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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 / DMC-FZ48

alaTest has collected and analyzed 459 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 / DMC-FZ48. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the price and image quality are on the whole positive. The zoom and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the memory and storage, and there are mixed opinions on the shutter and screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 / DMC-FZ48 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 / DMC-FZ48

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 / DMC-FZ48 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the image quality and zoom. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, portability, zoom, image quality

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 / DMC-FZ48

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 / DMC-FZ48 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability, whereas there are some critical views about the zoom.

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

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

 

Editors' note: Several of the features, shooting options, and aspects of the design are identical between the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 and the

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 has excellent features, design, and shooting performance.

For the $100 price drop from the FZ47's linemate, the FZ150, you lose a lot of features and get less-impressive shooting performance and low-light photo quality.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 is a very good megazoom for the money, but if you want more control over results--especially in low light--you'll want to step up to the Lumix FZ150.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

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...

Jul, 2011

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 (also known as the DMC-FZ47) is a new super-zoom camera featuring a wide-angle 24x zoom lens and 12 megapixel CCD image sensor. Successor to the year-old FZ45 model, the bridge-style Panasonic FZ48 compact also offers a...

At first glance the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 looks like a carbon copy of last year's FZ45 model, but underneath the hood there are some significant changes, most notably full 1080p movies, much faster burst shooting, higher-resolution screen and even...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

 

Its incredible wide-angle to telephoto reach and good image quality makes the 24x Panasonic FZ47 easy to recommend. The addition of Full HD video makes it even easier. Pros: Excellent zoom range; Full HD movies; Quick menu for easy adjustments;...

Excellent zoom range; Full HD movies; Quick menu for easy adjustments; Excellent controls; Fast shutter lag

Tendency to blow highlights in cloudy conditions; Lacks RAW mode; Lens hood blocks flash; Movie record button awkward

Pro: Con: Amazing zoom range Optical image stabilization Full HD movie mode with stereo sound Plenty of modes for the photographer who likes to experiment Quick Menu gives easy access to oft-used functions Good controls Full range of exposure modes in...

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

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...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Perlman (technobuffalo.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 Review: A Worthy Soccer Mom Cam

 

The Super Zoom digital camera market is one of the most fearsome battlegrounds in the photography world. Super Zoom cameras represent any fixed-lens compact camera that boasts a long optical zoom. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 has a 24x optical zoom…

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Christopher Snow (reviewed.com)

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...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Neocamera (neocamera.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 is an ultra-zoom with an impressive ultra-wide angle 24X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 25-600mm. This advanced ultra-zoom has all photographic controls expected from a prosumer model: full-manual controls, spot metering,...

Good exposure accuracy, Above average Automatic WB, Low optical distortion, Generally responsive, Quick shutter lag, Awesome LCD visibility, Quite good usability

Noise reduction softness at all ISO, Almost pointless ISO 800 & 1600, Poor color accuracy, Poor focus in low-light, Tiny EVF, Low battery-life, Play button too flush

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 is a feature-rich ultra-zoom with full 1080p HD video capabilities and 3.7 FPS continuous drive. Within its ergonomic body, this digital camera packs an extremely versatile 24X optical zoom lens of exceptional quality.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ47 digital camera

 

Panasonic's super-zoom bridge camera is big, but versatile

Comfortable and easy to use ; Good lens range and quality ; Good video quality

Small viewfinder and low-resolution LCD ; High recommended retail price ; No RAW image capture

The Panasonic LUMIX FZ47 is the little brother of the top-of-the-line FZ150, and it sacrifices a range of features like the FZ150’s Live MOS sensor and accessory hot-shoe to cut the price slightly. It’s still too expensive -- although street prices are...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix FZ48

 

Does Panasonic's all-new Lumix FZ48 superzoom deliver the goods?

Flexible zoom range, Easy to use, Good movie-recording abilities

Some image quality issues, Removal of Raw recording a step backwards, EVF isn't great

Sep, 2011

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