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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

$239.00
A good value for money and critically acclaimed 12.1 megapixel 30 times zoom factor camera
Compact 12.1MP 30x Yes Feb 2015
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 number 430 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 61?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 84% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good lens quality, it is robust and good video capture.
This Panasonic digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite big optical zoom
1" image sensor size
Quite low megapixel
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

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How Big is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50?

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 is 110.7mm wide and 64.6mm tall. It is 34.4mm deep and weighs 217g.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and reviewed.com.

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User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 84 out of 100. 29 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 85% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Four owners agreed that it had a good zoom, three customers who reviewed it said that it had a good lens and two owners considered that the product had a good autofocus.

Panasonic Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 11,202 owner and expert reviews (including 2,725 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has very good ratings specifically for its cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is Robust

Three customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was well made.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Four owners thought it was good for video recording.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Six people who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use and three people considered that this digital camera was easy to use the menus.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

15 owners who bought this digital camera thought it was able to produce good images and two people who reviewed it thought it had a good picture resolution.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Three people who purchased the product reckoned that it was compact.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four people reckoned that the product had a good viewfinder.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Three owners who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 considered that it was good quality.

Users Report a Good Flash

Three owners said in their reviews that it had a good flash.


Value For Money

Average Priced

The price range of digital cameras is from $29 to $6,895. We think that this Panasonic digital camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras.

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Features

Quite Low Megapixel

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. The Lumix DMC-ZS50 has one of the lower megapixels (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-ZS50 has a fairly typical weight (217 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on digital cameras.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of cameras is 12x, and the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 83x. With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-ZS50 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Fairly High Magnification

At 2.59 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-ZS50 has a fairly high magnification compared to most of the other digital cameras. Across all the digital cameras the magnifications range from 0.15x to 100x, and the average magnification is 2.6x.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras. This camera also support a video resolutions of 1080 x 720 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all cameras the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-ZS50 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4000 x 2672, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 2448 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2560 x 1712, 1920 x 1920, 2560 x 1440, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1536 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 424 and 480 x 480 and 640 x 360. Across all cameras the worst still image resolution is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of cameras is 420MB, and the internal memory range from 1MB to 32GB. With an internal memory of 86 megabytes, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Lumix DMC-ZS50 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 2.3mm, the longest is 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm. The Lumix DMC-ZS50 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (720 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-ZS50 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-ZS50 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

Cameras have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.17" and 8", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.41". With a viewfinder screen size of only 0.2 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of cameras range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. At 1,040,000 pixel, the Lumix DMC-ZS50 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in February 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic dmczs50sr, panasonic dmczs50w, panasonic dmczs50k

Barcodes:

0000008.85E+11, 00008.8517E+11, 00885170235465, 00885170235472

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