Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 (Lumix DMC-FT5)

Announced Jan 7, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 128 mm (4.6×)
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Product description
Announced Jan 7, 2013

The LUMIX TS5 is rugged -- waterproof to 43 feet, shockproof from 6.5 feet, freezeproof from 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and pressure resistant to 220 lbs. New on offer is Near Field Communication (NFC), a close-proximity radio connection that the camera can use to initiate a Wi-Fi connection with a compatible device simply by tapping the two together, allowing remote shooting and sharing from a smartphone or tablet. It also has a Leica 28-128mm f/3.3-5.9 lens, 1080 HD video, and plenty of creative and automatic modes.

Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, Hi Auto (1600-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Focal length (equiv.) 28–128 mm
Optical zoom 4.6×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 460,000
Min shutter speed 60 sec
Max shutter speed 1/1300 sec
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 214 g (0.47 lb / 7.55 oz)
Dimensions 110 x 67 x 29 mm (4.33 x 2.64 x 1.14)
GPS BuiltIn

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Our review

The Lumix DMC-TS5 is a good choice for those seeking a rugged camera with a robust feature set that includes a well-implemented GPS, plus Wi-Fi. The camera takes good quality photos for its class, has a great LCD, and offers a top-notch movie mode. However, its lens is on the slow side, and the flash is very weak. The Wi-Fi system could also be a lot more user-friendly.

Good for: Adventurous photographers looking for a rugged cameras with a great LCD, well-implemented GPS, and photo sharing via Wi-Fi. Video lovers will also appreciate the 1080/60p movie mode.

Not so good for: Photographers planning on taking a lot of flash and low light photos.

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