Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Review
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Introduction & Physical Views
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The DMC-FZ50 is the 10.1-megapixel model in Panasonic's popular Lumix line. It features a 12x LEICA optical zoom lens, the Venus III imaging engine, the MEGA O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer) and a 2" color LCD.
A Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens on the DMC-FZ50 has a 12x optical zoom (35mm equivalent = 35mm to 420mm) and is the shinning star of this camera. The ED lens (extra-low dispersion) employs a special optical glass to compensate for chromatic aberration. As you probably know, Leica is a renown manufacturer of cameras and lenses.
The Panasonic DMC-FZ50 features the Venus III imaging engine to allow high sensitivity shooting at ISOs up to 1600. This noise reduction system has been improved to reduce noise in several processing stages. First, chromatic noise and the luminance noise are separated and then go through a secondary noise reduction process. Finally, chromatic aberration is also reduced.
With the FZ50, Panasonic has continued with the operational ease and innovative design found on the previous FZ30. Two rings on the lens barrel allow manual control of zooming and focusing, providing fast and accurate control not possible with zoom buttons. This feature is popular with users because of its precise control and dSRL-type operation.
A 2 inch, flip-out, high resolution color LCD is adjustable to 180 degrees both vertically and horizontally to assist shooting even in odd-angle shooting positions. The EVF (electronic viewfinder) allows you to check white balance, a real-time histogram and DOF(depth of field) preview before shooting.
The FZ50 is also equipped with a pop-up flash featuring multiple flash modes (Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction,
Slow Sync/Red- Eye Reduction, and Forced On/Off). You can mount the DMW-FL500 TTL
external flash (optional) on the FZ50's hot shoe.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Features:
The Panasonic FZ50 compared in size to a standard CD disc.
Features & Controls
Lumix DMC-FZ50 Specifications
(Specifications as provided by the manufacturer.)
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