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Panasonic DMC-ZS50S LUMIX 30X Travel Zoom Camera with Eye Viewfinder (Silver) by Review Summary ,  Sep 28, 2015

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Panasonic DMC-ZS50S LUMIX 30X Travel Zoom Camera with Eye Viewfinder (Silver)
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 199 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 9.5%

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Frequently Mentioned by Customers:


Individual Feature Rating
Fit5.0   above average
Photo4.8   above average
Video4.8   above average
Compact4.7   average
Price4.7   above average
Macro4.6   average
Quality4.5   above average
Size4.4   average
Lens4.3   above average
Travel4.3   below average
Image4.1   average
Zoom4.1   average
Light4.0   average
Viewfinder4.0   above average
Setting3.7   below average
Screen3.5   average
Flash3.3   average
Battery3.2   average
Focus3.1   average
Control2.8   mediocre


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Battery

Battery:
"We didn't discover this for 4 months since my father doesn't take a lot of pictures and doesn't think about recharging the battery until it's dead."
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"Although the camera has some nice features, the zoom quality of the photos is poor and the lack of external battery charger inconvenient for travel."
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"Many automatic features to choose, excellent zoom, light weight to carry, works with an app with your smartphone, I was only disappointed with the battery."
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"However, the 3rd party charger, with two extra batteries, that i got solves the problem."
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"There is something to be added and said about using the battery charging ...I have been over seas many times , and elsewhere, with two or three extra batteries..., and have found that if I were limited to charging the battery while tied to the camera, time would slip by, opportunities for photos gone while waiting for the charge...this is based on two former ZS series cameras with great zoom.....Think about it for a moment..If you are unable to charge your battery in the wall of your hotel room, say in Istanbul, Venice etc, , in fact how could you thus charge it if you have now run out of battery charge and you are on your tour bus now headed for Ephesus !"
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"You will not be able to open battery door when mounted on a tripod.4."
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"Great that battery can be recharged from USB port in car."
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"battery time is great."
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"Interface is easy to use and battery life is good too."
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"I had to spend another close to $200 just for 2 batteries, a charger and a cable just to be able to use this camera effectively."
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"If you need a medium price, pocket size P&S; with tons of capability and a battery saving VIEW FINDER EYEPIECE, this is a great choice."
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Charging

Charging:
"Although the camera has some nice features, the zoom quality of the photos is poor and the lack of external battery charger inconvenient for travel."
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"For those of you who may need to connect the camera to a PC, you may be disappointed with the proprietary USB Charge cable which is only two feet long."
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"Also, the camera came with the wrong wall charger."
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"There is something to be added and said about using the battery charging ...I have been over seas many times , and elsewhere, with two or three extra batteries..., and have found that if I were limited to charging the battery while tied to the camera, time would slip by, opportunities for photos gone while waiting for the charge...this is based on two former ZS series cameras with great zoom.....Think about it for a moment..If you are unable to charge your battery in the wall of your hotel room, say in Istanbul, Venice etc, , in fact how could you thus charge it if you have now run out of battery charge and you are on your tour bus now headed for Ephesus !"
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"It did not work, and I missed out on some pictures on my vacation because my camera had no charge."
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"I had to spend another close to $200 just for 2 batteries, a charger and a cable just to be able to use this camera effectively."
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"Over days of practicing and testing a lot, and checking, deleting, playing with photos, the battery is still at 3 4s charge, which is very good."
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"There is something to be added and said about using the battery charging ...I have been over seas many times , and elsewhere, with two or three extra batteries..., and have found that if I were limited to charging the battery while tied to the camera, time would slip by, opportunities for photos gone while waiting for the charge...this is based on two former ZS series cameras with great zoom.....Think about it for a moment..If you are unable to charge your battery in the wall of your hotel room, say in Istanbul, Venice etc, , in fact how could you thus charge it if you have now run out of battery charge and you are on your tour bus now headed for Ephesus !"
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"Yes, it slips into the Panasonic charging block (marked 5v, 800mA), and your laptop, but I suspect it may be far easier to charge on the road than my previous camera batteries."
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Compact

