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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 (and Lumix DMC-FX07) has 7.2MP resolution, 3.6x optical zoom with image stabilization, a high-resolution extra large 3.0-in. LCD monitor, and a wide-angle 28mm LEICA DC lens.

The f/2.8 28mm wide angle Leica DC Vario-ELmarit Lens allows you to cover a wider view than most digital cameras do with their standard 35mm focal length. A wide angle lens lets you capture group shots of family and friends or expansive architectural structures and sceneries. [ Learn more about the Panasonic 28mm wide angle lens... ]

If there is one technology that has made Panasonic digital cameras a household word, it's got to be their excellent optical image stabilizer (O.I.S.): MEGA O.I.S. helps to effectively eliminate or reduce blurring caused by hand-shake. Furthermore, an Intelligent ISO Control feature will select a fast enough shutter speed and high ISO combination to minimize blurring if it detects subject movement, such as when photographing children and animals. [ Learn more about the Panasonic Intelligent Image Stabilizer... ]

An improved Venus Engine III and High Speed AF provides for fast performance and allows capture of ISO 1250 at full resolution. Movies with sound are recorded in wide aspect VGA (848x480) at 30fps.

Easy-to-use scene modes automate most picture-taking situations.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 is JeansPocket™ Certified and should appeal to those desiring a take anywhere ultra compact with image stabilization.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX07 is similar to the FX50 but has a slightly different styling and comes in 6 different colours.

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Panasonic FX50
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 JeansPocket Certified  
  Camera Effective Pixels 7.2 Megapixels  
  CCD (Image Sensor) 1/2.5"
7.38 Total Megapixel CCD
Primary Color Filter
  Optical Zoom 3.6x  
  Extra Optical Zoom 4:3 Aspect Ratio:
4.4x for 5 Mega, 5.5x for 3 Mega, 2 Mega, 1Mega, 0.3 Mega
3:2 Aspect Ratio:
5.5x for 2.5 Mega
16:9 Aspect Ratio:
5.5x for 2 Mega
  Digital Zoom (*1) 4x
(Max. 14.6x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
(Max. 21.9x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
  Focal Length f=4.6-16.8mm (35mm equivalent: 28-102mm)  
  Leica DC Vario-ELmarit Lens 7 Elements in 6 Groups
(4 Aspherical Lenses/4 Aspherical Surfaces)
  Aperture Range Wide: F2.8/F8 (2 steps)
Tele: F5 - F16 (2 steps)
  Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )  
  Conversion Lens Compatibility No  
  Focusing Area Normal: 50cm - infinity
Macro/Simple: Wide 5cm / Tele 30cm - infinity
  AF Metering 1 point
1 point high speed
3 points high speed
9 points
  Focus Auto Focus System
Normal/Macro (Dial)
  AF Assist Lamp Yes  
  ISO Sensitivity Auto / I.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1250 (High Sensitivity Mode: 3200)  
  White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade /
Halogen / White Set /
White Balance Adjustment (150K step, -1500 +1500K) (except for auto WB)
  Exposure Program AE  
  Exposure Button No  
  Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV  
  Backlight Compensation Yes (at simple mode)  
  Auto Bracketing (AE) +1/3EV-1EV Step, 3 Frames  
  Light Metering Intelligent Multiple  
  Shooting Modes

Dial: Simple, Program AE, Macro, Movie, Playback, Direct Printing, Scene

SCN Mode: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Self-Portrait, Food, Party, Candle Light, Fireworks, Starry Sky, Snow, Baby 1/2, High Sensitivity, Beach, Aerial

  Shutter Speed 8 - 1/2,000 sec.
Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec.
Motion Picture: 1/30 - 1/20000sec.
  Self Timer 10 seconds / 2 seconds  
  Auto Review 1 sec/3 sec/zoom  
  Review 1x/4x/8x  
  Picture Adjustment Natural, Standard, Vivid  
  Color Effect Mode Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia  
  Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (design rule for camera file system), DPOF corresponding
Still Image with Audio: JPEG (design rule for camera file system) + QuickTime
Motion Images: QuickTime Motion JPEG
  Image Quality Fine/Standard  
  Motion Image (Quick Time Motion JPEG) 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels, 30fps, 10fps – 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 848 x 480 pixels, 30fps, 10fps  
  Recording Image Size (Pixels)    
  4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3072 x 2304
2560 x 1920
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
640 x 480
  3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3072 x 2048
2048 x 1360
  16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3072 x 1728
1920 x 1080
  Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio) 640 x 480, 320 x 240  
  Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio) 848 x 480  
  Burst Shooting Mode Full-resolution image:
Standard Mode: Up to 8 images at 3 or 2 frames/sec.
Fine Mode: Up to 6 images
  Unlimited Consecutive Shooting (*2) Yes  
  Still Image Recording with Audio 5 seconds  
  Audio Dubbing Maximum of 10 Seconds  
  Real-time Histograms Yes  
  Composition Guide Lines Yes (2 patterns)  
  Built-in Memory No  
  Scene Mode Help Screen Yes  
  Auto Angle Detection Yes  
  Travel Date Yes  
  Built-in Flash Mode Auto
Red-Eye Reduction: Auto, Slow-sync, Forced Off
Forced On/Off
  External Flash No  
  Viewfinder No  
  LCD Monitor 3.0" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (230k pixels)
Field of view: approx. 100%
Power LCD Mode, High Angle LCD Mode
  Playback Mode 25 or 9-Thumbnail Display
Calendar Display, Zoomed Playback (16x max)
Image Rotation
Slide Show
Favorite Pictures
Trimming, Protection
DPOF Print Setting
  OSD Language English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), German, Italian, French  
  Recording Media SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
Multimedia Card
  Microphone Yes  
  Speaker Yes  
  Interface DC Input, A/V Output (NTSC/PAL), USB  
  Direct Print PictBridge  
  Color Black, Silver or Pink  
  Power Supply Lithium-ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 1150 mAh)(Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Optional)
  Battery Life (*3) Up to 300 pictures (CIPA Standard)  
  ArcSoft® PhotoImpression™ Yes  
  ArcSoft® Panorama Maker™ Yes  
  ArcSoft® PhotoBase™ Yes  
  USB Driver Yes  
  Lumix® Simple Viewer Yes  
  SILKYPIX® Developer Studio No  
  Battery Charger Yes  
  Battery Pack Yes  
  Battery Carrying Case Yes  
  SD Memory Card 16MB (*4)  
  Cables AV & USB  
  Strap Yes  
  Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 97.7 x 57.1 x 25.1 mm ( 3.85 x 2.25 x 0.99 inch)  
  Weight (Camera Body Only) Approx. 151g. (0.33 lb) Approx. 179g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.39 lb)  
  MSRP US $399.95 / CDN $549.99  

*1 As digital magnification increases, resolution significantly decreases.
*2 Number of shots may vary depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression. The consecutive shooting speed varies depending on the memory card or the built-in memory.
*3 Shooting conditions: 73.4°F with 50% humidity;LCD On; Using an SD Memory Card; Starting to shoot 30 seconds after turning on the power; Shooting once every 30 seconds with the flash in full operation for every other shot; Changing the zoom setting from telephoto to wide, or wide to telephoto, for each shot; Temporarily turning the power off after each 10 shots (long enough to lower the battery temperature. For DMC-LC1: Shooting once every 30 seconds, flash in operation for every shot, 77°F(25°C) ambient temperature.
*4 MB means one million bytes. Usable capacity will be less.

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