Summary: Clearly, this versatile feature set is great to have and the Lumix FZ47 has a reasonable amount of external controls to use these efficiently. The true downside of this digital camera is sub-par image quality which limits the usable ISO range to a maxium of 400. On the other hand, the FZ47 performs well in terms of speed and its autofocus is fast compared to most competitors.
Pros: Good exposure accuracy, Above average Automatic WB, Low optical distortion, Generally responsive, Fast autofocus speed, Quick shutter lag, Awesome LCD visibility, Quite good usability
Cons: Noise reduction softness at all ISO, Almost pointless ISO 800 & 1600, Poor color accuracy, Poor focus in low-light, Not, Tiny EVF, Low battery-life, Play button too flush
Excerpt: The 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 recording, and much more.
Summary: Panasonic explains the drop in resolution is in order to support 1080i video and quicker continuous shooting, but it also allows the camera to enjoy slightly lower noise levels at higher sensitivities. Don't get too excited: it's not a dramatic improvement by any means, but as you'll see in my FZ47 / FZ48 noise results page, there are visible improvements over its predecessor if you look closely.
Pros: Great quality 25-600mm 24x zoom., 1080i movies with zooming and effects., Detailed 3in 460k screen., Foolproof Intelligent Auto mode.
Cons: No RAW mode. Only now on FZ150., Continuous shooting below spec., No hotshoe for external flash., Shortest lens range of peer-group.
Conclusion: For a camera with a long telephoto zoom such as this, performance at high ISO sensitivities is important, as a lens with an angle of view still requires higher shutter speeds to achieve sharp images - even with image stabilisation.
Summary: The Lumix FZ48's fast autofocus is its premier feature, capable of attaining focus in little time. Other features are equally impressive - the LCD screen looks great in playback and has a wide angle of view, plus the movie mode allows for a good level of recording control.
Summary: • Digital Zoom of 4x • Focal Length of f= 4.5 – 108 mm (25 – 600 mm in 35 mm equiv.) • Optical Zoom of 24x • Storage Media of Built-in Memory, SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Memory Card • 3.0″ TFT Screen LCD Display • Resolution range of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels • Effective Pixels of 12.5 • CCD Image Sensor • Image Stabilization of POWER O.I.S • Li-Ion 895 mAh Battery • Built-in memory of 70MB • Full HD Recording • Bad picture quality in low light conditions • Build quality is just average...
Pros: Digital Zoom of 4x , Focal Length of f= 4.5 – 108 mm (25 – 600 mm in 35 mm equiv.) , Optical Zoom of 24x , Storage Media of Built-in Memory, SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Memory Card , 3.0″ TFT Screen LCD Display , Resolution range of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels , Effective Pixels of 12.5 , CCD Image Sensor , Image Stabilization of POWER O.I.S , Li-Ion 895 mAh Battery , Built-in memory of 70MB , Full HD Recording
Cons: Bad picture quality in low light conditions , Build quality is just average
Conclusion: The Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ48 is very hard to beat. It is up against some stiff competition, but the combination of features, image quality and pricing makes it the outstanding model in its category. When it comes to picture quality it has few weaknesses and its length of lens means it can cope with more or less any photo opportunity.
Panasonic’s super-zoom bridge camera is big, but versatile
Good Gear Guide.au
26 December 2011
Summary: 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 much lower -- and the screen and viewfinder aren’t great, but it has a great lens with excellent zoom range and generally decent image quality.
Pros: Comfortable and easy to use, Good lens range and quality, Good video quality
Cons: Small viewfinder and low-resolution LCD, High recommended retail price, No RAW image capture