Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 Review

February 5, 2010 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 (also known as the DMC-TS2) is the successor to the year-old DMC-FT1. This waterproof, shockproof and dustproof digital camera is substantially tougher than its predecessor, being waterproof to 33 feet (10m), shockproof from a height of up to 10 feet (2m), and now newly freezeproof to 14° F (-10 °C). A protective silicon jacket is included in the box to help protect the DMC-FT2's exterior from scratches. The Panasonic FT2 also offers an upgraded 14.1-megapixel sensor, faster Sonic Speed auto-focus system, a shutter release time lag of just 0.005 second and a thicker cover panel for the LCD screen. Other key features include a 28mm wide-angle 4.6x optical zoom lens, a 2.7-inch LCD screen, high-definition movies, and new High Dynamic and Happy modes. The The Panasonic FT2 / TS2 will be available in silver, blue, orange and yellow.

Ease of Use

Time waits for no man, especially in the world of digital cameras, and so it is that the DMC-FT2 arrives on the Photography Blog test bench barely a few weeks after its predecessor, the DMC-FT1. As the two cameras are so similar, a lot of the comments that we made about the FT1 will be repeated here.

Available in the shockingly bright blue of our review sample, with corner screws incorporated into its brushed metal front and back plates, from the outset Panasonic's solidy-built dust, shock, waterproof and now freezeproof FT2 compact feels up to the challenge of some rough treatment. You can't, for the most part, fault the Terminator-like build quality, which also includes rubber padding, reinforced glass and carbon resin inside the camera. In addition to the new freezeproof quality, the DMC-FT2 also has a thicker protective cover over the LCD screen, which thankfully doesn't protrude too far out from the back of the camera. The final level of defence is the clear silicon sleeve that's now supplied as standard in the box - fit this and you really can rest assured that your kids won't be able to destroy your beloved camera. Well, almost.

14 megapixel still photos aside, the FT2 also includes the ability to capture HD quality video up to a maximum 1280x720 pixels at 30 frames per second in the AVCHD Lite format (better, apparently for replaying footage on your telly) or Motion JPEG (fine for the PC and Internet), with a dedicated Record button usefully provided on the rear. You can also now divide video into two sections to shorten or delete clips directly in the camera and also grab a still image from a video, something that we've seen previously on several Samsung cameras.

The Panasonic FT2 has an internally folded zoom mechanism, so there's no danger of the lens barrel receiving a direct, potentially devastating, knock. As with the FT1, on offer here is a respectable 4.6x optical zoom, starting at a wide-angle 28mm and running up to an equivalent 130mm at the telephoto end, so proving as useful for group portraiture as photographing landscapes. The only downside of this is the lens' positioning towards the top right hand corner of the faceplate, meaning that unwanted fingertips can stray into the frame when gripping the camera in both hands to take a steadier shot. Plus there's no automatic lens cover to act as a further barrier to the elements, meaning that the protective glass acts as a magnet for fingerprints. As expected, to prevent image blur from camera shake, there is optical image stabilization provided, now utilising Panasonic's new upgraded Power OIS, rather than the older, less effective Mega OIS system.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2's tough guy image is dealt a slight blow by the smallish and occasionally plastic-y controls. You imagine it would have chunky buttons to match the chunky exterior so that the camera can be operated with protective gloves on. Instead you get the regular miniscule offerings we're all well used to that require gloveless fingertip precision. Only the tactile shutter button with its textured finish is really suited to gloved operation.

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Front Rear

Panasonic hasn't totally parted company with convention, and most of what's here will be familiar to even the most casual of digital camera users. The halfpenny-sized shooting mode wheel at the rear that once again includes the common scene and subject-recognising iA (intelligent Auto), thus benefiting the majority of users who want to point and shoot rather than make manual adjustments. Showing its mettle, also ranged around the dial are regular auto, plus dedicated sports, snow, beach and surf options plucked from the 26 additional scene modes provided which share their own setting.

There are two new scene modes - High Dynamic helps to capture a scene with moderate exposure, even if it contains both bright and dark areas, while the humorously named Happy mode makes both stills and video more vivid. The last option on the dial is a clipboard mode for taking quick reference low resolution snaps of maps, train timetables and so forth when on your Arctic trek.

