The DMC-FS50 packages a 24mm ultra wide-angle LUMIX DC VARIO lens with 5x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-120mm) into a slim, compact body. The 24mm ultra wide-angle lens gives photographers a wider range of composition possibilities with approx. 213% larger viewing space compared to that of 35mm camera. It captures more subjects in limited focusing distance. For distant subjects, the Intelligent Zoom can be used for the extended magnification to 8x by combining digital zoom with minimum deterioration of image quality.
Weighing in at just 100g (including card and battery) and at only 18mm thick, the FS50 is so easy to carry with you at all times. You know what they say – the best camera is the one you have with you at the time.
Panasonic’s high resolution 16.1 megapixel imaging chip provides high quality pictures with the flexibility to print out large sized photographs or crop into parts of the image while still retaining a good pixel count.
For a camera so slim it seems incredible that a 5x optical zoom lens can be included. But Panasonic’s expertise in lens manufacturing means they have cleverly engineered the lens array to provide a 5 times magnification that takes you in close to your subject just when you need it.