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    Panasonic Lumix DC-FT7 Announcement

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    The lovers of extreme sports and holiday explorers had to wait 3 years for the new Panasonic device, with the use of  which they would be able to record their great discoveries and sports achievements. The successor of FT6Panasonic Lumix DC-FT7, has just appeared on the market. 

     

    The main features of FT7 are its shock and water immersion resistance. The camera can be immersed up to 31m and it should remain undamaged after falling onto the hard surface from 2m. The device should also work properly in the temperature of -10°C.

     

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    1). Panasonic Lumix DC-FT7

     

    Panasonic FT7 has been equipped with the 1/2.3'' MOS sensor, with the resolution of 20.4Mp. The strengthened waterproof construction of the camera has possibly made the designers use a rather unimpressive f/3.3-5.9 lens with the zoom with the equivalent of 28 - 128mm. We will also not be able to save RAW photographs.

     

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    2). Panasonic Lumix DC-FT7

     

    For the first time, Panasonic used an in-built electronic viewfinder in such a device. It has the resolution of 1.17 Mp and the image can be zoomed up to 0.45x.  The camera is equipped with a classic 3'' LCD screen (not a touch one). Some of the other functions include 49-point  phase-detection autofocus and a possibility of recording films in 4K with the speed of 24f/s. The frame rate can be increased by reducing the resolution of the recorded film - in the case of 1080 up to 30f/s, and in the case of 720p up to 120f/s, which can be played in 4x slow motion.  

     

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    3). Panasonic Lumix DC-FT7

     

    The original '4K Photo' mode enables the 'extraction' of individual frames from the registered 4K material. They have the resolution of 8Mp. The continuous shooting mode can work with the speed of 10f/s. The camera is equipped with the flash and LED diode, which can be helpful in recording videos and which can be used as a flashlight.

     

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    4). Panasonic Lumix DC-FT7

     

    The camera will be sold in three colorful version: black, blue and orange. Panasonic Lumix FT7 is to appear on sale in the summer. It will cost $449.99.

     

     


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    • By MICHAEL GABLER
      QUICK LINKS
      Review: - Discussion: https://www.photozone.com/forums/ Files: - Tags: Panasonic Lumix DC-FT7 | DC-FT7 | FT7 Where to Buy: -  
      QUICK INFO
      Effective Pixels: 20Mp Sensor Size: 1/2.3" (6.17 × 4.55 mm) Ma× Image Resolution: 5184 × 3888 Ma× Video Resolution: 3840 × 2160 @ 30p ISO: 80-3200 Lens Mount: No Weight: 319g / 0.70lb  List Price: $449  
      CAMERA DESCRIPTION
      Panasonic FT7 is the first resistant compact camera with an in-built electronic viewfinder, equipped with the 20.4 Mp 1/2.3'' MOS sensor and not so bright zoom lens (f/3.3-5.9) with the equivalent of 28-128mm.

      It is also the first camera from this segment which offers an in-built electronic viewfinder (1.17 Mp, zoom 0.45x). The camera is equipped with the 3'' LCD screen (unfortunately, not a touch one), 49-point phase-detection autofocus. There is also a possibility of recording films in 4K with the speed of 24f/s. In Full HD, the speed increases to 30f/s. In HD 720p, we will be able to record films in slow motion with the speed of 120f/s. The 4K Photo mode, known from more professional Panasonic cameras, is also at our disposal. This mode enables taking out single 8Mp frames from 4K films. 

      What is more, the camera can be immersed up to 31 metres and put under the pressure of 100kg. The camera is also supposed to endure falls from 2m and ensure work in the temperatures up to  -10°C.
       