The clean, boxy faceplate of the FT2 features the regular trio of the aforementioned lens, narrow window for the built-in flash plus a self-timer/AF assist light indicator, the latter two being noticeably bright when used at close quarters, and necessarily so when shooting at night. A new LED Light option helpfully turns on the white self-timer/AF assist light when filming video or shooting stills to help out in darker conditions, useful underwater, although it's not particularly powerful.

On the Panasonic FT2's top plate we find a built-in speaker, on/off power button just behind the integral microphone (complete with Dolby Digital Stereo Creator for higher quality audio) and to the right of this a chunky rocker switch for operating the zoom. Behind this again - looking bizarrely like a stereo microphone - is a rectangular shutter release button with ridged top, thereby helping wet fingers find a point of purchase.

Power on is almost instantaneous, which is just what you want if taking a plunge. The action of the zoom is smooth and steady, gliding from maximum wideangle to extreme telephoto in just under three seconds. Since the lever for its operation is positioned just in front of the shutter release button and of similar proportions however, I sometimes found myself taking a shot when I merely meant to merely adjust framing and vice versa. There's no such confusion when shooting video, as movie recording gets its own red dot of a button at the rear of the camera and, unusually for a compact in this price range, the full range of the zoom can be accessed when doing so; it doesn't merely stay put at the point it was when recording commenced. Between JPEG shots in regular single frame capture mode there's a wait of just over two seconds, which again isn't bad.

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Front Front

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2's auto-focus has been upgraded to the snappy-sounding Sonic Speed system, and in practice it was certainly quicker and more accurate than the older FT1. It's not infallible however, still being sometimes confused by busy scenes, but quickly re-framing the shot helps it lock on your desired target.

With two thirds of the camera's backplate taken up by its toughened 2.7-inch, 230k-dot resolution LCD screen which self-adjusts brightness levels according to ambient light levels at the time, it's to the right that we find the familiar smattering of operational controls. The shooting mode wheel and video record button we've mentioned, positioned most prominently where they fall under thumb and forefinger.

There's also a readily identifiable playback button and beneath this again a set of square-ish cross keys with menu/set at their centre. These again will be familiar to owners of previous Panasonic Lumix compacts, as they in turn provide a means of tweaking exposure compensation (+/- 2EV with an on-screen slide bar provided), adjusting flash options (auto, auto with red eye reduction, forced flash on, slow sync flash with red eye reduction and flash off), selecting macro setting for close ups (as close as 3cm) and/or self timer (and option of two or ten second countdown).

A press of the menu/set button meanwhile brings up a trio of folders on screen for, in turn, still image capture, video recording, plus a third option of set up. The first folder sub divides into four further folders that run the gamut of picture quality and size settings along with the ability to adjust aspect ratio from 4:3 to 3:2 to 16:9. We also get intelligent ISO, whereby ISO can be capped at a maximum ISO400, ISO800 or top whack ISO1600. There's also the ability here to select incremental stages from ISO80 up to ISO1600 as one would normally. White balance can also be adjusted courtesy of these sub folders, faces can be 'registered' with the camera in its face recognition mode (or this function can be turned off entirely), plus the colour mode can be altered from the default of 'standard' to neutral, vivid, B&W, sepia, cool or warm.

Intelligent Resolution is a brand new feature that's provided by the FT2's upgraded Venus Engine HD II engine.  When turned on, the camera automatically removes some of the image degradation caused by either the digital zoom process or during high-sensitivity shooting, enhancing the edge detail to make the subject clearer and smoothing softer areas such as faces. These enhancements apply to both still and moving images. Alternatively, Intelligent Resolution has a second option called i.Zoom which extends the camera’s zoom by approximately 1.3x while maintaining similar picture quality, providing a total zoom of 6x if used.

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Memory Card Slot Battery Compartment

Dipping next into the video recording folder we find the ability to adjust quality dependant on end use and swap between AVCHD and Motion JPEG compression options. White balance and a reduced range of colour modes can also be accessed when shooting video, and it's here you can deploy the wind cutting option when filming video outdoors.

The third main folder - for 'set up' - gives access to five sub folders and it's here that LCD brightness can be manually adjusted plus compositional guides and on-screen histogram implemented if so desired, as well as removable SD/SDHC/SDXC card or internal memory formatted.

