Panasonic Lumix FT7 Review

July 26, 2018 | Amy Davies |

Specifications

Metrics Dimensions (W x H x D) 116.7 x 76.1 x 37.3 mm (4.59 x 2.99 x 1.46 inch)
Weight Approx. 319 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.70 lb)/Approx. 293 g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.65 lb)
Pixels Camera Effective Pixels 20.4 Megapixels
Sensor Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.3-type High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / 21.1 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Lens 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) 6.4x (4:3 / 10M (M)), 9x (4:3 / 5M (S))
Intelligent Zoom 9.1x
Lens LUMIX DC VARIO/8 elements in 10 groups/(5 aspherical lenses / 6 aspherical surfaces)
Optical Image Stabilizer POWER O.I.S. (On / Off)
Digital Zoom Max. 4x (When Digital Zoom is used simultaneously with Intelligent Zoom, you can only increase the zoom ratio up to 2x.)
Focus Focusing Area Normal: 30 cm - infinity/AF Macro / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 30 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes (On / Off)
Focus AF / AF Macro / Macro Zoom/Continuous AF (during motion picture recording)
Post Focus Yes
Focus Stacking -
AF Metering Face Detection / Tracking / 49-area / 1-area / Spot
Shutter Shutter Speed [Still Image] Approx. 4 - 1,300 sec (Shutter Type: Mechanical Shutter)/Approx. 4 - 1/16,000 sec (Shutter Type: Auto)
Shutter Speed [Motion Picture] Approx. 1/30 - 1/16,000 sec
Finder Viewfinder 0.2" LVF (Live View Finder) (1,170k dots equiv.), Field of View: Approx. 100%/Magnification: Approx. 2.53x / 0.45x (35 mm camera equivalent)
File File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.31)/4K PHOTO: MP4/Motion Picture: MP4 (Audio format: AAC 2ch)
Recording Modes Recording Mode Intelligent Auto, P, M, Scene Guide, Creative Control, Sports, Snow, Beach&Surf, Underwater, Panorama Shot
Creative Control mode Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Rough Monochrome* / Silky Monochrome* / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus* / Fantasy / Star Filter* / One Point Color / Sunshine* (22 filters) *For photos only.
Scene Guide Clear Portrait / Silky Skin / Backlit Softness / Clear in Backlight / Relaxing Tone / Distinct Scenery / Bright Blue Sky / Romantic Sunset Glow / Vivid Sunset Glow / Glistening Water* / Clear Nightscape / Cool Night Sky / Warm Glowing Nightscape / Glittering Illuminations* / Handheld Night Shot / Clear Night Portrait / Soft Image of a Flower* / Appetizing Food / Cute Dessert / Freeze Animal Motion / Monochrome *For photos only.
Burst Shooting Mode (Approx.) H: 10 frames/sec, M: 5 frames/sec*, L: 2 frames/sec*/*AF Tracking
4K Photo Mode (*2) 4K Burst: 30 frames/sec/4K Burst (S/S): 30 frames/sec/4K Pre-Burst: 30 frames/sec, approx. 2 sec/Exif Information: Yes (Each JPEG image cropped out of the 4K burst file complies with EXIF.)
Motion Picture Recording (*2) MP4 [4K] 3840x2160/4K/30p: 100Mbps/4K/25p: 100Mbps/4K/24p: 100Mbps/[Full HD] 1920x1080/FHD/60p: 28Mbps/FHD/50p: 28Mbps/FHD/30p: 20Mbps/FHD/25p: 20Mbps/[HD] 1280x720/HD/30p: 10Mbps/HD/25p: 10Mbps
AVCHD -
High Speed Video(*2) [HD] 1280x720 FHD/25p (Sensor Output is 100fps)
Continuous Recordable Time (Motion Pictures) (*2) Continuous Recordable Time (Motion Pictures) (*2) FHD/50p: Approx. 80 min (rear monitor), 75 min (LVF)
Actual recordable Time (Motion Pictures) (*2) Actual recordable Time (Motion Pictures) (*2) FHD/50p: Approx. 60 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF)
Exposure Parameters Exposure Program AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-5 EV (+/-3 EV for motion picture / 4K PHOTO)
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400* *Extended ISO
Picture Quality Still Picture Recording 4:3 5184x3888 (20M) (L) / 3712x2784 (10M) (M) / 2624x1968 (5M) (S)/3:2 5184x3456 (17M) (L) / 3712x2480 (9M) (M) / 2624x1752 (4.5M) (S)/16:9 5184x2920 (14.5M) (L) / 3840x2160 (8M) (M) / 1920x1080 (2M) (S)/1:1 3888x3888 (14.5M) (L) / 2784x2784 (7.5M) (M) / 1968x1968 (3.5M) (S)
Image Quality Fine / Standard
