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 Nikon (such as the Coolpix AW100 and the D3300) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FT30 and the Lumix FT5)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FT3 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly longer battery life (310 shots vs 250 shots), has a built-in GPS and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100
7 months newer
$310

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 DMC-FT30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30
4 years newer
$153

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 FT5

Panasonic Lumix FT5
1 year newer
$296

Significant advantages of the FT5 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FT5 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

common strengths of the FT5 and DMC-FT3

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3
3 years newer
$372

Significant advantages of the TG-3 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-3 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-3 and DMC-FT3

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2
1 year older
$461

Significant advantages of the DMC-FT2 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FT2 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FT2 and DMC-FT3

  • None found

Fujifilm XP90

Fujifilm XP90
5 years newer
$156

Significant advantages of the XP90 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP90 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP90 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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 848 x 480 @ 30fps), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly larger screen (2.7" vs 2"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 3.9 MP).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), is slightly larger (compact (104×64×28 mm) vs compact (90×58×25 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Samsung ST6500

Samsung ST6500
similar age

Significant advantages of the ST6500 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (102×57×19 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the ST6500 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the ST6500 and DMC-FT3

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon Digital IXUS 850 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 850 IS
4 years older
$113

Significant advantages of the 850 IS (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Smaller: Compact (90×58×25 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 850 IS (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the 850 IS and DMC-FT3

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30
4 years older
$343

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX30 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX30 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Lower resolution movies: 848 x 480 @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the DMC-FX30 and DMC-FT3

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Samsung Digimax V40

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the V40 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the V40 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.7"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the V40 and DMC-FT3

  • None found

Sanyo Xacti DSC-S3

Sanyo Xacti DSC-S3
6 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S3 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S3 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DSC-S3 and DMC-FT3

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX70
7 months older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX70 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.2 vs f/3.3
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX70 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-FX70 and DMC-FT3

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

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, records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly longer battery life (310 shots vs 260 shots), is waterproof and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4.6x vs 20x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), is slightly larger (compact (104×64×28 mm) vs super compact (93×52×23 mm)) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 220 fps).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
2 years newer
$118 - $148

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
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and DMC-FT3

  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 122 g vs 197 g

Panasonic Lumix TZ35

Panasonic Lumix TZ35
1 year newer
$348

Significant advantages of the TZ35 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Records high-speed movies: 220 fps vs None
  • More zoom: 20x vs 4.6x

Significant disadvantages of the TZ35 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof
  • Much shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the TZ35 and DMC-FT3

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 193 g vs 197 g