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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 Indoor Crops

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsUltra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Ultra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Electronic View FinderElectronic View FinderStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Indoor Crops

Below are sample crops from an indoor photograph taken at each of the Panasonic DMC-FZ47's ISO settings. A crop from the Fujifilm Finepix S100FS
Fujifilm Finepix S100FS
at the same ISO setting is shown next to each one of the FZ47. Images below are all unmodified 100% crops from their respective cameras taken at the highest quality setting. ISO was set on camera, everything else was left on automatic.

These crops help determine which ISO settings can be acceptably used. As noise increases, most cameras compensate with noise reduction which introduces softness. The result is that, while you can partly reduce noise at the expense of details, the maximum acceptable print size gets smaller as ISO is increased. The point at which a print become unacceptably noisy is a matter of personal taste.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47

Fuji Finepix S100FS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 - ISO 200 Crops
ISO 200
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 200 Crops
ISO 200
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600

From the start, the Panasonic concedes a lead of 2-2½ stops to the S100FS, producing soft images even at its base sensitivity of 100. Each stop further adds more softness. From ISO 400 onwards, softness takes over significantly reducing possible print sizes.

Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 3200
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47
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By on 2011/11/28
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Panasonic DMC-FZ47 Facts


Large digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm

1/2.3" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

12 Megapixels Ultra ZoomISO 100-1600
24X Ultra-Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/2000-60s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
0.20" Built-in EVF 201K PixelsCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
3.7 FPS Drive, 7 ImagesSpot-Metering
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingLithium-Ion Battery
3" LCD 460K PixelsSecure Digital Extended Capacity
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