210°
EXPIRED
Panasonic Lumix FZ45 14.1MP Digital Camera - Black (3.0 inch TFT LCD Display, LEICA DC Lens with 25mm Wide-angle and 24x Optical Zoom) £274.72 @ Amazon
Panasonic Lumix FZ45 14.1MP Digital Camera - Black (3.0 inch TFT LCD Display, LEICA DC Lens with 25mm Wide-angle and 24x Optical Zoom) £274.72 @ Amazon

Panasonic Lumix FZ45 14.1MP Digital Camera - Black (3.0 inch TFT LCD Display, LEICA DC Lens with 25mm Wide-angle and 24x Optical Zoom) £274.72 @ Amazon

Buy forBuy forBuy for£274.72
GETGet dealVisit site and get deal
Great price for the Panny FZ38 replacement,much higher spec for a similar price.Amazon free delivery.And unlike most places this is in stock for immediate delivery.

Product Features and Technical Details
Product Features
LUMIX Hybrid Super Zoom Digital Camera
25mm Wide-angle 24x Optical Zoom f/2.8-5.2 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT Lens
HD Movie in AVCHD Lite with Creative Movie Mode
Intelligent Resolution Technology and 32x Intelligent Zoom
Intuitive manual operation for full creative control
3.0-inch 230,000-dot Intelligent LCD with Wide-viewing Angle
Technical Details

Optics
Camera Effective Pixels: 14.1 Megapixels
Sensor (Size/Total Pixels): 1/2.33-inch / 14.5 Total Megapixels
Aperture: F2.8 - 5.2
Optical Zoom: 24x
Focal Length f=4.5-108mm (25-600mm in 35mm equiv.) / (31-735mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ): 28.4x (4:3 / 10M), 33.8x (4:3 / 7M), 40.5x (4:3 / 5M), 50.6x (under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom: 32x
Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT / 14 elements in 10 groups / (2 Aspherical Lenses / 3 Aspherical surfaces / 3 ED Lenses)
Optical Image Stabilizer: POWER O.I.S. (Off / Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
Conversion lens Compatibility: Yes
Focusing Area: Normal: Wide 30 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity / Macro AF / MF / Intelligent AUTO: Wide 1 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm – infinity
Focus Range Display: Yes
AF Assist Lamp: Yes
Focus: Normal / Macro, Macro Zoom, Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off / AF/MF Switchable, Manual Focus(Jog Dial and cursor key button), One Shot AF, AF Area Select, AF Tracking
AF Metering: Face / AF Tracking / Multi (23pt) / 1pt (flexible / scalable)
Shutter Speed Still: 60 - 1/2000 sec / Movie Mode : 1/30 - 1/20,000 sec (1/8 - 1/20,000 sec on MF operation on Creative Movie mode) / Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
Shutter Interval: approx. 0.7 sec
Viewfinder 0.20" Color EVF (201.6K Pixels equiv.), Field of View : approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x
Recording
Optical Image Stabilizer: Photo & Movie
Intelligent ISO Control: Photo
Face Detection: Photo & Movie
Intelligent Exposure: Photo & Movie
AF Tracking: Photo
Digital Red Eye Correction: Photo
Intelligent Resolution Technology: Photo & Movie
File Format: Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3) / Motion picture: AVCHD Lite, QuickTime Motion JPEG
AVCHD Lite REC: NTSC / PAL (Depends on Region)
Continuous Shooting Mode: Yes
Motion Picture Recording: Yes
Motion picture continuous record time: 210mins
Motion picture actual record time: 110mins
Exposure Program: AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Program Shift(Program AE mode)
Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV step, +/-3 EV
Backlight Compensation: Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto (AE) Bracketing: +/- 1/3 EV ~3EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering: Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity: Auto / i.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity (ISO 1600-6400)
Max Auto ISO Setting: Yes
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9 / 1:1
Image Quality: Fine / Standard / RAW+Fine / RAW+Standard / RAW
Real-time histogram: Yes
Composition Guide line: Yes (2 pattern)
Auto Review: 1sec, 2sec, Hold, OFF
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture: Yes
Macro Zoom: Yes
Orientation Detector
Yes
Self Timer: 2sec / 10sec / 10sec[3 pictures]
Others
LCD Monitor: 3.0" TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots) / Field of View : approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle / AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
Built-in-Flash: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Recording Media: Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory: Approx. 40MB
Microphone/Speaker: Stereo/Yes
Interface: AV Output (NTSC/PAL, NTSC), mini HDMI, USB2.0 High speed
Viera Link: Yes
HDMI output: Video: Auto / 1080i / 720p / 480p(576p for PAL) / Audio: Stereo
Power: ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, Minimum: 895mAh) (Included) / AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)
Battery life: (approx.) 580 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0 HD Edition, / SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, / QuickTime / Adobe Reader
Metrics
Dimensions: (W x H x D) 120.3 x 79.8 x 91.9 mm
Weight: Approx. 498g with Battery and SD Memory Card / Approx. 454g without Battery and SD Memory Card

