Summary Panasonic DMC-FZ47

Prices Price
Camera only
$632
Score Snapsort rank
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#n/a of 16
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 21
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 24x
Screen size
Help 3"
Aperture
Help f/2.8
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Wide angle
Help 25 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 30fps
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Also known as: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48

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Replacement

Panasonic has replaced the Lumix DMC-FZ47 with the DMC-FZ62 and DMC-FZ60.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 announced July 2012
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Longer battery life
Continuous shooting Shoots faster

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60 announced July 2012
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Longer battery life
Continuous shooting Shoots faster

Compare the new Panasonic DMC-FZ60 vs the DMC-FZ47

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Pros

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The Panasonic DMC-FZ47 vs other recent digicams

Battery life Above average battery life Help
400 shots
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
60 seconds
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The Panasonic DMC-FZ47 vs other recent super zooms

Size Quite small Help
Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm)
Weight Light Help
498 g
Thickness Thin Help
3.6"

Cons

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The Panasonic DMC-FZ47 vs other recent digicams

Size Slightly large Help
Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm)
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
23
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
Announced Old Help
July 2011
Weight Heavy Help
498 g
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3.7 fps
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.8 MP
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Thickness Thick Help
3.6"
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The Panasonic DMC-FZ47 vs other recent super zooms

Zoom Below average zoom Help
24x
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second

Appearance

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Discussion

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Avatar for Reppy Gibbs Reppy Gibbs (3:55 AM, September 02, 2012)
Phase detection? If true, this is possibly and arguably the best p&s camera around.
 
Jrsmith29 (9:36 PM, September 28, 2011)
nice looking camera with some good spec. im totally stumped with the bridge camera market at the moment though. i thought i'd narrowed it down to 2 cameras, the Nikon P500 and the Fujifilm HS20, but now ive seen videos that show quality issues with the HS20 and i dont know if the 10megapixels on offer with the P500 is going to keep me happy in the long term. now a friend who owns a lumix g3 has thrown a spanner in the works and got me looking at Panasonic's Lumix range and i'm torn. basically ive got a budget (going by amazon pricing at the moment) of around £280 GBP. can anyone tell me from expreience where i should be thowing my money?
 
many thanks
JR from Kent