20.4MP High-Sensitivity MOS Sensor 4.6x Zoom Lens, 28-128mm (35mm Equiv.)
Water, Shock, Freeze, and Crushproof
UHD 4K30 and 24p Video Recording
1.17m-Dot Electronic Live View Finder
3.0" 1.04m-Dot LCD Monitor
Built-In Wi-Fi and Geotagging Support
ISO 80-6400, 10-fps Continuous Shooting
POWER Optical Image Stabilization
4K Photo Modes and Post Focus
Distinguished by its electronic viewfinder and versatile imaging capabilities, the orange Lumix DC-FT7 from Panasonic is a tough point-and-shoot camera well-suited for adventures. Featuring a durable body design, this camera is waterproof to depths up to 102', can withstand impacts from 6.6' high, is freezeproof down to 14øF, and is crushproof to up to 220 lbf. In regard to imaging, a 20.4MP High-Sensitivity MOS sensor allows capturing high-resolution stills and UHD 4K30p or 24p video. A sensitivity range from ISO 80-6400 is available, too, along with a continuous shooting rate of 10 fps for working with moving subjects. Extending the imaging versatility is a Lumix DC Vario 4.6x zoom lens, which provides a 28-128mm equivalent focal length range and has POWER O.I.S. to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting.
Unique among rugged cameras, the FT7's built-in 1.17m-dot electronic viewfinder is especially well-suited for working in bright conditions and photographing from eye-level. Alternatively, the rear 3.0" 1.04m-dot screen is a larger means for composing and reviewing images. Built-in Wi-Fi is also available for transferring images to a mobile device for sharing.
Waterproof and Tough Design
Characterized by its durable, weather-proof design, the FT7 is the ideal companion for adventurers or those working in harsh conditions:
" ... Waterproof to 101.7' / 31m
" ... Shockproof from 6.6' / 2m
" ... Freezeproof to 14øF / -10øC
" ... Pressure-resistant to 220 lbf / 100 kgf
20.4MP MOS Sensor and UHD 4K Video Recording
Featuring a 20.4MP MOS sensor, the FT7 can produce high-resolution still images along with UHD 4K30p or 24p videos at 100mbps. The sensor's design also affords a native sensitivity range from ISO 80-3200, and can be expanded to ISO 6400 for working in difficult lighting conditions. Additionally, the sensor and processing capabilities also afford a full-resolution 10-fps continuous shooting rate with AF-S, or 5 fps with AF Tracking, for photographing fast-moving subjects.
Lumix DC Vario 4.6x Optical Zoom Lens and POWER O.I.S.
The built-in zoom lens covers a wide-angle to telephoto 28-128mm equivalent focal length range to suit working in a broad array of shooting conditions. This 4.6x optical zoom can be extended to 9.1x through the use of Intelligent Zoom, or in-camera cropping is possible using the Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) function to simulate a greater reach without compromising image quality.
Benefitting the lens's reach, as well as when working in difficult lighting conditions, POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) compensates for the effects of camera shake to render sharper imagery when shooting handheld.
4K Photo Modes
Utilizing the 4K video recording capabilities, a trio of still shooting modes are available for recording continuous 8MP stills at a 30-fps shooting rate:
" ... 4K Burst: Just as with video recording, this mode will allow you to continuously record 8MP images at 30 fps, making it ideal for instances where you need a fast frame rate in order to capture the best moment.
" ... 4K Pre-Burst: This mode is ideal for times when you're unsure of the critical moment to press the shutter button and will record 8MP images at 30 fps one second prior to and one second after pressing the shutter button in order to give you 60 frames to choose from.
" ... 4K Burst (S/S): This mode most closely follows the 4K video recording process, and allows you to playback your video, pause a