22 Comments

Panasonic DMC FZ45 at ukcamerastore

ukcamerastore

10+ IN STOCK - Free 5 Year Warranty - UK Stock £279.98 (Including VAT at 17.5%)

Compared to high street prices looks a great price and a great product

A little more here than the posted deal but with a Free 5 Year Warranty

Very tempted

Not getting fantastic reviews as yet. The more they squeeze out of the chip the more artefact they get and the more computer mumbo jumbo to correct it. I would stick with the tried and tested Fz38

That is one hell of a optical zoom lens. Got to be considered as a serious alternative to a DSLR if you are looking. Lots of camera for the price!

cas100uk

That is one hell of a optical zoom lens. Got to be considered as a … That is one hell of a optical zoom lens. Got to be considered as a serious alternative to a DSLR if you are looking. Lots of camera for the price!



What DLSR are you referring to? at the end of the day this is a bridge camera.

A DLSR with the same lens reach would be much more expensive and IMO produce better images that this sensor.

not with a dinky little compact camera chip it isnt, you lose alot of creative options.

saying that bridge cameras are getting better all the time and very good prices so this gets a thumbs up, but if you are seriously looking for alternatives to DSLR IQ you want to be looking at a CSC or something like a Canon G11.

cas100uk

Got to be considered as a serious alternative to a DSLR if you are … Got to be considered as a serious alternative to a DSLR if you are looking. Lots of camera for the price!

hey guys whats the diffeence between this and the fz100

The FZ 00 has a fold out LCD screen, and can shoot Full HD. The FZ45 only does 720p. One camera uses a CCD Sensor, the other is CMOS. I can't remember which is which though.
Edited by: "chapmania" 1st Sep 2010

What I mean is you can get a DSLR for about this price or a bit more but maybe you should consider a bridge camera like this one. Sure a DSLR has a better sensor and can give you more creative options but some of the features in this camera would be a whole lot more expensive in a DSLR camera.

Was considering the FZ38 but decided to wait for this to come out before making my decision. Not sure now condiserding the price difference. I already have a Nikon D50 with Sigma 18-200VR lens which although getting on a bit gives me great results (although find that its left at home more often than not due to its size).

I am considering this (or the FZ38) for the video recording capabilities. Anyone have any opinions?

I was just reading the FZ45 review on trusted reviews. It seems it has a lot of noise in it's pictures above 100ISO, reviewer says it's taken a backwards step from the FZ38.

Chrisbenwalker, I've had my eye on the FZ38 but was holding fire until reviews for the FZ45 surfaced, I'd personally get the FZ38, the video examples of its filming capabilities on youtube are VERY impressive.

Amazon were selling it for under £220 recently, but the price has rocketed again unfortunately.

cas100uk

What I mean is you can get a DSLR for about this price or a bit more but … What I mean is you can get a DSLR for about this price or a bit more but maybe you should consider a bridge camera like this one. Sure a DSLR has a better sensor and can give you more creative options but some of the features in this camera would be a whole lot more expensive in a DSLR camera.



Really?

To me it just sounds like you made a bland positive comment on a HUKD deal on a product you have no knowledge about. Then you gor rumbled and that was your reply.

Can't be compared with an SLR end of story.

ooooo curiosity got the better of me, had to nip into town to do some posting and whilst I was there nipped into Jacobs to have a gander, 15 mins later and I am hooked, the zoom is superb, I was surprised how easy it was to go 600mm and take a good quality photo with no blur, only thing I didnt test was the video but that does not interest me too much anyway.. it is now on my list as a possible carry around camera, it was £349 in Jacobs though..

jough

ooooo curiosity got the better of me, had to nip into town to do some … ooooo curiosity got the better of me, had to nip into town to do some posting and whilst I was there nipped into Jacobs to have a gander, 15 mins later and I am hooked, the zoom is superb, I was surprised how easy it was to go 600mm and take a good quality photo with no blur, only thing I didnt test was the video but that does not interest me too much anyway.. it is now on my list as a possible carry around camera, it was £349 in Jacobs though..



surely you mean jessops

Jough probably doesn't mean jessops as Jacobs are also a camera shop.

