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Panasonic Lumix FT5 Hands-On Preview

Panasonic Lumix FT5 Hands-On Preview - We have a hands-on look at the Panasonic Lumix FT5, the ultimate underwater camera with Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC and a new underwater white balance mode.

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Panasonic Lumix FT5 in Compact Cameras

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The Panasonic Lumix FT5 is the latest version of Panasonic's ultra tough waterproof cameras, and updates the Panasonic Lumix FT4 with improved ruggedness. The camera also features a new underwater white balance mode and is now waterproof to 13 metres, shockproof from 2 metres, freeze-proof to -10 degrees celsius, as well as crushproof up to 100kg. Another feature is anti-fog glass for the front of the lens construction to stop the lens fogging up when used under water. The Panasonic Lumix FT5 will be available in orange, black, silver, and blue.

Key Features:

  • 16.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor
  • 4.6x optical zoom lens 28mm wide-angle
  • Power Optical Image Stabilisation
  • 3inch 460k dot screen
  • Full HD Video recording, stereo sound
  • GPS, Wi-Fi, Compass, NFC, Barometer, Time-lapse
  • Remote Shooting, Browsing, Sharing (Wi-Fi)
  • Torch light
  • Creative panorama
  • 10fps burst shooting
  • HDR shooting
  • Light Speed AF

Panasonic Lumix FT5 Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Panasonic Lumix FT5 Specifications

Max Aperturef/3.3 - f/5.9
35mm equivalent28mm - 128mm
Optical Zoom4.6x
Image Sensor
Pixels16.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4608
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeLive MOS Sensor
Sensor Size1/2.33
Sensor Size (width)6.16mm
Sensor Size (height)4.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution460k dots
Touch ScreenNo
Min Focus5cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Zoom macro
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/1300sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeNo Data
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Multi Pattern
ISO sensitivity100 - 3200
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Underwater
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting10fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
Video FPS50p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium-Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating)370shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsBattery pack, battery charger, AC cable, USB Cable, CD-ROM, Hand strap

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