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Panasonic's underwater commando cam is best ever price... just £94.99

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Designed to take the knocks from adrenaline junkies, sea lovers, and children – the Panasonic Lumix FT-30 is one of the best underwater cameras (opens in new tab) that you can buy in the UK. This 16 megapixel compact camera with its 4x zoom lens is normally a pretty good deal if you are looking for a camera that you can take to the beach, or trust to the kids... but we have just spotted this fantastic deal at Amazon UK (opens in new tab), that has this commando cam at just £94.99 (opens in new tab). That is around £25 less than you can find it in most other places.

Admittedly this price is only available on the black version of the FT-30... but if you are happy not to have a brighly-coloured version, then this is the best price we have ever seen for this model.

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT30 - Black (opens in new tab)
save £35 now £94.99 (opens in new tab)
This tough waterproof compact camera is designed to take the knocks. It is drop-proof, freezeproof, and waterproof down to depths of 27 feet. It has a built-in 2.7in screen, and a 4x zoom lens, and can take 16 megapixel stills and 720p HD video. There is a built-in optical stabilizer too – to help you shoot all the action without worrying too much about shaky imagery!
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The key appeal of the camera is its robustness. You can take this underwater to depths of 8m, so great for snorkelling or for fun at water parks. But it can also take the knocks, with the claim that it can be dropped from a height of 1.5m – as well as being able to operate in temperatures down to -10°C.

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Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 


His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.


He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.