Dec 17, 2012– Amsterdam, Netherlands (Techreleased) – Panasonic introduces the new LUMIX DMC-FT3, specifically designed to be used in the open air, with more powerful features in a rugged body. The new 12.1-megapixel FT3 makes his tough appearance which by its characteristics: waterproof to 12m, shockproof to 2m, freeze-proof to -10 degrees Celsius and resistant to dust and dirt.The integrated GPS function, compass, altimeter and barometer ensure that the user can further enjoy an active outdoor life.
The LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens in folded optics not only delivers excellent image quality but also provides a tough appearance. Thanks to the 28mm wide angle and a zoom factor to a practical 4.6x in telephoto mode, this camera offers the flexibility to record in almost all situations, especially underwater, where movement space is often limited and the viewfinder capacity becomes important for composing.
With its newly developed 12.1-megapixel Hi-Speed CCD sensor, the DMC-FT3 is compatible with the fast, powerful signal processing required for recording in Full HD 1920×1080 video in AVCHD and high speed continuous capture images. And the advanced image processing LSI, the Venus Engine FHD, provides high image quality in both photo and movie recording. In addition, use is made of the Intelligent Resolution technology for an optimal signal processing wherein a portion of the image is used for the entire recording an excellent natural brightness to give much detail. The powerful 4.6x optical zoom * can with the IntelligentZoom function can be increased to 6x equivalent using the Intelligent Resolution technology, the image quality is maintained even with the digital zoom . The Sonic Speed AF and a quick start-up time ensuring that the DMC-FT3 super fast response has even the most unexpected photo moments can be captured.