      PHOTOS OF THE CAMERA
      Panasonic Lumi× DC-FT7 Panasonic Lumi× DC-FT7 Panasonic Lumi× DC-FT7 Panasonic Lumi× DC-FT7

       
       
      FULL TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
      FULL PANASONIC LUMIX DC-TS7 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION TYPE OF CAMERA & OPTICS
      Camera Type: Compact
      Lens Mount Type: No Lens Type: Lumi× DC Vario, 10 elements in 8 groups, 5 Aspherical
      EFL: 4.9-22.8mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-128mm)
      Aperture: f/3.3 (W) - 5.9 (T) to f/18
        IMAGE SENSOR
      Sensor Type: BSI-CMOS
      Crop Factor: - Sensor Size: 6.17 × 4.55mm
       1/2.3"
      Effective Pixels: 20Mp Total Sensor Pixels: 21Mp
      Image Ratio: 1:1
      4:3
      3:2
      16:9
      Ma× Resolution: 5184 × 3888
      Other Resolutions:
      5184 × 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3),
      3712 × 2784 (10.3 MP, 4:3),
      2624 × 1968 (5.2 MP, 4:3),
      5184 × 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
      3712 × 2480 (9.2 MP, 3:2),
      2624 × 1752 (4.6 MP, 3:2),
      5184 × 2920 (15.1 MP, 16:9),
      3840 × 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
      1920 × 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
      3888 × 3888 (15.1 MP, 1:1),
      2784 × 2784 (7.8 MP, 1:1),
      1968 × 1968 (3.9 MP, 1:1)
      Image Stabilization: Optical
      Dust Reduction System: No   PROCESSOR
      Processor: Venus Engine
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      Exposure Metering System: -
      Metering Methods: Multi
      Center-weighted
      Spot
      Exposure Modes: Manual
      Program
      Exposure Bracketing: -   SENSITIVITY
      ISO Sensitivity: 80-3200 Lowest ISO:  80 Highest ISO: 6400   WHITE BALANCE
      White Balance Presets: AWB 
      Daylight
      Cloudy
      Shade
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      White Balance Adjustment
      White Balance Bracketing: 5   FILE SYSTEM
      Uncompressed Formats: No Other Formats: JPEG   FOCUS
      Autofocus: -
      Manual Focus: No
      Number of Autofocus Points: 49 Autofocus Modes: Contrast Detect (sensor)
      Multi-area
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      Selective single-point
      Tracking
      Single
      Continuous
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      Autofocus Stacking: No Autofocus Fine Tune: No Eye Autofocus:
      No   SHUTTER
      Shutter Type: Mechanical Slowest Shutter Speed: 4 sec
      Fastest Shutter Speed: 1/1300 sec
      Fastest Electronic Shutter Speed: 1/16000 sec
      Bulb Shutter Mode: No Shutter Release Modes: - Top Shooting Speed: 10.0 fps
      Buffer Size: -
      Silent Shutter:
      Yes Shutter Life Expectancy:
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      (2 or 10 secs, 10 secs × 3 images)
        VIEWFINDER
      Viewfinder Type: Electronic
      Viewfinder Resolution: 1,170,000
      Viewfinder Coverage: 100%
      Viewfinder Magnification: 2.53× 
      (0.45× 35mm equiv.)
        SCREEN
      Articulated LCD: Fully articulated
      Screen Type: TFT LCD
      Screen Size: 3″
      Screen Dots: 1,040,000
      Touch Screen: No   FLASH
      Built-In Flash: Yes Accessory Shoe: No Flash Bracketing: - Flash Modes: Auto
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      Flash Sync Speed: - Dedicated Flash System: No   VIDEO FEATURES:
      Video Resolutions: 3840 × 2160p: 30 fps, 24 fps
      1920 × 1080p: 60 fps, 30 fps
      1280 × 720p: 30 fps Movie File Formats: MP4 Video Compression:  H.264
      Movie Metering: Multi
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      Maximum Recording Time: Up to 29 Min 59 Sec Audio Format: -
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      Storage Types: SD Memory Card
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      SDXC Memory Card/(Compatible with UHS-I UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
      Card Slots: 1   CONNECTIVITY:
      USB: USB 2.0 Micro-B
      HDMI: HDMI D (Micro)
      Microphone Port: No
      Headphone Port: No
      Wi-Fi Functionality: Yes
      802.11b/g/n built-in
      Bluetooth: No
      NFC: No
      Remote Cotrol: Yes 
      (via smartphone)
      GPS: No   MENU
      Total Settings: - Supported Languages: Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
        POWER
      Battery Type: DMW-BCM13PP Battery Life: 300
      Battery Charger: Yes AC Adapter: - Internal Charging Supported: Yes
      Vertical Battery Grip: No
        PHYSICAL FEATURES
      Body Material: - Weather Sealed: Yes Dimensions (W × H × D): 117 × 76 × 37mm 
      4.61 × 2.99 × 1.46″
      Weight: 319g 
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      MSRP: US $448 | UK £ | DE €429
         
