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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45

The 14.1 mega pixel DMC-FZ45 features a wide angle 24x optical zoom f/2.8-5.2 DC Vario-Elmarit lens. The powerful 24x optical zoom can be used both in...

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“Nice to see you, very nice!”

published 06/04/2011

ProEasy for beginners to use

ConsQuite bulky

Welcome The world is mad place that can pass you by like a flash and times like that make you treasure the good moments. Moments that you want to relive over and other and without a decent camera you wouldn’t be able to achieve this. So having a good camera is definitely something that will prove...

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ProFantastic all-rounder for pros and amateurs

ConsYou can have any colour body as long as it's black...

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt with SLRs + various heavy, bulky lenses, point and shoot, an early Kodak 'bridge' camera and cannot imagine wanting anything which this 'bridge' model cannot provide. Been using it for just over a year and am wondering if I will ever need another camera. You...

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published 17/08/2011

Can it be compared to Nikon D50? Hey, I'm considering some Nikon cameras. They're far more pricey, but I'd consider'em supposing they're wor...
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Product Information : Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45

Manufacturer's product description

The 14.1 mega pixel DMC-FZ45 features a wide angle 24x optical zoom f/2.8-5.2 DC Vario-Elmarit lens. The powerful 24x optical zoom can be used both in still and motion picture recording. The extra optical zoom function uses the center part of the CCD to extend this 24x zoom ratio to powerful zoom at a resolution of 3 mega pixel or less in still picture recording. The DMC-FZ45 can record HD movie in AVCHD Lite with high sound quality of Dolby Digital Stereo Creator. Just press the motion picture button, and shooting begins. In the creative movie mode, the shutter speed and aperture can be adjusted. The IA mode can also be activated in motion picture recording. The power O.I.S. nearly doubles the hand-shake correction power of conventional MEGA O.I.S. So you can take beautiful night shots without blurring. And happy mode optimizes color saturation and brightness for vividly memorable scenes. With the intelligent resolution technology, 3 areas - outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation areas - are automatically detected. Apart from the uniform enhancement of sharpness, this technology precisely performs signal processing pixel by pixel in the most effective way according to the area. As a result, images are clear and crisp in both photos and movies.

Product Details

Long Name: Lumix DMC-FZ45, Lumix DMC-FZ40/DMC-FZ45

Product type: Digital Compact Camera, Digital camera - compact

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Lens System / Optical Zoom: 24

LCD Display Size: 3

Flash Memory / Form Factor: SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 14.1

Manufacturer: Panasonic

Min Focus Distance: 30 cm

Product Description: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45EG-K - digital camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45EB-K - digital camera

Weight: 454 g

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio, HDMI

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Microsoft Certification: Compatible with Windows 7

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 895 mAh ( included )

Viewfinder: Electronic - 0.2" - colour

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Image Stabiliser: Optical (POWER O.I.S.)

Image Processor: Venus Engine HD II

Sensor Resolution: 14.1 Megapixel

Max Video Resolution: 1280 x 720

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Dimensions (WxDxH): 12 cm x 9.2 cm x 8 cm

Colour: Black

Display: LCD display - 3"

Lens System: Leica 24 x zoom lens - 4.5 - 108 mm - f/2.8-5.2

Memory Type: Internal and external

Optical Sensor / Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Autofocus: With autofocus

Camera Flash

Effective Flash Range: 0.3 m - 9.5 m

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Features: AF illuminator

Exposure & White Balance

Exposure Compensation: ±3 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Min Shutter Speed: 60 sec

Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec

White Balance Presets: Cloudy, Flash, daylight, halogen, shade

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

Special Effects: Custom Effect, monochrome, Elegant, Retro, pin hole, Expressive, Pure, high dynamic, Dynamic Art, Dynamic B&W, Silhouette, film grain

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO 1600, ISO auto, ISO auto (1600-6400)

Lens System

Min Focus Distance: 30 cm

Features: ED glass, aspherical lens

Lens Construction: 10 groups / 14 elements

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Macro Focus Range: 1cm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 25 - 600mm

Type: Leica 24 x zoom lens - 4.5 - 108 mm - f/2.8-5.2

Additional Features

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Additional Features: Audio recording, direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, auto power save, digital noise reduction, date/time stamp, DPOF support, sharpness control, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, in-camera red-eye removal, cropping an image, resizing an image, saturation control, Scene Detection Technology, Face Detection AF/AE, 720p HD movie recording, Intelligent Scene Selector, highlight point display, in-camera film editing, contrast control, Intelligent Resolution Technology, built-in help guide, Motion Detection Technology, automatic display brightness adjustment, Face Recognition, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, text input to Exif header

Continuous Shooting Speed: 1.8 frames per second, 10 frames per second (3MPix), 5 frames per second (3Mpix)

Dimensions & Weight

Weight: 454 g

Height: 8 cm

Depth: 9.2 cm

Width: 12 cm

Battery

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 895 mAh ( included )

Miscellaneous

Compatible with Windows 7: "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.

Included Accessories: Lens hood, battery charger, lens cap, shoulder strap, USB cable, audio / video cable

System Requirements for PC Connection

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Panasonic PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE

General

Image Recording Format: JPEG

Digital Video Format: QuickTime, MJPEG, AVCHD Lite

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 23

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Image Stabiliser: Optical (POWER O.I.S.)

Image Processor: Venus Engine HD II

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Optical Zoom: 24 x

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio, HDMI

Max Video Resolution: 1280 x 720

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

MPN: DMC-FZ45EG-K, DMC-FZ45EB-K

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.33"

Effective Sensor Resolution: 14,100,000 pixels

Total Pixels: 14,500,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Sensor Resolution: 14.1 Megapixel

Enclosure Colour: Black

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x HDMI output ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Microphone

Microphone Features: Wind noise reduction

Microphone Operation Mode: Stereo

Display

Display Features: Built-in

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Type: 3" LCD display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Resolution: 201,600 pixels

Viewfinder Diagonal Size: 0.2"

Viewfinder Colour Support: Colour

Viewfinder Type: Electronic

Memory / Storage

Image Storage: JPEG 4320 x 3240 ¦ JPEG 4320 x 2880 ¦ JPEG 4320 x 2432 ¦ JPEG 3648 x 2736 ¦ JPEG 3648 x 2432 ¦ JPEG 3648 x 2056 ¦ JPEG 2560 x 1920 ¦ JPEG 2560 x 1712 ¦ JPEG 2560 x 1440 ¦ JPEG 3072 x 2304 ¦ JPEG 3072 x 2048 ¦ JPEG 3072 x 1728 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1360 ¦ JPEG 1920 x 1080 ¦ JPEG 640 x 480 ¦ JPEG 640 x 424 ¦ JPEG 640 x 360

Memory Card Slot: SD card

RAM Installed: 40 MB

Video Capture: MPEG - 640 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ MPEG - 320 x 240 - 30 fps ¦ MPEG - 848 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ AVCHD Lite - 1280 x 720 - 50 fps ¦ MPEG - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps

Supported Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

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