Last Updated on January 13, 2019
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With the Lumix DC-FT7, Panasonic has given lovers of the outdoors a compact camera that can be taken anywhere. With waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, freezeproof, and pressure resistant features, the camera is designed to be the reliable companion for outdoor adventures.
Lumix DC-FT7 has a design for all seasons
The DC-FT7 is waterproof for up to 102 feet, can survive a fall from 6.6 feet, can continue to function at 14 degrees Fahrenheit, and can resist pressure of up to 220 pounds. All of these make the DC-FT7 a camera that can be taken to many locations and in different conditions.
The DC-FT7 can provide all of these features thanks to an airtight body designed to prevent dust, sand, and water from getting in. Since it is designed for the outdoor lover, it comes with a compass and altimeter.
A new EVF with high-resolution LCD monitor
On top of being a take-anywhere camera, the DC-FT7 is also the first rugged camera to feature an electronic viewfinder (EVF). The EVF is 0.2” with a 1.17 million dots equivalent resolution and 0.45x magnification equivalent. This feature comes in handy when shooting in brightly lit situations.
Composing images can also be done using the 3.0-inch rear LCD monitor made of tempered glass. The LCD provides 1,040K-dot resolution with 100% approximate field of view. Switching image output from EVF and LCD is done with a dedicated button.
Lumix DC-FT7 has 4K video and imaging function
The DC-FT7 can record high-resolution QFHD 4K videos (3840x2160) at 30p or 24p in MP4 format. It can also record Full HD (1920x1080) MP4 videos with practical full-time AF.
Single images can be extracted from 4K 30p video frames for saving as 8MP stills. The camera also has 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst (Start/Stop), and 4K Pre-Burst features.
With a 4.6x optical zoom with POWER O.I.S., hand shakes during video recording can be suppressed. Plus, the Auto Wind Cut function can block out noise created by wind in the background.
The camera also has High Speed Video and Time Lapse/Stop Motion Animation functions.
A 20.4MP high-sensitivity sensor
With a high-sensitivity sensor, the DC-FT7 can achieve burst shooting at 10fps in full resolution with a mechanical shutter and 5fps with continuous AF. Light Speed AF enables quick and accurate focusing.
The camera comes with a 28mm wide-angle Lumix lens with a 4.6x optical zoom. With Intelligent Resolution technology, picture quality is maintained even when Intelligent Zoom combines with digital zoom.
A host of other Lumix DC-FT7 features
The DC-FT7 can be charged via AC or USB. It also has 2.4GHz WiFi connectivity and comes with a companion Panasonic Image App for ioS or Android devices to facilitate the remote sharing and browsing of images.
The camera is also equipped with Creative Controls, offering more than 20 filter effects that can be used for still images and videos.
The DC-FT7 is compatible with SDXC UHS-I memory cards.
The Lumix DC-FT7 will be available in the summer in the following colors: black,blue, and orange. It will retail for $499.99.