Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 Review Summary
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 Assessment
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 is an ultra-zoom with an impressive ultra-wide angle 24X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 25-600mm. This advanced ultra-zoom has all photographic controls expected from a prosumer model: full-manual controls, spot metering, custom white-balance with dual-axis fine-tuning, manual focus, plus exposure bracketing. It is build around a high-speed CCD sensor which gives it full HD video capabilities and up to 3.7 FPS continuous drive at full-resolution. The FZ47 also has full manual controls for video which is extremely rare among such cameras.
Clearly, this versatile feature set is great to have and the Lumix FZ47 has a reasonable amount of external controls to use these efficiently. The true downside of this digital camera is sub-par image quality which limits the usable ISO range to a maxium of 400. On the other hand, the FZ47 performs well in terms of speed and its autofocus is fast compared to most competitors.
|Good exposure accuracy||Noise reduction softness at all ISO|
|Above average Automatic WB||Almost pointless ISO 800 & 1600|
|Low optical distortion||Poor color accuracy|
|Generally responsive||Poor focus in low-light|
|Fast autofocus speed||Not Exposure-Priority|
|Quick shutter lag||Tiny EVF|
|Awesome LCD visibility||Low battery-life|
|Quite good usability||Play button too flush|
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Panasonic DMC-FZ47 Facts
|12 Megapixels Ultra Zoom||ISO 100-1600|
|24X Ultra-Wide Optical Zoom||Shutter 1/2000-60s|
|Built-in Stabilization||Full manual controls, including Manual Focus|
|0.20" Built-in EVF 201K Pixels||Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning|
|3.7 FPS Drive, 7 Images||Spot-Metering|
|1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video Recording||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|3" LCD 460K Pixels||Secure Digital Extended Capacity|
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