Panasonic Lumix FT1 Tough Digital Camera - Blue (12.1MP, 4.6x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD
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- Water Proof 3.0m, Shock Proof 1.5m and Dust Proof
- HD Movie Recording in AVCHD Lite with Dolby Digital Creator
- Advanced iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode with Face Recognition and Movie iA Mode
- 28mm Wide-angle 4.6x Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens and 1/2.33-inch 12.1-megapixel High-resolution CCD
- 2.7-inch High-resolution Intelligent LCD with Wide-viewing Angle
Top Customer Reviews
I've most recently tried the Pentax W30, a cheap alternative. and as i should have expected it didn't work for long and broke!! So i decided to take the plunge and go for a more expensive alternative (the Panasonic). I have to say i'm more than impressed with it. Good start up time, very quick auto focus and intelligent, there is very little lag between the button being pressed and the photo being taken (this has also been what drives me mad with compact cameras)
All in all very good camera and worth the money.
I have only had the camera for a day and therefore have yet to test it underwater, but so far so good!! Picture quality is excellent, menu layout is simple to use and logical. It has definitely been designed with the user in mind - some great features that make it fantastic for general use as well as adventure junkies - pictures are clear even with the zoom in full use, thanks to a great stabiliser and 12 mega pixel resolution. My favourite features are the 'burst' function, which allows you to take as many shots as you wish in extremely quick succession - approx 10 pictures per second - great for sports events which makes it perfect for me. In conjunction with this the favourites function is brilliant - taking pictures in burst mode means you have hundreds of pictures to manually delete to create more room on your sdhc card for new pictures - this allows you to select which are your favourites and delete the remainder.
There are so many more things I could mention, but in summary, this is one smart camera. I couldn't decide whether to 'take the plunge' - excuse the pun, :) with this camera as other than technical reviews in jargon I don't understand, there is little info on the net, but in my opinion, its well worth its money and then some.
I knew I'd love this camera because my brother bought the silver one a week ago.
The quality of the photo's is amazing. Macro is crystal clear, you can see every detail.
I LOVE the blue colour!! Shame there isn't a case that comes with it :-(
Video looks very clear and sharp too, but I haven't seen it on the plasma yet.
Just to warn, you can only record a max of 15 minutes no matter how big your memory card is.
I think it could be a little faster in between shots, but when my 30 m/b card arrives this should sort that out (hence the ish in the title).
It has only been a couple of hours since the camera arrived, but first impressions are 9.7/10 (if it were faster between shots it'd have got a 10/10).
Price on Amazon.co.uk is very very competitive. Infact, my brother paid £5 more than me when he received his last week (not from Amazon).
Can't wait to try it on the beach and test how waterproof it actually is!
Do be careful if you buy a second battery - it will reject all but Panasonic ones, which are expensive!
The quick start up is a real bonus, you can catch the most fleeting glimpse!
There is almost no delay on the shutter, it was really top class for the Singapore motor racing F1 Grand Prix.
So far, I can thoroughly recommend this compact camera, which is loaded with features if you want them!
Panasonic doesn't want to replace it. So be warned... Considering the number of people complaining about the issue I would imagine that their "waterproof" camera is not yet 100% reliable
I notice that Panasonic have now released a new model, FT2, which looks similar but which is rated as waterproof to 10m rather than 3m - maybe they realised there were problems with the FT1.
If you just want a camera that's dust proof and shower proof then buy it. If you want to take it in the water, don't buy it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good pictures, easy to use, took in the pool all was fine. Took in the sea it leaked, I do a lot of diving and know how to clean seals, it should have been fine. Read morePublished on 25 Aug. 2011 by Richard
It is a solid and very well made camera. Very convenient to be carried to everywhere and it may be used under tough conditions. The con of this camera is its image quality. Read morePublished on 21 Jan. 2011 by LoneBird
My first experience with a waterproof camera. At first it was great but then I started noticing some bad points. The zoom is horrible to handle. Read morePublished on 29 Dec. 2010 by Fabrizio Magosso
I loved this camera - right up to the first time I took it swimming and it leaked and died. I did everything as stated in the manual and didn't take the camera deeper than about... Read morePublished on 13 Sept. 2010 by Bagsy
I needed a durable camera that could be dropped, could handle a bit of rain and took good images. This one is supposed to work down to 10 metres under water (there is a special... Read morePublished on 29 Aug. 2010 by DGNB
Have used this camera for about 8 months in wide variety of conditions.
I use it with a SanDisk Extreme III 30 MB/s SD card. Read more
Great buy, very happy with this camera, I didnt buy a fast enough (class 4) sd card to record in hd properly thou.Published on 11 Aug. 2010 by Mr. P. Gillett
I bought this for my daughter because she needed a splashproof camera for her travels.
The picture quality is OK, not as good as the Sony compact she used previously,... Read more
Bought from Argos in Feb, used three times in Jamaica in March, normal usage, exactly in line with user guide, snorkelling in calm water, walking up Dunnes River and also in the... Read morePublished on 2 Jun. 2010 by Sergio