Quintessential Travel Camera
The new LUMIX ZS50 is the ultimate camera for every destination. Every feature is built for the traveller in you. From architectural patterns to subtle colour gradations, the ZS50 lets you photograph with ease, under any lighting condition. Its compact size also makes it ideal for slipping into a pocket or a bag for easy access. Wherever you're travelling, make sure the LUMIX ZS50 is there to capture every detail.
Get closer with the 30x Zoom Leica Lens
The LUMIX ZS50 brings you to the heart of the action. The 24 mm Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens has a 30x optical zoom so you will always have an intimate view, and captured picture, of what piques your interest.
Stunning in Low Light "" High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
Low light conditions can be a challenge but with the LUMIX ZS50's new, larger pixel-sized High Sensitivity MOS sensor and Venus Engine image processor, you can take stunning pictures even in dimly lit environments. Pictures taken in low light will contain clearer details and less image noise.
See Clearer with the Live View Finder
Wherever your travels take you and whatever the lighting condition, the Live View Finder is an invaluable gem. Perfect for framing the image when lighting conditions make it difficult to use the LED screen, the eye sensor automatically detects your viewing preference and switches image display to the Live View Finder. Its high 1.166K-dot resolution, with approx. 100% colour reproduction provides stable framing and superb visibility, in any lighting condition, so you can take stunning photos with ease.
Be in Control "" Control Ring
The Control Ring now provides smoother manual control of the exposure, zoom, and focus leaving you free to concentrate on shutter operation with your other hand. Its intuitive design, precise focusing plus smooth and silent operation, gives you total control over every picture and video taken.
Precision is Key "" Manual Focus Peaking
Compose your perfect shot with precision. The manual control ring enables smooth operation of the Focus Peaking function which, indicates the area of focus and depth of field, so you can concentrate on your composition.
Experience the Action "" High Speed Response
Take perfect pictures or videos, of even the fastest moving action with the LUMIX ZS50's Light Speed AF and 10 fps High Speed Burst Shooting. No matter how fast your subject is, the camera shoots just as fast, capturing perfectly focused images every time.
RAW Format Recording
Capture more details when you shoot in RAW format. The image data retains the original colour and light information captured by the sensor, with only minimal processing. Now you can edit these high quality images directly and be amazed by the results.
Reveal more detail with Macro Shots
Satisfy your desire for intricate details as they are brought to clarity with 3 cm macro shots.
Be in awe of natural drama such as a rising sun over an epic horizon, with time-lapse recording. Simply input the start time, shooting interval and the number of images needed and the camera takes care of the rest. The LUMIX ZS50 even records your time-lapse moments in amazing Full HD quality.
High Speed Video
The LUMIX ZS50 now records high speed videos at 100 fps in High Definition resolution and 200 fps in VGA. This lets you keep up with any fast moving action so you can later enjoy in crystal clear slow motion.
Stay Steady with HYBRID O.I.S.
HYBRID O.I.S. technology ensures your images or videos are captured with little unwanted movement. The 5-axis correction automatically detects and adjusts, based on the camera's 5 types of movement, while the Level Shot function senses the horizontal line of recording, even when tilted. This not only leaves you with perfectly levelled videos, but also reassuringly crisp and steady photos as well.
Showtime in Full HD
The LUMIX ZS50 lets you record videos in Full HD quality (AVCHD or MP4) formats. This results in stunningly smooth high resolution playback when you watch your captured videos on computers or large screen TVs.
