Panasonic FZ47 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor:  
General
Model Number: FZ47
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $399.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2011-08-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 18.3 oz (518 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.7 x 3.1 x 3.6 in.
(120 x 80 x 92 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.33 inch
Sensor size: 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.53 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score:  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2672 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
2560 x 1712 (4.4 MP, 3:2),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 1840 (6.0 MP, Other),
2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2448 x 2448 (6.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1920 (3.7 MP, 1:1),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO (3D)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.7
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/30p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD or MP4, with stereo sound
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video:
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT; 14 elements in 10 groups, 2 Aspherical Lenses, 3 ED lenses, 1 Nano Surface Coat Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 600 mm
Zoom Ratio: 24.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/5.2 (tele) - f/8.0; Multistage Iris Diaphragm
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: Face / AF Tracking / 23 pt / 1 pt (Flexible / Scalable)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 0.20" Color LCD (201.6K Pixels equiv.), Field of View : approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 468,000 dots (153,600 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, iISO, High Sensitivity Auto (1600-6400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Flash, Incandescent, Color Temperature, White Set 1, White Set 2
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple, Center-Weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Control mode, Portrait mode, Scenery mode, Sports mode, Night Portrait mode, Close- up mode, Scene mode (Panorama Assist,Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, High-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Panning, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Photo Frame, 3D Photo), Custom, Creative Video mode
Self Timer: 2, 10, 10 (3 shots) seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red- eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red- eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red- eye Reduction, Forced Off; Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 0.3 - 9.5m (Wide), 1.0 - 5.1m (Tele)
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a
Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: No
Uncompressed Format:  
Movie File Format: AVCHD or MP4, with stereo sound
Included Memory: 70.0 MB
Included Memory Type: built-in memory
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Mini-HDMI with Viera Link
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.78
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.7
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 7
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.26
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.24
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.113
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 1.8
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 5.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: 7.2V, 895mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 400
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.3HD Lite Edition, QuickTime, Adobe Reader
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 24x wide-angle zoom with Power OIS optical image stabilization, Full HD 1080i movies, Creative Video mode, Creative Control mode, Photo Style mode, 3D Photo mode, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selection, Intelligent D-Range Control.

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