Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Review
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 key features
- 30X zoom lens
- Internal EVF
- 12 MP image resolution
- 3 inch panel
As mentioned, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 is the latest of the company’s super zoom compact camera and is available for around 400 dollars. It is interesting to note that while most camera manufacturing companies are rushing to release into the market compacts with sensors of up to 20 mega pixels, Panasonic has boldly decided to swim against the current by stepping down the resolution of its sensors on its latest compact. The new Lumix ZS50 has an image sensor of 12 mega pixels and in what many would have so quickly termed as a not well thought through strategy, this 12 MP compact has taken the market by storm, performing even better than the pixel packed sensor especially in dim lighting. This, combined with the incredible features I just mentioned above comes together to form one of the best pocket cameras to be released in our day.
What is the design of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50?
You would expect that with the type of zoom range this camera sports it would be quite a task trying to fit it into your pocket. Well, it is not. This Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 slides into your pants side pockets with great ease, and what is more, it is almost weightless! The 8.6 once body spans 2.5 X 4.4 X 1.4 inches and this is generally characteristic of most compact cameras. It is available in two shades; an all-black shade or mix of both black and silver.
The image sensor of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 is quite small and this is a design consideration that is aimed at keeping both the size and weight of the camera at its minimum. The aperture too is fairly modest, especially when compared too much bigger cameras. Its focal length ranges from f/3.3 to f/6.4 and that is when it has been zoomed to its maximum ability.
What is the performance ?
The performance of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 is nothing short of excellence. Its relatively low resolution image sensor allows for remarkable shots in dim lighting, something that even the higher resolutions sensor cameras cannot boast of. The camera also has an electronic view finder and a number of other editing features that boost the overall performance of the camera.
The camera also comes with good connectivity options the most impressive being the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth that allow for sharing and uploading of data and images.
What is the image quality ?
The rear 3 inch panel has quite the resolution!! It packs an incredible 1040k dots into its 3 inch frame, making for really sharp and crisp images.
The Panasonic ZS50 is capable of taking amazing shots thanks to its long zoom range and it’s in built stabilization features. These allow the camera to sustain images shot at longer speeds. The 12 MP sensor on the other hand is able to boast the quality of the images and clips shot at higher sensitivities
This camera Panasonic have launched is no doubt a worthy compact camera to purchase and it is available at a price of about $400, which is slightly more than most other compact cameras, but is still a reasonable price.
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