www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
5.3 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 is equipped with a variety of featu Read more

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Showing 1-10 of 22
Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

PC Magazine
11 August 2007
  • Conclusion: 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.
  • Pros: Excellent feature set. Zoom and focus ring. Includes a hot shoe. Has optical image stabilization. Supports RAW format.
  • Cons: Big. Pricey. Smallish LCD. Needs better burst mode. No TIFF format support.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.4
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Ergonomics 9
9.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Expert Review

DP Review
20 June 2007
  • Conclusion: 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 menu).
  • Pros: 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 menu for direct access to white balance an...
  • Cons: 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 due to excessive NR, Bleeding of colors (part...
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
17 May 2007
  • Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Megazoom camera 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.3
Design 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Performance 9
8.5
Photo quality 8
7.5

Panasonic Lumix FZ50

Digital Photography Interface
30 November 2006
  • Conclusion: The Panasonic FZ50 is a high-end camera with a large stabilized zoom lens. It handles and feels like a digital SLR. To complement that experience, there's a powerful flash with a hotshoe, full manual controls and shooting modes, accessories, good battery life and RAW mode.
  • Pros: SLR-like feel with optimal amount of external controls, Nice 12x zoom lens with optical image stabilization, Good battery life, Rotating LCD with good visibility, Powerful flash; there's a hotshoe too, Full manual controls with an array of accessories and scene modes, Unlimited continuous shootin...
  • Cons: Expensive (versus entry-level digital SLRs), Faster shutter speeds available only at smaller apertures, Performance reduced thanks to higher resolution; no improvements using lower settings, Smeary details at ISO 400 and above; ISO 3200 unusable, Noise reduction makes "watercolor paintings"; RAW ...
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.3
Design 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Performance 9
8.5
Photo quality 8
7.5

Panasonic Lumix FZ50

Digital Photography Interface
30 November 2006
  • Conclusion: The Panasonic FZ50 is a high-end camera with a large stabilized zoom lens. It handles and feels like a digital SLR. To complement that experience, there's a powerful flash with a hotshoe, full manual controls and shooting modes, accessories, good battery life and RAW mode.
  • Pros: SLR-like feel with optimal amount of external controls, Nice 12x zoom lens with optical image stabilization, Good battery life, Rotating LCD with good visibility, Powerful flash; there's a hotshoe too, Full manual controls with an array of accessories and scene modes, Unlimited continuous shootin...
  • Cons: Expensive (versus entry-level digital SLRs), Faster shutter speeds available only at smaller apertures, Performance reduced thanks to higher resolution; no improvements using lower settings, Smeary details at ISO 400 and above; ISO 3200 unusable, Noise reduction makes "watercolor paintings"; RAW ...
  • Read full review
Overall 9
8.5
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Panasonic Lumix FZ50 Review

What Digital Camera
6 November 2006
  • Summary: Despite negative comparisons to a digital SLR, the FZ50 still manages to offer high-value advantages over rival models, chiefly in its high resolution, image-stabilisation system and lens quality. Panasonic has a history of producing fine superzooms, and the FZ50 continues this tradition.
  • Pros: Good standard of image, High-quality lens, Manual functionality, Speed and responsiveness
  • Cons: Electronic viewfinder lag, Low burst frame rate, Large body size, Noise at higher ISO
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic FZ50

Photoxels
30 October 2006
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 comes the closest to a DSLR-like experience with its excellent handling, smooth manual zoom ring, well-implemented Front and Rear Dials, and its many customization features. It has fast performance with 2 sec. startup and no practical shutter lag.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Camera Labs
1 October 2006
  • Summary: At Cameralabs we were very fond of the earlier Panasonic Lumix FZ30. Sporting a great quality 12x optical zoom lens with effective stabilisation along with SLR-styling and a decent level of manual control, there really wasn’t much to complain about.
  • Pros: Great quality lens with massive 12x range, Optical Image Stabilisation, Flip-out and twistable screen, Great build quality and manual control
  • Cons: Noise levels high even at low sensitivities, Smearing from noise reduction, 35mm equiv not as wide as Fujifilm's 28mm
  • Read full review
Overall 7
6.7
Picture quality 8
8.3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

PC Authority
11 August 2007
  • Summary: Good quality and with a proper li-ion battery, but expensive and bulky compared to the Olympus.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 7
7.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

PhotographyBLOG
23 April 2007
  • Summary: If you want a DSLR-like camera, without it actually being a true DSLR, then the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 is for you. It's one of a handful of compact digital cameras with a 12x zoom lens, offering a versatile focal range of 35-420mm that will more than satisfy most photographers.
  • Read full review
Next page >>