”’Here are some general test shots taken with the Lumix DMC-FT3 to give an idea of performance ability when it comes to image quality, dynamic range, colour rendition and focal range.”’
A close up macro shot with the camera reliably set to iA mode taken in the flatteringly golden light of late afternoon to really enhance the natural colours present in the scene. Although we’ve lost a tiny bit of detail, there’s not much wrong here, the Panasonic delivering the warm tones with deft precision.
By contrast this is a daylight interior shot, handheld and without flash. Colour is again pretty spot on and exposure even – the FT3 is not a camera that requires hours in Photoshop to achieve something close to what you were attempting. Most will be pleased with unadulterated JPEGs straight from the camera, as shown here.
With the camera left on iA shooting mode it has selected landscape mode as being the best fit for this particular scene. Thus we have boosted blues and greens and generally a punchier more vivid appearance to this shot whilst it remains the right side of natural looking.
This swan image was taken in the last light of day as well as handheld at maximum telephoto – hence it’s a little softer than we might have hoped for. Still, the lack of direct sunlight has helped maintain feather detail that is usually lost in burnt out highlights when lighting is stronger.
Score in detail
Image Quality 8