Summary Panasonic DMC-FZ50

Prices Price
Camera only
$1,199
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 11
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 12
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 12x
Screen size
Help 2"
Aperture
Help f/2.8
Screen resolution
Help 207k dots
Wide angle
Help 35 mm
Movie format
Help 848 x 480 @ 10fps
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Pros

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The Panasonic DMC-FZ50 vs other recent digicams

Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
60 seconds
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital
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The Panasonic DMC-FZ50 vs other recent pro digicams

Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Battery life Above average battery life Help
360 shots

Cons

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The Panasonic DMC-FZ50 vs other recent digicams

Movie format Low resolution movies Help
848 x 480 @ 10fps
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Announced Old Help
July 2006
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Lowest price Very expensive Help
$1,199.00
Popularity Not so popular Help
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The Panasonic DMC-FZ50 vs other recent pro digicams

Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/2.8
Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
35 mm
Screen size Very small screen Help
2"
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Weight Very heavy Help
734 g
Sensor size Small sensor Help
1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
207k dots
Size Quite large Help
Large (141×86×142 mm)
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
10 MP
Screen type Screen type Help
LCD
Thickness Thick Help
5.6"

Appearance

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Discussion

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Avatar for Noel David Noel David (5:40 PM, June 03, 2014)
Wouldn't trade it with my Canon SX30 IS or Olympus E 510.Fitted it with a x 2.2 telephoto and .45 wide angle conversions lens to bring it up to par with my other cameras.
 
CapricornFZ50 (7:26 PM, December 07, 2012)
The Best from the rest. I have this digital camera from four years. Foto counter shows more than 209000 shots (more than 109000 my photos). Biiiig sensor (for compact) and Leica (no comments). Best manual handling. Nice looking movies. No matters that it's old camera.
 
Well56 (0:50 PM, May 15, 2011)
It´s a great camera for use in outdoors, not for travels. Excelent optics. Why this price? just cost $260!
 
Gegex (1:42 AM, January 14, 2011)
Panasonic DMC-FZ50 is a superb prosumer digital camera, large censored more than another fz series even with fz100.
RAW support
Flexible LCD screen. Video taken with wide resolution 848x480 actualy at 30 fps not 10 fps
Manual telezooming ring and focusing ring