Panasonic DMC FZ48

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.

Panasonic DMC FZ48

Camera Type: Super Zoom / Bridge Camera

12 Megapixels

24x Zoom

Dimensions: 120.3 x 79.8 x 91.9mm

Weight: 454g

Memory Card: SD/SDHC/SDXC

Panasonic DMC FZ48 Details

Camera Type:

Extended Zoom





LCD Screen:


Memory Cards:


Aspect Ratios:

1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

File Formats:


Focal Length Equivalent:

28 - 672mm

Shutter Speed:

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)

Exposure Compensation:

1/3 EV step, +/- 3 EV



Flash Modes:

Auto, Auto/Red- eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red- eye Reduction, / Slow Sync./Red- eye Reduction, Forced Off / Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd

Flash Range:



Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot

Shooting Modes:

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:


Macro Focus:



Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority

Image Stabilisation


Lens Converters


Self Timer

10 seconds or 2 seconds

Video Out (TV Playback)


Computer Connection



Lithium-ion Rechargeable


120.3 x 79.8 x 91.9mm



Panasonic DMC FZ48 Review

Read Review: Panasonic DMC FZ48 Review

Similar Specifications

Panasonic DMC FZ150 Specification
Panasonic DMC FZ200 Specification
Panasonic DMC FZ48 Specification
Panasonic DMC FZ62 Specification
Panasonic DMC LZ20 Specification

Panasonic Digital Cameras

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Panasonic DMC FZ48 Specification