Panasonic DMC-ZS50 LUMIX 30X Travel Zoom Camera with Eye Viewfinder, DMC-ZS50K and DMC-ZS50S Review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 30X Camera

Lumix DMC-ZS50 is a brand new premium and compact 12.1MP camera by Panasonic created with hardcore travellers in mind with features like 3 inch LCD display, CMOS optical sensor and 30X optical travel zoom, 12.1 MP effective pixels, 13 MP sensor photo detectors, Full HD 1080p resolution video, integrated eye viewfinder to get rid of outdoor glare when it is very sunny out, 10 frames per second high speed recording, time-lapse shot, clear night shot, manual control and focus peaking, RAW format recording, live viewfinder- LVF with sensor, internal flash, SDXC flash memory, Wi-Fi wireless and GPS one touch geotagging. It is especially designed for enthusiasts and hobbyists that are on the market for something more than a regular point-and-shoot experience. DMC-ZS50K is black and DMC-ZS50S is the silver model.

Black (or silver) Lumix DMC-ZS50 weighs 0.97 pounds and measures 2.09 x 5.31 x 5.35 inches- has a sleek design, is slim, lightweight and compact with retractable lens barrel and sliding components so it will fit into your bag or even pocket easily and you can easily take it wherever you go. You can control it with just one hand thanks to the firm grip at the front of the camera. It has an ultra-wide angle, sophisticated and stunning 24mm LEICA DC Vario-Elmar all-in-one-zoom lens with a larger viewing space than a 28mm camera and the amazing 30x optical zoom from 24mm to 720mm so you get to see the distant things very clearly with super attention to detail. It lets you capture the most elaborate details with the 3 cm macro shooting function. No matter how the lighting is or how dark it is Lumix captures all the finest details and color spectrum and with the improved low-light sensitivity feature you’ll get better sharpness without even needing the flash. This is helped by the Venus Engine processor and the superior MOS sensor so you get to take the best photos and videos even when there is not much light.

When it realises that it may be hard to see its LED display due to lack of light, eye sensor will detect your viewing preference by itself and change to the great quality electronic viewfinder- EVF and will help you take the right shot. You have the easy and convenient manual control for viewing, positioning, zooming and focusing with the Control Ring function around the lens barrel so you get to focus on only the shutter. Lumix DMC-ZS50 works quietly and smoothly to capture still photos and live videos that have superior sharpness with the accurate and detailed focusing. The features like 10 fps High Speed Burst Shooting and Light Speed Auto Focus it captures the fast moving subjects very well and really focused every single time. RAW format shooting offers much better detail and the Hybrid O.I.S- Hybrid Optical Image Stabilizer Plus helps prevent the unwanted vibration, combined with Intelligent Zoom with the further zoom ratio of 60x and reduces blur and offers much sharper and more detailed results.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS50K 30X CameraWith Lumix DMC-ZS50 You can record videos in FHD 1080p resolution in MP4 or AVCHD formats- your choice and then you can connect the Lumix to your HDTV or computer and watch your great high resolution videos. High speed video recording allows you to record videos with 200 frames per second in VGA resolution and 100fps in HD resolution, which means you record the fast moving stuff and view it later in super sharp slow motion. Time-lapse shot function is great for recording things like flowers blooming, rising sun and setting moon in high definition and all you do is set the time to start the shooting, interval and how many shots you want. The resolution is reduced to 12.1 from 18 megapixels previously and this means nice photos with larger pixel size and each pixel getting more light. The new model also has the proximity sensor right next to the EVF so when you bring it close to your eye to take photo it will switch from 3-inch LCD to LVF which has WVGA resolution or 1,166K dots for a 0.2 inch display, roughly 100% color reproduction and stable framing and you get to have a very clear look at what you are taking.

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