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Panasonic DMC-FS50
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Panasonic DMC-FS50 Digital Camera

16.1MP 5x CCD Jul 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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18 Reasons For

Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

Panasonic is one of the better rated camera manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Panasonic also has good ratings for its compact cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age 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 all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix 5900[plb_2162_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The megapixels of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DMC-FS50 range from 0.3MP to 46MP. With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the Panasonic DMC-FS50 has a fairly high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DMC-FS50.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16.1MP cameras currently available including the Panasonic DMC-TZ35[plb_1974789_price] which has better reviews.

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (16.15MP), the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (16.2MP), or the Leica X2[plb_2496546_price] (16.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Panasonic DMC-FS50 has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] is also worth considering.

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Has Five White Balances

The DMC-FS50 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-FS50. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic DMC-FS50 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. Across all compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-FS50 the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Panasonic DMC-FS50 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Panasonic digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the DMC-FS50. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Panasonic DMC-FS50 has one of the bigger internal memorys (90 megabytes) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The smallest internal memory of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FS50 is 6.9MB and the biggest is 8.2GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DMC-FS50 is 1.8, the smallest is 72, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.7. At 6.9, the Panasonic DMC-FS50 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DMC-FS50.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the DMC-FS50 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions 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). Cameras of a similar age and type to the DMC-FS50 video resolutionss range from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

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

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

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

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TFT Display

The DMC-FS50 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras of this age and type. 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. Across all digital cameras of a similar age and type to the DMC-FS50 the display ranges from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Panasonic DMC-FS50 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DMC-FS50. Across all the cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-FS50 the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-FS50 the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22. The DMC-FS50 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Light

The weights of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-FS50 range from 20g to 840g. When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-FS50 that we have assessed the weight of, the DMC-FS50's weight of only 85 grams is one of the lightest.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have a built-in flash, however the Panasonic DMC-FS50 does not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FS50 do not support video capability. The DMC-FS50 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support video capability including the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of this age and spec do not support Full HD video. The Panasonic DMC-FS50 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DMC-FS50 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-FS50 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Panasonic DMC-FS50 is not 3D. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FS50 are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the DMC-FS50 does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the DMC-TZ30[pl_1847857_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ41[pl_2149949_price] both from Panasonic.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic DMC-FS50 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FS50 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

Across all the compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-FS50 the optical zooms range from 0.17x to 50x. With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the DMC-FS50 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the DMC-FS50.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot A3200 IS[plb_1463972_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S3400[plb_2072942_price] (7x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Panasonic DMC-FS50 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Panasonic digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the DMC-FS50. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 690 milliamperes * hour, the DMC-FS50 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DMC-FS50. The smallest battery capacity of compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DMC-FS50 is 170mAh, the biggest is 2,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 840mAh.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The DMC-FS50 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FS50. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 3 and the highest is 52,000.

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Very Small Extra/Smart Zoom

At only 8 times zoom factor, the DMC-FS50 has a fairly small extra/Smart zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-FS50 the extra/Smart zooms range from 1.3x to 220x.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Panasonic DMC-FS50 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Panasonic digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Small Normal Focusing Range (wide)

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the normal focusing range (wide)s range from 0.01m to 0.8m, and the average normal focusing range (wide) is 0.43m. The DMC-FS50 has a fairly small normal focusing range (wide) (only 0.05 meters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic DMC-FS50

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the DMC-FS50 over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-FS50 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-XS3[plb_2003627_price], or the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price].

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

The DMC-FS50 has a fairly standard display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the DMC-FS50.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.7" screen cameras currently available including the Sony DSC-WX80[plb_1621797_price], or the GE E1450W[plb_1772835_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Fujifilm X-Q1[plb_2452648_price] (3"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ56[plb_2248400_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Camera File System
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

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…

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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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