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Panasonic DMC-FT4

Magnus.de Buying Tip
An award winning compact digital camera with poor features
Compact 12.1MP 4.6x Yes May 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Panasonic DMC-FT4 Review

With very good reviews, we have ranked the Panasonic DMC-FT4 number 972 across all digital cameras.
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58 Reviews + 1 Award
35
Missing Some Features
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5 Years Old
Overall Score
36
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 36?

It has not bad expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 77%, based on 58 reviews. This digital camera has received an industry award from Magnus.de. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Panasonic digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, good video capture and lens quality.
The DMC-FT4 is missing some features:
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixels sensor
Quite small image sensor size
Does not support Wi-Fi
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Very Good

Panasonic DMC-FT4 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

Magnus.de gave this digital camera a "Buying Tip" award.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 73% based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Techradar, Pocket Lint and portablegear.nl.

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Good User Reviews

DMC-FT4 owners on average rated this digital camera 81 out of 100. Over 78% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Nine people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use and two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic DMC-FT4 was easy to use the menus.

Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 11,275 owner and expert reviews (including 2,753 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Three owners said in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two people mentioned that it had a good zoom.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Five customers considered that the product was good quality.

Customers Report it is Robust

Nine people who reviewed the Panasonic DMC-FT4 agreed that it was good at resisting water ingress, six owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was strong and durable and three people wrote in their reviews that it was well made.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

17 people said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images.


Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the DMC-FT4 is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of the DMC-FT4 of only 12.1MP is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 20% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Average Optical Zoom

The DMC-FT4's optical zoom of 4.6x is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-FT4 has an image stabilizer. 77% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Panasonic DMC-FT4 of 3.3 is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-FT4 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The DMC-FT4's weight of 175g is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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3D

The DMC-FT4 is 3D, unlike 90% of cameras which are not 3D.

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Quite Small Image Sensor Size

The smallest image sensor size of cameras is 0.25", the biggest is 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5". The image sensor size of the DMC-FT4 of only 0.429" is fairly small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 5% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Panasonic DMC-FT4 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The DMC-FT4 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Features Calendar

The Panasonic DMC-FT4 features calendar. 86% of cameras do not feature calendar.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the DMC-FT4 of 4x is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the DMC-FT4 is 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. This Panasonic camera also supports still image resolutions of 4000 x 2672 pixels, 4000 x 2248 pixels, 2992 x 2992 pixels plus 17 more values. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 pixels and the best is 6016 x 4016 pixels.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DMC-FT4 features multi burst mode. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The Panasonic DMC-FT4 has an electronic compass, unlike 98% of cameras which do not have an electronic compass.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic DMC-FT4 has a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an HDMI Port

The DMC-FT4 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 71% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the DMC-FT4 of 2.7" is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DMC-FT4 does not support Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

The playback zoom (max) of the Panasonic DMC-FT4 of only 9.3x is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 23% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 30x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 10x.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Panasonic released the DMC-FT4 in May 2012.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcft4ebk, panasonic dmcft4ebs, 5025232660919, 5025232660940, 5025232660896, dmcft4egk, dmcft4ega, dmcft4egd
Barcodes 05025232660681, 05025232660766, 05025232660797, 05025232660827, 05025232660865, 05025232660896, 05025232660919, 05025232660940, 05025232660957, 05025232660964, 05025232660988, 05025232661022

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