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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the portability and battery are on the whole positive. The image quality and responsiveness also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the shutter and size.

value for money, responsiveness, image quality, battery, portability

color, flash, screen, size, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC50 Digital Camera Review


With an MSRP of US $249.99, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC50 sells for $50 less than the DMC-LC70, a camera with comparable features and a nearly identical body. The Lumix DMC-LC50 comes stocked with a 3x optical zoom Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT all-glass lens,...

- Simple layout and intuitive controls make it ideal for snapshots or the beginning user - Quality lens leads to crisp images and high image quality - Great port covers - Inexpensive, but still aesthetically pleasing - Interesting mode dial...

- No audio recording feature in movie mode (meant for silent films?) - Oddly placed and small sized viewfinder - Display on feature overwhelms the already small LCD screen - Squared design makes it hard to carry in a pocket - Minimal manual control

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC50 is a reasonably inexpensive camera, listed at US $249.99. It shows elegant design and simple controls to accommodate digital snapshooters. Why there is no audio recording ability included with the video capture escapes me....

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC50


The Lumix DMC-LC50 is a compact and lightweight 3-megapixel camera that features a high quality Leica DC-VARIO ELMARIT all-glass aspherical 3x optical zoom lens. It's the "little brother" to the 4-megapixel DMC-LC70 which is physically identical with a ch

Bottom line - The Lumix DMC-LC50 makes a good choice for anyone who wants a portable, easy to use digicam. Its size allows it to be carried in almost any size pocket or purse, and with its 3.2 million pixels of resolution, you can create photo-quality pri

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not good at night


fast to get ready

mic missing


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Owners Opinion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC50 (ebeaudet, 25 Aug 04)


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Owners Opinion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC50 (Zdravko Baev, 12 Aug 04)


I'm using Lumix Lc 50 for 2 weeks, and I'm very pleased with this camera . This is my second digicam -my first was Minolta E323 My new Lumix Lc 50 is very good choice because : CONSTRUCTION- 1-it's made from plastic, but it looks solid; 2-the design...

BATTERY LIFE-I can advice to buy Rechargeable batteries, because the 2 Alkalines batteries will be "eaten" very soon ; ) ; Sometimes in lowlight situation Lumix lc 50 focuses a little bit harder and slowly ; The speed of recording images to the SD card...

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC50


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC50 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, flash, performance, usability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic DMCLC50 3.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

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Panasonic LC 50


I found the pictures to be amazing clarity for a three mega-pixel camera.

AA batteries, and battery life. Lens, clarity.

software, zoom.

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Panasonic DMC-LC50


GOOD THINGS!!! Price: I bought this camera a few months ago to replace my older FujiFilm digital camera. I must admit, the price (being relatively inexpensive) was a HUGE incentive for me purchasing this camera. And it was 3.2 mega pixels which was ...

Easy to read/operate. Great price. Decent standing still photos. Small size

Zoom is horrible. Expect grainy shots on anything moving. Eats batteries

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Does the job that it was designed to do.


Ease of use, good quality results, excellent lens.

Time taken to focus, screen not all that bright.

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Does the job that it was designed to do.


Although I have been using digital cameras on and off over the last 10 years, the LC50 is the first one that I have actually owned. Up until that time I have considered myself as being somewhat of a traditionalist and have stuck closely by my beautiful...

Ease of use, good quality results, excellent lens

Time taken to focus, screen not all that bright

Product Specifications

Compact and lightweight, Panasonic DMC-LC50 is great for both the beginner and experienced photographer. The DMC-LC50 comes with a video cable for direct connection to a TV for large-screen viewing.

Audio Input

Type: None


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Macro / Night portrait / Portrait mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Lumix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.9
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:3.2Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:3
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cool / Neutral / Vivid / Warm
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical