Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 / DMC-TS2
Waterproof up to 33 feet, Weatherproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, Shockproof to 6.6 feet, Dustproof, Good image quality, Superb HD video, with optical zoom.
Good color reproduction, Sharp and crisp images, IS performs well, Excellent build
Hard as nails. Easier to use than most tough cam rivals. Takes lovely snaps
Waterproof to 10 meters (33 feet!), Shockproof from 2 meters (6.6 feet), Dustproof, Freezeproof, 720p AVCHD Lite movie mode (as well as Motion JPEG modes), Dedicated movie button, HDMI output, Wide-angle 4.6x zoom lens with effective optical image stab...
Excellent image quality. Fast performance.Simple operation. Spectacular 720p30 HD video capture. Waterproof to 33 feet. Drop-proof to 6.6 feet. Freeze-proof to 14⁰F. SDXC card support.
Expensive, No lens cover, No viewfinder, Some users report leakage
Boxy look, Panning issues during video recording, Expensive
Some may find the 4.6x optical zoom limiting
Detail is somewhat soft, even at low ISOs, Lens has low contrast and flare at telephoto, Slightly higher than average pincushion distortion at telephoto, No optical viewfinder, Flash is easy to cover accidentally, Flash is very weak, Higher resolution ...
Pricey. No lens cover. Occasional lens fog during underwater use.
By APC Magazine on January 27, 2011
14.1 megapixels can be expected from the Lumix, and the exceptional Leica lens zooms from a wide 28mm to 128mm. The rear of the camera sports a 2.7in LCD to the left with all controls grouped logically to the right-hand side. Most functions are selected...90
By Photoxels on November 14, 2010
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 is hard-to-beat as a take-anywhere point-and-shoot camera. Not only does it look and feel well built but it is also waterproof, dustproof, shockproof and freezeproof — ready to go where you want to go. Handling of an...-
By ConsumerSearch on November 01, 2010
The rugged Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 (also called the DMC-FT2 in some regions) is critics' favorite waterproof camera. You can dive with it, ski with it, bring it to the beach or drop it on the pavement, and the Panasonic keeps on ticking. Experts say...-
By Tech2 on October 01, 2010
Apart from the conventional VGA video recording the FT2 is also capable of recording videos in HD but at a scaled down resolution of 720p. Having said that the overall clarity of the video is a little disappointing as it doesn’t appear as crisp as...80
By PC Authority on August 24, 2010
The Chuck Norris of cameras? We put Panasonic’s tough snapper through its paces...-
By Stuff.tv on August 13, 2010
Easy to use and capable of great snaps, the FT2 is the finest rugged camera we’ve seen...100
By The Imaging Resource on July 28, 2010
If you're heading to the wilds--even Disneyland or a State Fair--seriously consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 as a traveling companion. It can take a beating, moves easily from the pool to the patio, and takes quality photographs and...-
By PC Mag on July 13, 2010
With top-notch image quality and an unrivaled HD video capture experience, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 is one of the best ruggedized cameras you can buy. Buy it...80
By Good Gear Guide on April 29, 2010
This 14.1-megapixel digital camera is really fun to use, and it can take lots of knocks and scrapes. It offers plenty of functions and tools to make photography fun, with enough built-in help to make sure your snaps come out right. Add in the...80
By DigitalVersus on April 26, 2010
Reinforced locking For underwater exploration at up to 10 m deep, the Panasonic FT2 has a reinforced battery compartment with a well-designed dual-locking system to stop it coming open accidentally. It's easy to manoeuvre, even for those of us with...80