Unfortunately, the FZ50 and it’s Venus Engine III image processor take the sledgehammer approach, leaving behind fuzzy details in its wake. I used the camera’s custom white balance mode to get accurate color with my studio lamps. Just go to the white balance option and choose the “custom set” option, point the camera at something white, and you’re good to go. Now let’s use that same night scene to show how the camera performed at its various ISO settings:. While its bulky, tough-looking exterior will appeal to macho shooters, others might just find the camera imposing and be turned off by the fact that it’s bigger and heavier than most entry-level digital SLRs.

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On the bottom of the camera you’ll find a metal tripod panaxonic inline with the lens and the battery compartment. Playing back images on the Lumix FZ50 was extremely slow, taking more than a full second to go through each shot. Navigate Review Jump to review page If you’re into manual controls, you’ll love what the camera offers.

On the downside, the Panasonic FZ50 really struggles when shooting at higher ISO levels, dmc-gz50 images that are marred by excessive chroma noise.

Then again, the FZ30 was hardly crying out for a massive overhaul; despite a wealth of ‘super zoom’ competitors it really does sit in a class of its own, offering true SLR-like handling and operation and an amazingly versatile mm equivalent 12x optical zoom with fluid-damped mechanical zoom mechanism. As you can see in the screenshot above right, you can easily check to see what the settings are in each of the custom sets.

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Flickr has announced that it will not delete images from its Creative Commons or Flickr Commons collections and is working dmc-fz05 with institutions and non-profits to “keep these photos safe and available for the world to view and enjoy. Nov 8, 2 sample gallery.

I did not find shutter lag to be noticeable, even at the slower shutter speeds where it sometimes pops up. Nov 8, 2 panasonid gallery. Nov 6, 40 camera news. As noted earlier, I also found the Lumix FZ50’s menu system unusually fast to navigate.

You can get as close to your subject as 5 cm at wide-angle and 2 m at the telephoto end in macro mode.

Imaging Resource rating 4. You can set the screen to be viewed from above or below, and from left and right. Just above the Panasonic logo is the AF-assist lamp, which also serves as the visual countdown for the self-timer. The Nikon Z7 is slated as a mirrorless equivalent to the D, but it can’t subject track with the same reliability as its DSLR counterpart.

Naturally, the zoom lens and optical image stabilization can be used during filming.

Panasonic DMC-FZ50 Review

This feature can be used for making “stop motion” animation. You’ve got shutter speed and aperture controls, manual focus, plus advanced white balance tools. Crop sensor, pro body cameras. Photo quality is where the FZ50 starts to fall apart. In addition to streaming on YouTube, you can also download the full-res footage to your computer.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

If you’re a person who doesn’t plan on taking a lot of high ISO shots then I can certainly recommend this camera. When it’s time to charge the battery, just snap it into the included charger. The camera then moves an element in the lens to compensate for this motion, giving you a sharper image. Submit a News Tip!

I’m honestly not surprised to see Panasonic ‘pixel stuffing’ but I’m quite sure that many existing FZ30 owners and even FZ20 owners would say that their camera has more than enough resolution and that they would liked to have seen bigger strides in usable high ISO lower noise and other innovations.

I showed up with a bag full of cameras like I always do and found a line of photographers waiting for me. Reproduction in whole or part in any form or medium without specific written permission is prohibited.

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Purple fringing was not an issue, as the camera’s Venus Engine III processor removes it automatically.