The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ47 Digital Camera is a melding of economy and versatility. Keeping your budget in mind, Panasonic presents this advanced point-and-shoot that happens to be so much more than your standard snap-shot cam. To start off, the FZ47 puts 12.1Mp of image capturing power in your hands. Record still images, 3D still images, and 1920 x 1080 HD video all with the help of a solid CCD image sensor and the company's Venus Engine FHD which keeps the pictures and videos flowing smoothly onto your compatible memory card of choice (SDHC, SDXC, SD).
Working in tandem with these two components, otherwise known as the heart of the camera, is the Leica DV Vario-Elmarit lens. Featuring the time-honored name of "Leica" this lens is a 25mm ultra-wide angle lens that sports 24x optical zoom and a Nano Surface Coating for reduction of flare and ghosting. The camera also employs an optical image stabilizer for clean shots, and a generous 3.0" LCD display for composition, review, and menu navigation.
The DMC-FZ47 has a wealth of creative options from which to choose as well. Most notable would be the manual controls. Your vision can come through in each and every shot when you have the power to set the camera to your liking. Of course, when you want to let the camera do the heavy lifting, you can. Features like Intelligent Auto, or iA as it's commonly known, take over the camera and set it to all the right settings needed for a successful shot. Other helpful functions include Intelligent D-Range Control, PictBridge compatibility for direct printing or playback of images, Face Detection, AF Tracking, and many others.