Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

 

 

 

10.1-megapixel high resolution CCD

LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 12x optical zoom (35-420mm equiv.)

MEGA O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer) system

Venus Engine III processor

Full photographic control

2.0-inch flip-out 207k high resolution LCD

High resolution electronic viewfinder

Fast startup and operation

TTL Flash hot-shoe

FZ50 vs FZ30: Main differences

 Where the FZ30 was a major upgrade of the FZ20 both internally and externally, 
 the FZ50 is more evolutionary than revolutionary, and aside from the new sensor 
 the changes are - for the most part - minor.

Higher pixel count sensor (10.1 vs 8.3 MP)

TIFF file format dropped (RAW remains)

Venus Engine III (vs Venus Engine II)

Full resolution ISO settings up to 1600 (vs 400)

TTL Flash hot-shoe

Lower resolution (207,000 pixel) screen

Screen now flips down to 180

SDHC support (for capacities over 2.0GB)

New 16:9 (848 x 480 pixel) movie mode

New 16:9 and 3:2 aspect ratio options for stills

Slower continuous shooting (from 3 to 2 fps, max images from 7 to 5 in standard)

'SilkyPix Developer Studio' for RAW conversion included

Intelligent ISO feature

 

 
DMC-FZ50 specifications
 
Body Material Metal and plastic
Sensor *

1/1.8" Type CCD
10.4 million pixels total
10.1 million effective pixels
Primary (RGB) color filter

Image ratios

4:3 (default, CCD native)
3:2
16:9

Image sizes *
(4:3 ratio)

3648 x 2736
3264 x 2448
2560 x 1920
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200

Image sizes *
(3:2 ratio)

3600 x 2400
3248 x 2160
2560 x 1712
2048 x 1360

Image sizes *
(16:9 ratio)

3584 x 2016
3072 x 1728
1920 x 1080

Movie clips

848 x 480 (16:9), 30 / 10 fps *
640 x 480 (4:3), 30 / 10 fps
320 x 240 (4:3), 30 / 10 fps
With audio
Maximum movie clip size 2 GB

File formats * RAW
JPEG (EXIF 2.2): Fine / Standard
MOV (Movies, Motion JPEG codec)
Image processor Venus Engine III
Lens

35 - 420 mm equiv. (12x zoom)
F2.8 - F3.7 (minimum aperture F11)
14 elements in 10 groups (3 aspherical, 1 ED lens)
Labeled as "LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT"
Non-extending / internal zoom
Mechanical linked zoom ring
Focus-by-wire focus ring
55 mm lens thread

Image stabilization Optical, "MEGA OIS"
Modes: 1 (all the time), 2 (at shutter release only)
Conversion lenses Yes (screw on front of lens; 55 mm thread)
Digital zoom 2x or 4x
"Extra optical zoom" for smaller sizes (13.4x 8m, 17.1x 5m, 21.4x 3m) *
Focus AF / AF Macro / Manual (switch on dial)
Continuous AF On/Off
Manual Focus (Ring)
One-shot AF
AF area modes 1 point
1 point high-speed
3 point
3 point high-speed
9 point
Spot
AF assist lamp Yes
Focus distance Normal: 30 / 200 cm - Infinity
Macro: 5 / 200 cm - Infinity
Metering Intelligent Multiple
Center weighted
Spot
ISO sensitivity Auto
Intelligent Auto
ISO 80
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO 800 *
ISO 1600 *
ISO 3200 (High sensitivity mode) *
Exposure compensation +/- 2.0 EV
1/3 EV steps
Exposure bracketing 3 frames
0.3 to 1 EV steps
Shutter speed Auto: 1/4 - 1/2000 sec *
Program AE: 1 - 1/2000 sec *
Aperture/Shutter priority: 8 - 1/2000 sec
Manual mode: 60 - 1/2000 sec *
Shutter speeds over 1/1000 sec not available with all apertures.
Aperture Wide: F2.8 - F11
Tele: F3.7 - F11
Modes Auto
Program (with shift)
Aperture Priority
Shutter Priority
Manual
Scene
Moving Image
Playback
Scene modes * Portrait
Soft Skin
Scenery
Sports
Night Portrait
Night Scenery
Panning
Food
Party
Candle
Fireworks
Snow
Starry Sky
Baby 1
Baby 2
High sensitivity
White balance

Auto
Daylight
Cloudy
Halogen
Flash
Manual 1
Manual 2

White balance fine tune Yes (except Auto)
Self timer 2 or 10 sec
Continuous shooting Full resolution: 2 or 1 fps *
Full resolution: max 5 images (standard mode), 3 images (fine mode) *
Infinite consecutive (unlimited but slower shooting rate)
Image parameters Contrast (Low, Standard, High)
Sharpness (Low, Standard, High)
Saturation (Low, Standard, High)
Noise reduction (Low, Standard, High)
Color Effect Cool
Warm
Black & White
Sepia
Flash Built-in (manual pop-up)
Modes: Auto, Auto red-eye reduction, Slow sync, On/Off
Range: 0.3 - 7.0 m (W), 0.3 - 5.3 m (T)
External flash via hot-shoe
Flash exposure compensation (+/-2 EV in 0.3 EV steps)
Flash hot-shoe * New TTL hot-shoe
Compatible with: DMW-FL500 (GN50), DMW-FL360 (GN36) external flash
Orientation sensor Yes
Viewfinder 0.44" EVF (electronic viewfinder)
230,000 pixels
LCD monitor 2.0" TFT LCD
207,000 pixels *
Flip down and twist
Record review 1 sec / 3 sec / Zoom
Playback 2x / 4x / 8x / 16x magnification
9 / 16 / 25 thumbnail index
Image rotation
Slideshow
Resizing
Trimming
Protection
DPOF setting
Connectivity USB 1.1
A/V out
DC-IN
Print compliance PictBridge
Storage Secure Digital card, SDHC card *, MMC card
32 MB SD card supplied
Power 710 mAh, 7.2V Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
Charger included
Weight (No batt) 668 g (1.5 lb) *
Weight (with batt) 734 g (1.6 lb) *
Dimensions 141 x 86 x 142 mm (5.5 x 3.4 x 5.6 in)
Supplied software  LUMIX Simple Viewer, PhotofunStudio -viewer-, SILKPIX DEVELOPER STUDIO, ArcSoft Camera Suite (ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft PanoramaMaker), Adobe Reader, Quick Time, USB Driver

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