Compact:
"Great Travel Camera that has to be one of the best ultra zoom compacts on the market if not the best,! "
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"An obvious advantage that this compact camera has over a good cell phone camera is the tremendous zoom capability and of course the option to manually adjust exposure, depth of field, etc."
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"Another major advantage over cell phone cameras and some other compact camers is the optical viewfinder which is a must have feature in bright sunlight."
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"This is probably one of the best compact travel cameras on the market at its price point."
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"We slip our cameras into a thin but stiff rubber beer can insulator pouch ($2 @ Wal-Mart), inside our Ape camera cases; being bottom-stitched this insulator is naturally rectangular, and is stiff enough to make it easy to slip our compact cameras in & out of our Ape cases without damaging the fragile lens cover leaves [verified on month-long trips: African safaris, Australia New Zealand, China, SE Asia."
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"great camera, compact and easy to use! "
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Control

Control:
"If you are buying it to do a lot of manual selection of photographic parameters, a PAS is usually not the best cam because the manual controls you seek tend to be imbedded too deeply into menus that require time to select or change--especially at moment's notice."
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"- difficulty in reading control knob in low light- problem focusing- inability to zoom and out slowlyAnnoying:- Smaller image on screen- Cheap feel of the body- Excessive extension of lens from bodyWhile these may not bother a novice photographer, I'm looking for a pocket size camera with better design and functionality to back up my professional SLRs...like my PS7 with a bigger sensor! "
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"When I returned home May be Panasonic rushed the first batch of cameras to the stores without great quality control, but these problems should not be happening after 2 weeks of use."
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"I know about the diopter control, but it is still hard to see the photo frame."
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"DIDNT LIKE IT...DIDNT LIKE THE CONTROLS ON AND OFF SWITCH ZOOM HARD TO HOLD STEADY ATEND OF THE ZOOM.. 700 IS JUST TO MUCH FOR THIS TYPE ..I FIND 24-240 IS ALL YOU NEED .F STOP TO HIGHPREFER THE CANON HS330 FOR 200.00 .. IM SURE IT WILL SELL BUT JUST DIDNT FIT MY NEEDS BUT I DO LOVEMY NEW PANNY FZ1000 LIKE I SAID 240 400 IS ALL YOU NEED"
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"Would not recommend for those wanting lots of exposure control because of f-stop limitations."
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"Excellent Panasonic user interface control layout7."
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"I also love that it shoots in RAW format, the wifi feature set up very easily with my iPhone, it's controls are easy to understand and navigate, and it has an on board HDR, which is also very useful for my art."
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"Tried most of the Scene and Creative Control programs and it works well, except for the Glass Through feature which still has some reflection."
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"--Also , same old Leica quality lens, quality video, creative controls, long lasting battery and Panasonic reliability."
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"Being able to control the camera from my Nexus 7 is very useful."
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Fit

Fit:
"It's small enough to fit in your pocket or purse so it's easy to get at a moments notice."
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"I'm not much of a photographer yet and this let me take better quality photos at the point and shoot level and got me excited about learning more and more about my camera without shelling out for a dslr and with having the ease of a smaller camera that can fit into any purse and most jacket pockets."
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"Enough resolution, reasonable zoom, yet fits in a small bag."
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"In summary, this is a great camera, fits in a shirt pocket, and one i can have with me a lot more than the old SLRs."
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"It will easily fit in a purse or pocket.2."
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Flash

Flash:
"This camera has a major drawback: the location of the flash."
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"(2) EXTEND the present front finger grip straight up, about 15 MM, to the top of the camera (covering the area where the flash is misplaced now)."
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"It's not even a good flash -- the pictures turn out brighter and better with the flash off than with the flash on."
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"For me, the camera has two challenges: placement of the flash is poor - even though we've been using the camera for six months, I still block it with my fingers (as does anyone who volunteers to take a photo for me)."
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"The only complaint I have is where the flash is located in combination with the larger grip."
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"The flash is in the wrong place."
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"Best to make this flash a bump sticking out up to 8 MM from the camera face."
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"OR,(3C) ELOQUENT AND EASIEST: Place the flash at the bottom of the camera face, next to the control ring, and directly below the mode dial knob (that is on top of this camera)."
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"This bottom flash bump positioning will not interfere with fingers on the rubberized front grip, and is the best flash positioning for this design."
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"which will make the flash more effective, and also aid in finger placement."
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"I didn't face any problem with flash placement."
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Focus

