Meet the Lumix DMC-FT1

While the name won’t exactly roll off your tongue, it’s got enough creds to make you care enough to memorise it

Tags: Panasonic Corporation
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By  Mark Sutton Published  June 8, 2009

While the name won’t exactly roll off your tongue, it’s got enough creds to make you care enough to memorise it.

Aside from delivering HD visual and audio quality through AVCHD Lite technology, it’s the first waterproof, shockproof and dustproof digital camera from Panasonic.

This one claims to do everything…to a limit. So before you head off to the great outdoors armed with the DMC-FTI and an evil glint in your eye, remember that it can function only in depths up to 3.0 metres and will not recover from a 2 metre fall (1.5m is all it can handle).

Back to it being a digital camera: it features a 28mm wide-angle 4.6x optical zoom Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens with a 12.1 megapixel resolution. While the 28mm wide angle is decent enough, zooming to 128mm in telephoto is a plus when shooting underwater. It’s also got a handy face recognition feature that just might work on a fish that decides to stop and smile at you.

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