The Lumix FZ50 is the new 'super zoom' model that is the successor to the highly capable FZ30, and replaces the latter as Panasonic's flagship fixed lens camera model. It retains the older FZ30's rough body shape, size and manual zoom ring control. On top of an increased imaging resolution to 10.1MP, the FZ50 debuts with the new Intelligent ISO control technology and with its new Venus Engine III processor, it promises to produce far less image noise than the FZ30, which was criticized for generating excessive amounts of it.
The FZ50 is also now able to record widescreen VGA (WVGA) 848 x 480 movies, has a flash system that is TTL compatible, and has an improved 360-shot battery life.
|Model||Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50|
|Sensor||1/1.8-inch type, 10.1 Megapixels|
|Lens||12x optical zoom (35-420mm, 35mm eq.) Leica DC Vario-Elmarit; F2.8-F3.7|
|Focus distance||AF: Wide 30cm/ Tele 200cm - infinity,
Macro/ MF: Wide 5cm/Tele 200cm - infinity
|Shutter Speed||Auto : 1/4 - 1/2000sec, Program AE : 1 - 1/2000sec, Aperture Priority AE / Shutter Priority AE : 8 - 1/2000sec, Manual : 60 - 1/2000sec|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto / I.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 (High Sensitivity Mode: 3200)|
|LCD Monitor||Free-angle 2.0" Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (207K Pixels)|
|Motion Picture||16:9 Aspect Ratio: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps / 10 fps,
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps / 10 fps, 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps / 10 fps