As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FT30 and the Lumix DMC-FT6) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix AW100 and the Coolpix S32)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FT3 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly longer battery life (310 shots vs 250 shots), has a built-in GPS and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (january 2011 vs january 2013) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.9").

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30
4 years newer
$218

Significant advantages of the DMC-FT30 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FT30 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FT30 and DMC-FT3

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT6
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FT6 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FT6 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FT6 and DMC-FT3

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix FT25

Panasonic Lumix FT25
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the FT25 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FT25 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

common strengths of the FT25 and DMC-FT3

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FT1 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FT1 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FT1 and DMC-FT3

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100
7 months newer
$620

Significant advantages of the AW100 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW100 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW100 and DMC-FT3

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix FT4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the FT4 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FT4 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

common strengths of the FT4 and DMC-FT3

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FT3 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a much longer battery life (310 shots vs 210 shots), is newer (january 2011 vs january 2009) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (104×64×28 mm) vs super compact (91×60×21 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8").

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3
1 year older
$176

Significant advantages of the DMC-FP3 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Smaller: Super compact (99×59×19 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FP3 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-FP3 and DMC-FT3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 1.1"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T10
4 years older
$500

Significant advantages of the DSC-T10 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (90×55×21 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T10 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • No built-in GPS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 310 shots

common strengths of the DSC-T10 and DMC-FT3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
5 months older
$325

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 310 shots
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the S95 and DMC-FT3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-T1 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Smaller: Super compact (91×60×21 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T1 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DSC-T1 and DMC-FT3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
6 years newer
$91 - $139

Significant advantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the FinePix XP120 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 310 shots
  • No built-in GPS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and DMC-FT3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"

Casio Exilim EX-FS10

Casio Exilim EX-FS10
2 years older

Significant advantages of the EX-FS10 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Smaller: Super compact (102×55×20 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the EX-FS10 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the EX-FS10 and DMC-FT3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FT3 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a built-in GPS, is waterproof and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1300 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ7 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ7 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-TZ7 and DMC-FT3

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×60×33 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 229 g vs 197 g

Panasonic Lumix TZ25

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ25
1 year newer
$259

Significant advantages of the TZ25 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the TZ25 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof
  • Much shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the TZ25 and DMC-FT3

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 208 g vs 197 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
2 years newer
$118 - $130

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 122 g vs 197 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof
  • Much shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and DMC-FT3

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 122 g vs 197 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS30
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS30 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS30 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-FS30 and DMC-FT3

  • Very small: Compact (100×56×28 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 178 g vs 197 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18
similar age
$275

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ18 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ18 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-TZ18 and DMC-FT3

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 197 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ20 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ20 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-TZ20 and DMC-FT3

  • Built-in GPS
  • Fairly small: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"