GoPro Hero 7 Black vs Panasonic DMC FT30 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Outdoor & Action cameras.

Hero 7 Black vs DMC FT30 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

GoPro Hero 7 Black vs Panasonic DMC FT30 Specs

Hero 7 Black

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Outdoor & Action
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 30 frames/second
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 52.00mm (2.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 17mm, f2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 62 x 44.9 x 33mm³ (2.4" x 1.8" x 1.3")
  • 116g (3.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Hero 7 Black

DMC FT30

  • Introduced in February 2015
  • Outdoor & Action
  • Sensor: 1/2.33"
  • 16 megapixel
  • 1 frames/second
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 1280 x 720 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 25-100mm (4x), f3.9-5.7
  • No WiFi
  • 103.7 x 58.3 x 19.7mm³ (4.1" x 2.3" x 0.8")
  • 144g (4.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FT30

Our advice: From our own experience, we recommend SanDisk memory cards. The SanDisk Extreme is fast enough for 30fps image sequences and 4K video:

Memory card for Hero 7 Black and DMC FT30

The 64 GB Extreme will take up to 90 minutes of super high res 4K video. For Full HD video consider the SanDisk Ultra.

GoPro Hero 7 Black VS Panasonic DMC FT30 Other Specs Comparison

Why is GoPro Hero 7 Black a better choice

Hero 7 Black

DMC FT30

Higher speed (4, frames/second)301
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601280 x 720
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)1000250
Weighs less (2)116g
(3.7 oz.)
144g
(4.6 oz.)
More portable (2)92cm³
(6 cu.in.)
119cm³
(8 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Hero 7 Black are that the camera is faster, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the Hero 7 Black is made easy by the connector for an external microphone, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the DMC FT30. Another advantage over the DMC FT30: the more compact size, the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video. Finally, there's the the built-in GPS.

The Hero 7 Black scores 23 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC FT30

Hero 7 Black

DMC FT30

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)12.0016.00
Auto Focus points (4)01
Built-in flash (2)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.240.46

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FT30 are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the built-in flash. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution.

Yields 13 points for the DMC FT30.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Hero 7 Black

DMC FT30

Sensitivity100 - 1600 ISO100 - 1600 ISO
Image stabilizer
Environmental sealing
GoPro Hero 7 Black VS Panasonic DMC FT30 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Hero 7 Black and DMC FT30

Hero 7 Black und DMC FT30, front viewHero 7 Black und DMC FT30, front view

Top view of cameras

Hero 7 Black und DMC FT30, view from aboveHero 7 Black und DMC FT30, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

GoPro Hero 7 Black

Panasonic DMC FT30

23
13

We recommend GoPro Hero 7 Black as better choice.

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