LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic ZS50 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
ZS50 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder.
The viewfinder has a resolution of 1,166kdots and coverage of 100%.
Panasonic ZS50 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec . Unfortunately ZS50 doesn't have an external flash port so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Panasonic ZS50 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 23 points to choose from.
With Panasonic ZS50, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,60i,30p fps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Panasonic ZS50 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.ZS50 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Panasonic ZS50 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Olympus XZ-2 iHS in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic ZS50 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( 802.11 b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
With its NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, ZS50 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.
One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our ZS50. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic ZS50 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 300 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 253 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic ZS50 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Panasonic ZS50 is $449.00