Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 reviews and prices: Hybrid camera

67 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

£180 at 1 retailer out of 419 retailers checked

9.0 out of 10 based on 67 reviews.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48: 12.1 MP (Megapixels), 24x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Hybrid camera. See full product description
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Chris, Oxted Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great zoom lens with additional uplift from 24x to 32x with little degradation. Excellent anti shake. generally this camera does everything amazingly well for the price.
Program mode is easy. Overrides are intuitive
Bad points:
Auto focus occasionally fooled.
Motor noise on video when zooming
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Jul 2012

Confirmed purchaser Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Everything you would wish for in a camera
Bad points:
French instructions book included and not English
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Oct 2012

Sudharshan, Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good value for Money.
Excellent image quality.
Easy to use.
Bad points:
The plastic is not all that great.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Dec 2012

Mike, Beverley Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Long battery life. Brilliant zoom. Light weight. Easy video.
Bad points:
Still looking for them !!!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Nov 2012

Richard,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
every thing easy to nice lay out
Bad points:
the shutter button bit ackward but still a nice camera
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Oct 2012

Elizabeth, Mansfield Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
My second Lumix ... loved my first - the FZ30 with which over 5 years of heavy use took thousands and thousands of quality pics.

Chose the FZ48 for the higher zoom and for the good reviews including excellent macro results. Agree that both zoom and macro are superior in the 48.
Bad points:
I miss the movable screen - used it a lot on the FZ30 for getting a good shot from above people/barriers in front of the subject. Not sure the FZ48 shoots in RAW, though I didn't use that feature anyway in the FZ30. The zoom bracket is not as smooth as the zoom ring on the 30. Not had chance to experiment much more yet!
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Jun 2012

John, Staffordshire Point & shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Fantastic zoom & picture quality
Bad points:
Quite bulky
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Jan 2013

Product Features

Camera Type Hybrid
Optical zoom ratio 24
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D 3D enabled
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
PictBridge Yes
Weight (g) 454
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/60
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
In-built memory (Megabytes) 70
Release date 2011-09-06
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 600
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 25

Also known as: Lumix DMC-FZ48, Panasonic DMC-FZ48, Panasonic Lumix FZ48, Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ48

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Manufacturer's Description

The DMC-FZ48 features a 25mm ultra wide-angle 24x optical zoom F2.8-5.2 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm). The powerful 24x optical zoom can be used both in photo and video recording. The 25mm ultra wide-angle lens has about twice the shooting area as a standard 35mm lens. Thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology, the 32x Intelligent Zoom is also available. In addition, the POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) helps you clear, crisp, blur-free zooming shots.

With the F2.8 LEICA DC lens, Hi-speed CCD and Venus Engine FHD, the DMC-FZ48 achieves the superb image quality. Especially, combined with the bright lens, the Hi-speed CCD realizes high image quality even in higher sensitivity. The F2.8 LEICA DC lens features Nano Surface Coating technology that boasts extremely low reflectance ratio to suppress ghosting. The image delivered through the lens has exceptional optical performance with stunning clarity that passes Leica’s stringent standards.
The DMC-FZ48 can record full HD 1920 × 1080 videos in AVCHD format, thanks to Hi-speed CCD that features higher transfer processing speed. The DMC-FZ48 also features high quality sound of Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator and a dedicated video button that lets you instantly start recording videos without any having to make any extra settings. The POWER O.I.S. Active Mode comes in handy when shooting while walking or playing with children. The DMC-FZ48 can also record full HD video in MP4 format, optimal for viewing or editing on a computer.

With the DMC-FZ48, you can enjoy full-manual control in both photo and video recording. In the Creative Video Mode, the shutter speed and aperture can be adjusted, just like you do with photographs. The Creative Control allows you to set artistic effect more intuitively. In Miniature Effect Mode, the peripherals are defocused while saturation and contrast is emphasized to look the picture like a diorama. With Photo Style, finer control in contrast, sharpness, saturation and noise reduction is available.

In the iA Mode, advanced detection functions work automatically and simultaneously to optimize your settings, making it easier than ever to take beautiful images. The fast and accurate Sonic Speed AF enables you to focus on moving subjects, such as when you’re shooting sports scenes. Photos taken with the 3D Photo Mode can be viewed in 3D via the 3D Image Viewer of Panasonic VIERA TV offering you a whole new exciting experience.

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