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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 review

12.1Mp tough compact camera with GPS

Our Verdict

For

  • Very solid build quality
  • Impressive specs, such as Full HD video recording, GPS and more
  • Focusing speed is excellent

Against

  • Not a lot of manual control available
  • GPS system sometimes got confused in our test

Panasonic FT3 Review: Image quality and resolution
As part of our test we shoot our resolution chart at every sensitivity setting.

The higher the value quoted in the caption score, the greater the level of detail being resolved and the better the image quality.

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ISO 100: score 20

Resolution chart at iso 100
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ISO 200: score 20

Resolution chart at iso 200
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ISO 400: score 18

Resolution chart at iso 400
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ISO 800: score 18

Resolution chart at iso 800
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ISO 1600: score 16

Resolution chart at iso 1600
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Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlue
Optical Zoom4.6x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
DurabilityWater Proof, Dust Proof, Freeze Proof, Shock Resistant
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsQuickTime Motion JPEG
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)175 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH
Flash Memory Capacity19 MB
Minimum Focus Distance50 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD
Total Camera Resolution12.5 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height64 mm
Width103.5 mm
Depth26.5 mm
Autofocus Points23
Focal Length4.90 mm to 22.80 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-FT3
Product NameLumix DMC-FT3 Compact Camera
Product LineLumix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMC-FT3EB-R
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

The DMC-FT3 is designed for active use, that is waterproof to a depth of 12 meters, freeze-proof of down to -10?, shockproof for falls from up to 2.0 meters, and dust-proof. In movie recording, the LED light turns on for beautiful movies in dusky underwater environments or at a nighttime camp.

Battery Life310 Shot
Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-FT3 Compact Camera
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • Brush
  • AC Cable
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM
Display Resolution230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker