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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 Digital Camera (Orange)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT5 Digital Camera (Orange)
Key Features
  • 16.1MP High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
  • 4.6x Leica DC Zoom Lens; 28-128mm
  • 3.0" 460k-dot TFT LCD Display
  • Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Mic
The orange Lumix DMC-FT5 Digital Camera from Panasonic is a Wi-Fi enabled "tough" compact camera that can shoot both photos and Full HD video on land and underwater. A 16.1MP High Sensitivity MOS sensor provides high quality imaging and fast autofocus. A Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens offers focal lengths from wide-angle to telephoto, equivalent to 28-128mm in the 35mm format. Folded optics technology secures the lens in tough shooting situations.
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Panasonic DMC-FT5 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 216.1MP Sensor and Venus Engine Image Processor
  • 3Leica DC Vario-Elmar Lens
  • 4Waterproof and Tough Features
  • 5Full HD 1080 Video with Dedicated Button
  • 6Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • 73.0" LCD Display
  • 8Optical Image Stabilization
  • 9Advanced Underwater Mode
  • 10Built-in GPS
  • 11Time Lapse and Burst Shooting
  • 12Creative Control and Scene Modes
  • 13Language Support

The orange Lumix DMC-FT5 Digital Camera from Panasonic is a Wi-Fi enabled "tough" compact camera that can shoot both photos and Full HD video on land and underwater. A 16.1MP High Sensitivity MOS sensor provides high quality imaging and fast autofocus. A Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens offers focal lengths from wide-angle to telephoto, equivalent to 28-128mm in the 35mm format. Folded optics technology secures the lens in tough shooting situations.

The tough features of the FT5 allow it to go pretty much anywhere your adventures take you. It is waterproof to a depth of 43' (13 m), shockproof from a drop of 6.6' (2 m), and pressure resistant to 220 lbs. It's also freeze proof to a temperature of 14ºF (-10ºC) and offers anti-fog protection for its lens.

Full HD 1080p is available at 60 or 30 fps with a dedicated one-touch button and built-in stereo microphone. Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) compensates for camera shake and offers clear images in low light or when shooting telephoto. Intelligent Auto (iA) Mode is available for simple point and shoot capability and Scene Mode provides predefined adjustments to shoot certain types of scenes (Sunset, Panorama, Night Scenery, etc.) with the ideal camera settings. The camera also features manual exposure control, time-lapse shooting and continuous burst shooting up to 10 frames per second at full resolution.

A 3.0" TFT LCD screen with 460k-dot resolution and anti-reflective coating provides composition and playback viewing. The FT5's compact and "grippable" design with raised buttons makes one hand shooting and adjustments easy. One touch video, Wi-Fi and playback buttons are ideal for the type of activity this camera is meant to document. The FT5 provides built-in memory and is compatible with SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards.

Built-in Wi-Fi enables you to send images to your smartphone or tablet with one touch. The FT5 also offers Near Field Communication (NFC) to connect with a compatible Wi-Fi device by simply tapping the two together. The Lumix Remote app must be downloaded to your smart phone or tablet to wirelessly connect with the FT5, but the app also allows your phone to be used as a remote control for your camera and offers cloud storage for your images, which can be important when shooting in locations where getting to your computer may be difficult. Built-in GPS functionality allows for geo-tagging of your images.

16.1MP Sensor and Venus Engine Image Processor

A 16.1MP high sensitivity MOS Sensor offers high quality imaging even in low light conditions and the Venus Engine Image Processor provides fast performance in extreme conditions.

Leica DC Vario-Elmar Lens

A 4.6x optical zoom lens provides 35mm focal length equivalents of 28-128mm which ranges from wide-angle to telephoto. This incorporates most shooting situations and a 9.3x Intelligent Zoom will reach even further if needed. The maximum aperture at the wide-angle end is f/3.3.

Waterproof and Tough Features

The FT5 is waterproof to a depth of 43' (13 m), shockproof from a drop height of 6.6' (2 m), freeze proof to a temperature of 14ºF (-10ºC) and pressure resistant to 220 lbs. It is also dustproof/sand proof and features anti-fog glass in its lens.

Full HD 1080 Video with Dedicated Button

Full HD 1080 video recording at 60 or 30 frames per second in the AVCHD format and a stereo microphone allow you to shoot high quality movies on land or underwater. A dedicated button switches you immediately into video mode and both Intelligent Auto (iA) and POWER Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S) is available for video.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

With the Lumix Remote app installed on your smart phone or device, the FT5 provides one-touch connection to Wi-Fi with Near Field Communication (NFC). This allows for remote picture capture, quick upload, cloud storage and easy sharing.

3.0" LCD Display

Composition and playback are viewed with a 3.0" TFT screen LCD display with 460,000 pixel resolution. It provides 100% field of view and offers Power Monitor Mode and AUTO Power Monitor Mode. An anti-reflective coating is applied to the screen for easier viewing in direct sunlight, this is particularly useful when using the camera while skiing or at the beach.

Optical Image Stabilization

POWER O.I.S, in both photo and video modes, compensates the effects of handshake even when using the high powered zoom. This will provide you with clearer images in low light and when shooting at telephoto lengths.

Advanced Underwater Mode

The new underwater red color reproduction feature allows you to capture the colors of the underwater world, as it is seen, eliminating dull, grey colors often associated with underwater pictures.

Built-in GPS

The enhanced GPS functionality allows you to automatically record your location and view the map and associated photos directly on your camera.

Time Lapse and Burst Shooting

Time lapse shooting is possible as is full resolution continuous shooting of up to 10 frames per second. At lower resolutions you can burst shoot up to 60 frames per second. AF tracking burst at 5fps and burst shooting with flash is also supported.

Creative Control and Scene Modes

The Creative Control/Retouch feature includes modes such as soft focus, toy effect and retro photo. The scene shooting modes provide predefined settings to make shooting certain types of scenes easier. Scene modes are: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama Shot, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Hand Held Night Shot, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, Underwater.

Language Support

English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish

Panasonic DMC-FT5 Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionActual: 17.5 Megapixel
Effective: 16.1 Megapixel
Exposure Control
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent, Shade, White Set
Flash
Flash ModesAuto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Off, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
External Flash ConnectionNone
Environmental
Waterproof43' / 13.1 m
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.7 x 5.6 x 2.3"

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which external hard drive would be best to download to on a vacation. small, compact, sturdy, for this PADMCFT5A?
Asked by: Hank G.
Good choice in camera! For fast downloads to external drives, I'll give two options.With a PC: The Monster Digital Overdrive Advanced (your choice of sizes), because it has a SSD, is rugged and compact. Because it's a solid state drive, I can download multiple cards to it at the same time and it's fast enough to read/dowload from two cards at the same time.Without a PC: I use the Monster Digital OTC (On-the-Cloud) Go. It can be connected to a wireless network or not and you can insert another Micro &/or Mini SD card large enough to handle all the files you wish to download. But it's not as fast as the first option.You can find information on both on-line with a basic search and buy them at many places, probably including B&H.
Answered by: Russell B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Brand new camera , never been used and says internal memory is full . What do I need to do to empty the internal memory?
Asked by: Anonymous
You need to select the pics you want to delete to make room for more. The real issue is that you need to install a high speed SDHC card. The internal memory is very small. Enjoy, and if you take it under water BE SURE your door to the SDHC/baterry is totally secure!
Answered by: Russell B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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This camera seems nearly identical to the Lumix DMC-TS5. What is the difference?
Asked by: Thomas M.
The Lumix FT5 is the European version of the TS5. In terms of technical specifications, these cameras are the same.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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