My New Camera !


New Member
Sep 23, 2007
Hi Sunil and all,

I finally got it buddy ;)! after soo much searching and scratching my head:confused:, I finally got a Panasonic's latest DMC-FZ 50 cam with 10.2 megapixel SLR Type Zoom (12x) with the latest features,Max resolution of 3648 X 2736 :eek:

Rated top among on the others in same category by many magazine's,Its finally mine ! ohh what an excitement :cool:( for some this might not be an that great of a news but for me it is ! so anyone has any problem with this DEAL WITH IT) !

Checkout the Spec and Pics

Camera Type Super Zoom
Camera Effective Pixels 10.1 Megapixels
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Mode 1 / Mode 2 )
Optical Zoom 12x
Image Sensor 1/1.8"
10.4 Total Megapixel CCD
Primary Color Filter
Extra Optical Zoom 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 13.4x for 8 Mega, 17.1x for 5 Mega, 21.4x for 3 Mega, 2 Mega
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 13.4x for 7 Mega, 17.1x for 4.5 Mega, 21.4x for 2.5 Mega
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 13.4x for 5.5 Mega, 21.4x for 2 Mega
Digital Zoom 1 2x / 4x pre-select
(Max. 48x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)
(Max. 85.5x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focal Length f=7.4-88.8mm (35mm equivalent: 35-420mm)
Lens Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens
Lens Construction 14 Elements in 10 Groups (3 Aspherical Lenses/3 Aspherical Surfaces/1 ED Lens)
Aperture Range Wide: F2.8 - F11
Tele: F3.7 - F11
Conversion Lens Compatibility Yes
Focusing Area AF: Wide: 30cm / Tele: 200cm - infinity
Macro/ MF: Wide: 5cm / Tele: 200cm - infinity
AF Metering 1 point
1 point high speed
3 points high speed
9 points
Focus AF
AF Macro
MF switchable
Manual Focus (Ring)
Continuous AF On/Off
AF Assist Lamp Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto / I.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 /1600 (High Sensitivity Mode: 3200)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade /
Halogen / Flash / White Set 1,2 /
White Balance Adjustment (150K step, -1500 +1500K) (except for auto WB)
Exposure Auto
Program AE
Aperture Priority AE
Shutter Priority AE
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, 2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (at auto mode)
Auto Bracketing (AE) +1/3EV-1EV Step, 3 Frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
Shooting Mode (Mode Dial)/Rec. Mode Dial: Auto, P(Program AE) Mode, A(Aperture Priority AE) Mode, S(Shutter Priority AE) Mode, M(Manual Exposure) Mode, Motion Picture, Playback, Custom
Scene Modes SCN (Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Panning, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Fireworks, Starry Sky, Snow, High Sensitivity, Baby 1&2)
Shutter Speed/Shutter System 8 - 1/2,000 sec.: Program AE, Aperature Priority, Shutter Priority AE
Manual: 60 - 1/2000 sec.
Self Timer 10 seconds / 2 seconds
Auto Review 1 sec/3 sec/zoom
Review 1x/4x/8x
Picture Adjustment Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Noise Reduction
Color Effect Mode Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (design rule for camera file system), DPOF corresponding
Still Image with Audio: JPEG (design rule for camera file system) + QuickTime
Motion Images: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Image Quality RAW/Fine/Standard
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3648 x 2736
3264 x 2448
2560 x 1920
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3600 x 2400
3248 x 2160
2560 x 1712
2048 x 1360
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3584 x 2016
3072 x 1728
1920 x 1080
Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio) 640 x 480, 320 x 240
Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio) 848 x 480
Burst Shooting Mode Full-resolution image:
Standard Mode: Up to 5 images at 2 or 1 frames/sec.
Fine Mode: Up to 3 images
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting 2 Yes
Still Image Recording with Audio 5 seconds
Audio Dubbing Maximum of 10 Seconds
Real-time Histograms Yes
Composition Guide Lines Yes (2 patterns)
Built-in Memory No
Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
Auto Angle Detection Yes
Flip Animation Yes
Travel Date/World Time Yes
Built-in Flash Type/Mode Auto
Red-Eye Reduction: Auto, Slow-sync, Forced Off
Forced On/Off
External Flash Hot Shoe
Viewfinder 0.44" diagonal Color EVF (235k pixels)
Field of view: approx. 100%
LCD Monitor Free-angle 2.0" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (207k pixels)
Field of view: approx. 100%
Power LCD Mode
Playback Mode Single / 9, 25-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x max), image rotation (except for Raw), Slide Show, Favorite Pictures, Resizing, Trimming, Protection, Aspect Conversion, DPOF Print Setting
OSD Language English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
Recording Media SD Memory Card
SDHC Memory Card
Multimedia Card
Microphone Yes
Speaker Yes
Interface DC Input, A/V Output (NTSC/PAL), USB
Direct Print PictBridge
Power Supply Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 710 mAh)(Included)
AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Optional)
Battery Life 3 Up to 360 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Included Software ArcSoft PhotoImpression™, ArcSoft Panorama Maker™, USB Driver, Lumix Simple Viewer, Photo Fun Studio
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, SD Memory Card 32MB, Lens Cap, Lens Hood & Adaptor, AV & USB Cables, Strap
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.37'' x 5.54'' x 5.59''
Weight 1.47 lbs

