Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5EB Waterproof Camera, HD 1080p, 16.1MP, 4.6x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, 3” Screen

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Not all photographers' needs are the same, which is why Panasonic have engineered this rugged point-and-shoot for the more intrepid snappers out there. The DMC-FT5 combines hard-wearing metal construction, water, shock, freeze and dustproofing, with built-in GPS and NFC so you can take your photography to the limit, wherever you are.

Key benefits:

  • The DMC-FT5 is waterproof to depth of 13m/43ft and dustproof equivalent to IPX8 and IP6X standards. It ‘s also shockproof from a height up to 2.0m/6.6ft, freezeproof to as low as -10˚C/14˚F, and tolerates pressures up to 100kgf/220lbf.
  • This camera features anti-fog glass to keep condensation from spoiling your pictures. Take it fishing, camping, diving, snorkelling, surfing, climbing, skiing or snowboarding with confidence.
  • Record high-resolution Full HD 1080p videos with stunning smoothness at 50p in AVCHD Progressive and 25p in MP4. High-quality Dolby Digital sound is also present along with a stereo microphone with zoom noise reduction.
  • With time lapse shot, just set the interval and the number of pictures to shoot and the camera will automatically capture images that can be combined to produce a stunning time lapse video.
  • Wi-Fi connectivity and NFC technology help you to stay connected. NFC lets you connect the camera with a smartphone or tablet by just placing them near each other. The Panasonic Image App streamlines everything and helps to make remote shooting, uploading, and Instant Transfer seamless. Transferring data to a computer is available via your home network and Wi-Fi Direct allows direct playback of images on DLNA-compliant TVs.
  • The GPS complies with GLONASS for greater accuracy. Geotag and track landmarks wherever you go and let the camera automatically sort things for quick reach later on. Tracking on Google Earth is also possible.
  • The integrated barometer and altimeter will keep you up-to-date on barometric pressure underwater and your altitude on dry land. You can even use this data to predict the weather in your area. Along with the built-in compass you’ll always be on the right track.
  • The 16.1-megapixel MOS sensor performs in all settings. Noise reduction in the Venus Engine processor makes images sharper in low light. Advanced Underwater Mode with Red Colour Reproduction even compensates for detail lost during underwater shooting.
  • Includes battery pack, adapter, USB cable, hand strap and software CD.

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Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx 370 shots per charge
Camera Type
Digital Compact
AV Output, USB 2.0, mini HDMI
Digital Bridge
H67.4 x W109.2 x D28.9mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
Eligible for International Delivery
Image Stabilisation
Internal Memory
Leica DC Vario-Elmar
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Memory Card (included)
Memory Card Type
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Power Supply
Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V / 1250mAh / 4.5Wh)
Screen size
Sensor Type
Shooting Modes
Touch Screen
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer


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Rated 4 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Fantastic for the first 12m, now useless We received this as a wedding gift, selected specifically for honeymoon snorkelling, and loved it. We used it on a couple of holidays, always being careful to keep the safety lock on to prevent water entry, and were very happy with the photos both underwater and on land. Unfortunately, just over a year in, we found on the second day of our holiday that the safety locking mechanism had become loose, meaning that the back had come open slightly and water had entered the camera. Result is a completely useless piece of equipment that's now unable to focus at any distance. To be fair though, the most annoying thing of all is that I'd be prepared to give it the benefit of the doubt and try again with the lumix, but don't have the receipt :-( So overall, great while it worked, but worth checking online before purchasing to see if this is a common problem. 20 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing all-rounder Took this on holiday with me for a week in Ibiza, so you can imagine what it's gone through! Fantastic camera, fits comfortably in the hand, a nice weight to it that lets you know it's got nice build quality yet light enough to carry around with you all day. Perfect for travelling, holidays, or just everyday really. Went snorkelling with it, took it in the pool, it got half buried on the beach... it was subjected to fresh water, salt water, alcohol, chlorine, sand, grit, dust and mud. Also survives if dropped! Really good quality photos, lots of nice settings, (sunset, food, starry night, fireworks, snorkling just to name a few) can adjust exposures/brightness etc. Would recommend if you want something sturdy with lots of features that takes great quality photos. Love it. 16 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it!!! This is our first underwater camera, so I don't have any other make/model to compare it to but all I can say is that this camera is easy to use, has a great build quality and produces superb pictures - both on land and underwater. The video function is also very easy to use and, all in all, we couldn't have been happier with it. There are, however, some functions that we haven't got to grips with yet but the basic set up is quite easy. We took it snorkelling to capture the reef and were not disappointed with both the still shots and videos. It certainly didn't leak and the battery life also seems very good. The camera is a little weighty so we bought a wrist float, which I would highly recommend if you are going to take it into any depth of water. 02 September 2013
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