|Dimensions||110.7 x 64.6 x 34.4 mm (W x H x D) 4.36 x 2.54 x 1.35 inch (W x H x D)|
|Weight||Approx. 217 g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.478 lb) Approx. 243 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.536 lb)|
|Pixels - Camera Effective||12.1 Megapixels|
|Sensor - Size / Total Pixels / Filter||1/2.3-inch Large Pixel Sized High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / Total Pixel Number 12.8 Megapixels / Primary Colour Filter|
|Lens - Aperture||F3.3 - 6.4 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm [F3.3 - 8.0 (W), F6.4 - 8.0 (T)]|
|Lens - Optical Zoom||30x|
|Lens - Focal Length||f = 4.3 - 129 mm (24 - 720 mm in 35 mm equiv.) 28 - 840 mm in 35 mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / Level Shot function Off 30 - 900 mm in 35 mm equiv. in 16:9 video recording / Level Shot function On|
|Lens - Extra Optical Zoom (EZ)||36.7x (4:3 / 8M), 46.9x (4:3 / 5M), 58.6x (4:3 / under 3M)|
|Lens - Intelligent Zoom||60x|
|Lens||LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR 12 elements in 9 groups 5 Aspherical Lenses / 10 Aspherical surfaces / 3 ED Lenses|
|Lens - 2-Speed Zoom||Yes|
|Lens - Optical Image Stabilizer / 5 Axis Correction||HYBRID O.I.S. + (On / Off) / Yes|
|Lens - Digital Zoom||Max. 4x|
|Lens - Conversion Compatibility||-|
|Focus - ing Area||Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity AF Macro / MF / Intelligent Auto / Motion Picture: Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity|
|Focus - AF Assist Lamp||Yes (On/Off)|
|Focus||Normal / AF Macro / Macro Zoom / MF Quick AF On / Off (on in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF (only for motion picture) AF/AE Lock Button (Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF/AE lock) Focus Peaking, One Shot AF (Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF-ON), AF Area Select, AF Tracking|
|Focus - AF Metering||Face / AF Tracking / 23-area / 1-area (flexible / scalable)|
|Shutter - Speed||Approx. 4 - 1/2,000 sec / Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60 sec|
|Finder - Viewfinder||0.20" LVF (Live View Finder) (1,166K dots equiv.), Field of View: Approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x Magnification: Approx. 2.59x / 0.46x (35 mm camera equivalent)|
|File - Format||Still Image: JPEG (DCF/Exif2.3) / RAW, DPOF 3D Image: MPO Motion Picture: AVCHD, MP4|
|Recording Modes - Mode Dial / Mode Button||Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, C1 (Custom), C2 (Custom), Panorama Shot, Scene, Creative Control|
|Recording Modes - Creative Control mode||Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Colour (15 filters)|
|Recording Modes - Still Image Scene Mode||Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, HDR, Starry Sky, High Speed Video, 3D Photo|
|Recording Modes - Continuous Shooting Mode||Full Resolution Image: 10 frames/sec, Max. 6 images with AF Tracking: 6 frames/sec, 3 frames/secIntelligent Burst Shooting: High-speed Burst: Approx. 60 frames / sec (recorded in 2.5M / 0.3M for 4:3, 3M / 0.3M for 3:2, 3.5M / 0.2M for 16:9, 2M / 0.2M for 1:1) Approx. 40 frames / sec (recorded in 5M / 3M / 0.3M for 4:3, 4.5M / 2.5M / 0.3M for 3:2, 3.5M / 2M / 0.2M for 16:9, 3.5M / 2.5M / 0.2M for 1:1) Flash Burst Shooting|
|Motion Picture Recording ( ) - HD Video||1920 x 1080 pixels, 60p (FHD: 28Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60fps) 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i (FHD: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60fps) 1280 x 720 pixels, 60p (HD: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 60fps) 1920 x 1080 pixels, 30p (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30fps) 1280 x 720 pixels, 30p (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30fps)|
|Motion Picture Recording ( ) - STD Video||640 x 480, 30p (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 30fps)|
|Motion Picture Recording ( ) - High Speed Video||1280 x 720 pixels, 30p (HD: MP4) (Sensor Output is 120fps) 640 x 480 pixels, 30p (VGA: MP4) (Sensor Output is 240fps)|
|Continuous recordable time (motion pictures) - AVCHD||Approx. 75 min (FHD/60p), Approx. 80 min (FHD/60i)|
|Continuous recordable time (motion pictures) - MP4||Approx. 90 min (FHD)|
