Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Digital Camera Review

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50The FZ50 Panasonic is versatile, easy to use, and produces incredibly sharp photographs but is built like a tank and picking up and aiming with it is a lot like looking down the barrel of a gun. It is powered with Mega Optical Image stabilizer and Noise Reduction. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 comes in two flavors: all black body, or a very attractive silver and black body.

The DMC-FZ50 is equipped with a new Function Button which serves as a shortcut to quickly set frequently-used settings such as recording image size, light metering, AF area, White balance, and ISO sensitivity.

The 2-inch LCD flips out to 180 degrees, making it easier to view even when shooting from high or low angles.
It powers on and is ready for first shot in 1.4 seconds and shot to shot requires 1.25 sec. ISO 1,600 and 3,200 are practically unusable because of the big amount of noise.

Other facilities of this camera are: Autofocus Macro (close-up) setting allows focusing up to five centimeters, Three Continuous Shooting modes, plus Auto Exposure Bracketing mode.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Digital Camera Specifications

• Shooting Modes: Auto, Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
• Movie Mode: Still Image with Audio: JPEG (design rule for camera file system) + QuickTime, Motion Images: QuickTime Motion JPEG
• Effects: Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Noise Reduction, Color Modes (Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia)
• Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction: Auto, Slow-sync, Forced Off, Forced On/Off
• Focus Modes: AF, AF Macro, MF switchable, Manual Focus (Ring), Continuous AF On/Off
• White Balance: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Flash / White Set 1,2 / White Balance Adjustment (150K step, -1500 +1500K) (except for auto WB)
• Metering: Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50Technical Data:
• 2.0 inch LCD + viewfinder
• 10 megapixels
• 12x optical zoom + 2x/4x digital zoom
• Focal Length: 7.4-88.8mm (35mm equivalent: 35-420mm)
• Aperture: Wide: F2.8 – F11; Tele: F3.7 – F11
• ISO Range: Auto / I.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 /1600 (High Sensitivity Mode: 3200)
• Focus Range: AF: Wide: 30cm / Tele: 200cm – infinity
Macro/ MF: Wide: 5cm / Tele: 200cm – infinity
• Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
• Bracketing: +1/3EV-1EV Step, 3 Frames
• Continuos Shooting: Standard Mode: Up to 5 images at 2 or 1 frames/sec.
Fine Mode: Up to 3 images
• Shutter Speed: 8 – 1/2,000 sec.: Program AE, Aperature Priority, Shutter Priority AE, Manual: 60 – 1/2000 sec.
• Self Timer: 10 seconds / 2 seconds
• File Format: JPEG, RAW/Fine/Standard
• MMC/SD/SDHC – Secure Digital memory
• Lithium-ion battery Pack (7.2V, 710 mAh)(Included) – up to 360 pics
• Dimensions: 3.37” x 5.54” x 5.59”
• Weight: 1.47 lbs


By Laura

I started photography as a hobby in 2005, during college. My passion slowly became a more important part of my life since 2008. Because of using a combination of my photographic knowledge, with those of internet marketing, I like to call myself a "photomarketer".

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