Thursday, July 21, 2011

Panasonic DMC-FZ47 Super Zoom offers more manual controls in video

A video taken using the just announced Panasonic DMC-FZ47 caught my eye; it's a tilt-shift effect that's built into the camera and is called "Minature Effect." I'm thinking this effect is now officially over-used, but I still like it! This camera makes available more manual controls when shooting video, letting the user set aperture and shutter as desired (something that's not always available on budget-priced cameras.) Here's some more details about the camera:

The LUMIX FZ47 has a 24x optical zoom in a 25mm ultra-wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens, full-High Definition 1080i video-recording capabilities. The 24x optical zoom is optimized for video recording with a mechanism designed to minimize the noise of AF and zooming. The full-HD video capability is complemented with the high-quality stereo sound of Dolby Digital Stereo Creator and a Wind Cut function to reduce noise from background wind automatically.

A Creative Video mode lets the user set the shutter speed and aperture manually. The new Creative Control and Photo Style comes with a variety of options including: Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, High Dynamic, Miniature Effect, Film Grain and Pin Hole. The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode is also available during video mode, and the following features engage automatically: POWER O.I.S., Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure.

The camera will ship in August and retail for $399.

PCMag: New Panasonic DMC-FZ47 Features Manual Video Recording
DPReview: Panasonic launches FZ47/FZ48 24x superzooms
PCWorld: Panasonic Announces Double-Duty Megazoom, AA-Powered Pocket Cam

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47/FZ48 Miniature Effect Video | YouTube

Recorded with the new compact super-zoom camera DMC-FZ47/48 using Miniature Effect mode in its Creative Control function.

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