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Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ47 / FZ48

alaTest has collected and analyzed 404 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the image quality and performance are generally positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive views about the features. There are some mixed reviews about the shutter.

value for money, portability, usability, performance, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ47 / FZ48 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Panasonic Lumix FZ47 Digital Camera Review


Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FZ47 is an exemplary 24x ultrazoom that boasts some of the most accurate color reproduction we've ever seen, and very strong test results across the board. Shooting is painless thanks to confident handling, a useful burst mode,...

The Lumix DMC-FZ47 is an exceptional camera and a major victory for Panasonic. Running this model's color accuracy test was the sort of event where the entire team had to drop what they were doing and see the results for themselves, the score was...

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ47 Preview


Panasonic added a new model to its LUMIX family today as a part of their super-zoom FZ-series. Replacing the FZ40, the LUMIX DMC-FZ47 features a 12.1 Megapixel Hi Speed CCD image sensor routed through a 24x optical zoom LIECA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens. In...

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Lumix DMC-FZ47


($399) is Panasonic's "standard" super zoom camera, sitting just below the newly introduced FZ150. This camera, the replacement of the DMC-FZ40, features a 24X optical zoom lens (equivalent to 25 - 600 mm), manual and automatic controls, Full HD video...

Very good photo quality ; Monster 24X, 25 - 600 mm Leica lens ; Power OIS image stabilization, with "active" mode for movies ; 3-inch LCD with 460,000 pixels, good outdoor visibility ; Full manual controls (save for RAW support), with numerous ways to...

Photos are on the noisy side; highest sensitivities should be avoided ; Images have yellow/brownish cast in artificial light; still no fluorescent white balance option ; No RAW support ; Buffer fills after just seven shots in burst mode ; No redeye...

As you can see, I really had to struggle to find things on the DMC-FZ47 to complain about. The bottom line is that the camera offers a lot of bang for the buck, and whether you're a beginner or enthusiast, photographer or videographer, you'll certainly...


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47


Outstanding performance that gives even some midrange SLRs a run for their money

Best color accuracy we’ve seen to date; Excellent handling and controls; Decent sharpness for an ultrazoom

Noise is a substantial problem

The Lumix DMC-FZ47 is an exceptional camera and a major victory for Panasonic. Running this model’s color accuracy test was the sort of event where the entire team had to drop what they were doing and see the results for themselves, the score was...

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ47 / FZ48


alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ47 / FZ48 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 DMC-FZ47K 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 24x Optical Zoom (Black) 8GB Accessory Saver Bundle

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Excellent for the price


I am not by any stretch of imagination a pro when it comes to photography. Just wanted something lightweight, with good zoom and can take good pictures. I read in another site that this camera has one of the best color reproduction, although I cannot...

If you want a simple point and shoot this may not be "it" for you

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Panasonic DMC-FZ47K Black 12.1 MP 3.0" 460K LCD 24X Optical Zoom 25mm Wide Angle Digital Camera


Given as gift. They really enjoy it. Her last camera was stolen, I think she'll be more careful with this one

Extra battery packs are expensive. Would almost always prefer AA's! But the camera was exactly what looking for so we settled

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Amazing Camera ! Best so far


Best point and shoot camera till date and Black Friday deal is a Steal. The free camera bag was way to small for this camera. Don't Hesitate to buy if it's under $200, Even at $250 it's still a worth one.

189, Black Friday Deal ; 24X Zoom ; Amazing Clarity ; Best Battery (I took 497 Pics, with a single charge, Additionally, i reviewed some PICS of them on Battery too) ; Electronic View Finder (One Click change b/w EVF and LCD) ; 1028p HD Recording...

Very few pics turned out be blurr..I heard there is an option called power OSI to reduce it, need to try that and see ; Shipping was little late for my Excitement

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Super nice camera


I own a few point and shoot cameras, I have to say this Ponasonic DMC-FZ47K is one of the best..Is even better then the Canon 880 that i own, Thank you to NEWEGG ; Good job. Got my FZ47 for a good price..10 eggs

None, What so ever

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The wife uses it WAY more than I do and she LOVES it. It is not a DSLR, but it is really, really good still.

Easy to use, LOTS of options, GREAT pictures, ZOOM, and many more

Came with a free bag that was too small. Not a big deal, I was planning on getting one anyways

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D:3D enabled / 3D READY
Bridge Camera: Yes
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.33''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes