Panasonic is going to launch in August the LUMIX DMC-FZ47 (also known as DMC-FZ48 in some markets), the latest addition to its super-zoom FZ-series. The new FZ47 sports a 24x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with 25mm wide angle, and a 12.1 Megapixel Hi-Speed CCD image sensor. It can take high-resolution consecutive shots at 3.7 fps in 12.1-megapixel full-resolution and maximum 10 fps at 3-megapixel recording.
The LUMIX FZ47 features Intelligent Resolution technology extending the zoom range by 1.3x times to a 32x zoom length. Like other LUMIX cameras, the FZ47 includes the iA (Intelligent Auto) mode offering POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), Motion Deblur, Face Recognition, Face Detection, AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control and Intelligent Scene Selector. During video mode, you can expect POWER O.I.S., Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent D-Range Control features.
The Panasonic DMC-FZ47 supports Full HD 1920x1080p video recording in AVCHD format and it is able to take a 3.5-megapixel still photo while shooting video. The camera also includes a 3D Photo Mode that takes 3D still photos that can be playback on MPO-compatible 3D equipment, such as a Panasonic VIERA 3D HDTV. It has a 3-inch LCD display.
Coming in August, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ47 is priced at $399.99 and comes in black.