The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45 is a bridge style superzoom camera, a successor to FZ38. Read on for its technical specifications, latest features and price.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45 (DMC-FZ40)

Though many who purchase digital cameras know nothing about how a camera works, they still want it all. They are never satisfied with what is offered and would like more to be included to the camera they purchase. They see their neighbours with larger and more complex cameras and would demand the same from the manufacturers they endorse, much like a child demanding a toy that his friend has. Perhaps Panasonic sensed this and came up with the hugely successful Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38, which was a bridge as well as superzoom camera. Its diverse functions helped it gain popularity, which allowed much more control into the hands of the user than most compact cameras offer. Now, it brings out the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45, the successor of FZ38, which also built on the same lines; it is a 14.1mp and 24x wide angle optical zoom camera.

Design and Functioning

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45 shares a lot in common in terms of its external design with its popular predecessor, the FZ38, with a few key improvements that make an already very capable camera even better. With zoom capacity of 24x and wide angle focal length of 25mm to 600mm, one can not only click extreme close ups of tiny things, but also wide landscapes of picturesque places. Furthermore, the Extra Optical Zoom function that extends zoom power to 50.6x by using the center part of the large CCD to bring subjects even closer. Panasonic's effective Power O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilization) is on-board to help combat any unwanted camera shake that the user might experience. Like a well meaning DSLR, the DMC-FZ45 features a Creative Movie Mode, which lets the user set the shutter speed and aperture manually to make even more impressive movies. Motion image recording can be started by pressing a dedicated button on the top of the camera. With the Intelligent Resolution technology, 3 areas - outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation areas are automatically detected. The outline parts are enhanced effectively to give edges more clearness while giving a moderate accentuation to the texture areas to look more finely detailed. To the soft gradation part, superior noise reduction process of the Venus Engine HD II is applied to make it smoother. This camera includes 40MB of internal memory and is compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC cards.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45 (DMC-FZ40) Price India
Price: Rs. 25000 - 30000Resolution: 14.10 MP

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Technical Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45 (DMC-FZ40)
OverviewCamera type Prosumer
Battery (Type) Li-Ion
DimensionsWidth (mm) 120
Depth (mm) 92
Height (mm) 80
Weight 454g
LensFocal Length(mm) 25 - 600
f-number F2.8 - 5.2
Shutter Speed (seconds) 60 - 1/2,000
ISO rating Auto / i.ISO / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400
Interchangeability No
Image SensorType CCD
Size(inches) 1/2.33
Total Resolution(MP) 14.50
Effective Resolution(MP) 14.10
Dust Reduction System NA
ViewfinderType LCD and Electronic View Finder
MemoryInternal Memory 40MB
Card Type SD/SDHC Memory Card
ZoomOptical Zoom 24x
Digital Zoom 32x
Light MeteringMulti Metering Yes
Center Weighted Metering Yes
Spot Metering Yes
ImagingExposure Compensation Manual or Automatic
Aperture Manual or Automatic
White Balance Manual or Automatic
Focus Manual or Automatic
Image Stabilization Manual or Automatic
Shooting Modes 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
InterfaceWiFi NA
Bluetooth NA
Picbridge Yes
Hdmi Yes
Primary FeaturesAuto Bracketing Yes
Self Timer 2.00
Face Detection Yes
Af Assist Lamp NA
Movie Mode Yes
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Histogram NA
Last Updated on : October 15, 2010

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