Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 / DMC-FZ45
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45
19 April 2014
Summary: Despite a few shortcomings, the FZ45 superzoom offers excellent value. It resembles a dSLR put on a hot wash, but it's easier to use and packed full of the latest must-have features. It feels like we've seen much of what's on offer here before, however.
Cons: Camera shake at longer focal lengths; Nothing we haven't seen before.
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. In better news, the zoom lens has been extended to 24x providing a little extra coverage at the wide angle end and more telephoto reach with a 25-600mm range.
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.