We take the LUMIX FT5 for a walk through Adelaide's Glenelg waterfront
We had an opportunity to test-drive Panasonic's new FT5 tough camera a few days ago, so we took it for a walk along the Adelaide waterfront.
Shooting images at 16.1 megapixels, the FT5 is pretty basic as compact cameras go. It's designed to be versatile moreso than powerful -- it's crushproof, waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, freezeproof...
Here's a sample Intelligent Auto photo, taken at the FT5's lowest ISO setting of 100.
This is the same photo with a Neutral filter applied to lower the photo's contrast.
If you want your images to have a little more pop, this is the Dramatic Art filter.
This Intelligent Auto photo is a composite of two photos -- the FT5 detected a strong backlight in the scene, so stitched together one normally-exposed and one under-exposed photo to avoid any highlight blow-out.
Here's the Happy art filter applied to a photo.
The same photo, shot in Monochrome.
The same photo, shot in Sepia.
This photo is an example of one taken without the Intelligent Auto's automatic backlight detection -- you can see the sun blowing out the centre of the photo at the horizon.
With backlight detection stitching two photos together, there is far more detail in the sky and brighter shadow areas.
This photo was captured at ISO 400, with detail largely similar to the camera's native ISO 100.
This sweep panorama is captured with the camera taking photos continuously as it's moved across the scene, quickly being stitched together behind the scenes.
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