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Panasonic DMCFT4EBS Digital Camera

£199.99
Compact Camera 12.1MP 4.6x May 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are good
Supports video recording
Has a GPS (satellite)
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

This low megapixel digital camera received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from portablegear.nl.

Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 8,853 expert and user reviews (including 695 verified purchases), Panasonic has good ratings for its cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The DMC-FT4 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The DMC-FT4 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon 1100, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77.

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras of this type and age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DMC-FT4 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The DMC-FT4 has a GPS (satellite), unlike most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera which do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available which you might want to consider include the SX230 HS, or the S110 both from Canon or the Panasonic DMC-FT3 which has better reviews.

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Has an Electronic Compass

The DMC-FT4 has an electronic compass. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have an electronic compass.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DMC-FT4 features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Calendar

The DMC-FT4 features calendar, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Features Histogram

The DMC-FT4 features histogram. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Quite Low Playback Zoom (max)

With a playback zoom (max) of only 9.3 times zoom factor, the DMC-FT4 has one of the lower playback zoom (max) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. The playback zoom (max) of cameras of this spec and age range from 1x to 24x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 9x.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Panasonic DMC-FT4 supports video capability, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

Alternative cameras which support video capability currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon D5000.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-FT4 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P340.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Panasonic DMC-FT4 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Light

At only 0.175 kilograms, the Panasonic DMC-FT4 is fairly light compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The weights of similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera range from 0.11kg to 270kg.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DMC-FT4 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-FT4 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon 1100 which has better reviews.

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4000 X 2672 Still Image Resolution

The DMC-FT4 has a higher still image resolution than most low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Panasonic camera has a 4000 x 2672 still image resolution(s), whereas most low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Panasonic digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1536 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 1920 x 1920, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2448 x 2448, 2560 x 1440, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1920, 2992 x 2992, 3264 x 1840, 3264 x 2176 and 3264 x 2448 and 4000 x 2248. The worst still image resolution of all cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 4032 x 3024.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the DMC-FT4 is 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/2.3"".

A 1/2.33"" optical sensor size is in fact the worst optical sensor size amongst all low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

Amongst comparable types of camera the best optical sensor size is 4/3"".

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The DMC-FT4 features connection to PC, as do most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Has an HDMI

The DMC-FT4 has an HDMI, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports PictBridge

The DMC-FT4 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic DMC-FT4 has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The DMC-FT4 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic DMC-FT4 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic DMC-FT4 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Lens System

Five Aspheric Elements

The DMC-FT4 is a five aspheric element digital camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

The DMC-FT4 has a pretty typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon 510 HS is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Canon 500 (4.1x), or the GE A1250 (£20.00) (5.7x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Panasonic DMC-FT4 has a relatively average optical zoom (4.6 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4.6x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-FT3.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the S120 (£179.99) (5x and higher rated), or the N100 (5x and higher rated) both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (5x and higher rated).

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Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic DMC-FT4 is more than most low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Panasonic digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "200", "800", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera, the Panasonic DMC-FT4 does not support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the Canon S110 which is also higher rated.

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Display

Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the display resolutions (numeric) range from 640 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 420,000 pixels. The DMC-FT4 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the DMC-FT4 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available including the 105 + DCC-60, or the SX40 HS both from Canon or the Panasonic DMC-FT3 which has better reviews.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm XF1 (£140.00) (2.8" and higher rated).

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 175 grams, the DMC-FT4 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 175g cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-FT3.

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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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