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

$250

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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.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$250
Type
Compact

More test results

Viewfinder
n/a

Specifications

Megapixels (MP)
16
Battery type
Lithium-ion
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
Memory card
SDHC, SDXC

Features

Water resistant
Yes
RAW support
×
GPS tagging
×
PASM modes
×
Manual focus option
×

Monitor

Monitor size (inches)
2.6
Monitor pixels
230,000
Touchscreen
×
Articulated monitor
×

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
-
Viewfinder pixels
-

Video

Video
1280 x 720
Microphone input
×

Flash

Flash type
Integrated
Connection for external flash
×

More info

Notes

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