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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 4x Mar 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Not quiet
Does not have a good battery life
68 Reviews
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Reviews

User Reviews Are Average

Based on 39 user reviews the average user rating of this Panasonic digital camera is 74 out of 100.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 8,853 expert and owner reviews (including 60 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically for its waterproof cameras.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera has an average expert rating of 66% based on eleven expert reviews from sites including Chip.de, dkamera.de, digitalfoto.dk and Lydogbilde.no.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-FT30 supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Lumix DMC-FT30 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years which have an HDMI.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-FT30 does not support Wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 does not feature bluetooth.

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Price

Expensive

Two owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was expensive. Newegg.com mentioned “Might make an attractive, albeit expensive, paperweight” although they only rated it 17.6 out of 100. Newegg.com also mentioned “Got this Laptop because I am a gamer and I love quality products and used to build crazzy pc machines before that were very expensive” in their review.

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Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Four people who purchased it concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Last year Newegg.com said in their review of this digital camera “Battery life is not why you would get this machine anyway”. Newegg.com also mentioned “Terrible battery life” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “Battery life isn't too great as g-sync doesn't allow for Nvidia Optimus tech.” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The Lumix DMC-FT30 is fairly light (only 125 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years. The average weight of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 230g, and the weights range from 36g to 1.4kg.

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Lens System

Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 19, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.7. When compared to other waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30's maximum aperture number of 13 is one of the smallest.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 25 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-FT30 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 35mm.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

Cameras of this type and age have digital zooms of between 2x and 16x. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

If this Panasonic digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Polaroid IS525 (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FT30 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Memory

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera is 90MB. The Lumix DMC-FT30 has a quite big internal memory (220 megabytes) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

At 32 gigabytes, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 has a quite large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The smallest maximum memory card size of waterproof cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 8GB and the largest is 130GB.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Noisy

Eight people mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 was noisy. In April last year Newegg.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 “The fans are loud when they ramp up”. Newegg.com also mentioned “Fans are very loud when set to the highest setting, which is necessary to play graphics-intensive games at high frame rates” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Fans as loud as vacums” in their review.

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Not Quiet

Eight people mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 was noisy. In April last year Newegg.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 “The fans are loud when they ramp up”. Newegg.com also mentioned “Fans are very loud when set to the highest setting, which is necessary to play graphics-intensive games at high frame rates” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Fans as loud as vacums” in their review.

One person considered that it was not quiet. Newegg.com wrote “My only concerns are a bit of a fan noise, good thing you can control the fan speed, When I need silence I select quiet mod” in their review of this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Lumix DMC-FT30 has a battery charger included. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Design

Has a Shock Resistant

The Lumix DMC-FT30 has a shock resistant. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have a shock resistant.

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Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 is waterproof. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years also are waterproof.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other waterproof digital cameras currently available including the IF045 ($44.64), or the IS525 both from Polaroid which has better reviews.

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Easy to Use the Menus

Seven owners who bought the product concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera in April last year “Ran every game I threw at it on max settings flawlessly”. Newegg.com also wrote “Ran Witcher 3 on UltraHigh Settings 1920 1080 with 50 60 fps” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “The visual bios offers easy access to the settings” in their review.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. Newegg.com mentioned “Quick and easy to assemble” . One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Martin Cray wrote “Exactly as described - easy to use” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 and scored it 9 stars.

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Good Looking

Eight owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good looking. Newegg.com wrote “Aesthetically pleasing”. Newegg.com also wrote “Runs all of my games beautifully, highest settings all the way” in their review. Newegg.com also said “Pretty fast little computer, while it worked” in their review.

Two owners considered that this digital camera was well designed. Newegg.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 review “Great Design, Feels great” .

One person thought the product was smooth. In April last year Newegg.com said “Battlefield details are perfect, movements in game are smooth and quick, colors are very sharp” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 but in spite of that they gave it a score of 17.6 out of 100.

