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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 Digital Camera

16.1MP 4x Jan 2015
Megapixel Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Waterproof- Down to 8 m / 26 ft. Shockproof- Up to 1.5 m / 5 ft. Freezeproof- Down to -10 / 14 . More
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23 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Average

Lumix DMC-FT30 owners on average rated this digital camera 74 out of 100.

Good Size

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 owners wrote in their reviews that it was compact. D J Nuttall scored the product 4 stars and said in their review on Amazon “Nice compact camera”. Ian Bell rated it 5 stars and he said in his review on Amazon “I needed a compact, waterproof, grand-children proof camera.”. Rob P scored it very highly and he mentioned on Amazon in January last year “The best compact, waterproof, shockproof camera i have tested”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 owner thought it was tight. Jeremy mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The images are very poor! It is water tight and the underwater images are acceptable” yet he scored this digital camera 1 stars. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Sarakani mentioned in their review “Wonderful results for such a slim, compact and inexpensive camera” .

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to carry around.

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Robust

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good at resisting water ingress. Two years ago Alison Few mentioned on Amazon “Very good purchase used in Egypt took brilliant underwater camera” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Ecp wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 review on Amazon “Significantly better than a disposable underwater camera” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Ecp also said “The kids had great fun making underwater movies too”.

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 reviewers thought it was strong and durable. Amazon Customer gave the product a very good review score and wrote in their review on Amazon in January last year “We run a small fire safety business and now have 4 of these cameras very robust and great pictures”. Two years ago Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “All the usual hallmarks of a rugged camera are incorporated in the p” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 review yet they scored it 65 out of 100.

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Good Quality Pictures

Eleven people thought it was able to produce good images. Last year Durf wrote in their review on Amazon “Takes good pictures and footage” and gave the product an excellent review. Ecp mentioned on Amazon “Takes decent pics”. Ed said “Takes a great photo, was brilliant in the seawater” in his review.

One person who reviewed the product wrote that it had a good picture resolution.

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Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Panasonic is one of the better rated camera manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Panasonic also has good reviews for its waterproof cameras.

Good Video Capture

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 owners mentioned that it was good for video recording. Hondacxrider said on Amazon “Fortunately all videos backed up” but they gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 a score of 2 stars.

Good Technical Features

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it had good features. Customer H said on Amazon “Great little camera with loads of useful features and works just like it says on the box! Used loads underwater within depth range” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review on Ephotozine “Features an improved waterproof rating of 8 metres, as well as a torch illumination mode”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price], and the Praktica WP240[plb_3496600_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FT30, the Lumix DMC-FT30 has a built-in flash.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-FT30 has an image stabilizer, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT30 do not have an image stabilizer.

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Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 is waterproof.

We compared this digital camera to all the other waterproof digital cameras and we think the Praktica WP240[plb_3496600_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has Two Camera Playbacks

The number of camera playback modes found on the Lumix DMC-FT30 is more than most similar spec cameras that came out more than a year ago. The most commonly found camera playback is Highlights, but this camera playback is not found on this camera. The camera playbacks Slide show and Thumbnails are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Has Two Image Editings

The number of image editing modes found on the Lumix DMC-FT30 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has a Resizing image editing, which is the most commonly found image editing found on cameras of this age and spec. The image editing "Crop" is also found on this camera.

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Nine Number of Diaphragm Bladess

Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec only have between three and eight number of diaphragm bladess, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 has nine number of diaphragm bladess.

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Very Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Digital cameras of this spec and age have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 4s and 60s. The slowest camera shutter speed of the Lumix DMC-FT30 of 60 seconds is one of the longest amongst cameras of this age and spec.

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Has Five White Balances

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 has a greater number of white balance modes than most waterproof cameras that are a similar age to it. This Panasonic camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT30. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Slideshow Playback Modes

This digital camera has a Slideshow|Zoom playback modes, which is the most frequently found playback modes on digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT30 range from 2.7 to 13, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.9. When compared to other cameras that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the maximum aperture number of the Lumix DMC-FT30 of 13 is one of the smallest.

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Very Light

The weights of waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT30 range from 110g to 850g, and the average weight is 310g. With a weight of only 125 grams, the Lumix DMC-FT30 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released one year ago.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The Lumix DMC-FT30 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports 6 and 400 ISO sensitivitys, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras that have been available for more than a year. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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TFT Display

The Lumix DMC-FT30 has a better display than most waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera has a TFT display, whereas most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display amongst all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FT30.

An LCD display is the worst display amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT30. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Face tracking", "Spot Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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2048 X 1536 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 has a 2048 x 1536 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Panasonic digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 4608x3456, 3648x2736, 2560x1920, 2048x1536, 1280x960, 640x480, 4608x3072 and 4608x2592 and 3456x3456.

A 2048 x 1536 still image resolution(s) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT30.

The worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 640 x 480.

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17 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 66 out of 100 based on ten expert reviews from sites including Chip.de, Good Gear Guide.com.au, digitalfotoforalla.se and Lydogbilde.no.

