Infrared Conversion Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 12.1 MP Infrared Point and Shoot Camera

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  • 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 (IR converted)

    Rechargeable battery


    USB Cable

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 are 100% warrantied for post-conversion malfunctions and electronic issues. Conversions on mail-in cameras and our already converted cameras come with a 1 year warranty.

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 Infrared Conversion Filter (Channel Swapped) 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 Conversion Filter (Black and White) Full Spectrum Conversion Filter (Auto White Balance)

Processing Time

Our turnaround time for camera conversions is 2 weeks on average for most models. When ordering our already converted cameras, keep in mind that they are made to order and please also allow 2 weeks for them to ship out to you. Plan for trips an assignments accordingly!

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. 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