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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 884 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and portability. The image quality and usability also get good views. The storage and exposure get negative views, and reviews about the shutter and low light performance are mixed.

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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-FZ50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the image quality and performance are overall positive. The lens and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the image stabilizer.

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

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the zoom and portability. The image quality and usability also get good opinions.

performance, usability, image quality, portability, zoom

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

 

Panasonic's new Lumix DMC FZ50, which replaces the FZ30, is an excellent superzoom camera that carries a host of improvements. First of all, it's now got 10 megapixels. Second, it can shoot at a greater range of ISO ratingsup to 1,600!although my test...

Excellent feature set. Zoom and focus ring. Includes a hot shoe. Has optical image stabilization. Supports RAW format.

Big. Pricey. Smallish LCD. Needs better burst mode. No TIFF format support.

An excellent camera for those who want D-SLR-like quality and performance. It can also shoot video in both standard and 16:9 format at 30 fps.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 review

 

Its electronic viewfinder (EVF), like most EVFs, is bit coarse to look at, but again, is roughly equivalent with its competitors'. In continuous shooting mode, it doesn't go blank as some EVFs do between shots. Instead, it shows you the last image...

Fast, 12X optical, image-stabilized zoom lens; raw capture; sensitivity to as high as ISO 1,600.

Big camera body; auto white balance is bad with tungsten lighting; relatively expensive.

If you can get past its large size, Panasonic's DMC-FZ50 is a decent choice for a superzoom.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Review

 

Announced bang on schedule exactly a year after the camera it replaces, the FZ50 is the new flagship in Panasonic's big-zoom Lumix range, upping the image size to a class-leading 10.2 megapixels and adding a couple of welcome new features. Unlike the...

Excellent resolution and corner-to-corner detail at lower ISO settings Vivid but realistic color Superb 12x optical zoom Effective image stabilization Excellent handling and SLR-like control Comprehensive range of controls and features New Function...

Extra 2 million pixels offer little visible advantage Noise reduction produces visible artefacts and loss of low contrast detail even at low ISO (and noise if you don't use NR) if viewed at 100% (actual pixels) ISO 400 and above very soft and smeary...

The FZ50 answers several of the minor quibbles we had with the FZ30 (better access to ISO and WB, proper raw conversion software in the box, more flexible screen positioning) and adds some useful new features (TTL hot shoe, custom modes, function...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

 

Physical Views The Panasonic FZ50 compared in size to a standard CD disc. Continue to Features & Controls Lumix DMC-FZ50 Specifications Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 14 elements in 10 groups (3 Aspherical lenses / 3 Aspherical surfaces, 1 ED Lens)...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Test

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Digitalkamera Test : Durch die immer günstiger werdenden digitalen Spiegelreflexkameras ist der Markt für leistungsfähige Kompaktkameras ein Stückchen kleiner geworden. Nicht völlig zu Recht, denn in der Topklasse findet man...

Nov, 2006

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ50 review

 

As more and more digital SLR cameras are becoming attractively priced, the market for high-end compact cameras seems to have shrunk significantly. Undeserved perhaps, as the top class segment offers first-rate compact cameras that can almost compete...

The Panasonic Lumix FZ50 camera is already Panasonic's fourth FZ10-series Megazoom camera, the FZ40 never existed. It has to be said the step from FZ20 to the FZ30 was quite a leap indeed. The step to the Lumix FZ50 isn't quite as large, yet every bit...

Expert review by (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Review

 

The new Panasonic DMC-FZ50 is a compact digital camera that offers many of the benefits of a true DSLR. There's a 12x ultra-zoom lens, equivalent to a focal length of 35-420mm, housed in a...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Digital Camera - Full Review

 

Panasonic's Lumix FZ50 takes the company into new territory in terms of resolution, matching the resolution of many popular SLRs, and exceeding their zoom abilities with one very long 12x, 35-420mm Leica zoom. Though the Panasonic FZ50 is as big as an...

Generous, 12x optical zoom lens, Very quiet, easy-to-adjust manual zoom ring, Effective fly-by-wire manual focus ring, Excellent MEGA O.I.S. feature steadies long-range and low-light shots, Serious, hefty design suggests professional digital SLR,...

Heavy chroma noise when shooting above ISO 400, Shots at ISO 400 look okay, but distinctly soft printed at 8x10 ; shots at ISO 800 are only good for 4x6 prints at best, Early shutter penalty jams up camera if you snap pictures too quickly, Shot-to-shot...

Panasonic's all-in-one superzoom cameras have garnered very positive reviews from critics and consumers alike over the years, and with good reason. The winning combination of the Lumix line's Leica-branded optical zoom lenses of up to 12x, and...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

 

There are a few other minor changes that I'll cover in the review. So what hasn't changed since the FZ30? You still get the same 12X optical zoom lens, optical image stabilization, full manual controls, zoom and focus rings around the lens, a rotating...

Wonderfully designed, SLR-style body ; 12X zoom Leica lens ; Optical image stabilization ; Robust performance in most areas ; Flip-down, rotating 2-inch LCD display; screen is visible in both dim and bright light (same with the EVF) ; Full manual...

Mushy details at ISO 200 above due to over-zealous noise reduction system ; Expensive ; Some redeye ; Focus distance not shown on LCD/EVF in manual focus mode ; Borderline useless high sensitivity mode ; No USB 2.0 High Speed support ; Tiny memory card...

Do I like the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50? Yes, quite a lot. Am I disappointed that Panasonic stuffed a tiny 10 Megapixel sensor into it and then turned the noise reduction to eleven? Very much so. The FZ50 is definitely the best designed ultra zoom out...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by (photoaxe.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Digital Camera Review

 

The FZ50 Panasonic is versatile, easy to use, and produces incredibly sharp photographs but is built like a tank and picking up and aiming with it is a lot like looking down the barrel of a gun. It is powered with Mega Optical Image stabilizer and...

Feb, 2007

Price comparison for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

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10.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 18 x 24-inch prints
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8.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch prints
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