Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT4 Tough camera (preview)

Panasonic's DMC-FT4 Tough camera can take photos 12m under water and also after it's been dropped from 2m

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The color, menus and ergonomics
Leaks like crazy
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Bought this camera and it leaked on the first snorkel trip. We got 6 or so photos out of it. Locked and sealed as instructed but there was water in everything. The screen, the lense and the battery compartment. Camera never went below a couple feet. The entire unit is fried.

So if you are looking to pay a few hundred dollars for six minutes with this camera then pick the orange color. It will look the nicest at the bottom of your trash bin.

Steve Byfield



Great features like the handheld night shots
Camera died after about 8 snorkel trips due to leakage
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The leakage problem has not been fixed on the FT4. Even following to the letter the instructions for caring for the camera, after about 8 dives the camera leaked (and not via the battery compartment) and completely died. I'm only hoping that the shots and videos that I had taken up to that point can be rescued from the memory card as I'd bought this camera for my honeymoon. I also hope that Panasonic customer services are better than some reports I've read on the web and will accept responsibility for the problems. Be cautious in buying this camera if you intend to snorkel in the sea with it.

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