Its incredible wide-angle to telephoto reach and good image quality makes the 24x Panasonic FZ47 easy

Its incredible wide-angle to telephoto reach and good image quality makes the 24x Panasonic FZ47 easy to recommend. The addition of Full HD video makes it even easier. Excellent zoom range; Full HD movies; Quick menu for easy adjustments; Excellent controls; Fast shutter lag. Tendency to blow highlights in cloudy conditions; Lacks RAW mode; Lens hood blocks flash; Movie record button awkward. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 started shipping in August 2011, priced at around US$400; current prices hover around US$300. Perhaps hedging its bets, Panasonic continues to make a CCD-based megazoom camera alongside its CMOS-bearing flagship. Last year, the company’s FZ100 won praise for being “tremendous fun” but it didn’t make the cut for a Dave’s Pick because its CMOS sensor, which made HD video and faster speed possible, was just too noisy. Their followup FZ150 was noticeably better. The fun is still here with the Panasonic FZ47 (which sports the same 24x zoom starting at a very wide 25mm) and even Full HD video — but the sensor is a high-speed CCD. “Speed” as in 3.7 frames per second for seven full-res shots. That limits Movie mode to 60i...

How To Connect Your iPhone or iPad to Your TV PCMagLogo.2016 Arrow_Path

Sometimes your iPhone or iPad screen is just too small. Fortunately, it’s easy enough to connect your iOS device to any recent TV for a bigger-screen media experience. Here’s our guide, from the simplest to the most complex solutions. By far, the simplest way to connect your iPhone or iPad to your TV is to use a cable like Apple’s Digital AV Adapter, which connects your Apple device to your TV’s HDMI port. You’ll also need a standard HDMI cable—any one will do, so just buy the least expensive one you can find. There are two models of the Digital AV Adapter for iOS devices, so make sure you choose the right version. Both are $49, but serve very different purposes. The Lightning Digital AV Adapter (pictured) connects your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to an HDMI-equipped TV, display, or projector. The Lightning to VGA Adapter does the same, but it plugs into VGA-compatible peripherals instead. Connect your iPhone or iPad and TV with the cable, and switch the TV’s input to the port with the cable. Also plug the USB end of your Lightning cable into the adapter and plug the other end into a power outlet—it needs juice to play. Your TV will become a duplica...