The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 has many features that make it a desirable digital camera including the WiFi functions that allow the user to easily save, and share images. The in-camera Creative Control feature easily captures great photos using sophisticated presets and 12 creative Panorama filter effects that allow the user to take great shots even to take multiple still pictures at different exposures. This is a rugged camera so you can take it anywhere on vacations, on adventures even diving, surfing and snorkeling and be able to take great videos and pictures.
The “Hand Held Night Mode” feature works wonderful for taking pictures in a low-light situation such as when at a concert. You can have a lot of fun with the Creative Filters. The autofocus is very fast which is important for getting those really clear pictures. This camera is so rugged that it can indeed take a beating and keep on taking quality pictures.
Although it's usable it is frustrating that the battery only last for a few hours when it's in constant use it should be designed so a person can be out in nature all day without have to end up with no charge in the battery resulting in missed shots.
The Bottom Line:
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 is recommended for anyone in need of a sturdily built camera that is designed for underwater and adverse conditions. It has good video and picture quality and the remote management capabilities and optical image stabilization are wonderful benefits for anyone using this camera.