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.
Excerpt: Fighting its corner in a market that has become awash with waterproof and shockproof compacts of late, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4 follows on from last spring’s FT3. And the FT2 and FT1 models before that.
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.
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.
A go-anywhere camera that supplies reasonable image quality and a decent user experience
Good Gear Guide.au
25 June 2012
Summary: Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FT4 is a tough camera that's designed for the great outdoors. It supplies decent enough image quality for a camera of its type and it even packs in features such as GPS tagging and a panorama scene mode.
Pros: Can handle a few knocks, Doesn't mind the drink, Not hard to use
Cons: Image quality is a little muddy, GPS sometimes way off, Screen can be hard to view in sunlight
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: FT4 har et litt for lite håndgrep, og kameraet er glatt, så det er vrient å få et godt grep om kameraet, spesielt i vann. Pakningen inn til batteriet, kontakter og kort er tynn og spinkel, men bør kunne holde hvis man passer på den. Vi ...
Excerpt: Gps:en är testets bästa och slår till och med Nikons. Den håller kontakt med satelliter även när kameran är avstängd, och man väljer själv vilken information man vill visa, t.ex. lokala ortsnamn eller koordinater.