DPExpert have published their review of the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 – a 10 megapixel update to the FZ30 (read our review here) – it features a 12x optical zoom lens with image stabilisation, and ISO uto 1600. It’s available in black or silver.
“The Panasonic is a difficult camera to rate. The lens and image processing are so good and the image stabilisation so effective that you want to love it. And for static images it is hard to beat. For a tourist this could be the ideal camera. But for taking pictures of moving subjects it is simply too slow in its responses. You are almost always a beat behind the action. The FZ50 is perfect for Venice but a letdown at the school sports day.”