Go to extremes with the new, more rugged LUMIX DMC-FT2
Panasonic Australia is happy to introduce the new, tougher LUMIX DMC-FT2 – the second generation LUMIX rugged digital camera featuring AVCHD Lite High Definition (HD) video recording capabilities.
Waterproof to a depth of 10m, shockproof from a height of 2m, dustproof, and now also freeze-proof to -10°C, the DMC-FT2 offers enhanced ruggedness for the active photographer who ventures to extremes.
A newly-developed Venus Engine HD II further strengthens the camera with powerful image processing and high-speed performance. The FT2 features Intelligent Auto (iA) for both still image shooting and video recoding, ensuring optimum settings are automatically selected for the best results, every time. Importantly, the high-quality LEICA lens offers outstanding imaging in both stills and video – perfect for those who want durability without sacrificing image quality.
The LUMIX DMC-FT2 will be available
in April at the end of March 2010 in a range of colours: Blue, Orange, Yellow and Silver. It has a RRP of $599.
More Rugged Than Ever
Rugged Waterproof, Shockproof, Dustproof and Freezeproof Design.
For the active or the accident-prone photographer, the DMC-FT2 features all-weather, rugged design. The DMC-FT2 has improved water-resistance to a depth of 10m, and is dustproof equivalent to the ‘IPX8’ and ‘IP6X’ standard. The LCD panel is also thickened by 1.3x (compared with the DMC-FT1) for protection against pressure, allowing the display to operate with clear visibility, even underwater.
The DMC-FT2 is freeze-resistant (to -10°C) so it will withstand severe cold temperatures on your next ski trip or mountain climb.
The DMC-FT2 is also drop-proof from a height of up to 2m in accordance with the MIL-STD 810F standard. The lens unit is further protected by a supplementary damper to absorb the force from the shock of impact.
Superior Leica Lens
The FT2 features a high-quality LEICA DC VARIO ELMAR 28mm wide-angle lens with a 4.6x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 28-128mm) employing folded optics for increased durability and compact design. This 4.6x optical zoom is also available in video recording.
Enhanced HD Video Recording
The DMC-FT2 can record High Definition video in the AVCHD Lite format allowing greater recording capacity while achieving stunning HD quality.
In addition to the conventional SD/SDHC Memory Card, the camera accepts the next-generation SD format SDXC (SD eXtended Capacity). With high capacity and fast data transfer speed, this format is ideal for AVCHD Lite recording.
The FT2 also features Dolby Digital Creator to record high quality audio, so you can match the beautiful motion images with outstanding sound.
With the newly added Video Divide function, users can divide their video into two sections to shorten or delete the unwanted half on the spot. You can also cut out a still image from a movie in the camera. A Wind Cut function is also available to block out most of the noise from background wind.
Li-ion battery, battery charger, USB connection cable, AV cable, AC cable, software CD, strap, protective silicon jacket and battery case
Marine Case (DMW-MCFT2) (for depths to 40 metres), Battery Pack (DMW-BCF10), Mini HDMI cables (RP-CDHM15/30), AC Adaptor (DMW-AC5) with multi-conversion adaptor (DMW-MCA1)