Summary Panasonic DMC-FZ50

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Specifications Key specs
Help 12x
Screen size
Help 2"
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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The Panasonic DMC-FZ50 vs other recent digicams

Aperture Very wide aperture Help
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Longest exposure Very long exposures Help
60 seconds
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
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The Panasonic DMC-FZ50 vs other recent pro digicams

Battery life Incredible battery life Help
360 shots
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting


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The Panasonic DMC-FZ50 vs other recent digicams

Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
35 mm
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Announced Old Help
July 2006
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
207k dots
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Lowest price Very expensive Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
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The Panasonic DMC-FZ50 vs other recent pro digicams

Aperture Very narrow aperture Help
Screen size Very small screen Help
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2 fps
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
10 MP
Missing geo-tagging
Weight Very heavy Help
734 g
Sensor size Small sensor Help
1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm
Size Quite large Help
Large (141×86×142 mm)
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Thickness Thick Help


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
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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