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    • By MICHAEL GABLER
      QUICK LINKS
      Review: - Discussion: https://www.photozone.com/forums/ Files: - Tags: Panasonic Lumix DC-FT7 | DC-FT7 | FT7 Where to Buy: -  
      QUICK INFO
      Effective Pixels: 20Mp Sensor Size: 1/2.3" (6.17 × 4.55 mm) Ma× Image Resolution: 5184 × 3888 Ma× Video Resolution: 3840 × 2160 @ 30p ISO: 80-3200 Lens Mount: No Weight: 319g / 0.70lb  List Price: $449  
      CAMERA DESCRIPTION
      Panasonic FT7 is the first resistant compact camera with an in-built electronic viewfinder, equipped with the 20.4 Mp 1/2.3'' MOS sensor and not so bright zoom lens (f/3.3-5.9) with the equivalent of 28-128mm.

      It is also the first camera from this segment which offers an in-built electronic viewfinder (1.17 Mp, zoom 0.45x). The camera is equipped with the 3'' LCD screen (unfortunately, not a touch one), 49-point phase-detection autofocus. There is also a possibility of recording films in 4K with the speed of 24f/s. In Full HD, the speed increases to 30f/s. In HD 720p, we will be able to record films in slow motion with the speed of 120f/s. The 4K Photo mode, known from more professional Panasonic cameras, is also at our disposal. This mode enables taking out single 8Mp frames from 4K films. 

      What is more, the camera can be immersed up to 31 metres and put under the pressure of 100kg. The camera is also supposed to endure falls from 2m and ensure work in the temperatures up to  -10°C.
       
      PHOTOS OF THE CAMERA
      Panasonic Lumi× DC-FT7 Panasonic Lumi× DC-FT7 Panasonic Lumi× DC-FT7 Panasonic Lumi× DC-FT7

       
       
