Product Type: Panasonic digital cameras
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My Travelling Companion
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20EB
Member Name: Lighthouse66
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20EB
Advantages: Travelproof, re-chargeable batteries, SD Slot, Brightly Coloured
I was so happy when I found that I could review this product and I am very excited to write this review.
I first purchased this camera in August 2012 just two days before I was going on holiday! I had been looking for a new camera as I had my old one for a while and it was on its way out, it was mine and my partners first 'proper' holiday abroad together and I am snap happy so I wanted the pictures to be really good.
I stumbled by chance upon this camera and hesitated slightly at the £199 price tag - how much? But I was intrigued as it was an underwater camera. We had purchased a snorkel set and I thought this would be a lovely addition to this underwater activity. After reading that this camera was waterproof, sand/dust proof, freeze proof and shock proof that it would be the perfect addition on my many travels.
I love travelling and ever traveller needs a good companion in a camera. This is mine, it is my left arm and I am in love with it, even after the honeymoon period! I know that if anything ever happens to this camera I will be replacing it with the same one.
When I first went snorkelling I attached the camera using the wrist strap as no matter how waterproof this is (up to 10 metres) if it goes to the bottom of the sea bed I am not getting it back! I was terrified at first about putting it into the water, I wasn't quite convinced that any camera could go into the sea and come out completely unharmed but it does.
The camera has a lock on the hatch for the battery and SD card compartment which reminds you to make sure it is closed properly and there is also an instruction when you switch on the camera to remember to lock the side. If you do this then the camera is 100% waterproof.
I didn't care about the price tag this was the best camera I had EVER bought, we snorkelled for hours and took photos of the hundreds of fish that were below sea level, it was amazing that I could capture the beauty underwater and above the water!
Yes, this camera once removed from the water is an unbelievable 16 megapixel camera with many different settings and flash. It has different settings such as auto-mode, portrait, landscape etc. The camera quality is brilliant and I have taken so many brilliant photos on this.
As I have written a travel blog photos are really important to me and this camera has not let me down yet. It is perfect all round, day time, night, underwater and for those who like to travel I would say this is the best camera on the market.
The camera has a re-chargeable battery which is brilliant as I charge the camera up every night I am away as I tend to get snap happy and take about 1000 photos a day and this is where the SD Card slot comes in very useful as I just buy a new SD Card whenever needed and I can easily upload them to my laptop.
This camera is available in Orange, Blue and Red - I have the blue one and I love its bright colours, different that most cameras that are out there. These can now be purchased for £149 and I would recommend this camera highly!
The travellers dream in my eyes!
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: The perfect camera for those who love to Travel and Explore
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