Poor Product Quality

A number of people who purchased it considered that it was not good quality. Ecp said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 review on Amazon “When not in the water the image quality isn't the very best”. H said on Amazon “Picture quality was grainy and poor”. Rob P said in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 review “Other cameras I have tried suffer from shutter lag or poor quality photos”.

Not 3D

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FT30 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FT30 do not support Full HD video. The Lumix DMC-FT30 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of this type and age do not have a GPS (satellite). The Lumix DMC-FT30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-FT30 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FT30 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT30 do not support video capability. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The average optical zoom of waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FT30 is 4.2x, and the optical zooms range from 3x to 5x.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the cameras of this age and type the display diagonals range from 2.3" to 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". At only 2.7 inches, the Lumix DMC-FT30 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FT30.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The digital zooms of waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT30 range from 4x to 8x, and the average digital zoom is 5.2x.

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The average motion JPEG frame rate of cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-FT30 is 39fps. The Lumix DMC-FT30 has one of the lower motion JPEG frame rates (only 25 frames per second) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 680 milliamperes * hour, the Lumix DMC-FT30 has one of the smaller battery capacitys amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The smallest battery capacity of cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-FT30 is 680mAh, the biggest is 2,600mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,200mAh.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FT30 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230,000 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 680,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FT30.

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Only 250 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most waterproof cameras that have been around for more than a year take between 220 and 699 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Lumix DMC-FT30 which takes 250 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The Lumix DMC-FT30 has a fairly few total megapixels (only 16.6 megapixels) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the waterproof cameras that were released one year ago the total megapixelss range from 14MP to 53MP.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The average maximum memory card size of comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FT30 is 53GB. At only 32 gigabytes, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT30.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.9, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 has one of the largest minimum aperture numbers amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT30 have minimum aperture numbers of between 1 and 3.9.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-FT30.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Megapixel

The Lumix DMC-FT30 has a relatively standard megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FT30.

If this Panasonic digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Praktica WP240[plb_3496600_price] (20MP and higher rated).

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Average Waterproof Up to

With a waterproof up to of 8 meters, the Lumix DMC-FT30 has a relatively typical waterproof up to compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-FT30.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Freezeproof Up to
Shock Resistant
Freezeproof
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Playback Modes
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Dual Shot (video & Photo)

Expert Reviews

(11)

The main point to remember about Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FT30 Tough camera is that it's very small and easy to carry with you on all types of adventures, whether they are on land on water. All the... Read more…

5 January 2015

The Panasonic Lumix FT30 replaces the FT25 , and features an improved waterproof rating of 8 metres, as well as a torch illumination mode. The camera has a 25mm wide-angle lens, a 2.7inch screen,... Read more…

26 June 2015

Det ser måske ikke så sejt ud, men det lille Panasonic-kamera kan tåle nogle knubs. Og noget vand. Kameraet er ikke særlig avanceret og har begrænsede funktioner. F.eks. er der ikke GPS,... Read more…

Optikken er tegner ikke altid helt skarpt, og kraftigt lys kan nogle gange overeksponere billederne. Så snart man kommer lidt op i ISO værdierne, så kommer der også ret meget støj på...

5 May 2015

Konkurrenterne kan tages med på større dybder, men FT30 er tryktæt til otte meter, og det er rigeligt til snorkling.Det første, man bemærker, er, at FT30 er et meget lille og praktisk kamera.... Read more…

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User Reviews

(50)
Reviewed 9 January 2016 by Rob P
(Verified Purchase)

I purchased one of these cameras to test it for work - since my first purchase I have bought 5 more! I have tried and tested many waterproof, shockproof cameras but not found one this good for the... Read more…

Reviewed 29 November 2015 by Jeremy
(Verified Purchase)

The images are very poor! It is water tight and the underwater images are acceptable BUT the others are incredibly poor. Contrasty, poor colours. The flash is a joke. Unfortunately by the time I... Read more…

Reviewed 12 April 2015 by D J NUTTALL
(Verified Purchase)

All seems fine. Nice compact camera. Yet to try in anger...

Reviewed 11 February 2016 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

Returned for a refund. I'll order a new one after the issue has been resolved or at least mitigated. Really enjoyed the device for the short time I had it...

Small form factor
Quiet
2.5 driver m.2 support at the same time
Skylake processor is very impressive and the case itself is solid and heavy, the visual bios offers easy access to the settings
Perfect size, portable, Media PC
Uncorrectable boot error after about 3 days of use
Others have reported the same issue
It does not support Windows 7 installation until you pack the USB 3.0 driver to the flash driver, highly recommend install Windows 10 directly, and the system cannot find the right boot device from th
BIOS glitches
Network drivers for Windows Server 20082012 not supported
Reviewed 15 August 2016 by Paul Lambert

I bought this at the airport for my holiday which was a beach, sand pool, hot days etc. After a couple of days using it in the pool with my kids we soon found that the lens was constantly becoming... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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