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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 Digital Camera

16.1MP 5x CCD Jul 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Compact Digital Camera FS50 - Slim, Stylish Camera With 5x Optical Zoom Lens From 24mm Wide-angle For Shooting Everyday Scenes The DMC-FS50 packages a 24mm ultra wide-angle LUMIX DC VARIO lens... More
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20 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic digital cameras and also specifically for Panasonic compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Panasonic had good ratings compared to other brands.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think the Samsung ST90, the Olympus VR-350, and the GE G5WP (£49.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

Cameras of this age and type have megapixel counts of between 0.3MP and 46MP. The Lumix DMC-FS50 has a fairly high megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FS50.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 16.1MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ35, the Sony DSC-H90 (£95.99), or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700.

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (16.15MP), the Samsung WB50F (16.2MP), or the Sony DSC-WX50 (16.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Lumix DMC-FS50 has an image stabiliser.

Other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the GE G3WP, or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the FinePix X10, and the FinePix AX600 both from Fujifilm or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Panasonic camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FS50. The photo effects "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FS50 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. Across all cameras of this type and age the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Lumix DMC-FS50 has one of the bigger internal memory (90 megabytes) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The smallest internal memory of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FS50 is 1MB and the biggest is 8.2GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of 6.9, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 has one of the smaller maximum apertures amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture of cameras of this age and type is 6.8.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FS50 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The Lumix DMC-FS50 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This digital camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on cameras of this age and type. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" is also featured on this camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FS50. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this camera.

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TFT Display

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Most cameras that were released around the same time as it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The best display of all cameras of this type and age is OLED and the worst is LCD.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture

At only 2.8, the Lumix DMC-FS50 has a quite small minimum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-FS50 the minimum apertures range from 1.3 to 6.6, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The Lumix DMC-FS50 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (only 24 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average minimum focal length of digital cameras of this age and spec is 26mm.

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Narrow

Comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years have widths of between 16mm and 470mm, and the average width is 100mm. With a width of only 93 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-FS50 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FS50.

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Short

Cameras of this spec and age have heights of between 10mm and 750mm, and the average height is 61mm. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 is quite short (only 54.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Light

Cameras of this age and spec have weights of between 20g and 710g, and the average weight is 170g. When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FS50, the weight of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 of only 85 grams is one of the lightest.

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Very Thin

At only 18 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-FS50 is quite thin compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FS50. Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the depths range from 4mm to 2,200mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Chip.de and besteproduct.nl the average expert rating of this Panasonic digital camera is 60%. If all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the bottom 9%.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-FS50 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FS50 which support video recording.

Other cameras which also support video recording that you might want to look at include the FinePix X10, or the FinePix JX550 both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Lumix DMC-FS50 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FS50 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Coolpix S9500, or the Coolpix S9400 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FS50, the Lumix DMC-FS50 does not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000, the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-FS50 are not 3D compatible. The Lumix DMC-FS50 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FS50 also do not have a GPS.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to look at include the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-FS50 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FS50 the optical zooms range from 2.7x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x. At only 5 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FS50 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FS50.

Alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45, or the Samsung ST150F which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Coolpix S5200 (6x), or the Coolpix S2750 (6x) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W810 (6x) which is also higher rated.

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Only 1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Lumix DMC-FS50 is 1/2.33"". That's 1% less optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/2.3"". Across all similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the optical sensor size ranges from 1/2.5"" (worst) to 2/3"" (best).

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FS50. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Only Features One Light Metering Mode

The Lumix DMC-FS50 has a greater number of light metering modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly featured light metering mode is Centre-weighted, but this light metering mode is not featured on this Panasonic camera. The light metering modes Evaluative (Multi-pattern) are also featured on this camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of only 1,600, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Cameras of this type and age have maximum ISO speeds of between 200 and 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,500.

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Very Small Extra / Smart Zoom

Across all the digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the extra / smart zooms range from 1.3x to 96x, and the average extra / smart zoom is 26x. At only 8 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 has a quite small extra / smart zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FS50.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Lumix DMC-FS50 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FS50.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-FS50 over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FS50.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think the Nikon Coolpix S02 (£120.83), and the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS (£242.41) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the WB350F (£107.99) (5x and higher rated), or the WB150F (£269.99) (5x and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Pentax Efina (5x and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Lumix DMC-FS50 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FS50.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S6600, the Fujifilm FinePix JZ200, and the Sony DSC-W610 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm X100 (£209.00) (2.8"), the Leica C (Typ 112) (3"), or the Olympus Stylus SH-60 (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Technical Details
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
USB 2.0 Port
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(3)
21 May 2013

Hij oogt slechts een fractie groter dan zijn kleinere broertje, maar daarmee is de Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50 direct ook een stukje degelijker. En saaier. Het apparaat moet het vooral hebben van z'n... Read more…

13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

1 November 2013

Die nur 9,3 cm breite, 5,5 cm hohe und 1,8 cm tiefe Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS50, die zu einer UVP von 119 Euro angeboten wird, wiegt einschließlich Akku 85 Gramm. Der 2,33 Zoll große CCD Sensor... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcfs50, panasonic dmcfs50e, panasonic dmcfs50eb, panasonic dmcfs50ebs, panasonic dmcfs50ebk
Barcodes 05025232725236, 05025232725243, 05025232725250, 05025232725267, 05025232725298

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