Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 Review

4.0
February 5, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |

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#101 Richard B

AVOID THIS CAMERA. It maybe a good camera as long as you don’t go near sea water which eats the casing and eventually stops the camera working. There are many examples of this.

I had mine repaired, and took great care to rinse whenever used but still had it happen again.

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11:23 pm - Tuesday, October 9, 2012

#102 Becalmed

Do not buy if using underwater.

I have had 2 now - both fog up under the lense protector and take forever to dry out.  Bugger.

Was really happy with all other aspects.

1:49 am - Friday, December 7, 2012

#103 blake

Reading everyone’s poor experiences has decided me to downgrade my use to “heavy-rain” status. The camera’s old now too, so I’m not going to push my luck - we’ve had 7 holidays with it happily resisting salt water without any issues but Father time eventually claims us all, even those slightly ahead of their time.

9:18 am - Friday, December 7, 2012

#104 lofty

I see there’s a few people with broken ft2’s
Would any one be willing to sell there’s for spares? Mine broke too from some water damage through the shutter button. I took it all apart but I reckon it’s fixable as it was only the circuit board under the shutter button that looks to have failed.
Looking at the design the shutther button doesn’t seem that sensibly designed internally and it’s interesting on the new ones that Panasonic have changed the type of button used here.

11:19 pm - Sunday, February 17, 2013

#105 kc

i have had this camera replaced 4 times a still after a few times using the camera something seems to go wrong, i the first camera i got had faulty seals, the second faulty seals and the third faulty, seals all deemed faulty by Lumix themselves, with having faulty seals the camera then took in water and corroded, and as i saw in an earlier post “toasted camera”!  I took great care of the camera and did everything as instructed - my Mum made me… Whilst i had the camera it took a few good photos, but i found the quality of the photos to be bad and blurry. The underwater feature on this camera seems like a great feature but i found it didn’t get many great pictures underwater anyway. I didn’t enjoy using this camera and found out the hard way (endless phone conversations and months of waiting for replacements) - save your money and get a better camera! the Lumix DMC FT2 is overpriced and frankly just bad.

5:34 am - Monday, March 4, 2013

#106 Charlotte

Hello!

I’m about to head overseas and I’m wondering whether I should take this camera with me. I use a Canon EOS 60D but since my boyfriend also has one, he is going to take his (don’t want to take two). I just wanted to have something to take quick happy snaps on, so I’m wondering if I should take this, or if my iPhone 4S will serve the purpose?

Would like to hear some opinions!
Thanks :)

1:09 pm - Saturday, June 15, 2013

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