Umming and ahhing over this and the fz100.

Original Poster

It gets a great review and is awarded a Trusted recommended award and is clearly a step forward from the FZ38.

chapmania

I was just reading the FZ45 review on trusted reviews. It seems it has a … I was just reading the FZ45 review on trusted reviews. It seems it has a lot of noise in it's pictures above 100ISO, reviewer says it's taken a backwards step from the FZ38.Chrisbenwalker, I've had my eye on the FZ38 but was holding fire until reviews for the FZ45 surfaced, I'd personally get the FZ38, the video examples of its filming capabilities on youtube are VERY impressive.Amazon were selling it for under £220 recently, but the price has rocketed again unfortunately.

chapmania

I was just reading the FZ45 review on trusted reviews. It seems it has a … I was just reading the FZ45 review on trusted reviews. It seems it has a lot of noise in it's pictures above 100ISO, reviewer says it's taken a backwards step from the FZ38.Chrisbenwalker, I've had my eye on the FZ38 but was holding fire until reviews for the FZ45 surfaced, I'd personally get the FZ38, the video examples of its filming capabilities on youtube are VERY impressive.Amazon were selling it for under £220 recently, but the price has rocketed again unfortunately.



Thanks Chapmania, have looked on Youtube and yes, very impressive results. Wish had gone for this at the £220 Amazon price a month or so back. Not really prepared to pay £265 for this camera just yet, as think now that the FX45 is out, the prices will hopefully come down again.

The Trusted review's verdict was:

Verdict
The Panasonic FZ45 is a superbly designed and very well made super-zoom camera that is absolutely loaded with advanced features. It has comfortable handling, excellent performance in all lighting conditions, and is a real pleasure to use. In general use the image quality is very good, but disappointingly its high-ISO performance and dynamic range are inferior to its predecessor the FZ38.

compare:
trustedreviews.com/dig…/p5
with
trustedreviews.com/dig…/p6

Original Poster

exactly!!,chapmania might have given the wrong impression that it got a poor review which it certainly didn't,in fact overall it got an excellent write up.

eye will

The Trusted review's verdict was:Verdict The Panasonic FZ45 is a superbly … The Trusted review's verdict was:Verdict The Panasonic FZ45 is a superbly designed and very well made super-zoom camera that is absolutely loaded with advanced features. It has comfortable handling, excellent performance in all lighting conditions, and is a real pleasure to use. In general use the image quality is very good, but disappointingly its high-ISO performance and dynamic range are inferior to its predecessor the FZ38.compare:[url=http://www.trustedreviews.com/digital-cameras/review/2009/07/28/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ38/p5]http://www.trustedreviews.com/digital-cameras/review/2009/07/28/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ38/p5[/url]with[url=http://www.trustedreviews.com/digital-cameras/review/2010/09/01/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ45/p6]http://www.trustedreviews.com/digital-cameras/review/2010/09/01/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ45/p6[/url]

Sorry, I didn't mean to put across that it's not a good camera, I should have said that due to ISO performance, I would personally go for the FZ38.

I'll be more interested in seeing comparison reviews between the FZ45 and the FZ100 with their different types of sensor.

The FZ45 has increased to £309.79 now on Amazon and the FZ100 is £389.94, but the price has been fluctuating madly. It was only £339 last week - I added to my basket then - been watching since, so it could be a better buy than the FZ45.

I'd still prefer the slightly better zoom range over the older FZ38 even if there is a slight noise issue.

SirHugo

I got one yesterday and after some quick tests this is what I feel, I mainly use consumer/prosumer level DSLR's so I compare to that..

noise is obvious compared to APS-C sensors but I printed some out A4 size last night and the prints were perfect, I have to do print order next week so I will pop a couple taken with the FZ45 18x12 but I am confident noise will not be noticable at that size.

okay to the initial things I like and what I wanted from an aways with me camera.

its quick(startup & shot), light, zoom is awesome, video is superb (controlling the aperture in video is ace) and sound quality in video is really impressive, 25mm wide is WIDE to the point of slight fisheye and me likes, accessing main features are as quick as DSLR (ISO, Exposure comp etc, AF mode etc...)

to what has surprised me

macro, its just superb whether close up touching the subject or further away zooming in the results are excellent... scene modes, im not a scene mode person but they are very usable.

to what has disappointed me

nothing really for what it is, I was worried about the noise but the printouts I did stopped that, I am overall more impressed than I thought I would be, I am happy to have this with me at all times knowing I will get at the very least a respectable and usable image.
Edited by: "jough" 3rd Sep 2010
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text