Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 / DMC-TS2

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 / DMC-TS2
82
Based on 18 scores, 27 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    12
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • Expensive, No lens cover, No viewfinder, Some users report leakage
  • Boxy look, Panning issues during video recording, Expensive

Expert reviews and ratings

By APC Magazine on 90

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...

By Photoxels on

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

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 80

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...

By PC Authority on

The Chuck Norris of cameras? We put Panasonic’s tough snapper through its paces...

By Stuff.tv on 100

Easy to use and capable of great snaps, the FT2 is the finest rugged camera we’ve seen...

By The Imaging Resource on

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 80

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...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

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...

By DigitalVersus on 80

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...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 80

With specs to impress, the FT2 will prove a strong contender for the longer-established Olympus Tough range. Its durability will cope with the toughest of conditions, without sacrificing image...

By DigitalCameraInfo on 76

Many tough cameras sacrifice image quality for robustness, but the TS2 seems to have the best of both worlds. In our tests, we found that it shot good looking photos with strong color accuracy, low noise and decent sharpness. It's also a robust...

By Photo Review Australia on 90

Hard on the heels of the popular DMC-FT1 comes Panasonic's latest 'rugged' digicam, the equally slim, but even tougher, DMC-FT2. Resolution has been increased to 14.1 megapixels and the body of the new model is waterproof to 10 metres...

By PhotographyBLOG on 80

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 follows a long tradition of incrementally improving on a previous model by adding a smattering of new features. Cynics may argue that there's not really enough new features on offer to justify the upgrade, but the...

International Review By Betabuzz on 73

Die Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 ist eine sinnvolle Erweiterung der erfolgreichen Kompaktkamera-Reihe. Der Hersteller schafft es dabei, sämtliche Tugenden in ein robustes, wertiges Gehäuse zu verpacken. Schade nur, dass das Objektiv dabei...

International Review By Smartson on

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 är en tuff och mycket tålig kamera som dessutom tar riktigt bra bilder enligt testarna. En perfekt resekamrat helt...

International Review By AVguide on

Die Lumix FT2 ist eine hochwertige, sehr robuste und erst noch wasserdichte Allround Kamera, mit der man auch recht gute Videos erstellen kann. Die Bezeichnung „eine Kamera für alle Fälle“ trifft damit voll und ganz...

International Review By Ere Numérique on 85

Compact étanche dont la qualité d'image est similaire à celle d'un modèle classique, le Panasonic FT2 a beaucoup d'atouts pour séduire. Reste à accepter son prix déjà assez...

International Review By Bild & Ljud Hemma on 83

Förra årets vinnare är tillbaka och är tåligare, smartare och snabbare än någonsin. I förra årets test var Panasonics kamera inte alls lika tuff som Olympus. I år har den inte bara matchat den gamla modellen utan kommit ikapp den nya. Inte bara...

International Review By Kamera & Bild on

Panasonic FT2 står pall för höga fall på upp till två meter, kyla ner till minus tio grader och bad. I alla fall ner till tre meters djup, ska kameran hänga med ännu djupare måste man komplettera med ett...