Rugged compact camera featuring Full HD movie recording and a host of tough features
This is the ultimate outdoor companion, boasting GPS technology, an altimeter, compass and barometer, plus a water-proof, drop-proof, dust and freeze-proof design.
Tough enough to survive any outdoor adventure
Designed for active use, the DMC-FT3 is water-proof to a depth of 12 metres, freeze-proof down to -10?, shock-proof for falls from up to 2 metres and and dust-proof. In movie recording, the LED light turns on for beautiful movies in dusky underwater environments or at a night time camp.
Create glorious high-definition movies using iA (Intelligent Auto) mode
Record full HD 1920x1080 movies in AVCHD format. A dedicated button lets you instantly start recording movies without having to change any other settings in the menu’s. The iA Mode is also available in movie recording. The POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode comes in handy when shooting movies on the move whilst walking or swimming. Both photos and movies are easy to view on a Panasonic VIErA TV using the SD card slot.
Map your memories with GPS tracking
A built-in GPS unit allows the location data where the photo was taken to be automatically embedded with its latitude and longitude. So now you will remember the exact location in the ocean where you caught that monster fish or the exact point in the sea where you caught that huge wave.These geo-tagged images can be pin-pointed on the maps of social media internet maps. The DMC-FT3 also shows the name of the county, state, city and landmarks where your shots are taken Images with the location names are automatically sorted in the virtual folder alphabetically in the camera. You will never get your holiday shots mixed up again.
Record more travel data than ever before
The DMC-FT3 adopts a compass, altimeter and barometer to show and record altitude, barometric pressure and orientation data. The barometer also works as an indicator for depth and pressure underwater. The rugged design, GPS and advanced measuring equipment offer a variety of fun in wide-ranging situations. Take the camera fishing, camping, diving, snorkeling, surfing, mountain climbing or snowboarding. Whatever adventure you choose, you can be sure the DMC-FT3 is an all-year-round active field player.
Immerse yourself in vibrant 3D imagery
The 3D Photo Mode produces a 3D image in the camera. Take 20 panning shots and the camera automatically selects the two most suitable images to synthesize a 3D composite. These can be viewed back easily using the SD card slot on your compatible Viera 3D TV.
4.6x Optical Zoom, 6x Intelligent Zoom
Waterproof, Shockproof, Dustproof and Freezeproof
Full HD movie recording
Altimeter, Compass and Barometer
GPS Tracking3D Photo Mode
2.7" TFT LCD
Panasonic DMC FT3
Deafener on 25.06.2013
Though it's now superseded this is a brilliant action adventure camera. It's got a robust case and can handle drops, dunking or diving in water with no problems at all. The still picture quality is excellent and so too it's movies in full HD. I use mine for surfing/fishing/motorcycling/4WDriving and it gets hammered. You need to be careful to prevent leakage when closing the hatch for the battery/card access port, making sure there's no sand/dirt/grit in the case's seal. That rubber o-ring closes it tightly, and a safety orange reminder catch prompts you to securely lock it and then you're doubly protected via the on-screen reminder next time you turn the camera on. My only gripes are that I would have liked a wider angle lens at times and an ability to manipulate the flash levels to offer a half-power mode for fill-flash instead of all or nothing. Battery life for stills is very good, but it does chew power when used solely for movies, a spare battery's a good idea. This thing's like