The DMC-FS50 packages a 24mm ultra wide-angle LUMIX DC VARIO lens with 5x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-120mm) into a slim, compact body. The 24mm ultra wide-angle lens gives photographers a wider range of composition possibilities with approx. 213% larger viewing space compared to that of 35mm camera. It captures more subjects in limited focusing distance. For distant subjects, the Intelligent Zoom can be used for the extended magnification to 8x by combining digital zoom with minimum deterioration of image quality.
The 16.1-megapixel of large image sensor offers high resolution images so that it is still affordable to crop the part you want to enlarge out of the picture after shooting.
The DMC-FS50 records dynamic HD video in 1280 x 720p in QuickTime Motion JPEG. Recording motion image can be started with a press of an independent motion picture button on the top of the camera, which is extremely convenient for users to switch photo/video shooting instantly. Users can also sort and archive the images via a bundled software PHOTOfunSTUDIO Ver. 9.0 LE and upload them to the SNS (social networking services).
The MEGA O.I.S. is incorporated in the iA mode to suppress hand-shake. Apart from the digital image correction, it corrects a jolt of light axis by shifting the O.I.S. lens unit to offset it so that the image is not affected digitally nor deteriorated at all. The iA mode is incorporated in pursuit of the ultimate ease of operation and the reduction of miss-shots. In addition to the MEGA O.I.S., Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Intelligent Exposure and Face Detection are included to get the best result.
The DMC-FS50 features Panorama Shot, which makes it possible to shoot a horizontal / vertical panoramic image with consequent shots taken by overlaying the previous picture.