The Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ48 is a high powered digital camera. Panasonic have equipped the Lumix DMC FZ48 with 12 megapixels and an extra long 24x zoom lens. It also has a wide range of advanced features. In summary this camera is likely to appeal to you if you see photography as a hobby and you are looking for a camera that is capable of zooming in on far off subjects.
A feature called extra zoom increases the options you have. This feature allows you to reduce the number of megapixels you are shooting at in return for even more zoom power. Progressively more zoom becomes available as you cut down on pixels. The maximum amount of zoom you can use is 46.9x when you reduce the resolution to 3 megapixels or lower.
Other features relating to the lens worth knowing about are that the Lumix DMC FZ48 has wide angle capabilities and that Panasonic have built in image stabilisation. Having a wide angle lens allows you to squeeze wider scenes into your shots. Image stabilisation helps to reduce blur caused when you are unable to keep the camera absolutely still when taking a shot.
For composing images the Lumix DMC FZ48 has both a viewfinder and an LCD screen. The screen is 3 inches in size.
With the Lumix DMC FZ48 you also get access to manual exposure controls (Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority) and manual focusing. There is also a mode you can use to shoot 3D still images for play back on a 3D television screen.
The movies mode is advanced too. The Lumix DMC FZ48 is able to capture Full High Definition movies with stereo sound.
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Focal Length Equivalent:
28 - 672mm
60 - 1/2000 seconds
F2.8 - 8.0 (W) / F5.2- 8.0 (T)
Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
White Balance Settings:
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1 / White Set 2 / Color Temperature / White Balance Adjustment (2-axis adjustable, ±9steps each, Blue/Amber and Magenta/Green bias)
1/3 EV step, +/- 3 EV
Auto, Auto/Red- eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red- eye Reduction, / Slow Sync./Red- eye Reduction, Forced Off / Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd
Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Close- up, Panorama Assist, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, / High-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Panning, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Photo Frame, 3D Photo
Maximum Movie Resolution:
1920 x 1080 pixels 50i
Max Movie Frames Per Sec:
Maximum Movie Duration:
Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority
10 seconds or 2 seconds
Video Out (TV Playback)
120.3 x 79.8 x 91.9mm
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Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Panasonic DMC FZ48 Specification