Now expect some great pics of my complete DIY stuff !


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The DMC-FZ50 indeed is a cool camera! I had extensively used its younger brother FZ30, had always thought it was better than teh FZ20. If the FZ50 beats it, it must be really good! Can help you prolong your plans of gettin a DSLR for somemore time ;) Enjoy.

I think during late 05' I got myself a P850 also. But carrying these around for your otherwise fun activities turned out to be kinda tough due to their relative size, so finally end up buying the 960IS recently. Nice lil cam imo.

Best Regards.
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I don't have much knowledge about camera's but it this one has a long list of features & sure looks nice!! congrats :)
Congrats, Sreekanth!
Looks like a great camera loaded with features.
I wish you many fun filled times of shooting.
Do post your snaps on Flickr so that we can also enjoy them.
Hi All,

I thank one and all for replying to my post, you all are so generous ! thanks

yes this is sure to hold the pride position until the digital SLR (with the quality and SLR like features) for a considerable time( until I can Afford one offcourse !)

I have taken the stripped pics my DIY towers ( removing all the drivers and showing the various inside views etc) as requested by the forum members.

I don't whether to post it here or start a new thread ! please do tell me where to put so that it'll be easier for you access or where you guys think its right !

Am too tempted so just one close up pic ! The original pic is 2813 X2736 but as its too big have brought it to a acceptable level !



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Good one Sreekanth, a must have gadget :). A great camera that produces fantastic results.

show us your shots!

Am too tempted so just one close up pic ! The original pic is 2813 X2736 but as its too big have brought it to a acceptable level !

Here's a few Sample Pics from the cam



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Nice pics. Clean. But I guess there would have been some more contrast to them as they look like day light photos taken under sun.
congratulations Shreekant.
Hope u really use it for other pics apart from the ones of ur HIFI!!!!! Isnt LUMIX a subsidary of Minolta? How much was the camera for? Much cheaper than say a Nikon D40X?
congratulations Shreekant.
Hope u really use it for other pics apart from the ones of ur HIFI!!!!! Isnt LUMIX a subsidary of Minolta? How much was the camera for? Much cheaper than say a Nikon D40X?

Subsidiary of Panasonic.

Thanks for the replies guys really appreciate it ! awedeophile is right its panasonic.

Quote :Hope u really use it for other pics apart from the ones of ur HIFI!!!!!

Hmm well let me see,I've taken some other pics aswell which I've posted so will continue to take some more !

By the way guys did you see my DIY speaker cable thread ? if not please do so !

once again thanks to all for such a wonderful response !
Hi Guys,

I've finally finished the uploading of the pics to photobucket, But what the crap it wouldn't allow me to upload in full resolution! it automatically reduced the size!

So please checkout and post your feedbacks !

Hi Anil,

Thanks a lot buddy ! did you look at the photo bucket pics as well ? if not please do so ! also please checkout my DIY cable thread and post your comments.

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