Panasonic announce new Lumix FT7 action cam

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Panasonic has announced its Lumix DC-FT7 action camera, the first waterproof and rugged compact to have an electronic viewfinder. The new camera is able to go to 31m underwater, can survive a 2m fall, and is capable of withstanding 100kg of crushing force.

The viewfinder is 0.2" in size and has resolution equivalent to 1.17 million dots and a magnification of 0.45x equivalent. There's also a 3" LCD for composing and reviewing photos, although it's non-touch in functionality. 

Inside, the TS7 features a 20.4MP, 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor and an f/3.3-5.9, 28-128mm equivalent lens. 

There's also a 49-point contrast-detect AF system, which Panasonic claims can track a moving subject at 5 fps. The TS7 can shoot 4K video at 24p and 30p, 1080p at 60p and do 120fps slow-motion at 720p.

Other features include an LED photo light, WiFi connectivity and Panasonic's 4K Photo feature the allows for the extraction of single images from 30fps video as 8-megapixel photos. 

You can watch a video on the new cam here:

The Lumix FT7 will be available in Orange or Black at an RRP of AU $599 from July 2018. For more information, visit Panasonic.

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