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Jul 21, 2011

Panasonic Reveals Lumix FZ47 Superzoom, Lets You Shoot 1080i Video With Full Manual Control

Sure, these days nearly all digital cameras can shoot video, but only a small handful give you the power to manually select aperture and shutter speed while doing so. The Lumix FZ47 is Panasonic's latest high-end point-and-shoot to sport this functionality, providing full control over both video and still photo capture with its Creative Control mode. The 12.1-megapixel superzoom can shoot 1080i HD at 30 fps, though it's notably lacking in the 1080p department.

There's also a 3-inch LCD, 24x Leica zoom lens with a 25mm wide-angle focal length, and an option to shoot 3.5-megapixel stills while recording video. For photographers wiling to settle for a good deal less power, Panasonic also just announced its entry-level Lumix LS5, which includes a 14.1-megapixel sensor, optical image stabilization, and 720p video, all powered by a pair of AA batteries. The $400 FZ47 will ship next month, while the LS5 hits stores in November.

17 comments:

Daniel said...

im not really convinced about a panasonic, anche why 1080i and not 1080p?

HeadAche01 said...

Sounds pretty cool, though I am content with the camera I have now.

SoreLosersGaming said...

Sounds like a good piece of kit, but I probably don't need something as good as this to take drunken pictures :P

Zombie said...

I could really use myself a new camera.

weastside007 said...

Nice camera!

P. Davis said...

awesome camera!!

Viperman24 said...

looks like an amazing camera xD

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

I'm guessing in the future people will have access to cameras so affordable and strong that everyone will be making their own hollywood-esque movies.

my day in a sentence said...

I'm not much of a camera dude to be honest.

Drumsticks said...

Nice cam, I think I need to upgrade mine.

Mark said...

Seems a bit much for a camera, I had one that I bought for £20 and it was fine until I went and lost it.

Diego Sousa said...

really creative and interesting stuff you have in here! i'll be following you!

follow me back, if possible ;)

GMSoccerPicks said...

Dont know much about photography, but that looks great!

PabloO said...

I don't know too much about cameras, but that looks great

leanmeansteen said...

changing the aperture during recording might make for some cool effects

Magixx said...

nice one, keep it up!

Cheryl said...

I see these high-tech high-priced cameras but I don't know the difference from my cheap digital camera from these expensive models. What am I missing?