Summary: As has been the case with previous models in the FT range, the FT4 performs capably in use, with no real issues or flaws in performance to report. The compact benefits from the presence of two of Panasonic’s headline high-end performance tools – its Venus Engine and Sonic Speed AF.
Summary: Though there is quite a lot going on here for your average snapshot camera - including GPS, Full HD video, HDMI output and 3D snapping - there is much that is familiar from the largely identical FT3.
Excerpt: The FT4 isn't the cheapest rugged compact you'll find, but it does boast the best stills quality of its contemporaries. Metering is excellent, colours are vibrant yet accurate, noise is low and sharpness is very good for a compact.
Conclusion: The FT4 is a great option for the adventurous, with a great design and plenty of rugged protection. It’s not the best camera for underwater shooting thanks to its small buttons, but for other rugged uses, it’s a solid performer.
Conclusion: Rarely has an upgrade seemed as if merely the model number has changed while everything else has stayed the same, so owners of the FT3 needn’t feel a need to rush for this “upgrade”. But where does it sit in the current market?
Pros: Rugged build, rammed full of the latest must-have features, reasonably easy to use, built in GPS, 3D mode, Full HD clips
Cons: Priced at a premium, largely identical to predecessor, pictures of snapshot quality despite high-ish price tag, operational buttons too small and fiddly to be operated with gloves on or with wet fingers
Summary: Bildqualität kontra Robustheit
Trotz einer nicht perfekten Bildqualität, die im Vergleich zu anderen Kompaktkameras aber gut dasteht, und kleinen Kritikpunkten an der Bedienung überzeugt die Panasonic Lumix FT4 mit ihrer Widerstandsfähigkeit.
Pros: Komfortable Bedienung, Robustes Gehäuse, Kompass, Barometer, Höhenmesser, GPS, Gute Bildqualität für eine Kompaktkamera
Cons: Bedienung mit Handschuhen schwierig, Leicht verschwommene Konturen bei Bildern, Etwas unklare Konturen bei Videoaufnahmen, Mikrofon mit leiser Tonausgabe
Conclusion: Panasonic LUMIX FT4, standartlaşmış kompakt dijital fotoğraf makinelerinin arasından kolaylıkla sıyrılan bir ürün. 12 metre derinliğe kadar suya direnci var. Öte yandan 2 metreden düşmelere karşı gerçek bir koruma sağlayabiliyor.