      FULL TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
      FULL PANASONIC LUMIX DC-TS7 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION TYPE OF CAMERA & OPTICS
      Camera Type: Compact
      Lens Mount Type: No Lens Type: Lumi× DC Vario, 10 elements in 8 groups, 5 Aspherical
      EFL: 4.9-22.8mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-128mm)
      Aperture: f/3.3 (W) - 5.9 (T) to f/18
        IMAGE SENSOR
      Sensor Type: BSI-CMOS
      Crop Factor: - Sensor Size: 6.17 × 4.55mm
       1/2.3"
      Effective Pixels: 20Mp Total Sensor Pixels: 21Mp
      Image Ratio: 1:1
      4:3
      3:2
      16:9
      Ma× Resolution: 5184 × 3888
      Other Resolutions:
      5184 × 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3),
      3712 × 2784 (10.3 MP, 4:3),
      2624 × 1968 (5.2 MP, 4:3),
      5184 × 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
      3712 × 2480 (9.2 MP, 3:2),
      2624 × 1752 (4.6 MP, 3:2),
      5184 × 2920 (15.1 MP, 16:9),
      3840 × 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
      1920 × 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
      3888 × 3888 (15.1 MP, 1:1),
      2784 × 2784 (7.8 MP, 1:1),
      1968 × 1968 (3.9 MP, 1:1)
      Image Stabilization: Optical
      Dust Reduction System: No   PROCESSOR
      Processor: Venus Engine
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      Exposure Metering System: -
      Metering Methods: Multi
      Center-weighted
      Spot
      Exposure Modes: Manual
      Program
      Exposure Bracketing: -   SENSITIVITY
      ISO Sensitivity: 80-3200 Lowest ISO:  80 Highest ISO: 6400   WHITE BALANCE
      White Balance Presets: AWB 
      Daylight
      Cloudy
      Shade
      Incandescent
      Flash
      White Set
      White Balance Adjustment
      White Balance Bracketing: 5   FILE SYSTEM
      Uncompressed Formats: No Other Formats: JPEG   FOCUS
      Autofocus: -
      Manual Focus: No
      Number of Autofocus Points: 49 Autofocus Modes: Contrast Detect (sensor)
      Multi-area
      Center
      Selective single-point
      Tracking
      Single
      Continuous
      Face Detection
      Live View
      Autofocus Stacking: No Autofocus Fine Tune: No Eye Autofocus:
      No   SHUTTER
      Shutter Type: Mechanical Slowest Shutter Speed: 4 sec
      Fastest Shutter Speed: 1/1300 sec
      Fastest Electronic Shutter Speed: 1/16000 sec
      Bulb Shutter Mode: No Shutter Release Modes: - Top Shooting Speed: 10.0 fps
      Buffer Size: -
      Silent Shutter:
      Yes Shutter Life Expectancy:
      - Self-Timer: Yes 
      (2 or 10 secs, 10 secs × 3 images)
        VIEWFINDER
      Viewfinder Type: Electronic
      Viewfinder Resolution: 1,170,000
      Viewfinder Coverage: 100%
      Viewfinder Magnification: 2.53× 
      (0.45× 35mm equiv.)
        SCREEN
      Articulated LCD: Fully articulated
      Screen Type: TFT LCD
      Screen Size: 3″
      Screen Dots: 1,040,000
      Touch Screen: No   FLASH
      Built-In Flash: Yes Accessory Shoe: No Flash Bracketing: - Flash Modes: Auto
      Auto/Red-eye Reduction
      Forced On
      Forced On/Red-eye Reduction
      Slow Sync.
      Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction
      Forced Off
      Flash Sync Speed: - Dedicated Flash System: No   VIDEO FEATURES:
      Video Resolutions: 3840 × 2160p: 30 fps, 24 fps
      1920 × 1080p: 60 fps, 30 fps
      1280 × 720p: 30 fps Movie File Formats: MP4 Video Compression:  H.264
      Movie Metering: Multi
      Center-weighted
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      Maximum Recording Time: Up to 29 Min 59 Sec Audio Format: -
      Time-Lapse Recording: Yes   STORAGE:
      Storage Types: SD Memory Card
      SDHC Memory Card
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      Card Slots: 1   CONNECTIVITY:
      USB: USB 2.0 Micro-B
      HDMI: HDMI D (Micro)
      Microphone Port: No
      Headphone Port: No
      Wi-Fi Functionality: Yes
      802.11b/g/n built-in
      Bluetooth: No
      NFC: No
      Remote Cotrol: Yes 
      (via smartphone)
      GPS: No   MENU
      Total Settings: - Supported Languages: Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
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      Battery Type: DMW-BCM13PP Battery Life: 300
      Battery Charger: Yes AC Adapter: - Internal Charging Supported: Yes
      Vertical Battery Grip: No
        PHYSICAL FEATURES
      Body Material: - Weather Sealed: Yes Dimensions (W × H × D): 117 × 76 × 37mm 
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      Weight: 319g 
      0.70lb 
        PRICE
      MSRP: US $448 | UK £ | DE €429
         
      DISCUSSION FORUM
       
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