As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3 is also often compared to travel zooms and boutiques. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT3's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FT2 and the Lumix FT4) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix AW120 and the Coolpix AW100)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FT3 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a built-in GPS and significantly 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 slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and is older (january 2011 vs january 2013).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT2
1 year older

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

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30
4 years newer
$445

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

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

Nikon Coolpix AW120

Nikon Coolpix AW120
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the AW120 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW120 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW120 and DMC-FT3

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix AW100

Nikon Coolpix AW100
7 months newer

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

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FT3 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 33 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 3.9 MP) and has a much longer battery life (310 shots vs 210 shots).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel), has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1300 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon IXUS 220 HS

Canon IXUS 220 HS
similar age
$238

Significant advantages of the IXUS 220 HS (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 220 HS (vs the DMC-FT3)

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

common strengths of the IXUS 220 HS and DMC-FT3

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the V40 and DMC-FT3

  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3
3 years older
$252

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS3 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Smaller: Super compact (95×53×23 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS3 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm
  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-FS3 and DMC-FT3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX30
4 years older
$326

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

  • Smaller: Super compact (95×52×22 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • 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)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Not waterproof

common strengths of the DMC-FX30 and DMC-FT3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
6 years newer
$100 - $109

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
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS

common strengths of the FinePix XP120 and DMC-FT3

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P9

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P9
9 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-P9 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-P9 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the DSC-P9 and DMC-FT3

  • Each has a built-in flash

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, has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a much longer battery life (310 shots vs 200 shots), is waterproof and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 15 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), is older (january 2011 vs january 2013) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1300 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

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)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 197 g

Canon IXUS 132

Canon IXUS 132
2 years newer
$181

Significant advantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×52×22 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 132 (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • No built-in GPS
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 310 shots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the IXUS 132 and DMC-FT3

  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×52×22 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 133 g vs 197 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS30
1 year older
$219

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

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

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR
similar age

Significant advantages of the F550 EXR (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1300 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the F550 EXR (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Not waterproof
  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the F550 EXR and DMC-FT3

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

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-FT3 compared to boutique competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (104×64×28 mm) vs professional size (148×94×91 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 3.6"), is much lighter (197 g vs 775 g), has a built-in GPS and is waterproof.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 2,360k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 51.1 MP), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Fujifilm GFX 50S

Fujifilm GFX 50S
5 years newer
$5,499

Significant advantages of the GFX 50S (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,360k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the GFX 50S (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much larger: Professional size (148×94×91 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much thicker: 3.6" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the GFX 50S and DMC-FT3

  • None found

Fujifilm GFX 50R

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7 years newer
$4,499

Significant advantages of the GFX 50R (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,360k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the GFX 50R (vs the DMC-FT3)

  • Much larger: Professional size (161×97×66 mm) vs Compact (104×64×28 mm)
  • No built-in GPS
  • Much heavier: 775 g vs 197 g

common strengths of the GFX 50R and DMC-FT3

  • None found