The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is one of the newest models of camera released by the Panasonic corporation and is a very modern compact camera that meets the needs of the rugged outdoor adventurer who wants to be able to not only capture the incredible pictures and adventures taking place, but still have a technologically advanced enough camera to quickly share them at the first Wi-Fi hot spot. Does Panasonic succeed with the Lumix DMC-FT5 at producing a camera that meets every single one of their needs?
Some of the most popular features include:
– 4.6X optical zoom capability
– Waterproof for up to 12 meters
– Built in Wi-Fi capability
– Strong focus
– Underwater photo settings
– Resistant to below freezing temperatures down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 Celsius)
– 100 kg pressure resistance
– High resolution burst shooting up to 10 frames per second and more!
Those features help explain why a miniature camera is gaining so much popularity with many outdoor enthusiasts who need cameras that can actually hold up to a beating and real world use out in the wild. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 does an admirable job of holding up to some of the most common challenges, although like any camera it still has its limits. This is a high-quality trail camera of note, but it is not absolute top of the line.
Other benefits that make the Lumix trail camera really stick out from some of the competition is the flexibility that this particular camera shows in how it can be used and how many different forms of media it can record.
This outdoor camera is capable of:
– Panoramic shots
– 3D photo shooting mode
– 50-frame per second HD video mode
– Time lapse shooting
– Burst shooting of up to 10 frames per second to make sure one of your pictures nails the live action going on
So what are the drawbacks to this model? According to many customer reviews, there aren’t very many. The Lumix’s trail camera is proving to be extremely popular but there are a few potential frustrations, if not full drawbacks, to the DMC-FT5. Some have complained that it’s a little bulkier than expected, especially for a camera that markets itself as a compact.
The only other complaint is that initial warm-up from turning the camera on to the time it was ready to take the first picture can sometimes take a frustratingly long time. If it’s fully turned off, you’re not going to just pull it out of a bag, take a picture, and be done.
However, there is a very strong consensus that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 is one of the better trail cameras put out in the last few years, and at a price of around 200 British Pounds in most places, the price is reasonable and falls in right about in the middle of where many similar cameras are priced at.