Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 Review

March 11, 2011 | Gavin Stoker | |

Specifications

Metrics

Dimensions (W x H x D) 103.5 x 64.0 x 26.5 mm / (4.07 x 2.52 x 1.04 in)
Weight Approx. 175g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.386 lb) / Approx. 197g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.434 lb)

Optics

Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-type CCD sensor / 12.5 Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F3.3 - 5.9 / Iris Diaphragm (F3.3 - 10(W) / F5.9 - 18(T))
Optical Zoom 4.6x
Focal Length f=4.9-22.8mm (28-128mm in 35mm equiv.) / (30-140mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 5.7x (4:3 / 8M), 7.3x (4:3 / 5M), 9.1x (under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 6x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR / 10 elements in 8 groups / (5 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical surfaces / 1 ED Lens)
2-Speed Zoom No
Optical Image Stabilizer POWER O.I.S. (On / Off / Active Mode(only for motion picture))
Digital Zoom 4x / ( Max. 18.4 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) / (Max. 36.3 x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focusing Area Normal: Wide / Tele 30 cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO/ movie recording: Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 30cm - infinity
Focus Range Display Yes
AF Assist Lamp Yes (LED lamp in motion picture mode)
Focus Normal / AF Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF, AF Tracking / Continuous AF (only for motion picture)
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot
Shutter Speed Still: 8 - 1/1300 sec / Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
Shutter Interval approx. 0.3 sec

Recording

Face Recognition Photo
Optical Image Stabilizer Photo / Movie
Intelligent ISO Control Photo
Face Detection Photo / Movie
Intelligent Scene Selector Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro) / Movie (Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Macro)
Intelligent Exposure Photo / Movie
AF Tracking Photo
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Photo
Intelligent Resolution Technology Photo / Movie
File Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3) / 3D Image: MPO / Motion picture: AVCHD, QuickTime Motion JPEG
AVCHD / AVCHD Lite REC PAL
Mode Switch [Playback] button
One-Touch Movie Button Yes
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent AUTO, Normal Picture, Sports, Snow, Beach&Snorkeling, Under Water, SCN , 3D Photo
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, / Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst (Image priority, Speed priority), Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Aerial, Pinhole, Film Grain, High Dynamic (standard/ art/ B&W), Photoframe
Movie Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, Aerial, Pinhole, Film Grain, High Sensitivity, High Dynamic(Standard, Art, B&W) / (Activated by selecting Still Picture Scene Mode then pressing movie button. Still Picture Scene Modes without corresponding Movie Scene Mode is recorded in Normal Mode)
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 3.7 frames/sec Max. 7 images / High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 7 frames/sec (image priority) / approx. 10 frames/sec (speed priority) / (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1)
Exposure Program AE
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 ~1EV step, Max +/-1, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
Aspect Ratio 1:1 / 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
Still Picture Recording [1:1] 2992x2992(9M) / 2448x2448(6M EZ) / 1920x1920(3.5M EZ) / 1536x1536(2.5M EZ) / 480x480(0.2M EZ) / [4:3] 4000x3000(12M) / 3264x2448(8M EZ) / 2560x1920(5M EZ)/ 2048X1536(3M EZ) / 1600x1200(2M EZ) / 640x480(0.3M EZ) / [3:2] 4000x2672 (10.5M) / 3264x2176 (7M EZ) / 2560x1712 (4.5M EZ)/ 2048x1360 (2.5M EZ) / 640x424 (0.3M EZ) / [16:9] 4000x2248 (9M) / 3264x1840 (6M EZ) / 2560x1440(3.5M EZ) / 1920x1080 (2M EZ) / 640x360 (0.2M EZ)
Image Quality Fine / Standard (3D mode: MPO Fine / MPO Standard )
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set / (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Panorama Assist, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Highspeed Burst, Pinhole, Photo Frame, High Dynamic?
Quick Menu Yes
Color Mode / Color Effect Standard, Natural, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, Happy
GPS Yes
Real-time histogram Yes
Composition Guide line Yes (2 pattern)
Auto Review off,1sec, 2sec, Hold
Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume No / No
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Macro Zoom Yes
Orientation Detector Yes
Scene Mode Help Screen No
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec
Focus Icon Select Yes (in Face Recognition only)

Playback

Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback?Picture Only, Video Only, 3D, GPS, Travel, Category, Favorites), Calendar Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12/30-thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
Playback Motion Picture Yes
Slideshow Mode All / Picture Only / Video Only / 3D / GPS / Travel / Category / Favorites / BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
Show Histogram Yes
Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

Setup

OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Movie REC Guide Yes
Wind-Cut in Motion Picture Yes
Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes

Others

LUMIX Image Uploader Yes
LCD Monitor 6.7cm (2.7") TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots), AR coat / Field of View : approx. 100% Wide View Angle / Power LCD mode, AUTO Power LCD mode
Touch Panel No
Water Proof 12m(IPX8)
Dust Proof Yes (IPX6)
Freeze Proof -10?
Shock Proof 2m( based on MIL-STD)
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off / 0.3 - 5.6m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3 - 3.1m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory Approx. 19MB
Microphone / Speaker Mono / Yes
Interface micro HDMI, AV Output (PAL), USB2.0 High speed, DC Input (requires optional DC Coupler)
Viera Link Yes
HDMI output Auto Only (Unselectable)
Power ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 940mAh) (Included) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Battery life (approx.) 310 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.1 HD Lite Edition / QuickTime / Adobe Reader / Super LoiLoScope ( trial version)
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Brush, AC Cable, AV Cable, USB Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM

Further Specifications

NOTE ?Motion images can be recorded continuously for up to 29 min 59 sec. / ?If [Rec Quality] is set to [GFS] or [FSH], and if the surrounding temperature is high, or motion picture is recorded continuously, is displayed, and the recording may be stopped halfway through.

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