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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Digital Camera

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Compact Camera 12.1MP 30x Feb 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are good
Easy to use
Unacceptable noise level
60 Reviews
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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. If all the cameras of a comparable age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this Panasonic digital camera is in the top 12%.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, Lumix DMC-ZS50 owners rated this digital camera 84%. 29 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 85% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 8,853 user and expert reviews (including 695 verified purchases), Panasonic has good ratings for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Camera

Features Histogram

The Lumix DMC-ZS50 features histogram. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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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 low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Smart TV

Does Not Have Gps

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it did not have gps. Bhphotovideo.com said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 review two years ago “No GPS” however they scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

Three people who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 considered that it did not have a good battery life. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “No battery charger”. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Short Battery Life” in their review. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Battery charges in camera” in their review.


Support

Good Support

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Mike wrote “Be sure to read the manual that comes on the cd, you will discover how to do so much more with camera”. Vchain wrote “Nice bridge between an instant and manual camera” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 a rating of 80 out of 100. Captain Craig said on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “I wanted a camera that had decent features, RAW, manual control, good focal length”.


Light Exposure

Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Lumix DMC-ZS50 is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "100", "200", "800", "1600", "3200" and "6400" are also supported by this camera.

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Memory

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Lumix DMC-ZS50 has one of the bigger internal memory (86 megabytes) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The internal memory of low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 8MB to 7.5GB, and the average internal memory is 300MB.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Two customers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 concluded that it was noisy. Waxart said on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Believe me, when I say I'm picky! Low light shots are not too noisy due to the sensibly low megapixel count(12MP”. Captain Craig wrote in their review of this digital camera “The low light performance and decrease is noise improvement is terrific”.


Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 has a hand strap, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Lumix DMC-ZS50 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Lumix DMC-ZS50 has a batteries included, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Design

Easy to Use

Fourteen customers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use. Reviewed.com said “The controls are balanced enough to be comfortable for new users”. Linda mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Still has the small, easy to handle size and easy to use and navigate options”. Old Man in the Mountains mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The intelligent auto plus mode allows for adequate Control in most situations” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Five customers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Jdkatz gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “With the ZS50 i get a lot of bang for the buck - creative settings are good, particularly monochrome”. Bob mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The main menu is easy and intuitive to navigate”. Bob also mentioned “To make this even easier, there is a Quick Menu as well as two customizable Function Buttons” in his review.

One owner who bought it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Waxart gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Above all, I needed something with a viewfinder both to hold the camera steady”.

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Well Made

Five owners who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. Bhphotovideo.com said “Built In Evf” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50. Two years ago Mark D mentioned in his review of this digital camera “It appears to be well built”. Last year Jerrkowa wrote “It has a vast array of both automatic and manual settings, is compact and solidly built”.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Keitan wrote in their review of this digital camera “Though the camera is a bit more robust without one”. Glidster mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The robust Wi-Fi capabilities allows sending pics directly to smart TVs”.

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Good Quality

Fourteen customers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 reckoned that it was good quality. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Good Image Quality” in their review of this digital camera and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. Two years ago Nullando mentioned “Very impressed with video quality, autofocus and stabilisation - better than video cameras in similar price range ( i have a panasonic camera too” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Jdkatz mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “I have been very impressed by the quality at full optical zoom”.


Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Lumix DMC-ZS50 has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-ZS50 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support PictBridge.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-ZS50 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

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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 comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Most cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 4000 x 2672, 3264 x 2176, 2560 x 1712, 2048 x 1360, 640 x 424, 4000 x 2248, 2560 x 1440, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 2992 x 2992, 2448 x 2448, 1920 x 1920 and 1536 x 1536 and 480 x 480. Low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4032 x 3024 (best).

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Lens System

Very Big Optical Zoom

The Lumix DMC-ZS50 has one of the biggest optical zooms (30 times zoom factor) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. Comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years have optical zooms of between 1x and 50x.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (720 millimeters) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera range from 0.28mm to 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 230mm.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-ZS50 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera is 4.5mm, the longest is 38mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-ZS50 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 1" to 3.5". The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 has a fairly large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 1,040,000 pixel, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 has a very high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera. Comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 640 pixels and 1,100,000 pixels.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-ZS50 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-ZS50 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Panasonic camera supports a video resolutions of 1080 x 720 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Fifteen customers concluded that this digital camera was compact. Bhphotovideo.com said “Small Compact” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 review and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Reviewed.com mentioned two years ago “As more and more users elect to use their phones as their on-the-go camera, there are fewer times when a dedicated compact camera makes sense” in their review of this digital camera. Old Man in the Mountains said on Bhphotovideo.com “The electronic viewfinder's compact size makes all the difference when shooting outdoors in bright sunlight” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Five owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was heavy and bulky. Judy wrote on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “However, I would rather carry a heavier camera to get better pictures” in her review of this digital camera. Judy also wrote “I prefer my camera, even though it is a LOT heavier…” in her review. Richard mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “They are heavy, bulky”.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good body shape. Bhphotovideo.com gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Cool Body Design” in their review of this digital camera. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Nice Body Color” in their review.

