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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 review

12.1Mp tough compact camera with GPS

Panasonic FT3 Review: Price and Specs

Panasonic FT3 Price

1/2.33-type Hi-Speed CCD sensor, 12.5MP total, 12.1MP effective

28-128mm f/3.3-5.9

SD, SDHC, SDXC, internal memory 19MB


Video resolution
1920x1080 at 60i (AVCHD), 1280x720 at 60p (AVCHD), 1280x720 at 30fps (Motion JPEG), 640x480 at 30fps (Motion JPEG), 320x480 at 30fps (Motion JPEG)

ISO range
Auto, ISO 100-1600 (extendable to ISO 6400 in High Sensitivity mode)

Focus modes
1-area, 23-area, Face detection, Spot, AF tracking

Max burst rate
3.7fps (12.1MP) / approx 7fps in High-speed Burst Mode (12.1MP) / approx. 10fps (3MP)

2.7in TFT LCD, 230,000 dots, anti-reflection coat

Shutter speeds
8 - 1/1300 sec (Starry Sky Mode 15, 30, 60sec)

Approx. 175g without battery and memory card (approx. 197g with battery and memory card)

103.5 x 64.0 x 26.5mm

Power supply
DMW-BCF10E rechargeable lithium-ion battery (supplied)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
Wide AngleNo
Product FamilyLumix
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom4.6x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
DurabilityWater Proof, Dust Proof, Freeze Proof, Shock Resistant
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsQuickTime Motion JPEG
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)175 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH
Flash Memory Capacity19 MB
Minimum Focus Distance50 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD
Total Camera Resolution12.5 Megapixel
Height64 mm
Width103.5 mm
Depth26.5 mm
Autofocus Points23
Focal Length4.90 mm to 22.80 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
Product ModelDMC-FT3
Product NameLumix DMC-FT3 Compact Camera
Product LineLumix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMC-FT3EB-R
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The DMC-FT3 is designed for active use, that is waterproof to a depth of 12 meters, freeze-proof of down to -10?, shockproof for falls from up to 2.0 meters, and dust-proof. In movie recording, the LED light turns on for beautiful movies in dusky underwater environments or at a nighttime camp.

Battery Life310 Shot
Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-FT3 Compact Camera
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • Brush
  • AC Cable
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM
Display Resolution230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker