Panasonic’s latest super- rugged, dustproof and waterproof LUMIX FT model is the LUMIX FT7 (photo above)
Available in New Zealand from July 2018 with an RRP of $749, LUMIX FT7 is designed to capture 20 MP photos and 4K video whilst diving, snorkeling, surfing, climbing, skiing or snowboarding.
LUMIX FT7 boasts a 28mm wide angle 4.6x optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 28-128mm), is waterproof to 31m, shockproof to 2m, freezeproof to minus 10°C and pressure resistant to 100 kilograms of force (kgf).
The FT7 also has a new 0.2-inch 1,170K-dot equivalent Live View Finder (LVF) as well as a 3-inch rear monitor with highest-in-class 1,040K-dot resolution.
It's also Wi-Fi connected and includes Intelligent Auto (iA) mode to help beginners shoot beautiful photos and video.
There’s a Torch Light function, a USB power charging option and blue orange and black colour options.
Also new from Pana is a trio of camcorders (HC-WXF1M above, HC-VX1 and HC-V800) featuring a new sensor and lens for significantly improved image quality even under dim lighting.
All three camcorders feature:
The HC-WXF1M and HC-VX1 also include:
And for more advanced users the HC-WXF1M (above & below) also offers: