LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic FZ47 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 460k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
FZ47 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic FZ47 can shoot continuously at max speed of 4 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately FZ47 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Panasonic FZ47 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 23 points to choose from.
Panasonic FZ47 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Panasonic FZ47, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps and save in and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Panasonic FZ47 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.
FZ47 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Panasonic FZ47 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a DSLR-Like camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 or Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect FZ47 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Panasonic FZ47 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 400 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR-Like type cameras is 354 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 Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic FZ47 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Panasonic FZ47 Features Compared to Main Competitors