Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 Review

4.0
August 3, 2011 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48.

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

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The new Canon PowerShot SX30 IS compact camera climbs straight to the top of the super-zoom ladder with its incredible 35x, 24-840mm optical lens - truly all the focal range that most photographers will ever need or use. In addition to this, the SX30 offers a 14 megapixel image sensor, 2.7 inch vari-angle LCD screen, electronic viewfinder, flash hotshoe, full manual controls and 720p HD movies. Read our in-depth Canon PowerShot SX30 IS review to find out if this new super-zoom really is all the camera you'll ever need.

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

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The Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR is a brand new bridge-style camera with a massive 30x zoom lens and a long list of stand-out features. The HS20EXR boasts a 24-720mm focal range, full 1080p movies with stereo sound, a 3 inch tilting LCD screen, 8fps burst shooting and a 16 megapixel back-illuminated EXR sensor with JPEG and RAW support. Is this the only camera you'll ever need? Read our Fujifilm FinePix HS20 review to find out...

Kodak EasyShare Z990

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The Kodak Z990 is a new ultra-zoom digital camera sporting a 28-840mm, 30x optical lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and optical image stabilization. Other stand-out features of the Z990 include a 12 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, ISO range of 125-6400, PASM shooting modes, RAW support, and a 3 inch LCD screen. Read the world's first in-depth Kodak EasyShare Z990 Review.

Nikon Coolpix P500

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The Coolpix P500 is Nikon's new super-zoom compact camera for 2011, offering a massive 36x zoom lens with a focal range of 22.5-810mm. The 12 megapixel bridge-style Nikon P500 can capture full 1080p high-definition movies in stereo sound, has a back illuminated CMOS sensor, 3-inch 921K-dot tiltable LCD screen, electronic viewfinder and fast 8fps burst shooting. Priced at £399.99 / $399.99, read our Nikon Coolpix P500 review to find out if it can challenge the likes of the Fujifilm HS10, Canon SX30 IS and Panasonic DMC-FZ100.

Olympus SP-800UZ

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Bored of your camera's hum-drum 3x zoom? Feel constricted by a mere 10x lens? Is 20x still not enough for you? Well, Olympus have the answer in the shape of the SP-800UZ, a brand new bridge-style compact camera that boasts a 30x zoom lens with an incredible focal range of 28-840mm. In addition, the 14 megapixel Olympus SP-800UZ also offers a 3 inch, 16:9 ratio LCD screen, 720p movie recording, 2Gb of internal storage and long-awaited support for SD memory cards. Zoltan ArvaToth gets up close and personal in the World's first Olympus SP-800UZ online review.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100

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The super-zoom compact camera market is a hotly-contested one, with offerings from all the big manufacturers. Panasonic have updated their range for 2010 with the introduction of the DMC-FZ100, an all-singing, all-dancing successor to the popular FZ38 model. Key highlights include a 24x zoom, large free-angle LCD, full HD movies, 11fps burst shooting, fast RAW mode and a 14 megapixel sensor. Read the world's first online Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 Review to find out if it can beat its rivals.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45

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Panasonic have introduced not one but two new super-zoom cameras for 2010. Today we're looking at the DMC-FZ45 / DMC-FZ40 camera, successor to the popular FZ38 model and the cheaper brother of the new FZ100 which we recently and enthusiastically reviewed. Key highlights of the FZ45 / FZ40 include a 24x zoom, large 3 inch LCD, 720p HD movies, RAW mode and a 14 megapixel CCD sensor. Read the world's first online Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45 Review now.

Pentax Optio X90

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The Pentax Optio X90 is a brand new super-zoom compact camera featuring a 26x image-stabilized zoom lens with a focal range of 26-676mm. Successor to the X70 model, the X90 has a 12 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch screen, full range of creative shooting modes and can record 720p HD movies. Retailing for £329.99 / $399.95, does the Pentax Optio X90 offer enough to match its super-zoom rivals? Gavin Stoker finds out in our Pentax Optio X90 review.

Samsung WB5000

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The WB5000 / HZ25W is Samsung's first entry into the big boy world of all-in-one super-zoom cameras. Offering a 24x zoom lens with 26mm wide-angle setting, the WB5000 literally has most photographic subjects covered, for both 12 megapixel stills and 720p movies. Throw in a range of hand-holding smart modes for beginners and RAW format and Manual mode for advanced users, and Samsung could be onto a winner at their very first attempt. Read our expert Samsung WB5000 / HZ25W review to find out if Panasonic, Olympus et al have anything to fear...

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100V

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V is a new super-zoom compact camera that seemingly offers all of the latest must-have features. A 30x, 27-810mm lens, built-in GPS tracking, full 1080p high-definition video with stereo sound, a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, high-resolution tilting 3-inch screen, manual shooting mode, 10fps continuous shooting, 3D photos, and SD memory card support are all present and correct. Read our in-depth Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V review to find out if all this adds up to a great camera...

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