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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 / DMC-FZ45
6.9 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 / DMC-FZ45

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

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20 March 2015
  • Summary: My Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 review finds one of the better fixed lens cameras available on the market. The FZ40 offrs a 24X optical zoom lens and a great mixture of manual and automatic control features.
  • Pros: Great mix of automatic and manual control features, Better image quality and sharpness than most fixed lens cameras, Look and feel of a more advanced, DSLR camera, Menu structure is pretty easy to use, Having the option of using a viewfinder or an LCD to frame photos is nice
  • Cons: You'll want a tripod with this camera, to protect against camera shake, Camera is very large, Occasional focus problems at full zoom extension, Beginner photographers may be overwhelmed with all of the manual control features
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 Review

Videomaker
21 April 2011
  • Summary: Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced non-professional looking for a feature packed camera to lug around on your next vacation, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40, with options galore, may be just the ticket.
  • Pros: Good design with nice layout of buttons, dials, etc., Abundant shooting features, Lots of options, both manual and preset, Large 24X, optical image stabilized lens, Great depth of field, Menus easy to navigate
  • Cons: Image quality could be better, lack of detail in low light situations
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 10
9.5
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Panasonic Lumix FZ45 Review

What Digital Camera
2 March 2011
  • Summary: The FZ45 handles well and offers a compelling blend of features, while image quality is consistent and only let down by the kinds of issues we would expect from a camera of this sort.
  • Pros: Very good image quality, plenty of control over movie recording, stereo sound recording
  • Cons: Small buttons
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Overall 9
8.5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45 / FZ40

Camera Labs
1 October 2010
  • Summary: Panasonic's Lumix FZ45 / FZ40 is the much-awaited update to the highly popular Lumix FZ38 / FZ35. As you'd expect, Panasonic has inevitably boosted the pixel count giving the FZ45 / FZ40 a 14 Megapixel CCD sensor.
  • Pros: 24x optical zoom with decent stabilisation., 'Shooting priority' playback button., Long battery life and compact body., Bayonet mount lens hood included.
  • Cons: Telephoto image quality., Poor continuous shooting at full resolution., Fixed screen., No still capture during video recording.
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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 8
8.3
Features 7
6.7
Performance 7
6.7
Picture quality 7
6.7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45

PC Pro
18 July 2011
  • Conclusion: Decent photos and videos, especially at this price, but performance and features are lacking
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Overall 9
9.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45

Trusted Reviews
19 May 2011
  • Summary: Can Panasonic's new superzoom live up to its predecessor?
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Overall 9
9.0

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ40 review: This super-zoom digital camera takes amazing photographs

Good Gear Guide.au
30 April 2011
  • Summary: It is really refreshing to see a camera like this one on the market: The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ40 is a well-rounded digital camera equipped with an impressive 24x optical zoom.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, easy to use, good price, great battery life
  • Cons: Mild pixelation and digital distortion in photographs taken in dull lighting without the flash
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Overall quality 6
6.0
Photo quality - landscapes 8
8.0
Photo quality - macro 10
10
Photo quality - portraits 8
8.0
Photo quality - low light 8
8.0
Photo quality - sports 8
8.0

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ45

digicambuyer.co.uk
12 April 2011
  • Conclusion: A well-performing bridge that offers a compelling alternative to a full-blown DSLR. Image quality is good and all that lets it down for us is the feel of it
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Overall 7
7.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45

Pocket Lint
22 December 2010
  • Conclusion: We see the FZ45 as best suited to families wanting an affordable all-in-one option for general photography. In terms of where it sits in the Panasonic Lumix range, the DMC-FZ45 comes across as a pared down version of the FZ100, omitting that camera’s tilting higher resolution LCD and more...
  • Pros: Whopping zoom range extends creative framing possibility, dedicated video recording button for instant access, current £250 street price suggests something of a bargain
  • Cons: Not much here we haven’t already seen before, camera shake at longer focal lengths, lacks the angle adjustable LCD, hotshoe and Full HD video of the FZ100
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45 review

expertreviews.co.uk
16 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Panasonic’s collaborations with Leica have produced some stunning ultra-zoom cameras, combining Leica-branded lenses with Panasonic’s sensors, digital processing and knack for mass-market appeal. It’s a combination that earned the Lumix FZ38 a Best Buy award.
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