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Panasonic DMC-FS50 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 5x Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Panasonic has good camera reviews
Does not have a GPS (satellite)
Does not support Wi-Fi

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Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 9,075 expert and user reviews (including 790 verified purchases), Panasonic has good ratings for its cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in July 2013.


Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Panasonic DMC-FS50 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the 200, or the SAMSUNG WB850F both from Samsung or the Sony HX100V.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DMC-FS50 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Panasonic DMC-FS50 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Wi-Fi and we think the 200, or the 150F both from Samsung are also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The DMC-FS50 does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not feature bluetooth.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-FS50 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Fujifilm FinePix S4800.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DMC-FS50 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera the display diagonals range from 2" to 4.8". At only 2.7 inches, the Panasonic DMC-FS50 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other 2.7" screen cameras and we think because of its better review score, the Samsung DV150F is also worth considering.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99) (3" and higher rated), or the DMC-SZ8 (3" and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the Olympus PEN E-PL7 (£429) (3" and higher rated).

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera is 430,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The Panasonic DMC-FS50 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The Panasonic DMC-FS50 has a relatively average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Nikon L120, the Canon ELPH 115 IS, and the Olympus VR-340 (£75.99) are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the WB250 (5x and higher rated), or the 150F (5x and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99) (5x and higher rated).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of cameras that are a similar age to this camera is 14x, and the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x. With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the DMC-FS50 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo which has better reviews.

If this digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (5.8x and higher rated), or the Canon 150 (£4,665.84) (8x and higher rated).

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera is 7.4. At 6.9, the DMC-FS50 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 130 millimeters, the DMC-FS50 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera is 350mm.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 4.5mm, the longest is 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. At only 24 millimeters, the DMC-FS50 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 2.8, the Panasonic DMC-FS50 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. The average minimum aperture number of cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera is 3.4, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic DMC-FS50 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Nikon L120, or the GE J1455 which both of have better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DMC-FS50 has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072. The still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4928 x 3264 (best).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 16.1MP cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99), the Casio EX-ZR300, or the Nikon 26.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (16.15MP and higher rated).

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

At 90 megabytes, the DMC-FS50 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The average internal memory of digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera is 220MB, and the internal memory range from 8MB to 8GB.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Panasonic DMC-FS50 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Hand Strap

The DMC-FS50 has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DMC-FS50 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic DMC-FS50 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Panasonic DMC-FS50 features voice recording, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic DMC-FS50 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

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 camera). This Panasonic camera also 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). The video resolution of all medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Light

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg. With a weight of only 85 grams, the DMC-FS50 is one of the lightest medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Product Identifiers

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

Panasonic DMC-FS50 Review Sources

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