Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 (Lumix DMC-FT5) Review

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

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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Build quality
Ergonomics & handling
Exposure and focus accuracy
Image quality (jpeg)
Flash performance
Low light / high ISO performance
Performance (speed)
Movie / video mode
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