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General
Model Number: DMC-FZ50
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $649.95
Street Price: $509.99
Date Available: 2006-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 25.9 oz (734 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.5 x 3.4 x 5.6 in.
(141 x 86 x 142 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 10.1
Sensor Format: 1/1.8 inch
Sensor size: 38.1976mm2 (7.18mm x 5.32mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.97 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3600 x 2400 (8.6 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3584 x 2016 (7.2 MP, 16:9),
3248 x 2160 (7.0 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1712 (4.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2), Raw
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 848x480 (30.00)
640x480 (10.00)
320x240
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 420 mm
Zoom Ratio: 12.00x
Aperture Range: Wide: F2.8 - F11; Tele:F3.7 - F11
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x / 4x fixed
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: 1-point, 1-point high speed, 3-point high speed, 9-point, Spot
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: 0.44" Color EVF (235K Pixels)
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.0
Rear Display Resolution: 207,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200* (high sensitivity mode)
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, Flash, White Set 1, White Set 2
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple, Center Weighted, Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Panning, Food, Party, Candle, Fireworks, Snow, Starry Sky, Baby1, Baby2, Snow, High sensitivity
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Wide: 0.3 - 7.4m; Tele: 0.3 - 5.6m
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: Raw
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 1.1
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): DC In
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 4.98
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): Unlimited
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 1.25
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 1.08
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 2.30
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 3
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.440
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.290
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.520
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.024
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.450
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 1.40
Shutdown Time: 1.80
Play -> Record Time: 0.70
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 2.90
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 607
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 360
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: LUMIX Simple Viewer, PhotofunStudio viewer, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 2.0SE, ArcSoft Camera Suite (ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft PanoramaMaker), Adobe Reader, Quick Time, USB Driver
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
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