Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45

(August 2010)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45 is a very well specified megazoom bridge camera.

What’s good about the FZ45:

  • Very versatile zoom from 25mm wide angle up to good telephoto range of 600mm
  • Excellent flash range

What’s disappointing:

  • Continuous shooting performance below par

Our review rating – 90% – Highly Recommended

Key features:
Megapixels 14.1
Optical Zoom 24x
Wide Angle (35mm equivalent) 25mm
Telephoto (35mm equivalent) 600mm
Continuous shooting (max) Full-Resolution Image, 1.8 frames/sec
Max. 5 images (Standard mode), Max. 3 images (Fine Mode)
Built in flash – max range 9.5m
Hot Shoe for external flash? No
Macro minimum 10mm
Video HD (720p) Stereo
Weight 454g
Other When connected to a Panasonic VIERA via an optional mini HDMI cable,
the TV’s remote control can be used
Approx price (incl VAT & delivery) £239
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Click here to view Panasonic’s news release or here for a YouTube hosted video walkthrough.

Memory cards – This camera is among the first to take advantage of the new SDXC cards, which are potentially both super fast and providing huge storage capacity.  Click here to view our list of recommended cards, from fast SDHCs, up to huge capacity SDXCs.