Updated 25 Oct 2017

Panasonic

Lumix DMC-FT30 (with 4.5-18mm lens)

Snapshot: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 (with 4.5-18mm lens) compact camera can shoot full-HD video. But how's the image quality?

Lumix DMC-FT30 (with 4.5-18mm lens)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$229

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Test results

Overall score
48
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • Has a large sensor.
  • Is water resistant.

But

  • Just OK image quality.
  • Poor screen.
  • Poor video quality.
  • Poor flash.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (40%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (40%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.

Prices are from a June 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$229

Specifications

Battery type
Lithium-ion
Megapixels (MP)
16
Sensor
1/2.3" CCD
ISO range
100 - 1600
Optical zoom
4
Aperture range
3.9 - 5.7
Zoom range
25 - 97
Shutter range
1/1250 - 8
Dimensions (cm)
103 x 22 x 59
Weight (g)
143
Depth (mm)
22

Features

Water resistant
Yes
Raw support
No
GPS tagging
No
PASM modes
No
Manual focus option
No

Monitor

Size (inches)
2.6
Monitor pixels
230,000
Touchscreen
No
Articulated monitor
No

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
-
Viewfinder pixels
-

Video

Video
1280 x 720
Microphone input
No

Memory

Memory card
SDHC, SDXC

Flash

Flash type
Integrated
Connection for external flash
No

More info

Notes

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