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Panasonic Lumix FT4 review

Armoured outdoor compact that won't get lost, thanks to built-in GPS

As part of our image quality testing for the Panasonic FT4 we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Panasonic FT4 is capable of resolving up to around 20 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

See a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them please click here.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Panasonic FT4 review resolution ISO 100
Panasonic FT4 review: resolution ISO 100

JPEG images

Panasonic FT4 review resolution ISO 100
Panasonic FT4 review: resolution ISO 100

ISO 100, score: 20 (see full image)

Panasonic FT4 review resolution ISO 200
Panasonic FT4 review: resolution ISO 200

ISO 200, score: 18 (see full image)

Panasonic FT4 review resolution ISO 400
Panasonic FT4 review: resolution ISO 400

ISO 400, score: 18 (see full image)

Panasonic FT4 review resolution ISO 800
Panasonic FT4 review: resolution ISO 800

ISO 800, score: 16 (see full image)

Panasonic FT4 review resolution ISO 1600
Panasonic FT4 review: resolution ISO 1600

ISO 1600, score: 16 (see full image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix FT
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourOrange
Optical Zoom4.6x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
DurabilityWater Proof, Shock Proof, Freeze Proof, Dust Proof
FeaturesSelf-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Intelligent ISO Mode, Time Lapse Function
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, AVCHD
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)175 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH
Image Sensor Size1/2.33" (6.13 mm x 4.60 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height64 mm
Width103.5 mm
Depth26.5 mm
Product SeriesFT
Focal Length4.90 mm to 22.80 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, MPO
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-FT4
Product NameLumix DMC-FT4 Compact Camera
Product LineLumix
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMCFT4EBD
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

The DMC-FT4 is waterproof to 12m (40ft), shockproof to 2.0m (6.6ft), freezeproof to -10 degrees C (14 degree F) and dustproof. It is surely the reliable companion for the recorder of your outdoor adventures either in diving, snorkeling, surfing, climbing, skiing, snowboarding, camping or what so ever.

Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-FT4 Compact Camera
  • Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger
  • AC Cable
  • Brush
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year