|Lumix DMC-FZ50 | DMC-FZ50|
|EN - 144 Manual (PDF), EN - 136 Manual (PDF), EN - 60 Manual (PDF), EN - 144 (PDF), - - 0 (PDF)|
|Megapixel (approx.)||10.1 MP|
|Image sensor size||1/1.8 "|
|Maximum image resolution||3648 x 2736 pixels|
|Camera type||Compact camera|
|Digital zoom||4 x|
|Optical zoom||12 x|
|Focal length range||7.4 - 88.8 mm|
|Focal length (35mm film equivalent)||35 - 420 mm|
|Maximum video resolution||848 x 480 pixels|
|Motion JPEG frame rate||30 fps|
|Display diagonal||2 "|
|Display resolution (numeric)||207000 pixels|
Weight & dimensions
|Battery technology||Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)|
|Battery capacity||710 mAh|
|Compatible memory cards||mmc, sd|
The 10.1-megapixel LUMIX DMC-FZ50 with MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) featuring powerful 12x optical zoom (equivalent to 35 mm to 420 mm on a 35 mm film camera) f/2.8 LEICA DC lens, as a successor to the DMC-FZ30, which has received high acclaim worldwide.
The DMC-FZ50 boasts a 10.1-megapixel high resolution CCD for its image sensor and Venus Engine III for the image processing LSI, making it possible to record a image at max. ISO 1600 high sensitivity setting at full resolution. Furthermore, by dramatically reducing the noise levels that challenged its predecessor, the DMC-FZ50 is able to capture 10.1-megapixel full resolution images even in high sensitivity recording.
To fight against the major cause of blurred images, Panasonic invented the MEGA O.I.S. system taking advantage of its superior lens technology to compensate for handshake - a feature which has long been incorporated into the LUMIX range of cameras. In addition, to also compensate for the other major cause of blurred images- movement of the subject - the FZ50 is also equipped with the world's first* Intelligent ISO Control (hereafter I.I.C. ) within the advanced image processing LSI Venus Engine III. When set to the I.I.C, the Venus Engine III detects the subject's movement and adjusts the ISO setting and shutter speed to best suit the subject movement and the light condition automatically. Panasonic's excellent image stabilizing system allows users to take clear, crisp images in any situation automatically, leaving everything to the camera.
The LUMIX DMC-FZ50 faithfully inherits the well received basic specifications from its predecessor FZ30 such as the manual focus ring and manual zoom ring, yet enhances the image sensor up to 10.1-megapixel. Noise is drastically reduced with this new FZ50 achieving a rendition of even higher quality images. The DMC-FZ50 is bound to spark the imagination of high-end users and join the Panasonic LUMIX high-end model lineup
Despite the significantly increased performance of the camera, the Venus Engine III consumes only 80% of the power utilized by the Venus Engine II and is able to achieve a longer battery life of approx. 360 pictures (CIPA) on a single charge. With its multi-task image processing capability, the Venus Engine III also boasts outstanding response time with an industry-leading level of shutter release time lag of as short as 0.009 sec. minimum and the shutter interval of 0.8 sec.