Focus:
"The 30x zoom is a great feature (the primary feature that prompted me to ask for it), though I will say it often takes the camera a long time to focus when you zoom in more than about 10-15x -- a problem when you're trying to take a pictures of a moving object at a distance."
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"I finally gave up on auto and set up one of the programs to focus on the center point and problem solved."
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"Intelligent auto works great for everything except focus, and focus is probably a leading cause of photo failure."
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"Once I did I got the dreaded focus error that several others have talked about."
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"The extra zoom is hard to focus."
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"This 4th image is as far in as it will contract when turned on for pics or video-The body has a textured plastic surface which I personally dont like as it feels cheap compared to the solid, smooth gloss surface of the PS7.Functionality:- One of the most annoying things was its inability to focus on subjects when shooting video in what equated to bright dusk lighting (ie 1 2 hour after sunset)."
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"Focus is now perfect."
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"Intelligent auto works great for everything except focus, and focus is probably a leading cause of photo failure."
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"Compact, easy to frame a picture and the focus is very good."
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"Autofocus could be a bit faster, but I really can't complain since I use the heck out of my cameras and expect them to survive under the abuse I put them through all over the globe."
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Image

Image:
"Fourth, and finally, this camera is horrible at capturing images of moving objects."
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"I love the camera in spite of this problem but it is always disappointing when the smudges turn up on a photo that is good in all other ways but the smudges."
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"Intelligent auto works great for everything except focus, and focus is probably a leading cause of photo failure."
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"either way zoom and pic quality outweigh negatives."
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"Since this model has a relatively small photo sensor, if large zoom is not of concern, but best picture-quality is, (due to larger photo sensors) then I recommend looking at other options e. g. from Canon or Sony, that although dimensionally larger, may still be considered PAS cams and potentially pocketable."
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"Try to zoom in and examine a photo, and the missing resolution is readily apparent."
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"Great image quality Leica lens."
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"Image quality is really good."
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"Well, I was expecting better image quality from this camera, I would say the image quality is above average, didn't like the macros quality, macros were poor focused most of the time, zoom is great 5 5, LVF is nice 5 5 and wi-fi was easy to setup."
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"I love the camera in spite of this problem but it is always disappointing when the smudges turn up on a photo that is good in all other ways but the smudges."
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"The image quality is excellent under all lighting conditions."
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Lens

Lens:
"I have had several models of this same camera and have loved them all BUT they all have developed lens problems."
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"- difficulty in reading control knob in low light- problem focusing- inability to zoom and out slowlyAnnoying:- Smaller image on screen- Cheap feel of the body- Excessive extension of lens from bodyWhile these may not bother a novice photographer, I'm looking for a pocket size camera with better design and functionality to back up my professional SLRs...like my PS7 with a bigger sensor! "
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"My 2 complaints have been the zoom lens, no matter what I do, it catches some dust sooner or later that has to be cleaned out or it leaves a spot on the photo."
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"This is a very challenging set of circumstances--even with a good DSLR camera with a long telephoto lens, it would be challenging to get high quality pics."
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"Great image quality Leica lens."
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"We slip our cameras into a thin but stiff rubber beer can insulator pouch ($2 @ Wal-Mart), inside our Ape camera cases; being bottom-stitched this insulator is naturally rectangular, and is stiff enough to make it easy to slip our compact cameras in & out of our Ape cases without damaging the fragile lens cover leaves [verified on month-long trips: African safaris, Australia New Zealand, China, SE Asia."
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"I haven't (yet) used it in really dusty conditions, so haven't had any problems with dust getting inside the lens."
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"Also when the lens opens it would be nice if it had al lens hood extend with the lens."
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"The lens is excellent as one would expect from Leica, however, it would be nicer if it was an f2.8 better in poorer lighting conditions."
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Light

Light:
"Third, the camera is often not great in low light conditions."
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"It doesn't do well with low light."
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"There were a few extremely humid times that we used it and once in a very light drizzle, but water damage is not something that ever ever ever remotely crossed my mind."
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"- difficulty in reading control knob in low light- problem focusing- inability to zoom and out slowlyAnnoying:- Smaller image on screen- Cheap feel of the body- Excessive extension of lens from bodyWhile these may not bother a novice photographer, I'm looking for a pocket size camera with better design and functionality to back up my professional SLRs...like my PS7 with a bigger sensor! "
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"The I'A mode works fairly good, but it gets confused on when a flash should be used for fill light."
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"This improves low light and was a worthwhile compromise.11."
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"This brand used to work perfectly in low light."
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"With the reduced number of pixels, which was a plus for me, it takes about as good low light pictures as any small camera."
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"Good pictures in low light."
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"I've done some Macro and it works well with adequate light but not if you are close and try to use flash."
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"Nice pics for 8 X 10 and very good in dim light."
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Macro

Macro:
"good camera but does not do macro very well"
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"Well, I was expecting better image quality from this camera, I would say the image quality is above average, didn't like the macros quality, macros were poor focused most of the time, zoom is great 5 5, LVF is nice 5 5 and wi-fi was easy to setup."
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"I've done some Macro and it works well with adequate light but not if you are close and try to use flash."
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"Excellent low light pictures, perfect size, intuitive operation, great battery life, great macro shots, great image stabilization."
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"The IA mode does work very well on bringing in the macro mode."
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"great macro setting."
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Manual

Manual:
"If you are buying it to do a lot of manual selection of photographic parameters, a PAS is usually not the best cam because the manual controls you seek tend to be imbedded too deeply into menus that require time to select or change--especially at moment's notice."
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"The full manual exposure control is implemented well, but the manual focus it not as great."
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"It has so many features that time spent reading the manual and practicing is well spent."
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"It has lots of features and the manual is very well organized and written."
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"Even better now with an improved viewfinder (now I can see what I'm doing in glaring light conditions, which is the biggest gripe about LCD screen point and shoot cameras) Camera takes great photos and video with tons of manual exposure options and modes and an awesome 30X zoom."
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"Then, before I went on holiday in Russia and 9 other countries, I read the on-line manual and changed some minor settings - easy enough to do."
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"I hope to be able to learn how to take advantage of the manual options, now that we are back home."
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Photo

Photo:
"And the Control Dial on the back of the camera turns way too easily; while trying to reset the focus from Macro to Infinity, the dial twirled unbeknownst to me from Exposure Compensation 0 to +2, and while I could fix the photos to a certain degree in Photoshop, the results were disappointing."
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"I highly recommend this camera--I took it on a 2-month, round-the-world trip this past summer, through all sorts of punishing weather conditions, and not only did it hold up without a single problem, but it took some of the best photos I've taken in my life."
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"Please see my photos for examples of what this camera can do."
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"It also feels very cheap and plastic but it takes good photos."
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"Even better now with an improved viewfinder (now I can see what I'm doing in glaring light conditions, which is the biggest gripe about LCD screen point and shoot cameras) Camera takes great photos and video with tons of manual exposure options and modes and an awesome 30X zoom."
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"Although the camera has some nice features, the zoom quality of the photos is poor and the lack of external battery charger inconvenient for travel."
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Price

Price:
"- difficulty in reading control knob in low light- problem focusing- inability to zoom and out slowlyAnnoying:- Smaller image on screen- Cheap feel of the body- Excessive extension of lens from bodyWhile these may not bother a novice photographer, I'm looking for a pocket size camera with better design and functionality to back up my professional SLRs...like my PS7 with a bigger sensor! "
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"This is probably one of the best compact travel cameras on the market at its price point."
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"Straightforward, easy and cheap for Panasonic to fix this poor engineering, - - - immediately, in a revised model DMC-ZS-51, as detailed below."
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"This is an amazing camera for the price."
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"It also feels very cheap and plastic but it takes good photos."
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"this is no substitute for a pro camera but for vacation and family pictures this is a feature rich pocket able miracle at a terrific price point."
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Quality

Quality:
"either way zoom and pic quality outweigh negatives."
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"I haven't notice any quality issues that a few other reviews have complained about."
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"When I returned home May be Panasonic rushed the first batch of cameras to the stores without great quality control, but these problems should not be happening after 2 weeks of use."
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"Picture quality is good though not impressively so but reasonable considering the sensor size."
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"This is a very challenging set of circumstances--even with a good DSLR camera with a long telephoto lens, it would be challenging to get high quality pics."
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"Great image quality Leica lens."
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"Image quality is really good."
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"Well, I was expecting better image quality from this camera, I would say the image quality is above average, didn't like the macros quality, macros were poor focused most of the time, zoom is great 5 5, LVF is nice 5 5 and wi-fi was easy to setup."
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"The image quality is excellent under all lighting conditions."
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"Picture quality is great."
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Screen

