Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4 Review

3.5
January 30, 2013 | 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 inch)
Weight Approx. 175g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.39 lb) / Approx. 197g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.43 lb)

Optics

Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-type CCD sensor / 12.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F3.3 - 5.9 / 2-Step (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 video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 5.7x (4:3 / 8M), 7.3x (4:3 / 5M), 9.1x (under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 9.3x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR / 10 elements in 8 groups / (5 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical surfaces / 1 ED Lens)
Optical Image Stabilizer Power O.I.S. (On with Active Mode(only for motion picture) / Off)
Digital Zoom 4x
Focusing Area Normal: Wide / Tele 30 cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO/ motion picture: Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 30cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes (LED light in motion picture mode)
Focus Normal, AF Macro, Zoom Macro / Quick AF On/Off(On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF(only for motion picture) / AF Tracking
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot
Shutter Speed approx. 60 - 1/1300 sec

Recording

File Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3) / 3D Image: MPO / Motion picture: AVCHD, MP4
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent AUTO, P, M, Sports, Snow, Miniature Effect, Beach&Snorkeling, Underwater, SCN, 3D Photo
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama Shot, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through
Continuous Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 3.7 frames/sec Max. 6 images / High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 10 frames/sec / (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1) , Max. 100 images / Time Lapse Shot
Motion Picture Recording (*2) [HD Video] 1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (GFS: 17Mbps, FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 25p) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 50p (GS: 17Mbps, SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 25p) / 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) / [STD Video] 640 x 480 pixels, 25 fps (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4)
AVCHD (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 100 min (GFS, FSH), 110 min (GS, SH)
MP4 (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 100 min (FHD)
AVCHD (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 50 min (GFS, FSH), 55 min (GS, SH)
MP4 (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 50 min (FHD)
Exposure Program AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 -1EV step, Max +/-1EV, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
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)
Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Image Quality Fine / Standard (3D mode: MPO Fine / MPO Standard )
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set / White Balance Adjustment
Color Mode / Color Effect / My color Color Mode : Standard, Black&White, Sepia, Vivid (in P / M mode), Happy (only in iA Mode)
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes
GPS Yes
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec

Playback

Retouch Auto Retouch
Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback?Picture Only, Video Only, 3D, GPS Area, Altimeter Log, 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
Show Histogram Yes
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / No
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

Others

Battery life (approx.) 310 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
LCD Monitor 6.7cm(2.7") TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots), AR Coating / Field of View : approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle / Power LCD mode, AUTO Power LCD mode
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.20MB
Microphone / Speaker Mono / Mono
Interface micro HDMI, AV Output (PAL/NTSC), USB2.0 High speed
Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 940mAh)
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.1 Advanced Edition / Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories Battery Pack, Battery Charger, AC Cable, Brush, AV Cable, USB Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM

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 pictures can be recorded continuously for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds in European PAL areas. Also, motion picture recorded continuously in [MP4] is up to 4 GB.

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