|Actual recordable time (motion pictures) - AVCHD||Approx. 30 min (FHD/60p), Approx. 35 min (FHD/60i)|
|Actual recordable time (motion pictures) - MP4||Approx. 40 min (FHD)|
|Exposure Parameters - Exposure||Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual|
|Exposure Parameters - Exposure Compensation||1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV|
|Exposure Parameters - Auto (AE) Bracketing||1/3-1EV step, Max. +/-1 EV, 3 frames|
|Exposure Parameters - Light Metering||Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot|
|Exposure Parameters - ISO Sensitivity||Auto / i.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400|
|Picture Quality - Still Picture Recording||[4:3] 4000 x 3000 (12M) / 3264 x 2448 (8M EZ) / 2560 x 1920 (5M EZ) / 2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) / 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ) [3:2] 4000 x 2672 pixels (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) [16:9] 4000 x 2248 (9M) / 3840 x 2160 (8M EZ) / 2560 x 1440 (3.5M EZ) / 1920 x 1080 (2M EZ) / 640 x 360 (0.2M EZ) [1:1] 2992 x 2992 (9M) / 2448 x 2448 (6M EZ) / 1920 x 1920 (3.5M EZ) / 1536 x 1536 (2.5M EZ) / 480 x 480 (0.2M EZ)|
|Picture Quality - Image Quality||RAW / RAW+Fine / RAW+Standard / Fine / Standard (3D Mode: MPO+Fine / MPO+Standard)|
|Picture Quality - White Balance||Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set White Balance Adjustment (Except Auto)|
|Picture Quality - Photo Style / Film Mode||-|
|Picture Quality - Colour Mode / Colour Effect / My Colour||-|
|Picture Quality - Picture Adjustment||-|
|Picture Quality - Aspect Bracketing||-|
|Other - Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal)||Yes (On/Off)|
|Other - GPS||-|
|Other - Wi-Fi||IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2,412 MHz - 2,462 MHz (1-11 ch) WPA / WPA2 Infrastracture Mode / WPS / Wi-Fi Direct Wi-Fi Button|
|Other - NFC||ISO/IEC 18092 (NFCIP-1) NFC-F|
|Other - Zoom in Motion Picture||Yes|
|Other - Self Timer||2 sec / 10 sec|
|Other - Self Shot Mode||-|
|Display - Playback Mode||All, Slideshow, Filtering Play (Picture Only, Video Only, 3D Play, Travel, Category Selection, Select Date, Favorite), Calendar|
|Display - Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback||12, 30-thumbnails / Yes|
|Display - Calendar / Dual-Image Playback||Yes (Menu / Zoom Lever) / No|
|Display - Set Favorites / Rotate Image||Yes / No|
|Display - Show Histogram||Yes|
|Display - Show Highlights||-|
|Display - DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection||Yes / Yes|
|Edit - Retouch||Auto Retouch / Creative Retouch|
|Edit - Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling||Yes / Yes / No / No|
|Edit - Copy / Title / Text Stamp||Yes / Yes / Yes|
|Edit - Cut Animation||Yes|
|Edit - Video Divide||Yes|
|Edit - PictBridge Support||Single / Multi / All / DPOF / Favorites|
|OSD language||Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Traditional)|
|Monitor - LCD||3.0" (7.5 cm) TFT Screen LCD Display (1,040K dots), AR Coating Field of View: Approx. 100%, Wide Viewing-angle Power Monitor mode, AUTO Power Monitor mode|
|Flash - Built-in||Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off 0.6 - 6.4 m (Wide / ISO Auto), 2.0 - 3.3 m (Tele / ISO Auto)|
|Media - Recording||Built-in Memory, SD, SDHC, SDXC Memory Cards|
|Media - Built-in Memory||Approx. 86 MB|
|Audio - Microphone / Speaker||Stereo / Mono|
|Interface||microHDMI, AV Output (NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)|
|Power||Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6 V, 1250 mAh, 4.5 Wh) (Included) AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240 V AC) (Included, connect with USB cable)|
|Battery life (approx.)||300 pictures (CIPA Standard) 1|
|Standard Package - Included Software||PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6 PE, LoiLoScope (trial version), Adobe Reader The software to process RAW file on a PC is not bundled with the DMC-ZS50. To do this, SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download at Ichikawa Soft Laboratory's website using a PC connected to the Internet.|
|Standard Package - Standard Accessories||Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM|
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