Screen:
"so far so good bought less expensive model a year ago and screen looked schattered with colors and was disappointed after my first one lasted so long without problems"
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"After a few more uses I won't even be able to read the dial, at least I can see it on the screen."
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"If you get a ZS50 with this problem, you can determine what mode you are in by looking at the monitor screen, but you will no longer just be able to look at the mode dial to see what setting you are in."
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"- difficulty in reading control knob in low light- problem focusing- inability to zoom and out slowlyAnnoying:- Smaller image on screen- Cheap feel of the body- Excessive extension of lens from bodyWhile these may not bother a novice photographer, I'm looking for a pocket size camera with better design and functionality to back up my professional SLRs...like my PS7 with a bigger sensor! "
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"When played back on a big screen, the excessively fast zooming is very annoying."
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"Also, the viewfinder is very handy when the LCD screen is hard to read because of the sun."
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"My old camera died and after three months of research I picked this pocket miracle from Panasonic, A 30x zoom lens from Leica no less went a long way towards cementing this deal for me,I spent years in commercial photography and no longer want to lug around a 40 pound camera bag stuffed with lenses,I also was looking for a eye level viewfinder (I know how old school) Yes the rear screen works well in some applications but far too many times is washed out in bright sunlight!"
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"Not a huge problem because you can use the screen to see which setting you are on, but still... a small indicator of the lack of thought that was put into this camera."
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"In reality, it's probably a 4 to 4.5 star camera but because it has a view finder as well as a lcd screen on back, for me, that's worth an extra star."
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"Great Camera bought for Cruise to Caribbean and having both the screen or eye piece viewer and the 30X zoom made for some great pictures, standing on the balcony of our room I could capture ports coming in and going out with the 30x zoom and all the panoramic made for some great shots to frame."
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"In brief, I like: Very short shot to shot time; how easy the wifi connection to Iphone and pad was; the Evf is very sharp And auto switches to the LCD screen when you take your eye away; easy it is to adjust exposure even in auto; compact size easy to hold onto; long zoom when needed; feels substantial in hand; so far my pix are razor sharp."
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Setting

Setting:
"Second, the camera has an annoying habit of spontaneously switching your settings."
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"Also, this Panasonic just doesn't seem to be as robust as my Sony RX1002--not as many features, settings, adjustments, etc."
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"This is just one example of inappropriate settings causing bad pictures."
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"My only regrets are 1) the older model had more preprogrammed settings, like a fireworks setting and 2) it would be good to be able to put a polarizing filter on it when zooming in on a far away landscape during a hazy day."
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"The various settings are a little hard to find since the buttons have many uses and are not double marked."
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"This saves time and allows you to quickly adjust settings and snap another image if you are unhappy with your image."
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"I've found the best is to use the plain vanilla setting without the flash, which renders generally ok low light pictures."
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"settings, and this, too, is too easily moved, especially when you stick the camera in your pocket."
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"The mode selector dial on top moves too easily, often shifting to a different setting (a detriment when quickly taking a point-and-shoot)."
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"Great camera, great pictures, love all the settings."
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"Then, before I went on holiday in Russia and 9 other countries, I read the on-line manual and changed some minor settings - easy enough to do."
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Sharp

Sharp:
"When I first looked through the viewfinder what I saw was not clear and sharp."
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"Color and general picture quality is quite good for a small camera, although it could be sharper, for my taste, especially at full zoom."
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"However, I gave the wheel for the diopter that is right next to the viewfinder tiny turns until what I saw was clear and sharp."
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"For a camera this size, it has the best of everything: The EVF is very sharp and a joy to use; the Intel Auto will adjust to pretty much any shooting condition; the LCD display is incredibly sharp; the video quality is exceptional for a point and shoot camera; the battery life is surprisingly good considering how much I've enjoyed playing with the powerful zoom; the wifi function (which requires the Panasonic Image app to be installed on your smart phone) is very impressive once you figure out how to use it (you get a full function remote control which includes wirelessly viewing the image on your device-great for macro shots, and the ability to transfer any picture to the device wirelessly); and of course, the zoom capability combined with the OIS works very well."
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"What makes the camera unique is the beautiful EVF viewfinder, while small is bright; and sharp."
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Size

Size:
"Will be sending to Panasonic under warranty, small issue, but if this is happening what other things will go wrong with the camera as it gets older."
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"The main drawback to those small cameras is the telephoto capability."
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"Using a medium file size, I can enlarge posters to more than 100% with any noticeable degradation in the image."
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"Picture quality is good though not impressively so but reasonable considering the sensor size."
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"The only reason I don't give it five stars is this small complaint."
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"Just a great camera for such a small package."
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"It's small enough to fit in your pocket or purse so it's easy to get at a moments notice."
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"With the reduced number of pixels, which was a plus for me, it takes about as good low light pictures as any small camera."
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"Small and easy to travel with."
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"Smaller size made it easier to carry."
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Travel

