Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 Review

4.0
September 5, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Metrics

Dimensions (W x H x D) 120.3 x 80.8 x 91.9 mm / (4.74 x 3.18 x 3.62 inch)
Weight Approx. 449g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.99lb) / Approx. 493g with Battery and SD Memory Card (1.09lb)

Optics

Camera Effective Pixels 16.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-type High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / 17.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F2.8 - 5.2 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.8 - 8 (W) / F5.2 - 8 (T))
Optical Zoom 24x
Focal Length f=4.5 - 108mm (25 - 600mm in 35mm equiv.) / (28 - 672mm in 35mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 30.3x (4:3 / 10M), 43.2x (4:3 / 5M), 54.0x (4:3 / under 3M)?
Intelligent Zoom 48x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO- ELMARIT / 14 elements in 10 groups / (2 Aspherical Lenses / 3 Aspherical Surfaces / 3 ED Lenses / 1 Nano Surface Coating Lens)
2-Speed Zoom Yes
Optical Image Stabilizer Power O.I.S. (On with Active Mode(only for Video) / Off)
Digital Zoom Max. 4x
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 30 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity / AF Macro / MF / Intelligent AUTO/ motion picture: Wide 1 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes (On/Off )
Focus Normal / AF Macro / Macro Zoom / MF / Quick AF On/Off(On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF(only for motion picture), / AF/AE Lock Button, Manual Focus, One Shot AF, AF Area Select, AF Tracking
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 23-area / 1-area (flexible/scalable)
Shutter Speed Still Image : approx. 4 - 1/2000 sec / Motion picture : approx. 1/30 - 1/20000 sec / (Creative Video Mode : approx. 1/8 - 1/20,000 sec)
Viewfinder 0.20" Color EVF (202K Pixels equiv.), Field of View : approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x

Recording

File Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3), MPO / Motion picture: AVCHD, MP4
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Creative Video, C1, C2, SCN, Creative Control
Creative Control mode Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama Shot, Sports, Panning, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, / Handheld Night Shot, HDR, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, 3D Photo
Continuous Shooting Mode Full- Resolution Image: 10 frames/sec Max. 3 images / with AF Tracking: 5 frames/sec, 2 frames/sec
Motion Picture Recording (*2) [HD Video] / 1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 25fps) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 50p (SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor Output is 25fps) / 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps) / [STD Video] / 640 x 480 pixels, 25 fps (VGA: 4Mbps / MP4) (Sensor Output is 25fps)
AVCHD (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 160 min (FSH), 180 min (SH)
MP4 (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 160 min (FHD)
AVCHD (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 90 min (FSH), 100 min (SH)
MP4 (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 90 min (FHD)
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-3 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing 1/3 - 3 EV step, Max.+/-3EV, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Aspect Bracketing -
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 (changeable to 1/3 EV step) / High Sensitivity Mode (1600 - 6400)
Still Picture Recording [1:1] / 3456 x 3456 (12M) / 2736 x 2736 (7.5M EZ) / 2304 x 2304 (5.5M EZ) / 1920 x 1920 (3.5M EZ) / 1536 x 1536 (2.5M EZ) / 480 x 480 (0.2M EZ) / [4:3] / 4608 x 3456 (16M) / 3648 x 2736 (10M EZ) / 3072 x 2304 (7M EZ) / 2560 x 1920 (5M EZ) / 2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) / 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ) / [3:2] / 4608 x 3072 (14M) / 3648 x 2432 (9M EZ) / 3072 x 2048 (6M EZ) / 2560 x 1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048 x 1360 (2.5M EZ) / 640 x 424 (0.3M EZ) / [16:9] / 4608 x 2592 (12M) / 3648 x 2056 (7.5M EZ) / 3072 x 1728 (5.5M EZ) / 2560 x 1440 (3.5M EZ) / 1920 x 1080 (2M EZ) / 640 x 360 (0.2M EZ) / 1920 x 1080 (3D)
Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Image Quality Fine / Standard (3D Mode : MPO+Fine / MPO+Standard)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Flash / Incandescent / White Set1 / White Set2 / Color Temperature (2-axis adjustable)
Photo Style / Film Mode Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom
Color Mode / Color Effect / My color Color Mode (only in iA Mode) : Standard, Happy, Black and White, Sepia
Picture Adjustment Contrast / Sharpness / Color Saturation / Noise reduction
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes
GPS -
Wi-FI -
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec / 10sec 3pcs

Playback

Retouch Auto Retouch / Creative Retouch
Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback?Picture Only, Video Only, 3D, Category, Favorites), Calendar Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
Show Histogram Yes
Show Highlights Yes
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Resize / Cropping / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / Yes
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

Setup

OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Others

Battery life (approx.) 450 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
LCD Monitor 7.5cm(3.0") TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots) / Field of View : approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle / Power LCD mode, AUTO Power LCD mode
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off, Flash Synchro;1st/2nd Slow Sync / 0.3 - 13.5m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 7.3m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory Approx. 70MB
Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Mono
Interface miniHDMI, AV Output (PAL/NTSC), USB Multi
Power Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, Minimum: 895mAh) (Included) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Optional)
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.3 AE, / Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, USB Cable, AC Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String

Further Specifications

NOTE *1 / Recording conditions by CIPA standard / - CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association]. / - Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF)/Humidity: 50%RH when LCD monitor is on. / - Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB). / - Using the supplied battery. / - Starting recording 30 seconds after the camera is turned on. (When the optical image stabilizer function is set to [ON].) / - Recording once every 30 seconds with full flash every second recording. / - Rotating the zoom lever from Tele to Wide or vice versa in every recording. / - Turning the camera off every 10 recordings and leaving it until the temperature of the battery decreases. / *2 / - These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23 oC (73.4 oF) and a humidity of 50%RH. / - The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use. / - Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as switching the power supply [ON] / [OFF], starting/stopping recording, zoom operation etc. / - Motion pictures in [MP4] can be recorded continuously for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds. Also, motion picture recorded continuously in [MP4] is up to 4 GB.

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