Panasonic Lumix FZ47 Advances Video Recording with Creative Control

July 21, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Panasonic Lumix FZ47 will be the next new thing that photographers will be scrambling to get.  This latest high-end point-and-shoot product from Panasonic features the Creative Control mode.

This means that you get control over both video and still photo capture such that you can manually select aperture and shutter speed while shooting videos. The camera’s got a 12.1-megapixel superzoom with which you can shoot 1080i HD at 30 fps.

A 3-inch LCD, 24x Leica zoom lens with a 25mm wide-angle focal length is also present as well as the option of shooting 3.5-megapixel stills during your video recording. The newest addition to the company’s super-zoom FZ-Series also features Panasonic’s Nano Surface Coating technology.

This will ensure you don’t suffer from ghosting and flare from light reflection. Other features of this camera include improved AF speeds and 3D photo shooting.

Panasonic has manufactured this camera keeping in mind the needs for a good video recording facility. Inclusion of a 12.1 megapixel Hi-Speed CCD sensor has helped in producing high-speed, large-capacity signal processing.

This allows for high-speed continuous shooting and full-HD video recording in the AVCHD format. The Venus Engine FHD is employed to power the Intelligent Resolution technology for performing the optimum signal processing, and also to create superb image quality in both photo and video recording.

The Intelligent Resolution technology extends the LUMIX FZ47’s zoom 1.3x times to a 32x zoom length. Moreover, the camera is equipped with high-quality stereo sound of Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, to offer extremely realistic audio and the Wind Cut function automatically cuts the background noise created by the wind.

There’s also an interesting feature which you won’t find much on other cameras, and that’s the Social Media Connection. When you connect the camera to your computer, it asks you, without any prompting, whether you would like to share your images (and you don’t need any kind of software for this!).

Now that’s what I call an intelligent camera. It will snap out in August for a price of $400.

I’m thinking of getting one. What about you?

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