The remaining two buttons at the bottom of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 back are for the self-explanatory display and the less immediately obvious 'Q.Menu'. A press of the latter 'Quick Menu' option brings up a toolbar across the top of the LCD screen, allowing the user to quickly tab through options for adjusting AF mode, white balance, still and video quality and the ilk. Basically, these are your key settings at a glance, saving the time required to dip into the menu folders mentioned above. Subsequent presses of 'display' meanwhile turn off the otherwise constant onscreen icons and shooting info to provide an image clear of distractions, and/or call up a nine zone compositional grid on screen for those users practicing their rule of thirds.

On the right hand side of the FT2 meanwhile, under a chunky, lockable cover we find ports for connecting the camera up to an HD TV set via an optional HDMI cable, plus a dual-purpose slot for regular USB/AV out.

The base of the camera meanwhile features the familiar centrally-positioned screw thread for attaching the camera to a tripod, plus another chunky slide-open cover protecting the battery compartment shared with a vacant slot for SD, SDHC and new SDXC cards. According to CIPA standards, battery life is good for 360 shots from a full charge, a very slight improvement on the FT1. Certainly we were using the camera for a few hectic days before we got a low battery warning, which makes the FT2 an ideal candidate for that short high adrenaline holiday or action packed break.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 is undoubtedly a rugged performer, but does it take decent photos too? Read on to find out…

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this Review were taken using the 14 megapixel Fine JPEG setting, which gives an average image size of around 5.5Mb.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 produced images of good quality during the review period. Noise is the main problem, being obvious at the relatively slow speed of ISO 400 and then becoming progressively worse at the faster settings of 800 and 1600.

Chromatic aberrations were well controlled, with some limited purple fringing effects appearing only in high contrast situations. The 14 megapixel images were a little soft straight out of the camera and ideally require some further sharpening in an application like Adobe Photoshop.

Macro performance is quite good, allowing you to focus as close as 5cms away from the subject. We did notice some softening of detail towards the edges of the frame when examining images at 100% on a desktop, and slight barrel distortion as evidenced in our white wall test shots, though again this is only noticeable if really looking for it. The built-in flash worked well indoors, with no red-eye and good overall exposure.

Anti-shake works very well when hand-holding the FT2 in low-light conditions or when using the telephoto end of the 4.6x zoom range. The maximum shutter speed of 60 seconds easily allows the camera to capture enough light for most after-dark situations.


There are 6 ISO settings available on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2. Here are some 100% crops which show the noise levels for each ISO setting.

ISO 80 (100% Crop)

ISO 100 (100% Crop)


ISO 200 (100% Crop)

ISO 400 (100% Crop)


ISO 800 (100% Crop)

ISO 1600 (100% Crop)

Focal Range

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2's 4.6x zoom lens offers a fairly versatile focal range, as illustrated by these examples:




Here are two 100% crops which have been Saved as Web - Quality 50 in Photoshop. The right-hand image has had some sharpening applied in Photoshop. The out-of-the camera images are a little soft at the default sharpening setting and benefit from some further sharpening in a program like Adobe Photoshop. Unfortunately you can't change the in-camera sharpening level.

Original (100% Crop)

Sharpened (100% Crop)


File Quality

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 has 2 different image quality settings available, with Fine being the highest quality option. Here are some 100% crops which show the quality of the various options, with the file size shown in brackets.

14M Fine (5.70Mb) (100% Crop) 14M Normal (3.40Mb) (100% Crop)

Chromatic Aberrations

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 handled chromatic aberrations well during the review, with limited purple fringing present around the edges of objects in certain high-contrast situations, as shown in the examples below.

Example 1 (100% Crop)

Example 2 (100% Crop)


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 offers a Macro setting that allows you to focus on a subject that is 5cms away from the camera when the lens is set to wide-angle. The first image shows how close you can get to the subject (in this case a compact flash card). The second image is a 100% crop.

Macro Shot

100% Crop


The flash settings on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 are Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off. These shots of a white coloured wall were taken at a distance of 1.5m.

