Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 12.1 Megapixel 3D Bridge Camera with 3" LCD, 24x Optical Zoom, Black - DMC-FZ47K

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Panasonic DMC-FZ47K

on 9/28/2012

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.

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Product Overview

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.


Manufacturer Panasonic
Mfg Part# DMC-FZ47K
SKU 223323895
UPC 885170053601
UPC 14 00885170053601
New 12.1 Megapixel Hi-Speed CCD
LEICA 24X High Quality Power O.I.S. Optics (25-600mm)
Full HD Video Recording - AVCHD (MPEG-4 / H.264) Format
iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode Makes Every Photo Blur-less.
Sonic Speed Auto Focus
3D Still Image Capture
Tech Specs
Dimensions (W x H x D) 120.3 x 79.8 x 91.9 mm
(4.74 x 3.14 x 3.62 inch)
Weight Approx. 454 g without Battery and SD Memory Card (1.00 lb)
Approx. 498 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (1.10 lb)
Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter:
1/2.33-inch CCD sensor / 12.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture: F2.8 - 5.2 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm
(F2.8 - 8.0 (W) / F5.2- 8.0 (T))
Optical Zoom: 24x
Focal Length: f= 4.5 - 108 mm (25 - 600 mm in 35 mm equiv.)
(28-670mm in 35mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom:(EZ) 29.4x (4:3 / 8M), 37.5x (4:3 / 5M), 46.9x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom: 32x
14 elements in 10 groups
(2 Aspherical Lenses / 3 Aspherical Surfaces / 3 ED Lenses / 1 Nano Surface Coating Lens)
2- Speed Zoom: Yes
Optical Image Stabilizer: 1 Power O.I.S. (On / Off / Active mode (Only for Motion Picture)
Digital Zoom: 4x
Focusing Area:
Normal: Wide 30 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity
Macro / Intelligent AUTO / Motion Picture : Wide 1 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp: Yes
Focus: Normal / AF Macro / Zoom Macro
Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off
Manual Focus (Jog Dial and cursor key button), One Push AF, AF Area Select, AF Tracking
AF Metering: Face / AF Tracking / 23 pt / 1 pt (Flexible / Scalable)
Shutter Speed:
Still: 60 - 1/2000 sec
Video Mode : 1/30 - 1/20,000 sec (1/8 - 1/20,000 sec on MF Operation on Creative video Mode)
Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60 sec
Viewfinder: 0.20" Color EVF (201.6K Pixels equiv.), Field of View : approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x
File Format: Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.3)
3D Image: MPO
Motion picture: AVCHD, MP4
Mode Dial / Mode Button:
Intelligent AUTO, P (Program) mode, A (Aperture Priority) mode, S (Shutter Priority) mode, M (Manual) mode, Creative Video mode, Creative Control mode, Portrait mode, Scenery mode, Sports mode, Night Portrait mode, Close- up mode, Scene mode, Custom
Creative Control mode: Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, High Dynamic, Pin Hole, Film Grain, Miniature Effect
Still Image 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
Continuous Shooting Mode:
Full- Resolution Image, 3.7 frames/sec Max. 7 images (Standard mode), Max 7 images (Fine Mode)
High- speed Burst Mode: approx. 7 frames/sec (image priority) approx. 10 frames/sec (speed priority)(recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1)
Motion Picture Recording (HD Video):
1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 30p)
1280 x 720 pixels, 60p (SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 30p)
1920 x 1080 pixels, 30 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor output is 30p)
1280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor output is 30p
Motion Picture Recording (STD Video):
VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (4Mbps / MP4)
AVCHD: approx. 80 min (FSH), 90 min (SH)
MP4 approx. 80 min (FHD)
Exposure: Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Program Shift (Program AE mode)
Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV step, +/- 3 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing: +/- 1/3~1EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering: Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity: Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
Still Picture Recording (1:1): 2992 x 2992 (9M EZ) / 2448 x 2448 (6M EZ) / 1920 x 1920 (3.5M EZ)/ 1536x 1536 (2.5M EZ) / 480 x 480 (0.2M EZ)
Still Picture Recording (4:3): 4000 x 3000 (12M) / 3264 x 2448 (8M EZ) / 2560 x 1920 (5M EZ) / 2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) / 1600 x 1200 (2M EZ) / 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ)
Still Picture Recording (3:2):
4000 x 2672 (10.5M) / 3264 x 2176 (7M EZ) / 2560 x 1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048 x 1360 (2.5M EZ) / 640 x 424 (0.3M EZ)
Still Picture Recording (16:9):
4000 x 2248 (9M) / 3264 x 1840 (6M EZ) / 2560 x 1440 (3.5M EZ) / 1920 x 1080 (2M EZ) / 640 x 360 (0.2M)
Image Quality: Fine / Standard
White Balance:
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1 / White Set 2 / Color Temperature White Balance Adjustment (2-axis adjustable, 9steps each, Blue/Amber and Magenta/Green bias)
Photo style: Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom
* Color Effect (only in iA Mode) : Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Happy
Picture Adjustment: Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Noise Reduction
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red- Eye Removal): Yes
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture: Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec / 10 sec [3 pictures)
Playback Mode:
Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Mode Playback, Favorites Playback, 2D/3D Settngs
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30- thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual- Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
Show Histogram Yes
Show Highlights Yes
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling: Yes / Yes / No / Yes
Cut Animation: Yes
Video Divide: Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF
OSD Language: English, Spanish
LCD Monitor:
3.0"(7.5cm) TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots)
Field of View : approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle
AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
Built- in- Flash:
Auto, Auto/Red- eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red- eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red- eye Reduction, Forced Off Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd
0.3 - 9.5m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 5.1m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Recording Media: Built- in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built- in- Memory Approx. 70MB
Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Yes
Interface mini HDMI, AV Output, USB2.0 High speed
Power Li- ion Battery Pack (7.2V, Minimum: 895mAh) (Included)
Battery life (approx.) 400 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.3HD Lite Edition
Adobe Reader
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Megapixels 10 - 14 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 12.1
Color Black
Color Class Black
Digital Zoom (x) 4
Focus Mode Auto
Image Stabilization Type Optical
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 60
Minimum Aperture f/2.8
Product Line Lumix
Resolution 4000 x 3000
Viewfinder Type Electronic
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