Hands on: Panasonic FT5 review

Panasonic updates its toughest compact camera

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Product Type
Compact Camera
Battery Size Supported
Proprietary Battery Size
Green Compliant
Yes
Maximum Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Touchscreen
No
Effective Camera Resolution
16.1 Megapixel
GPS
Yes
USB
Yes
Wide Angle
Yes
PictBridge
Yes
Product Family
Lumix FT
Image Stabilization
Optical
Colour
Silver
Optical Zoom
4.6x
Digital Zoom
4x
Brand Name
Panasonic
Durability
Water Proof, Shock Proof, Freeze Proof, Dust Proof, Pressure Resistant
Features
Continuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Orientation Sensor, 3D Shooting, Face Detection
Screen Size
7.6 cm (3")
Video Formats
AVCHD, MP4
Viewfinder Type
No
Weight (Approximate)
188 g
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
REACH
Flash Memory Capacity
15 MB
Minimum Focus Distance
50 mm
Maximum Image Resolution
4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate
60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported
1
Battery Built-in
No
Battery Rechargeable
Yes
Battery Included
Yes
Display Screen Type
LCD
Image Sensor Type
MOS
Total Camera Resolution
17.5 Megapixel
HDMI
Yes
HD Movie Mode
Yes
Memory Card Supported
Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height
67.4 mm
Width
109.2 mm
Depth
28.9 mm
Autofocus Points
23
Product Series
FT
Focal Length
4.90 mm to 22.80 mm
Image Formats
JPEG, MPO
Focus Modes
Auto
Manufacturer
Panasonic
Product Model
DMC-FT5
Product Name
DMC-FT5 Digital Camera
Product Line
Lumix
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Manufacturer Part Number
DMC-FT5EB-S
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

Rugged Digital Camera FT5 - Featuring Ultimate Toughness and Photo / Video Hybrid for All Kinds of Outdoor Excitement

The DMC-FT5 is waterproof to depth of 13m/43ft and dustproof equivalent to the "IPX8" and "IP6X" standard. It is also shockproof droppable from a height up to 2.0m/6.6ft, freezeproof that endure the temperature as low as -10?C/14?F, and comprehends pressure resistance of 100kgf/220lbf. It newly adopts an anti-fog glass to prevent from being fogged with steam. Take out the camera to fishing, camping, diving, snorkeling, surfing, climbing, skiing or snowboarding - The DMC-FT5 is an all-year-round active field player to record stunning memories.

The DMC-FT5 can record high-resolution full HD 1,920 x 1,080 videos with stunning smoothness at 50p in AVCHD Progressive and 25p in MP4. The videos also come with the high-quality stereo sound of Dolby® Digital and a stereo microphone with zoom noise reduction. The Time Lapse Shot is advanced for DMC-FT5. Once the start time, the interval and the number of picture to shoot are set, the camera will automatically shoot images and those images can be combined in a camera to produce a time lapse video.

The DMC-FT5 integrates Wi-Fi® connectivity and NFC technology. NFC lets users connect the camera with a smartphone/tablet by just placing them nearby and follow the simple guidance. With "Panasonic Image App", users can enjoy remote shooting, easy SNS upload, and Instant Transfer, which allows the camera to automatically transfer data to the designated electronic devices. Transferring data to PC is available via wireless access point (router) at home. The Wi-Fi Direct™ allows direct playback of images on some of the DLNA-compliant VIERA HDTV.

The GPS complies with GLONASS to further enhance its accuracy. It shows the name of the Country/Region, State/Prov./County, County/Township, City/Town/Village, and worldwide landmark information. The photos and videos with the location names are automatically sorted in the camera for quick reach and newly added logging function allows memorizing travelling distance which can be displayed on the Google Earth application. Compass, altimeter and even barometer are adopted for active outdoor use.

Battery Life
370 Shot
Package Contents
  • DMC-FT5 Digital Camera
  • Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger
  • AC Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
Display Resolution
460000 Pixel
Limited Warranty
1 Year
Built-in Devices
Microphone, Speaker
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