered every time.
Great camera for pictures and videos. Sensors (GPS, Compass, Altimeter) are mediocre.
7 January 2015
Summary: I owned GoPro Hero 3+ but the distorted wide angle view and subpar low-light indoor performance leads me to find a standard rugged and waterproof camera. I am glad I bought the Lumix TS5. When I first got it, this camera is quite heavier than I expected. Built pretty sturdy and grip is good.
The older version really took a good beating. Salt water/fresh water
D. Haines "Spaz218", Amazon
3 December 2014
Summary: I owned a older version (DMC-TS1) of this camera, bought it for general pictures and to mount on the deck of a kayak. The older version really took a good beating. Salt water/fresh water, tough wipe-outs and "gone wrong" landings in the surf zone.