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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30

£108.00
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30
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A bargain price and best selling compact camera, good for everyday photography
Compact 16.1MP 4x Yes Jan 2015
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 number 42 in best selling cameras and number 137 across all digital cameras.
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126 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
72
Features
Good Features
70
Age
3 Years Old
82
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 82?

It has good user reviews but ok expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this digital camera to others. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
It is one of the best selling digital cameras currently on the market. View best selling digital cameras January 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, it is reasonably priced and it is robust.
This Panasonic digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Very small optical zoom
Waterproof
Shockproof
Freezeproof
Only 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
Smaller than average display diagonal

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the Lumix DMC-FT30 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 74 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 79 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 75 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £95 at Currys 58 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 85% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 Video Reviews

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 11 expert reviews from sites including digitalfotoforalla.se, lydogbillede.dk, pcworld.co.nz and ljudochbild.se the average expert rating of this camera is 66 out of 100.

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Average Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this camera on average 78 out of 100. 49 reviewers (74% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Eight owners who reviewed the product said that it was easy to use.

Top Seller

Across all digital cameras, the Lumix DMC-FT30 is one the top selling products currently available.

Panasonic Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 13,199 owner and expert reviews (including 3,558 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good reviews for its cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

11 customers who bought it agreed that it was good value for money.

Users Report That it is Robust

14 people who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was good at resisting water ingress, three people who purchased the product reckoned that it was strong and durable and three people wrote in their reviews that it was well made.

Users Report Helpful Technical Guidance

Two owners reckoned that it had good technical guidance.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Two people who bought it reckoned that it had good features.

  • Features an improved waterproof rating of 8 metres, as well as a torch illumination mode…
  • Great little camera with loads of useful features and works just like it says on the box! Used loads underwater within depth range…

Users Report Good Video Capture

Four people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

22 people thought it was able to produce good images.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Six owners considered that the product was good quality.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Five customers who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 reckoned that it was compact.

Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £108.00 it is in the cheapest 15% of cameras.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since January 2015.

Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The Lumix DMC-FT30's sensor megapixels of 16.1MP is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 53% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30's optical zoom of only 4x is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 12% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FT30 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the best resolution is 3840 x 3840 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Lumix DMC-FT30 of 3.9 is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 15% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Lumix DMC-FT30 of 6,400 is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 42% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-FT30 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Light

The weight of the Lumix DMC-FT30 of only 125g is in the lightest 19% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lightest digital camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-FT30 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-FT30 has a USB connectivity, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not have a USB connectivity.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 of only 100mm is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is shorter than 91% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 of 4x is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 18% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-FT30 has a built-in speaker(s). 91% of cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 1", the largest is 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the Lumix DMC-FT30 of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 15% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Face Detection

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 features face detection, unlike 88% of cameras which do not feature face detection.

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Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-FT30 is waterproof, unlike 92% of cameras which are not waterproof.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

The internal memory of the Lumix DMC-FT30 of 220MB is very big compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 3% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest internal memory of digital cameras is 1MB, the biggest is 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB.

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Shock Proof

The Lumix DMC-FT30 is shock proof. 97% of digital cameras are not shock proof.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Lumix DMC-FT30 supports direct printing. 88% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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Smaller Than Average Image Sensor Size

The smallest image sensor size of digital cameras is 0.25", the biggest is 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.47". The Lumix DMC-FT30's image sensor size of only 0.429" is smaller than 95% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 has a shock resistant, unlike 96% of cameras which do not have a shock resistant.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 does not have an HDMI. 55% of cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other cameras, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Waterproof Up to

The Lumix DMC-FT30's waterproof up to of 8m is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 41% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other cameras, the Lumix DMC-FT30 does not feature bluetooth. 95% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Lumix DMC-FT30 of only 13 is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is smaller than 81% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Lumix DMC-FT30 has a self-timer, unlike 82% of cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4608 x 3456. That's over five times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. The worst resolution of all cameras is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FT30's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 24% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 does not support Wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that 69% of cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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