Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50 Brief Review

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  • 7.2 megapixels
  • 3.6x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom
  • autofocus, auto and manual exposure
  • ISO 100-3200
  • JPEG file format
  • Mega O.I.S. image stabilization
  • movie mode with sound
  • Secure Digital storage (16MB included)
  • 3.0-inch LCD
  • lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2006-08-04
  • Final Grade: 75 3.75 Star Rating: Recommended

3.75 Star Rating: Recommended

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX50
7.2 megapixels; 3.6x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom; autofocus, auto and manual exposure; ISO 100-3200; JPEG file format; Mega O.I.S. image stabilization; movie mode with sound; Secure Digital storage (16MB included); 3.0-inch LCD; lithium-ion battery
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

The Panasonic DMC-FX50, and its twin, the DMC-FX07, have a lot in common. It would seem that the major difference between the two cameras is the LCD screen, which is 3.0 inches on this model, and 2.5 inches on the FX07. If that's worth an extra $50 or so, then this is the camera for you. The FX50 is still a very affordable ultracompact with a huge 7.2 megapixel sensor and 3.6x digital zoom. Such specs would have been unthinkable at this price just a year ago. The FX50 comes in four colors: red, silver, black, and blue, adding a sense of style and personality to an already appealing camera.

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