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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 886 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and portability. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the shutter. The exposure and contrast get less positive comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality and performance. The lens and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the image stabilizer.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the zoom and portability. The image quality and usability are also appreciated.

performance, usability, image quality, portability, zoom

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 review

 

It's got the dream quartet of a 10MP sensor, 12x zoom, image stabiliser and pro controls. But does Panasonic's FZ50 live up to its peerless CV?

Megapixels gone mad. A great camera let down by an overambitious sensor

Feb, 2007

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

It's got the dream quartet of a 10MP sensor, 12x zoom, image stabiliser and pro controls. But does Panasonic's FZ50 live up to its peerless CV?

Megapixels gone mad. A great camera let down by an overambitious sensor

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 review

 

Do you really need an SLR? We look at Panasonic's argument

Stunning lens ; Good range of creative features ; Gorgeous movie mode

Image quality not on SLR levels

This is one compact that should be proud of its all-in-one heritage

Dec, 2006

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 review

 

Panasonic's FZ50 picked up a Best Buy award in our ultra-zoom lab test a year ago.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 review

 

Its electronic viewfinder (EVF), like most EVFs, is bit coarse to look at, but again, is roughly equivalent with its competitors'. In continuous shooting mode, it doesn't go blank as some EVFs do between shots. Instead, it shows you the last image...

Fast, 12X optical, image-stabilized zoom lens; raw capture; sensitivity to as high as ISO 1,600.

Big camera body; auto white balance is bad with tungsten lighting; relatively expensive.

If you can get past its large size, Panasonic's DMC-FZ50 is a decent choice for a superzoom.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Panasonic DMC-FZ50

 

Good image quality when the RAW format is used.Stabilized 12X zoom.Smooth zoom adjustment ring.Excellent zoom.4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 aspect ratios.Complete range of capture modes.Long exposures up to 60 seconds.Sturdily built.Exceptional SilkyPix software.

JPEG compression too destructive.Noise as of 100 ISO.As expensive as an entry level digital SLR.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : WDC Team (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

 

A superzoom update to the successful Lumix FZ30

Good standard of image, High-quality lens, Manual functionality, Speed and responsiveness

Electronic viewfinder lag, Low burst frame rate, Large body size, Noise at higher ISO

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,...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by (photoxels.com)

Panasonic FZ50 Review

 

Image quality is very good to excellent at ISO 100, with low noise and images retaining most of the details. At higher ISOs, images suffer from noise and loss of detail.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Ian Burley (dpnow.com)

Panasonic DMC-FZ50 image samples

 

for the European press, so below is a smaller than ideal gallery of original JPEG images I took using the camera. However, I was able to make some quick comparisons with last year's DMC-LX1 to get an idea if Panasonic's claims that the latest Venus...

In fact I urge you to evaluate these pictures offline by printing them, as I did, as I don't feel that on-screen examination, especially at the high resolution of these files, serves the overall quality that these files bear

Jul, 2006

Expert review by (photoanswers.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

 

Compact it most certainly isn't, but it falls into this category because it doesn't use a through the lens viewing system like an SLR. It's probably more suited to users who might consider a small compact too gimmicky, but don't want to make the jump...

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