Travel:
"Although the camera has some nice features, the zoom quality of the photos is poor and the lack of external battery charger inconvenient for travel."
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"I have a tiny point and shoot camera, not happy with the resolution and zoom capabilities; bought a bridge camera with large zoom and was happy except that it is inconvenient to carry on tour travels."
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"For a travel camera, the ZS50 is hard to beat."
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"This is probably one of the best compact travel cameras on the market at its price point."
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"The camera is a great travel camera and the movies are excellent."
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"Small and easy to travel with."
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"Great travel camera! "
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"Easy travel camera, small and light enough not to be a pain."
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Video

Video:
"The hight speed movie mode is very interesting but does not work well in a regular lit room."
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"Easy to use and the video is excellent."
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"The camera is a great travel camera and the movies are excellent."
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"The video button is too easy to push; if I wanted a video camera, I'd get something else."
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"I've now burned through 50 G of memory at Disney a great deal of it in video."
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Viewfinder

Viewfinder:
"Hate the viewfinder."
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"The feature usually missing from the mini cameras is the viewfinder - which I use a lot outdoors, when the LCD is hard to see."
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"Probably that's because it's awfully hard to hold it steady even using the viewfinder which, by the way, does change from the LCD to the viewfinder when you put your eye to it."
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"If you misses the viewfinder, the ZS50 has the best of both worlds."
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"Also, the viewfinder is very handy when the LCD screen is hard to read because of the sun."
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"When I first looked through the viewfinder what I saw was not clear and sharp."
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"As I am taking pictures in the mountains, I do very much appreciate the viewfinder."
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"Because I'm 84 years old and live in sunny Arizona, the eye- viewfinder is a MUST and this one performs very well."
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"A viewfinder is a good thing."
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"Being an old 35 mm SLR user, I mostly use the viewfinder, and I have been very pleased by the image quality that it has."
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"( I have perfect vision, no glasses or contacts to get in the way) Electronic viewfinder is bright, color accurate and proportionally accurate to area captured by lens."
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Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi:
"My only complaint is that the wifi type connection and wireless transfer is awkward and almost unusable."
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"Well, I was expecting better image quality from this camera, I would say the image quality is above average, didn't like the macros quality, macros were poor focused most of the time, zoom is great 5 5, LVF is nice 5 5 and wi-fi was easy to setup."
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"I also love that it shoots in RAW format, the wifi feature set up very easily with my iPhone, it's controls are easy to understand and navigate, and it has an on board HDR, which is also very useful for my art."
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"Finally, the ZS50 has WiFi as well as cables."
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"In brief, I like: Very short shot to shot time; how easy the wifi connection to Iphone and pad was; the Evf is very sharp And auto switches to the LCD screen when you take your eye away; easy it is to adjust exposure even in auto; compact size easy to hold onto; long zoom when needed; feels substantial in hand; so far my pix are razor sharp."
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"The wifi connected easily."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"The 30x zoom is a great feature (the primary feature that prompted me to ask for it), though I will say it often takes the camera a long time to focus when you zoom in more than about 10-15x -- a problem when you're trying to take a pictures of a moving object at a distance."
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"either way zoom and pic quality outweigh negatives."
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"Great Travel Camera that has to be one of the best ultra zoom compacts on the market if not the best,! "
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"Although,long extendable lenses with big zoom tend to develop mechanical problems i. e. won't retract or get jammed closed or part-way open, one can cover this concern with purchase of an extended warranty."
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"Since this model has a relatively small photo sensor, if large zoom is not of concern, but best picture-quality is, (due to larger photo sensors) then I recommend looking at other options e. g. from Canon or Sony, that although dimensionally larger, may still be considered PAS cams and potentially pocketable."
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"The extra zoom is hard to focus."
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"An obvious advantage that this compact camera has over a good cell phone camera is the tremendous zoom capability and of course the option to manually adjust exposure, depth of field, etc."
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"The zoom is absolutely insane and the sound is superior to any camera I have used so far."
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"I was very happy with my Sony Cybershot with 5x zoom."
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"The 30x zoom is a great feature (the primary feature that prompted me to ask for it), though I will say it often takes the camera a long time to focus when you zoom in more than about 10-15x -- a problem when you're trying to take a pictures of a moving object at a distance."
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"Well, I was expecting better image quality from this camera, I would say the image quality is above average, didn't like the macros quality, macros were poor focused most of the time, zoom is great 5 5, LVF is nice 5 5 and wi-fi was easy to setup."
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