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Panasonic unveils FZ47 (FZ48) with 24x zoom, 3D photos and 1080p video

Panasonic has just announced the new addition to their lineup of superzoom compacts, the FZ47 (to be known in Europe as FZ48). Carrying a 1/2.33″ 12.1 megapixel sensor the new camera has a 24x zoom range covering the 25 – 600mm range (in 35mm equivalent).

The stabilized lens is pretty bright on the wide side opening the aperture all the way to F/2.8, but at the long end you only get F/5.2 as a maximum aperture. Video recording up to 1080p resolution is a go in both MP4 and AVCHD formats and on the back you are getting a 3″ LCD of 460K dots.

The other interesting bit about the Panasonic FZ47 is its 3D photo capturing capabilities. Of course, with a single lens you will probably have to follow the software instructions and capture two shots that a separated by a set distance for each 3D image, so if stereoscopic photography is your thing this won’t be the best option for you.

The Panasonic FZ47 will be available in black for a suggested retail price of $400, starting in August 2011.

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