White Balance AWB / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set/(White Balance Adjustment)
Photo Style Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait
Picture Adjustment Contrast, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Saturation*, Color Tone**, Filter Effect**/*Except for Monochrome mode. **For Monochrome mode only.
Bracket AE Bracket (Auto Bracket) 3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, Max. +/-3 EV
Other Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes (On / Off)
Wi-FI IEEE 802.11b/g/n/2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch)/WPA / WPA2/Infrastructure Mode / WPS
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec / 10 sec (3 images)
Display Playback Mode All, Picture Only, Video Only, Slideshow (All / Picture Only / Video Only, duration & effect is selectable), Calendar
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Rating / Rotate Image / Protect - / - / Yes
Show Histogram/ Show Highlights Yes / -
Edit Creating a Motion Picture from Still Pictures Time Lapse Video
Resize/ Cropping Yes / Yes
Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes
Video Divide Yes
Direct Print PictBridge compatible
Setup OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Monitor LCD Monitor 7.5cm (3.0") TFT Screen LCD Display (1040k dots)/Field of View: Approx. 100%
Flash Built- in- Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off/0.3 - 5.6m (Wide / ISO Auto), 0.3 - 3.1m (Tele / ISO Auto)
Media Recording Media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card/(Compatible with UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Built- in- Memory -
Audio Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Mono
Interface Interface microHDMI typeD (*3), USB2.0 Micro-B
Power Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1250mAh, 4.5 Wh) (Included)/USB power charging
Battery life (Approx.) Approx. 300 images (rear monitor), 250 images (LVF) (*1)
Standard Package Included Software ・ The software to edit and playback images on computer is not bundled with this camera. Please use the software pre-installed to the PC or other general image viewing software to browse pictures.
Standard Accessories Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap/・ Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet.
NOTE *1 Recording conditions by CIPA standard
NOTE - Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF) / Humidity: 50%RH when monitor is on.
NOTE - Using a Panasonic SDHC Memory Card
NOTE - Using the supplied battery.
NOTE - Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].)
NOTE - Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording.
NOTE - Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording.
NOTE - The number of recordable pictures varies depending on the recording interval time.
NOTE - If the recording interval time becomes longer, the number of recordable pictures decreases.
NOTE - CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association].
NOTE *2 - Use a card with SD Speed Class with ""Class 4"" or higher when recording motion pictures.
NOTE - Use a card with SD Speed Class with ""UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3)"" when recording motion pictures with [MP4] in [4K] [High Speed Video] or [4K PHOTO].
NOTE (SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.)
NOTE - Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds with [4K].
NOTE - When using an SDHC memory card: You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.
NOTE - When using an SDXC memory card: You can record a motion picture in a single file.
NOTE - Recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds except [4K].
NOTE You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.
NOTE - These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23 oC (73.4 oF) and a humidity of 50%RH.
NOTE - The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use.
NOTE - 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.
NOTE *3 For [4K] video output, use an HDMI cable that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as"4K compatible".