Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30 Waterproof Camera, 16.1MP, 4x Optical Zoom, 2.7 LCD Screen

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The Lumix DMC-FT30 is a casual yet tough camera which can handle whatever life throws at it. Built for active lifestyles, you can enjoy easy shooting in-style both in town and during outdoors adventure pursuits. With credit to the waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof protections, the DMC-FT30 is more than just a camera.

Photo shooting

The 16.1 megapixels can capture a world of moments on its expanding 220MB built-in memory card. With 4x optical zoom and 8x intelligent zoom, you can get up close and personal with your surroundings and take down every single detail. With the Creative panorama function, it’s possible to even shoot a horizontal or vertical panoramic image with consequent shots taken by overlaying the previous picture. The Creative Control (recording mode) and the Creative Retouch (playback mode) can then give you the vision of an artist, leveraging the various filter effects.

Even when you are in action, the MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) can compensate for any blurring caused. Just a slight hand-shake movement is accurately detected by a sampling frequency of 4,000 times per second. The result is a sharp, clear image which is witness to your venturing abilities.

MP4 HD video recording

Record videos in high definition, 1280 x 720p MP4 format with the press of an independent motion picture button. Shot in 25 fps, the Motion Picture Recording offers a true-to-life recording of your experiences. Better still, the button is conveniently located on the frame for you to switch between photo and video shooting instantly.

Even in underwater environments or at night, the torch light supports the recordings of beautiful videos. The functionality also has the possibility to only turn the light on, to light up the subject while the camera function is not activated.

The landscape or specific subjects can be recorded over a time period too. The Time Lapse Shot functionality means that you can leave the camera to record a stationary observation. A series of sequent images can then be combined in a camera to produce a time lapse video.

Built to last

The DMC-FT30 has been designed to withstand an action-packed lifestyle. Capable of diving down in to 8 meters of water, the compact camera is perfect for snapping-up the underwater scenery. Better still, it is dustproof, Shockproof up to 1.5 metres and Freezeproof down to -10 °C, so you can never venture too far.

Special modes

Creating stunning under water shots, the Red Colour Reproduction of Advanced Underwater Mode compensates for the red colour which is too easily lost. Sports, Snow and Beach & Surf Mode can also be selected easily from the menu so you can get the mode which is just right for your actions.

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Accessories Included
Battery Pack, Battery Charger, AC Cable, USB Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM
Autofocus Information This feature fixes onto the main subject and enhances focus on a snap's hot spots
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
250 pictures (approx)
Battery Size & Number
Built In Flash
Camera Type
Digital Compact
AV Output (PAL/NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Continuous Shooting Speed Information The amount of frames per second that can be shot in continuous shooting mode
8 fps
H5.8 x W10.3 x D1.9cm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
2.7" LCD
Exclusive to John Lewis
Face Detection Information Automatically detects faces and optimises focus, so they're the main subject/s of a snap
File Formats
Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3), DPOF/Motion picture: MP4
GPS Information Allows your camera to detect and record where a picture is taken
Hard drive Information Stores files and programmes. A portion of this may already be consumed by pre-installed data.
Image Megapixels
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
Lens Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
F3.9 - 5.7 / 2-step (F3.9 / 9.0(W), F5.7 / 13.0(T))
Lens Size Information Also known as focal length, this is the distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
4.5 - 18mm
Lens Type Information Whether it zoom, wide-angle or telephoto, different lens types serve different purposes
1/2.33-type CCD Sensor / 16.6 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Macro Information Extreme close-up shots of small subjects like insects or plants
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum ISO Rating Information Defines the sensor's light sensitivity and, thus, performance in low-light settings
Memory Card Type
Built-in memory (approx. 220MB)
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Night recording Information Ability to record at night or in complete darkness by using built-in infrared illumination
Power Supply
Li-ion battery pack
Red-Eye Reduction Information Shuts outs red-eye in portraits and group photos
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Self Timer Information Lets you run into your own pictures by delaying it being taken by a few seconds after the shutter is pressed
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Shooting Modes
Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Starry Sky, Glass Through, Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy E
Shutter Speeds Information The amount of time is takes for the shutter to open and close. High speed lets you freeze action completely, slower ones allow motion blur
approx. 8 - 1/1300 sec/15sec / 30sec / 60sec in Sarry Sky mode
Smile Detection
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Tripod Thread Information Lets you attach a tripod to the camera's frame
Video Resolution
1280 x 720 pixels
Viewfinder Information The interface you look through to compose and focus your picture
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Wi-Fi enabled
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information Higher the zoom, the closer you can get to the subject. In optical, the lens physically moves, maintaining more quality than digital zoom.


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