Forced Off - Wide Angle (28mm)

Forced On - Wide Angle (28mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

Forced Off - Telephoto (128mm)

Forced On - Telephoto (128mm)

ISO 64 ISO 64

And here are some portrait shots. As you can see, neither the Flash On or the Auto/Red-eye Reduction settings caused any red-eye.

Forced On

Forced On (100% Crop)

Auto/Red-eye Reduction

Auto/Red-eye Reduction (100% Crop)


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2's maximum shutter speed is 60 seconds in the Starry Sky Mode scene mode (there are also 15 and 30 second options) and 8 seconds in the Night Scene mode, which is great news if you're seriously interested in night photography. The shot below was taken using a shutter speed of 1/13th second at ISO 800. I've included a 100% crop of the image to show what the quality is like. The camera takes the same amount of time again to apply noise reduction, so for example at the 15 second setting the actual exposure takes 30 seconds.

Night Shot

Night Shot (100% Crop)

Anti Shake

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 has an anti-shake mechanism, which allows you to take sharp photos at slower shutter speeds than other digital cameras. To test this, I took 2 handheld shots of the same subject with the same settings. The first shot was taken with anti shake turned off, the second with it turned on. Here are some 100% crops of the images to show the results. As you can see, with anti shake turned on, the images are much sharper than with anti shake turned off. This feature really does seem to make a difference and could mean capturing a successful, sharp shot or missing the opportunity altogether.

Shutter Speed / Focal Length

Anti Shake Off (100% Crop)

Anti Shake On (100% Crop)

1/4th / 28mm
0.7 sec / 128mm

Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 camera, which were all taken using the 14 megapixel Fine JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample Movie & Video

This is a sample movie at the quality setting of 1280x720 at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 14 second movie is 24Mb in size.

Product Images

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Front of the Camera

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Front of the Camera

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Isometric View

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Isometric View

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Rear of the Camera

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Rear of the Camera / Image Displayed

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Rear of the Camera / Turned On

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Rear of the Camera / Quick Menu

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Top of the Camera


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Bottom of the Camera

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Side of the Camera

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Side of the Camera

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Side of the Camera

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Front of the Camera

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Front of the Camera

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Memory Card Slot

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Battery Compartment


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2 follows a long tradition of incrementally improving on a previous model by adding a smattering of new features. Cynics may argue that there's not really enough new features on offer to justify the upgrade, but the inclusion of freezeproof-ness, better waterproofing and shockproofing, plus a noticeably quicker auto-focus system, means that the DMC-FT2 is a serious challenger to the longer-established Olympus Tough series.

As with its predecessor, the FT2 is a take anywhere, use (almost) anywhere that combines sophistication with resilience. It's also certainly one of the better-looking "tough" cameras on the market, only surpassed in our view by the rather attractive Casio EX-G1. The DMC-FT2 really will survive most things that you throw at it, or throw it into - we bet that you'll only upgrade the FT2 in future for a better specified model, rather than because it cracks under the strain of hectic family life.

The main negatives are that the camera is on the pricey side if its nigh indestructible qualities aren't a key priority, although this is true of all cameras in this category, so make sure that you really will regularly use the DMC-FT2 in at least one extreme environment before purchase. Also the move to 14 megapixels doesn't add anything to the camera, although thankfully it doesn't detract in any way either, with image quality on a par with the previous FT1 model.

Panasonic has now certainly caught up with its main hard-as-nails competitors, with the DMC-FT2 proving a a serious proposition for extreme sports' fans and families with children alike. It's not the best compact camera around, but it will certainly outlast the majority of its rivals.

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4
Features 4.5
Ease-of-use 4
Image quality 3.5
Value for money 3.5



Camera Effective Pixels 14.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-type / 14.5 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.)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 5.5x (4:3 / 10M), 6.5x (4:3 / 7M), 7.8x (4:3 / 5M), 9.8x (under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 6x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR / 10 elements in 8 groups / (5 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical surfaces / 1 ED Lenses)
Optical Image Stabilizer Power O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
Digital Zoom 4x / ( Max. 18.6 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) / (Max. 39.3 x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 30 cm - infinity / Tele 30 cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO / Clipboard : Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 30cm - infinity
Focus Range Display Yes
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Normal / Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off, AF Tracking
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 11pt / 1pt HS / 1pt / Spot
Shutter Speed Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
Shutter Interval approx. 1.0 sec


