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Panasonic lumix ft1

Panasonic Lumix FT1

At first sight, Panasonic's FT1 looks the nearest rival to Olympus' mighty Mju 8000. It's a similar size, weight and shape and is also waterproof, shockproof and operable down to -10 degrees.

Key points

  • Waterproof to 3m
  • Shockproof to 1.5m
  • Similar price, design and specs to the Mju 8000 but not as tough
  • 4.6x wide-angle zoom (28-128mm equivalent)
  • 1,280x720 HD Movie mode using either AVCHD or Motion JPEG formats
  • Proximity of Shutter Release and Zoom buttons could be a problem

Read: full Panasonic Lumix FT1 review