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    Default Field Test - Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT3

    Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT3
    Ultimate Rugged Camera Featuring Full HD Movie Recording and Various Function for Outdoor Use


    Lets start with the main features that makes this camera special

    • Waterproof 12m, Freeze-proof -10℃, Shockproof 2.0m and Dust-proof
    • 1920x1080 Full HD Movie in AVCHD Format and POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode
    • Built-in GPS Function for Quick and Easy Retrieval
    • Location Information Indicator with Altimeter, Compass, Barometer
    • 3D Photo Mode and iA Mode with POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
    • 28mm Wide-angle LEICA DC Lens and 12.1-megapixel Hi-speed CCD

    yes it is waterproof, freeze-proof, shockproof and Dust-proof!
    Is this a fun camera or what

    Tough Design with Waterproof 12m, Freeze-proof -10℃, Shockproof 2.0m and Dust-proof Protection

    The DMC-FT3 is designed for active use, that is waterproof to a depth of 12 meters, freeze-proof of down to -10℃, shockproof for falls from up to 2.0 meters, and dust-proof. In movie recording, the LED light turns on for beautiful movies in dusky underwater environments or at a nighttime camp.
    1920x1080 Full HD Movie in AVCHD Format and POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode

    The DMC-FT3 can record full HD 1920x1080 movies in AVCHD format with Dolby® Digital Creator. A dedicated button lets you instantly start recording movies without any having to make any extra settings. The iA Mode is available in movie recording. The POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode comes in handy when shooting while walking or playing with children. Both photos and movies in AVCHD format recorded on SD Memory Card are easy to view on a Panasonic VIERA TV.
    Built-in GPS Function for Quick and Easy Retrieval

    The DMC-FT3 features a built-in GPS unit. The location data where the photo was taken is embedded with its latitude and longitude is automatically in the EXIF data. These geo-tagged images can be pinpointed on the maps of social media internet maps. The DMC-FT3 also shows the name of the county, state, city, and landmarks using the internal data to give you real-time information of the place when taking photos. Images with the location names are automatically sorted in the virtual folder alphabetically in the camera allowing quick reach.
    Location Information Indicator with Altimeter, Compass, Barometer

    The DMC-FT3 adopts compass, altimeter and barometer to show and record altitude, barometric pressure and orientation data. The barometer also works for indicator for depth underwater. The rugged design, GPS and advanced measuring equipments offers a variety of fun in wide-ranging situations. Take out the camera to fishing or camping in the springtime, to diving, snorkeling, surfing in summer, or mountain climbing, to mountain climbing in autumn and to skiing or snowboarding in winter – The DMC-FT3 is an all-year-round active field player.
    3D Photo Mode and iA Mode with POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)

    The 3D Photo Mode produces a 3D image in the camera. Take 20 panning shots and the camera automatically selects two most suitable images to synthesize a 3D composite. The 3D image can be viewed in 3D via the 3D Image Viewer of Panasonic VIERA TV offering you a whole new exciting experience. In iA Mode, the Motion Deblur Mode and POWER O.I.S. prevent blurring from both subject motion and hand-shake. Once youve selected the iA Mode, the detection and correction functions go to work to give you beautiful images with maximum ease.

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    Dimensions (W x H x D) 103.5 x 64.0 x 26.5 mm (4.07 x 2.52 x 1.04 in)
    Weight Approx. 175g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.386 lb) Approx. 197g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.434 lb)
    Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Megapixels
    Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-inch CCD sensor / 12.5 Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
    Aperture F3.3 - 5.9 / Iris Diaphragm (F3.3 - 10(W) / F5.9 - 18(T))
    Optical Zoom 4.6x
    Focal Length f=4.9-22.8mm (28-128mm in 35mm equiv.) (30-140mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording)
    Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 5.7x (4:3 / 8M), 7.3x (4:3 / 5M), 9.1x (under 3M)
    Intelligent Zoom 6x
    Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR 10 elements in 8 groups (5 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical surfaces / 1 ED Lens)
    Optical Image Stabilizer POWER O.I.S. (On / Off / Active Mode(only for motion picture))
    Digital Zoom 4x ( Max. 18.4 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) (Max. 36.3 x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
    Focusing Area
    Normal: Wide / Tele 30 cm - infinity
    Macro / Intelligent AUTO/ movie recording: Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 30cm - infinity
    Focus Range Display Yes
    AF Assist Lamp Yes (LED lamp in motion picture mode)
    Focus Normal / AF Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF, AF Tracking
    Continuous AF (only for motion picture)
    AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 23pt / 1pt / Spot
    Shutter Speed Still: 8 - 1/1300 sec
    Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
    Shutter Interval approx. 0.3 sec

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    Default Re: Field Test - Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT3

    OK enough text, lets see what this camera can do

    @ ISO100



    @ ISO200


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    Default Re: Field Test - Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT3

    @ ISO400



    @ ISO800


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    and finally @ ISO1600



    what can i say, WOW technology has really improved tremendously
    below is the lighting condition of the images above

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    How does it perform underwater?






    had lots of fun and the kids really enjoyed it

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    Default Re: Field Test - Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT3

    that week i was in the mood for some food shots









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    all shot with the food scene mode, just point and shoot easy peasy

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    Default Re: Field Test - Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT3

    also brought it to see what it could do at night




    these were taken with the help of a tripod

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    Default Re: Field Test - Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT3

    now some daylight pictures









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    some difficult lighting situations here with direct sunlight on white walls

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    Default Re: Field Test - Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT3

    how about some artistic black and white





    there are some camera effects



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    and other misc shots that i snapped along the way










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    this is a P&S camera and was tested as one, most of the shots are shot using some kind of auto mode
    a really fun rugged camera that goes where you go

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    Btw just in case you want to know the settings, all exif data is intact

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    Thanks this is very useful. Do you have samples of lowlight shots and flash performance?

    Where did you buy your unit and how much?

    Thanks!

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    Looking good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalltalker
    Thanks this is very useful. Do you have samples of lowlight shots and flash performance?

    Where did you buy your unit and how much?

    Thanks!
    Low light with flash, hmmm let me check

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndroo
    Looking good!
    Thanks it was fun to test this camera

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    How much is this cam selling outside?

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