Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Reviews
Product Type: Panasonic digital cameras
Description:Model ID DMC-FZ50EB-S / Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50EB-S - Digital camera - prosumer - 10.0 Mpix - optical zoom: 12 x - supported memory: MMC, SD, ... more
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 ... SDHC - silver / The 10.1-megapixel LUMIX DMC-FZ50 with MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) featuring powerful 12x optical zoom f/2.8 LEICA DC lens, as a successor to the DMC-FZ30, which has received high acclaim worldwide.
The DMC-FZ50 boasts a 10.1-megapixel high resolution CCD for its image sensor and Venus Engine III for the image processing LSI, making it possible to record a image at max. Furthermore, by dramatically reducing the noise levels that challenged its predecessor, the DMC-FZ50 is able to capture 10.1-megapixel full resolution images even in high sensitivity recording.
To fight against the major cause of blurred images, Panasonic invented the MEGA O.I.S. system taking advantage of its superior lens technology to compensate for handshake - a feature, which has long been incorporated into the LUMIX range of cameras. In addition, to also compensate for the other major cause of blurred images- movement of the subject - the FZ50 is also equipped with the world's first Intelligent ISO Control within the advanced image processing LSI Venus Engine III. When set to the I.I.C, the Venus Engine III detects the subject's movement and adjusts the ISO setting and shutter speed to best suit the subject movement and the light condition automatically. Panasonic's excellent image stabilizing system allows users to take clear, crisp images in any situation automatically, leaving everything to the camera.
The LUMIX DMC-FZ50 faithfully inherits the well received basic specifications from its predecessor FZ30 such as the manual focus ring and manual zoom ring, yet enhances the image sensor up to 10.1-megapixel. Noise is drastically reduced with this new FZ50 achieving a rendition of even higher quality images. The DMC-FZ50 is bound to spark the imagination of high-end users and join the Panasonic LUMIX high-end model lineup
Despite the significantly increased performance of the camera, the Venus Engine III consumes only 80% of the power utilized by the Venus Engine II and is able to achieve a longer battery life of approx. 360 pictures (CIPA) on a single charge. With its multi-task image processing capability, the Venus Engine III also boasts outstanding response time with an industry-leading level of shutter release time lag of as short as 0.009 sec. minimum and the shutter interval of 0.8 sec .
Newest Review: ... purposes, but the pictures look stunning. i bought this product for about 500$ 4 years ago. 10 megapixel camera with a 12X ... more
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Customer Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Reviews (6)
by - written on 12/01/08 (Useful, 116 readings)
Thkis review is my own personal experience of this camera, which I bought a year ago. It replaced my Minolta A1 (which I dropped) and overall I've been very happy with it. Mostly I use the high-res jpeg setting and ASA 100, to get the best out of the rather dodgy built-in noise reduction. So, low lighting can be a problem but the optical steady-shot really does help. I could get much better results with RAW - the lens seems to be pretty perfect - but then can't review in-camera of course. Since I'm still experimenting with the digital process (printing via Photobox works for me) I like to see the results ASAP after I take the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/09/09 (Very useful, 24 readings)
I purchased this camera in 2007 and I wasn't disappointed. I wanted a camera that allowed me to point and shoot but also learn the basics of manual photography. The FZ50 allows this. The camera has a Leica lens that is truly superb with a 55mm threading for add on lenses etc. I keep a clear Hama lens attached at all times as the Leica lens built in to the camera is not removable, so one tiny scratch and it's dead. The functions for manual, auto and macro focus are great, with the manual allowing you to alter the focus to suit yourself. The best feature by far is the viewer at the back as this flips out and rotates, meaning you can ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/11/09, updated on 29/11/09 (Useful, 39 readings)
Have owned this camera for about six months now and very happy! Got it for about 130 pound on ebay. First off it is trying to do the same job a high end SLR camera which it does well with exposure control, iso control, aperture and lots more, but rest assured if your not the next David bailey there is the reliable click and shoot setting for one button photos, my only criticism of that is the overuse of the iso boost which really shows image noise at iso 400 plus, the optical image stabilization is adequate but not the best ive used, 10 million pixels is really to much would like to see a 6 million version with a bigger sensor but don't we all. I could go on about ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/08/09 (Somewhat useful, 23 readings)
I have owned this camera for almost two years now, and mainly use it for nature shots and the occasional portrait. It contains most of the features found in an SLR but for a fraction of the price. The lens range means you can go from shooting landscape to macro in seconds, to get the same range of shots with an SLR would cost thousands. I particularly like the manual focusing and zoom ring found on the lens itself, I find this a lot easier to use than those cameras with buttons. The only downside that I have come across is its performance in low light levels, anything higher than an ISO of 200 has some visible noise, and I never go higher than 400. Therefore if you are .. Read the complete review
by - written on 05/10/12 (Somewhat useful, 11 readings)
I am not an expert photographer but I have done amateur photography for about 9 years. I have been using the best semi-SLR camera that i have seen for about 4 years. i can not tell you how satisfied i am with this product. Panasonic has done a fine job in making this good-looking and well performance camera. However the weight of it is quiet annoying for the user and makes it hard to carry it for them specially for travelling purposes, but the pictures look stunning. i bought this product for about 500$ 4 years ago. 10 megapixel camera with a 12X zoom. I used my Panasonic for family and leisure purposes. mostly it performed well in any situation. be it a family ... Read the complete review
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