Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 12.1 Megapixel 3D Bridge Camera with 3" LCD, 24x Optical Zoom, Black - DMC-FZ47K - New Model!
The Lumix DMC-FZ47 packs a powerful optical zoom and attractive options including manual operation, adding full-HD video recording capability and the new Creative Control with Miniature Effect mode. The high quality lens unit of 25mm ultra wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens with powerful 24x Optical Zoom newly features Panasonics Nano Surface Coating technology to minimize light reflection that causes ghost and flare. The powerful 24x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm) can be increased its power to 32x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function taking advantage of the Intelligent Resolution technology maintaining the picture quality even using digital zoom.
BEWARE! Everything I read about this camera led me to believe it was an advanced "point and shoot". Well, it won't FOCUS AT ALL when using the 24x zoom lens on a subject farther away then 50 ft ! And to get any kind of clear pictures you have to work in a mode other than the "Intelligent Auto Mode". This camera is nothing like my old Canon SX10! I wish I had spent a little more $ and bought a better camera.