Throw the Panasonic Lumix FT3 into your backpack and get ready to take on the great outdoors. This sturdy little number is a must for any discerning action-snapper, with enough rugged features to make Bear Grylls look a right softie. He’s... standing right behind us, isn’t he. No? Ok, as you were.
First of all, this great looking digital camera is waterproof to 12m, so you can happily venture under waterfalls, wade into plunge pools, or simply take photos in the driving rain. Reinforced glass keeps any dust and mud from getting inside and the rubber casing protects the camera if dropped from as high as 2 metres! What’s more, the resilient little number is even freeze-proof (up to -10°), so it’s perfect on the piste.
To make things easy, the buttons on the Lumix FT3 are all well spaced, so you can fiddle with the functions without having to whip your gloves off. What functions? Thought you’d never ask...
The Panasonic Lumix FT3 is first and foremost a high quality 12MP digital camera. The 28mm wide-angle Leica lens and 4.6x optical zoom let you point and shoot with spectacular results and consistent image quality across the lens. What's more, the nifty Extra Optical Zoom feature lets you push the standard 4.6x optical zoom function to an incredible 9x!
However, this resourceful piece of kit will also capture full HD movies – so you can follow your friends down a black run, or track a leap into the deep-end from the top of the diving board all the way down!
What’s more the camera has some really handy built-in kit for when you’re in the back-end of beyond. A compass, altimeter and barometer let you keep track of your rambling and the GPS function also adds a really useful data to your shots, providing location and landmark data.
Did we mention the Lumix FT3 will also shoot still photographs in 3D? No, we’re not kidding. Although you’ll need a compatible TV to enjoy viewing the shots afterwards, this incredible function will splice 20 panoramic shots into a single eye-popping image.
Available in Blue and Red
A must-have for all extreme sports fans, mountaineers and irrepressible adventurers, the Panasonic Lumix FT3 packs incredible functionality into one stunning, hard-as-nails package. Just don’t tell Bear.
Tough digital camera
Full HD movie recording
3D photo mode (requires compatible TV for viewing)
Waterproof to 12m
Shockproof to 2m
Freezeproof to -10°
Compass, altimeter and barometer
GPS for location and landmark data
Sensor: 1/2.33" CCD, 12.1MP
Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR, 4.6x optical zoom
Screen: Screen (size and res): 2.7-inch 230,000 dots
Viewfinder: Digital s
Video: AVCHD / QuickTime Motion JPEG
Battery: 310 shots (4x AA)
Connections: HDMI, AV, USB 2.0, DC with DC Coupler
Measures approximately 10.4cm (W) x 6.4cm (D) x 2.7cm (H)