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Well Made

Twelve customers agreed that it was good at resisting water ingress. Ephotozine.com rated it 4 stars and wrote on expert review site Ephotozine two years ago “Features an improved waterproof rating of 8 metres, as well as a torch illumination mode” in their review of this digital camera. Ecp said in their review of this digital camera “Great underwater” . Em mentioned two years ago “It took great photos underwater and average photos out of water” in their review of this digital camera.

Eight owners who purchased this digital camera considered that it was well made. Newegg.com said “Screen, storage, temperatures, build, graphis, gaming” but in spite of that they only gave the product a score of 17.6 out of 100. Newegg.com also mentioned “Skylake processor is very impressive and the case itself is solid and heavy” in their review. Newegg.com also said “Built in M.2 port, IR, DisplayPort” in their review.

Six customers who purchased the product said that it was strong and durable. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Beautiful, sturdy”. Newegg.com also said “Sturdy aluminum body” in their review. 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”.

Two customers who reviewed the product said that it was easy to damage or scratch. Em said two years ago “Then this weekend i took it to Center Parcs with me again and sadly it broke on the first day” in their review of this digital camera. K Dawson gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon.co.uk “First trip and it broke after taking a few days pictures, white out on the screen so did not have it working for swimming with mantars”.

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was reliable.

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Good Quality

Ten customers who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Newegg.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 review “Build quality” yet they only scored the product 1 stars. Newegg.com also wrote “It's well made and not at all low end looking” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “This a very good quality and performance computer, its extreamly fast” in their review.

Average Waterproof Up to

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

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Display

Quite Wide Field of View

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 has a fairly wide field of view (100 percent) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera. The field of views of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 96% to 170%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 2.8", and the display diagonals range from 1.8" to 3.2". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Lumix DMC-FT30 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Polaroid IF045 ($44.64) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years. The average display resolution (numeric) of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 480,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 150,000 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels.

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Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Good for Video Recording

Six customers agreed that the product was good for video recording. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Added more USB 3.0 ports via another NewEgg product listing ( added a 5Tb USB 3.0 HDD for hosting my video library” but even so they only scored it 17.6 out of 100. Newegg.com also wrote “The one concern I could see was that the CPU temp would go very high 200 F) when encoding H.265 (HEVC) video” in their review. Two years ago Ecp wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 review “The kids had great fun making underwater movies too” and rated it 5 stars.

Good Screen

Eleven people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen. In April last year Newegg.com wrote “Great display with ideal resolution for this size laptop” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30. Newegg.com also wrote “Screen clarity, richness” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “Extremely fast bootup, about 5 10 seconds to Windows 8.1 login screen” in their review.

Good Picture Resolution

Thirteen customers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 mentioned that it was able to produce good images. In April last year Ed wrote on Amazon.co.uk “Takes a great photo, was brilliant in the seawater” in his review of this digital camera. Madameleg said on Johnlewis.com “Bought this as a present for my husband as we live near the beach and he loves taking pictures” and scored it 8 stars. Madameleg also mentioned “It also takes decent pictures” in their review.

Five people thought it had a good picture resolution. Newegg.com said in April last year “The screen and its colors are beautiful, 3K resolution is outstanding” . Newegg.com also wrote “Ran Divinity Original SinsTotal War Attila MaxHigh settings at full 3k resolution with no problems” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “Was able to run Rift (MMORPG) on ultra settings at full resolution with no less than 30 FPS” in their review.

One owner concluded that it was able to produce clear pictures.

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Does Not Have a Good Flash

Two people wrote in their reviews that it did not have a good flash. Last year Newegg.com mentioned “Adobe flash and reader preinstalled with no flash uninstaller (otherwise bloat free”. Newegg.com also wrote “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” in their review.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-FT30 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the IF045 ($44.64), or the IS525 both from Polaroid.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-FT30 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Polaroid IS525 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Most waterproof cameras that were released 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) of 4608x3456, 3648x2736, 2560x1920, 2048x1536, 1280x960, 640x480, 4608x3072 and 4608x2592 and 3456x3456.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Features

Good Features

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera said that it had good features. Newegg.com wrote “Loads of additional features with the AORUS COMMANDCONTROL software” in their review of this digital camera.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Panasonic digital camera was released in April 2017.

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