Panasonic Lumix FT7 TS7 With Electronic Viewfinder

Panasonic Lumix FT7 TS7 With Electronic Viewfinder - World's first underwater tough camera with electronic viewfinder, the Panasonic Lumix FT7 has been announced.

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Panasonic has announced the new FT7, the premium waterproof tough camera is the World’s first waterproof camera with a built-in electronic viewfinder. It’s waterproof to 31m, shockproof, freezeproof, crushproof and dust proof, and will be available from July priced at £399. We went hands-on with the new camera to test how it coped with the sea.

Panasonic Lumix FT7 (TS7) Key Features

  • 20.4mp Live MOS 1/2.3inch sensor
  • 4.6x optical zoom lens, f/3.3-4.9, 28-128mm equiv.
  • 3inch screen, 1040K dots
  • 1170K dot electronic viewfinder (EVF), with dioptre adjustment
  • 4K UHD video, 30,25,24fps
  • 4K photo, 30fps (8mp images)
  • 31m waterproof (102ft)
  • 2m shockproof (6.6ft)
  • 10C freezeproof  (14F)
  • Shockproof (100kgf)
  • Dustproof
  • 10fps continuous shooting (5fps with C-AF)
  • ISO80 to ISO3200 (extends to ISO6400)
  • Wi-Fi, Altimeter, Compass
  • Flash, LED light (doubles as a torchlight)
  • Available in black, blue or orange

Read our Panasonic Lumix FT7 Hands-On Preview.

FT7 TS7 K Front

From Panasonic: Panasonic is pleased to introduce a brand new, tough, compact camera geared towards lovers of outdoor adventures, giving you the chance to capture those moments your normal device can’t handle.

The Lumix FT7 is waterproof (up to 31m / 102ft), shockproof (to 2m/6.6ft), freeze proof (to -10°C), dustproof and pressure resistant (to 100kg/220lbf) making it the perfect rugged companion for all your extreme experiences.

With a 20.4-megapixel high-sensitivity sensor which is joined by a 28mm wide angle 4.6x (28-128mm equivalent) optical zoom lens, the FT7 also features Power O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilisation) to help keep your shots steady even during rocky activities.

New for the FT7 is a 0.2-inch 1,170k-dot equivalent Live View Finder for composing your images when screen use is impractical. Use the LVF to compose your shots in strong sunlight, with the added bonus of saving and extending battery life in harsh conditions - such as the cold. Meanwhile, the 3.0-inch rear monitor boasts the highest-in-class 1,040k-dot resolution and uses tough, tempered-glass.

Never miss an opportunity with full-resolution high-speed burst shooting at 10fps*, which is coupled with Light Speed AF. What’s more, all your incredible exploits can be captured in stunningly smooth, high-resolution 4K Video. When 10fps isn’t enough, use 4K Photo to grab even fleeting moments by shooting at 30fps in 8-megapixel equivalent resolution, extracting the best frame from a 4K burst to save as a photo.

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When you want to share the thrills and spills with those back at home, you can do that easily with Wi-Fi connectivity giving you the option to upload your photos and videos to Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp and more. Images can also be GPS geo-tagged to ensure you always remember exactly where your adventures took place. Don’t worry about running out of juice while on the go, as the FT7 supports USB charging for instant power from battery packs when wall charging is out of bounds.

For something extra special, take advantage of special modes such as time-lapse shooting, 22 creative filters and panorama mode, which can capture both horizontal and vertical images. The FT7 can even help with your night-time escapades, such as rock climbing or cave walking, as it can be used as a torch light, without the camera function being activated.

Other super-handy tools on board the FT7 include a compass and altimeter - making it ideal for a huge range of outdoor activities, including fishing, camping, diving, snorkelling, surfing, snowboarding, skiing and mountain climbing. This is a camera that is ready to capture the moments when you’d normally have to leave your other devices behind.

It’s not just thrill-seekers that will appreciate the FT7 - use it on your beach holidays, ensuring all those special memories are captured by a camera which isn’t fazed by sand, water and anything else you and your family want to chuck at it.

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FT7 will be available in 3 colour versions: orange, blue and black. The Lumix FT7 will be available from July with an SRP of £399.

For the latest news and information, follow @LumixUK on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Read our Panasonic Lumix FT7 Hands-On Preview.

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