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good size. Ellie mentioned in her review of this digital camera “I wanted a camera for travel The Panasonic ZS50 is the ideal size, complexity and quality for me” .

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Average Weight

With a weight of 217 grams, the Lumix DMC-ZS50 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Eight owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Jack wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “A large slate of useful features”. Two years ago Srr5008 said “I was looking for something that would fit in my pocket and have enough features that I could gradually take it off of "autopilot"” in their review of this digital camera. Ask Dad wrote in their review of this digital camera “Downloading the advanced features from the provided disc” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.


Good Video Capture

Eleven people reckoned that this digital camera was good for video recording. Old Man in the Mountains scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “To be able to take stills while shooting 1080 video is a real plus”. Jimitoucan said “Video works great even handheld”. Two years ago Waxart wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “I'm a videographer and cannot believe the high quality of the video even at the long end”.

Good Geotagging

One owner who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had good geotagging. Two years ago Captain Craig mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The geotagging is simple to use”.

Good Autofocus

Fifteen people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good zoom. Keitan wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “It's a great travel companion when you don't want to lug around that dSLR and massive zoom lens”. Ray he mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Fantastic optical zoom and very good low level light response”. Two years ago Terry said on Bhphotovideo.com “I love the 30x zoom”.

Five people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good autofocus. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Fastaccurate auto-focus” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Keitan scored this digital camera 80 out of 100 and wrote “The camera does a superb job of focusing on the right subject.”. Retired Wisconsin said in their review of this digital camera “Fast start up and focus” .

Five people concluded that it had a good lens. Mark D he mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Very good 24-750mm lens” in his review of this digital camera. Two years ago Mountain Biker said on Bhphotovideo.com “Highlights of this camera; the lens is amazing, she said she didn't care about a view finder” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. Terri mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Indoors without flash was aweful I don't know if any 30x point and shoot has a faster lens Recommend it for outdoor shooting I wanted the 30x”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser.

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Good Flash

Five people mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 had a good flash. Two years ago Mark D mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “It's very easy to cover the flash with a finger”. In the same month Hm rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The flash window gets easily covered, partially or fully, by the fingers that wrap around in a normal holding position for the camera”. Bob gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Recovery time after a flash are all fast! I never lost a shot waiting for the camera to be ready”.

Good in Low Light

Thirty-eight people agreed that it was able to produce good images. Jim he said on Bhphotovideo.com “Using Photoshop, I get very good images”. Jim also wrote “It takes great video and the photos are excellent” in his review. Jerrkowa said “It does take good pictures in a variety of situations” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

Three owners agreed that this digital camera was good in low light. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com said “Good in Low Light”. Keitan mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The low-light pictures do a nice job as well”. Freddy he wrote “After going with aperture priority and changing the ISO I found some low light situations were nicely overcome” in his review of this digital camera.

Two customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Seminaleyes gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Its multifaceted features makes the camera very useful for various shooting occasions”.

One person considered that it had a good ISO range. Old Man in the Mountains mentioned two years ago “Once it clicked in my poor old head I realize that it's a very effective arrangement of exposure, ISO, shutter speed” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

One owner wrote that the product was able to produce clear pictures. Keitan said on Bhphotovideo.com “I can practically touch the subject to the lens! And the clarity is amazing” and scored the product 80 out of 100. One customer who bought the product concluded that it had a good image sensor. Two years ago Dave said in his review of this digital camera “This is a very nice small sensor, long zoom, compact camera with an EVF”.

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Good Viewfinder

Eleven customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good viewfinder. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Clear Viewfinder” and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Kurt said “Works as advertised the auto switch from led display to view finder is fantastic especially in bright sun wherre seeing the subject can be poor to non exitant” . Srr5008 said in their review of this digital camera “The electronic viewfinder is fantastic”.

Six customers who purchased the product reckoned that it had an electronic viewfinder. Expert review site Reviewed.com gave it a score of 75 out of 100 and said two years ago “Add in the improved EVF, apertu” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50. In the same month Jack said “The big attraction was the viewfinder (EVF) in this relatively compact long-zoom point&shoot camera” in his review of this digital camera. Texas Traveler said in the same month “The EVF worked great” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen. Keitan scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “A tilt screen would be welcomed”.

One person who bought it concluded that it was mirrorless. Nullando scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “You will be paying alot more and I couldn't justify the money (as you are going into mirrorless/entry DSLR territory”.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic padmczs50scp, panasonic dmczs50sr, panasonic dmczs50k, panasonic dmczs50w
Barcodes 0000008.85E+11, 00008.8517E+11, 00616348058384, 00616348058391, 00616348058414, 00616348058421, 00616348058438, 00885170235465, 00885170235472

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