Panasonic DC FT7 Detailed Review

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In additional DC FT7 was introduced by Panasonic in May 2018. It belongs to the outdoor and action cams category.

Panasonic is well-known and shouldn’t require further introduction, please see our manufacturer’s page for more digital cameras by Panasonic.

Brand Panasonic
Category Outdoor & Action
Date 05/2018

Panasonic DC FT7 has environmental sealing and different protection features. Let’s see in the list below:

Waterproof 31.00 meter
Drop from height 2.00 meter
Temp. range from -10.00 °C
Sensor Properties

Also DC FT7’s image sensor has an effective resolution of around 20 megapixel. That’s roughly average and will be sufficient for most purposes. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed to A3 or A2 size.

The Panasonic does not support recording RAW images. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computeand involves one extra processing step but will almost always result in superior image quality.

Format 1/2.33″
Resolution 20.00 Megapixel
Continuous 10 FPS
RAW support
Focal length (min) 28mm
Focal length (max) 128mm
Aperture (max) 3.3
Aperture (min) 5.9

The DC FT7’s shutter speed varies from 1/1300s to 4s.

The highest shutter speed of the Panasonic is just 1/1300s. That’s no longer state of the art and may cause problems in challenging light conditions.

Max. shutter speed 1/1300s
Min. shutter speed 4s
Sensitivity Properties

The DC FT7’s sensitivity is from 80 ISO and 3200 ISO.

Also, Panasonic’s sensitivity can be boosted to 6400. Therefore, ISO boosting will lead to growth noise.

Min. sensitivity 80 ISO
Max. sensitivity 3200 ISO
Boost 6400 ISO
Exposure Modes

The DC FT7 supports all general exposure modes.

The Panasonic allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Center weight
Flash Specs

The DC FT7 features a built-in flash with a range of up to 6m (19 ft.). That range will work for most situations.

A hotshoe is missing from the Panasonic.

Range 5.60m
(19 ft.)
Hot shoe
Display Specs

The DC FT7 features a monitor with a diagonal of 76.00mm (3.0 in.) and a resolution of c. 1.04 megapixel. That’s about average.

Unfortunately, the DC FT7’s monitor is not articulated. That can make it tricky to frame your subject in some situations, e.g. when taking selfies.

The DC FT7 does not feature a touch screen.

Display characteristics at a glance:

Type LCD
Size 76.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution 1.04 megapixel
Touch screen
Video Specs

DC FT7 video supported the resolution with 3840 x 2160 pixel.

ACamera is not equipped with an external microphone.

Panasonic DC FT7 Video parameters:

Max. resolution 3840 x 2160 pixel
…with frame rates 24 frames/second
25 frames/second
30 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The DC FT7 has Wi-fi connection. You can transfer photos to a mobile or laptop using wi-fi.

Connect the Panasonic to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Panasonic supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini

The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Slots 1
Memory cards SD

The Panasonic DC FT7 has a BCM-13 LiIon battery. The battery provides a shooting life of 300 shots. It`s enough for one day or more.

The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.

The DC FT7’s battery battery parameters:

Type BCM-13 LiIon
In-camera charging
Battery life 300 photos

The Panasonic DC FT7’s dimensions are 116.7 x 76.1 x 37.3mm³. (4.6″ x 3.0″ x 1.5″). This includes the lens. The camera’s weight is a reasonable 319 grams (10.3 oz.), lens included.

Here is front and top view of the DC FT7:

Dimensions Comparison

To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).

The DC FT7 is not much bigger:

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