Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT20 Review

3.0
August 9, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Metrics

Dimensions (W x H x D) 101.0 x 58.3 x 19.2 mm / (3.98 x 2.30 x 0.76 inch)
Weight Approx. 123g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.27 lb) / Approx. 142g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.31 lb)

Optics

Camera Effective Pixels 16.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-type CCD sensor / 16.6 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F3.9 - 5.7 / 2-Step (F3.9 / 9.0 (W), F5.7 / 13 (T))
Optical Zoom 4.0x
Focal Length f=4.5 - 18.0mm (25 - 100mm in 35mm equiv.) / (29 - 108mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 5.1x (4:3 / 10M), 7.2x (4:3 / 5M), 9.0x (under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 8.0x
Lens LUMIX DC VARIO / 11 elements in 10 groups / (5 Aspherical Lenses / 9 Aspherical surfaces / 1 ED Lens)
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (On with Active Mode(only for motion picture) / Off)
Digital Zoom 4x
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO/ motion picture: Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Normal, AF Macro, Zoom Macro / Quick AF (Always On), AF Tracking
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot
Shutter Speed approx. 8 - 1/1300 sec

Recording

File Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3) / Motion picture: MP4
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent AUTO, Normal Picture, Sports, Snow, Beach&Surf, Underwater, Miniature Effect, SCN
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama Shot, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, approx. 1.3 frames/sec / High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 8 frames/sec / (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1)?Max. 80 images
Motion Picture Recording (*2) [HD Video] 1280 x 720 pixels, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) / [STD Video] 640 x 480 pixels, 25 fps (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4)
MP4 (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 100 min (HD)
MP4 (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 50 min (HD)
Exposure Auto(Program AE)
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 -1EV step, Max +/-1EV, 3 frames
Multi-Aspect -
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
ISO Sensitivity I.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
Still Picture Recording [1:1] 3456x3456 (12M) / [4:3] 4608x3456 (16M) / 3648x2736 (10M EZ) / 2560x1920 (5M EZ) / 2048x1536 (3M EZ) / 640x480 (0.3M EZ) / [3:2] 4608x3072 (14M) / [16:9] 4608x2592 (12M)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set
Color Mode / Color Effect / My color Color Mode : Standard, Black&White, Sepia, Vivid(in normal), Happy (only in iA Mode)
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec

Playback

Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback(Category Playback / Favorites Playback), Calendar Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / No
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / No / Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

Setup

OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Others

LCD Monitor 6.7cm(2.7") TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots), AR Coating / Field of View : approx. 100% / Power LCD mode, AUTO Power LCD mode, High Angle Mode
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, / 0.3 - 4.4m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.0m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory Approx.70MB
Microphone / Speaker Mono / Mono
Interface AV Output (PAL/NTSC), USB2.0 High speed
Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 680mAh)
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.0 Standard Edition / Adobe Reader

Further Specifications

NOTE *1 / Recording conditions by CIPA standard / - CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association]. / - Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF)/Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on. / - Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB). / - Using the supplied battery. / - Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].) / - Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording. / - Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording. / - Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the battery decreases. / *2 / - These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23 oC (73.4 oF) and a humidity of 50%RH. / - The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use. / - Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as switching the power supply [ON] / [OFF], starting/stopping recording, zoom operation etc. / *3 / - Motion picture in [MP4] can be recorded continuously for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds. / - Also, motion picture recorded continuously in [MP4] is up to 4 GB.

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