Full-Spectrum Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 12.1 MP Infrared Point and Shoot Camera (Used)

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This ZS50 is used and in good working and cosmetic condition with light wear, scratches, and signs of use. It has been certified by our technicians and is fully warrantied by Kolari Vision.

The Panasonic Lumix ZS50 allows vivid color infrared pictures to be captured with ease. This is an upgrade from our previous bestsellers, the ZS6, ZS8, ZS19, ZS25, and ZS35. This is camera features a sharp Leica lens that can go as wide as 24mm (one of the widest compact camera lenses on the market) for landscape shots or up to a 30x (720mm) optical zoom to reach out and touch your subject, and it focuses sharp at every focal length. The focusing ring at the base of the lens along with focus peaking allow you to shoot with DSLR-like precision.

While this camera is small enough to fit in your pocket, it still gives the user complete control with full manual controls and the ability to shoot RAW. For shooting in IR, this little workhorse punches well above its weight. It produces great false color results, especially when shooting RAW. Great results can also be achieved directly in camera in black in white or a variety of other styles.

With 12.1 MP, this camera captures enough detail for large prints, and the full-sized, 3-inch Live view LCD and 100% coverage electronic viewfinder make composing your IR images easy and intuitive. 5-axis optical image stabilization and HD videos at 60FPS add to the list of great features in this camera.

With custom white balance, you make sure you’re getting great color IR images every time. And, you can branch out with a  great set of creative features like 3D shooting, miniature effect, in camera HDR, and shooting stills at up to 60 FPS burst!

This camera also offers Wi-Fi connectivity with supported phone and tablet tethering, allowing remote shooting where you can view, shoot, and record pictures right on your phone. This will be of particular interest for UAV applications.

Cameras are made to order. Allow up to a week for order shipment.

Comes in refurbished condition, will be black & silver color.

Package contents include:

  • Lumix ZS50 Camera (Full-Spectrum converted)
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Wriststrap
  • USB Cable

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

Effective Pixels: 16.1MP 1/2.33 inch CCD Sensor
Lens Specifications: 20x Optical zoom lens (24-480mm) 4x Digital zoom
LCD Monitor: 3” TFT LCD
Motion Video Quality: 1920 x 1080 HD movie recording at 60fps
10FPS burst shooting
Image Stabilization: POWER Optical Image Stabilizer
Dimensions: H 2.3” x W 4.1” x D 1.1”
Weight: 6.03 oz.
Storage Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC

Camera Brand


Camera Style

Point and Shoot

Why Choose Us?

  • Professional dust free infrared conversion in an ISO Class 5 clean bench using high quality glass and fused quartz
  • Anti-reflective coated filters to reduce hotspots and glare
  • The ONLY company that uses optically engineered IR filters for the best infrared photography camera you can own
  • Free and quick 1-2 week average turnaround
  • Over 900 supported models for infrared conversion
  • 550nm, 590nm, 665nm, 720nm, 850nm, NDVI/Blue IR, Full Spectrum, and Two Spectrum infrared filters all one low price!
  • Free custom lens calibration
  • Free domestic return shipping with a mail-in box option
  • 1 year warranty on converted cameras and infrared conversions
  • Authorized repair shop partner for long term service of your infrared converted camera


All of our conversions and converted or modified cameras come with a 1 year warranty for post-conversion malfunctions and electronic issues related to the conversion service.

This warranty does not include wear and tear repairs such as, but not limited to; shutter failure. Warranty does not cover user-caused damage, or other issues unrelated to our conversion services or camera modifications.

For more comprehensive coverage we highly recommend our Extend warranty, which also covers accidental damage.

IR Filter Choices

Direct from Camera, Custom White Balance
Channel Swapped Black & White Direct from Camera, Auto White Balance
590 Filter 590 Infrared Conversion Filter (custom white balance) 590 SWB FC 590 Infrared Conversion Filter (Black and White) 590 Infrared Conversion Filter (Auto White Balance)
665 Filter 665 Infrared Conversion Filter (custom white balance) 665 Infrared Conversion Filter (Channel Swapped) 665 Infrared Conversion Filter (Black and White) 665 Infrared Conversion Filter (Auto White Balance)
720 Filter 720 Infrared Conversion Filter (custom white balance) 720 Infrared Conversion Filter (Channel Swapped) 720 Infrared Conversion Filter (Black and White) 720 Infrared Conversion Filter (Auto White Balance)
850 Filter 850 Infrared Conversion Filter (custom white balance) N/A 850 Infrared Conversion Filter (Black and White) 850 Infrared Conversion Filter (Auto White Balance)
Blue IR
Blue IR Infrared Conversion Filter (custom white balance) Blue IR Infrared Conversion Filter (Channel Swapped) Blue IR Infrared Conversion Filter (Black and White) Blue IR Infrared Conversion Filter (Auto White Balance)
Full Spectrum
Full Spectrum Conversion Filter (custom white balance) Full Spectrum Conversion Filter (Channel Swapped) Full Spectrum BW Full Spectrum Conversion Filter (Auto White Balance)

Processing Time

Our standard turnaround time for camera conversions is 2 weeks on average for most models. This is only an estimate and not a guarantee. Our standard turnaround time may occasionally exceed 2 weeks during our busy season (April-August) or take less than 2 weeks in our off-season (September-March).

We also offer 5-day and 1-2 day rush processing options on our camera conversions for an additional fee. Our rush services allow us to coordinate the logistics of your conversion ahead of time to meet your deadlines to the best of our ability. Our rush processing time does not include shipping times.

We do our best to accommodate each and every one of our customers year-round.

If ordering one of our pre-converted cameras, keep in mind that they are made to order and are not eligible for rush processing. Please allow at least 2 weeks before your camera ships out to you. Plan for trips and assignments accordingly!

Any time frames that we provide, including shipping time, turnaround time, and rush processing times, are only estimates and are subject to availability. We make no guarantees on service time or shipping times.

AR Coating

What is the AR coating and what does it do? The AR coating option adds an IR centered anti-reflective coating onto the IR filter we install when we perform an infrared conversion. It reduces hotspot artifacts that some lenses are prone to, and can reduce other stray reflections. On our full spectrum conversions we apply a broadband AR coating that covers the UV, visible, and IR ranges. The coating does not reduce optical performance in any way and is highly recommended.


Uncoated glass has a reflection of around 4-5% at all wavelengths, and we found that this reflection off the sensor filter was bouncing off the glass and reflecting back from the lens housing and aperture blades to cause IR hotspots.  We developed this anti-reflective coating that is centered around the IR wavelengths that cause hotspots, and reduced the 5% reflection down to <0.5%

Reflectance Curve

Conversion AR Coating

When applied to our internal conversion filters, we find that hotspots are significantly reduced during infrared photography. Below is a sample from a Nikon 50mm 1.8 which has a strong hotspot at small apertures. Independent tests also available from Mark Hilliard here and Edd Noble here.

Hotspot AR


Body type
Body type Compact
Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Other resolutions 4000 x 3000, 2560 x 1920, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 13 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.33″ (6.08 x 4.56 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Boosted ISO (maximum) 6400
White balance presets 4
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Standard
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24–720 mm
Optical zoom 30×
Maximum aperture F3.3–6.4
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View

What's In The Box?

Package contents include:

Lumix ZS50 Camera (IR converted)

Rechargeable battery



USB Cable