ISO Sensitivity Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-6400)
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/Exif2.21) / Image with Audio: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.21) + QuickTime / Motion picture: AVCHD Lite / QuickTime Motion JPEG
AVCHD Lite REC NTSC / PAL (Depends on Region)
Mode Switch [Recording] / [Playback]
One-Touch Movie Button Yes
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, Normal Picture, Sports, Snow, Beach & Surf, SCN, Clipboard
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light / Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo, Pinhole, Film Grain, High Dynamic(Standard, Art, B&W), Photo Frame, Underwater
Movie Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Low Light, Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, Aerial, Pinhole, Film Grain, Underwater, 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, 1.8 frames/sec Max. 5 images (Standard mode), Max 3 images (Fine Mode) / High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 5.0 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)
Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode Max. 5 images (Standard mode)
Motion Picture Recording [4:3] VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG) / QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG) / [16:9] WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG) / [HD Movie] 1280x720 pixels, / NTSC Mode: NTSC model: 60p(CCD output is 30p) / PAL model: 50p(CCD output is 25p) / (AVCHD Lite, SH: 17Mbps / H:13Mbps / L:9Mbps ) / 30fps (Motion JPEG)
AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [SH] (Continuous recordable time) Approx. 110 min
MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD] (Continuous recordable time) Approx. 110 min
AVCHD Lite with picture quality set to [SH] (Actual recordable time) Approx. 70 min
MOTION JPEG with picture quality set to [HD] [[SH] (Actual recordable time) Approx. 70 min
Exposure Program AE
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto (AE) Bracketing +/- 1/3 EV ~1EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
Aspect Ratio 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
Still Picture Recording [4:3] 4320x3240(14M) / 3648x2736(10M) / 3072x2304(7M) / 2560x1920(5M) / 2048X1536(3M)?/ 640X480(0.3M) / [3:2] 4320x2880 (12.5M) / 3648x2432 (9M) / 3072x2048 (6M) / 2560x1712 (4.5M) / 2048x1360 (2.5M) / 640x424 (0.3M) / [16:9] 4320x2432 (10.5M) / 3648x2056 (7.5M) / 3072x1728 (5.5M) / 2560x1440 (3.5M) / 1920x1080 (2M) / 640x360 (0.2M)
Image Quality Fine / Standard
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / 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, Vivid, Natural, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, Happy (only in iA Mode)
Still Image with Audio Recording 5 sec
Real-time histogram Yes
Composition Guide line Yes (2 pattern)
Auto Review 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 Yes
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec
Focus Icon Select Yes (in Face Recognition only)


Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Mode Playback, Favorites Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Max 16x
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
Playback Still Images with Audio Yes
Playback Motion Picture Yes ( AVC HD Lite/ Motion JPEG)
Slideshow Mode All / Still Images Only / Motion Picture Only / Category / Favorites / BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
Show Histogram Yes
Show Highlights -
Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Resize / Trim / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / Yes
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF


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


Dimensions (W x H x D) 99.3 x 63.1 x 24.3 mm? (3.91 x 2.48 x 0.96 in)
Weight Approx. 188g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.41 lb) / Approx. 167g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.37 lb)


LCD Monitor Field of View : approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle / AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
Water Proof 10.0m ?IEC60529 IPX8 compliant?
Dust Proof Yes (IEC60529 IP6X compliant)
Freeze Proof -10.0?
Shock Proof 2.0m ?MIL-STD810F Method 516.5-Shock compliant?
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off / 0.3 - 5.1m (Wide/ISO Auto), 0.3 - 2.8m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory Approx. 40MB
Microphone / Speaker Mono / Yes
Interface AV Output (NTSC/PAL, NTSC only for N. America), mini HDMI, , USB2.0 High speed, DC Input(requires optional Multi Conversion Adapter)
Viera Link Yes
HDMI output Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p(576p for PAL) / Audio: Dolby® Digital Creator
Power ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 940mAh) (Included) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Battery life (approx.) 360 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition / QuickTime / Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Battery Case, Silicon Jacket, Brush, AV Cable, USB Cable, AC Cable, Hand Strap (with stopper), CD-ROM

Further Specifications

NOTE Motion pictures can be recorded continuously for up to 15 minutes in European PAL area.

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