Review Panasonic Lumix TS7 / FT7

The Lumix TS7 (known as the Lumix FT7 outside the US) is Panasonic's new premium waterproof camera. This is the main top of the line waterproof camera we've seen from Panasonic in more than five years, with the active TS5/FT5 soldiering on against a heap of more current models from rivals, and additionally GoPros and other action cameras.

Notwithstanding the developing interest of devoted activity cams, the waterproof camera advertise is really developing, and Panasonic is trusting it can restore itself with the Lumix TS7/FT7. It offers a few highlights that we haven't seen before on a waterproof camera, so could this be the ideal decision for the adrenaline junky, or those essentially searching for an intense camera to take to the shoreline or ski slant? 


We should begin with the Lumix TS7/FT7's extreme qualifications. Its feature highlight is that it can work at profundities as profound as 31m (102ft), which, as per Panasonic, is more profound than some other waterproof camera available (without a committed lodging), and more profound than you'd have the capacity to go on most recreational jumps. 
In case you will utilize it on dry land, the Lumix TS7/FT7 is likewise shockproof for drops from a stature of up to 2m (6.6ft), and is squash evidence up to 100kgf (kilogram constrain), while, like most other waterproof compacts, it'll work in temperatures as low as - 10°C/14°F. 

While Panasonic has pressed a 1-inch sensor into a few of its ongoing compacts, the Lumix TS7/FT7 highlights a 1/2.3-inch sensor that is common for a camera of this class. Rather than Olympus, which decreased the determination of its most recent TG-5 waterproof camera from 16MP to 12MP out of a push to control picture commotion better at higher sensitivities, Panasonic has gone the other heading, expanding the pixel include from 16.1MP the TS5/FT5 to 20.4MP in the Lumix TS7/FT7. 
The focal point scope continues as before as its forerunner, with a 4.6x zoom go that spreads 28-128mm. Curiously, the focal point loses its Leica marking. 

On the back of the camera is a 3.0-inch show with a 1,040,000-spot determination, with treated glass to withstand the high water weights the camera could conceivably be utilized in, yet there's no touchscreen control. The Lumix TS7/FT7 does, however, have something exceptional for a waterproof camera: an inherent electronic viewfinder (EVF). The 1,170k-dab, 0.2-inch show probably won't be the biggest out there, yet it offers a helpful contrasting option to shooting with the back show, particularly in splendid light, which can make arrangement precarious.

The Lumix TS7/FT7 likewise incorporates Wi-Fi availability, an altimeter, and a compass, and also an implicit Drove light to help shooting in low-light conditions. In our grasp on time with the camera it shows up, strangely, that this capacity is just available when shooting video film and not stills. Discussing video, the TS7/FT7 can shoot 4K video up to 30fps, while there's additionally Panasonic's 4K Photograph innovation for catching a progression of 8MP still pictures at 30fps. For the individuals who need to shoot a burst of 20.4MP pictures, the TS7/FT7 can shoot at up to 10fps. 

Performance and picture quality

In our chance with the Lumix TS7/FT7, we tended to utilize the camera's wide zone or focal territory AF mode. These were fine generally, yet we found the camera missed spotlight every so often – this could be down to the way that it was a pre-creation test, so we'll save judgment until the point when we get our hands on the last unit. 

The implicit viewfinder is extremely helpful to have – the splendid conditions we tried it in implied it made its mark when it was too brilliant to utilize the back show, and keeping in mind that it's not the biggest show out there, thinking about the cost of the camera, it's a major tick against the TS7/FT7. Annoyingly, however, there isn't an eye sensor, so when you raise the camera to your eye, you need to make sure to hit the LVF catch in favor of the camera. 

Strangely, battery execution has taken somewhat of a plunge contrasted with the TS5/FT5, dropping from 370 pictures to 300, while you'll just get 250 shots on the off chance that you exclusively utilize the electronic viewfinder. 

With regards to picture quality, we're a little befuddled concerning why Panasonic's felt it was important to utilize a thickly populated 20.4MP determination on a little 1/2.3-inch sensor. Detail is a bit of frustrating when you zoom in on pictures (in case you're anticipating that pictures should greatly outperform a decent quality cell phone, they won't), with the JPEG records seeming to forfeit detail at the uncover of clamor lessening. This isn't too terrible a low ISOs, however extremely observable as you increment the affectability, with high ISO pictures baffling. 

It's a genuine disgrace also that the Lumix TS7/FT7 just offers JPEG catch too, particularly when its nearest match, the Olympus Extreme TG-5 offers crude catch. The capacity to shoot crude documents can be extremely valuable in a few circumstances, particularly for the adaptability this offers while amending the white adjust of submerged scenes that can without much of a stretch trap cameras. 

Something else, hues are decent and lively, with a strong Auto White Adjust and metering framework conveying predictable pictures.


Sensor: 20.4MP 1/2.3-inch 
Focal point: 4.6x (28-128mm) 
Screen: 3.0-inch screen, 1,040,000 specks 
Burst shooting: 10fps 
Video: 4K 
Network: Wi-Fi 
Battery life: 300 shots 
Weight: 319g
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