Waterproof shockproof camera from Panasonic - the Lumix DMC-FT1

I am a fan of Panasonic digital cameras and have had a Panasonic Lumix for a long time. Unfortunately my old camera had some problems and I bought myself a cheap Kodak to replace it.

Just found out that Panasonic has come out with their first waterproof digital camera. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1 is shockproof and dustproof as well. It is 3.0 meters waterproof and 1.5 meters drop shockproof.

This 12.1 megapixel camera has a 28mm Wide-angle 4.6x Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens and 1/2.33-inch High-resolution CCD.

Have no info about the price though. I wonder whether this is the same as the model which was announced recently in the US - the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1 which is expected to be available in April 2009 with a suggested retail price of $399.95.


derl said…
i wonder how good the photos are underwater, i'd still be worried about it leaking
my sister has this one it's really cool. i am not allow to use her gadget.

deri: I read that it's waterproof to a depth of up to 3 meters and can even be used in sea water.

Deden: I didn't know that it was already on the market.
Ajit said…
Nice post. It’s useful information.
Jeet said…
I have used waterproof jacket for Sony cameras. Not the best thing to use, makes the camera bulky and difficult to change settings.

With this one however, they probably don't have moving parts and you may not get good optical zoom etc. But it's definitely better than the waterproof jackets. :)
Kanchan said…
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Upresh said…
A beauty! I want one!