Review of the waterproof and shockproof Panasonic Lumix FT2/TS2 camera

Available in Orange, Blue and Silver
Available in Orange, Blue and Silver | Source

TS2/FT2 Panasonic Lumix specifications

The panasonic lumix digital camera FT2/TS2; A shockproof and waterproof camera; Easy to understand definitions of camera functions.

4.6 Optical Zoom with image stability - Optical zoom is actually using a lens, to focus and enlarge the picture - this is generally considered better than digital zoom. Digital Zoom is an enhancement which is only as good as the computer running it and generally loses image quality to enlarge the picture.

14 Megapixels - Virtually means how big you can "blow" the picture up, without losing image quality. The minimum amount of megapixels you can purchase on the market right now is 6 Megapixels. Megapixels gives quality to the picture, a pixel is a square shape that helps make up the picture you see in the photo. Megapixels are a million pixels this camera has 14 million pixels per photo.

Megapixels isn't always good. We had a camera that had 8 Megapixels however this wasn't good in low light situations, leaving the picture grainy and image unfocussed.

In the case of the 14 Megapixels, I can honestly say, I love my Panasonic Lumix FT2.

10m/33ft Waterproof - The underwater photo I have in my photos, is in about a foot of water, and looks amazing. I don't do scuba diving, and if you do use it in salt water it is in the manual for looking after it to wash it in fresh water for 10 minutes afterwards.

2m/6.6ft Shockproof - It will cope with a 2 metre drop. We haven't dropped ours yet but the sales clerk mentioned that he has seen one thrown and picked up and used. Ours survived a very gruelling motorbike ride in which 11 of the teeth on a sprocket were sheared clean off.

A function for photographing food, which I am yet to test out.

There's 26 different settings, including the above mentioned setting for food.

You can tag people on the camera so it recognises who the photo is taken of. I still have to tag when I transfer them to Facebook.


Photos from the Panasonic Lumix FT2 Camera

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The brillance in this captuted all on the beach ball is fantastic Clouds, capturing all their soft airyness. Drink fountain can almost see the motion of the liquid.Frozen drink, and natural skin tone -- shock horror it is that light, but there is a seblance of pigment there. Kites flying... taken from the shorePine tree.Rusty nail and coke You can see the ice and the different tones in drambui and scotchSepia tone taken on the cameraProfile pic cat in sepia sleepingView from Torqauy's main beach over the oceanUnderwater photo. veru clearBiking angel - see the clarity... the tyres are racing red... one photo of a burst shot.trail of water
The brillance in this captuted all on the beach ball is fantastic
The brillance in this captuted all on the beach ball is fantastic | Source
Clouds, capturing all their soft airyness.
Clouds, capturing all their soft airyness. | Source
Drink fountain can almost see the motion of the liquid.
Drink fountain can almost see the motion of the liquid. | Source
Frozen drink, and natural skin tone -- shock horror it is that light, but there is a seblance of pigment there.
Frozen drink, and natural skin tone -- shock horror it is that light, but there is a seblance of pigment there. | Source
Kites flying... taken from the shore
Kites flying... taken from the shore | Source
Pine tree.
Pine tree. | Source
Rusty nail and coke You can see the ice and the different tones in drambui and scotch
Rusty nail and coke You can see the ice and the different tones in drambui and scotch | Source
Sepia tone taken on the camera
Sepia tone taken on the camera | Source
Profile pic cat in sepia sleeping
Profile pic cat in sepia sleeping | Source
View from Torqauy's main beach over the ocean
View from Torqauy's main beach over the ocean | Source
Underwater photo. veru clear
Underwater photo. veru clear | Source
Biking angel - see the clarity... the tyres are racing red... one photo of a burst shot.
Biking angel - see the clarity... the tyres are racing red... one photo of a burst shot. | Source
trail of water
trail of water | Source

Abbasangel's experience with the Lumix Panasonic FT2

This camera has brilliant photo qualit, quick capture, good solid camera for putting in the handbag ready for happy snaps everywhere. Pack it with picnic, pack for the camping trip. I think this camera might be husband proof!Time will tell but I think we are on a winner.

Generally photo's wash me out whiter than Edward Cullen of Twighlight. I look so pale and sick using automatic functions on most camera's. However without changing my sun habits and my skin still has very low levels of  melanin, this camera the panasonic lumix FT2, has been giving some very flattering shots of my skin tone.

This snapshot camera is heaps of fun, we don't have to worry about a whole lot about it. It survived New Years Eve around clumsy young adults, and liquids. Didn't need to be worried about the liquids or it falling from the table. 

The video function is also fun, whilst it's probably not going to be better than a video camera, however you will get enough good footage standing still to embarrass your friends. If you move to much it pixalates a little bit however if you keep it steady you get a clear picture. 


Burst shots of cat playing

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Watch as she stalks her prey... in frame by frame action
Watch as she stalks her prey... in frame by frame action
Watch as she stalks her prey... in frame by frame action | Source
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Crewman6 5 years ago

Great review; sounds like an excellent all-round (and underwater) camera. Good luck on the 'husband-proof' thing. I am one, and as a breed, we can be very resourceful in our search to be ever more destructive!


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Abbasangel 5 years ago from Australia - The land down under Author

Thanks Crewman6 I try to give a little of me in each piece I write, I am incredibly generous!! Thanks for the luck on the Husband thing... Did you guys go to school of destruction for those tips? I am looking through all of his certificates and it seems like they stamp it on your heart and not give you a certificate!! It's all good, I wouldn't have it anyother way... its just a thing right? ;) Relationship is so much more important!! Thanks for you comment it made me laugh!! :)

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