Rated 5 out of
"The ""all you need"" vacation camera""I have owned a Lumix DMC-TS5 for several years now. I use to haul around an SLR with multiple lenses as well as an underwater camera, but over the years I appreciate a fully loaded camera that fits into your pocket. My Lumix camera has seen the Swiss Alps to photographing the underwater coral in the Mayan Riviera ocean. I love the waterproof and weatherproof features of this mighty giant. I often take movies as well as lots of still photos. I have been continually impressed by the clarity and colours of my photos. This camera has lots of settings for different scenes (such as sunsets) to enhance your shots as well. When travelling with my wife, I often pass my camera to strangers to ask them to take our photo in front of some tourist site. Everyone has no problem clicking the main shutter button to take an excellent shot. This camera has lots of neat features like altitude, GPS, and compass readings, WIFI too, but I am just content that it takes good pictures from above to below the water. The Leica lens gives well focused images and the camera is great for night scenes as well. There is a built-in stereo microphone for the sound for the videos which I find works well.
If you are looking for a light weight, rugged universal vacation camera that is easy to carry and adapts to all weather conditions, I would highly recommend this camera. As well, I take all of the family gathering photos and videos with it. (I love this camera so much that my old SLR and underwater cameras are collecting dust now)"