Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48 Review

4.0
August 3, 2011 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Metrics

Dimensions (W x H x D) 120.3 x 79.8 x 91.9 mm / (4.74 x 3.14 x 3.62 inch)
Weight Approx. 454 g without Battery and SD Memory Card (1.00 lb) / Approx. 498 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (1.10 lb)

Optics

Camera Effective Pixels 12.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-type CCD sensor / 12.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F2.8 - 5.2 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm / (F2.8 - 8.0 (W) / F5.2- 8.0 (T))
Optical Zoom 24x
Focal Length f= 4.5 - 108 mm (25 - 600 mm in 35 mm equiv.) / (28-670mm in 35mm equiv. in video recording)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 29.4x (4:3 / 8M), 37.5x (4:3 / 5M), 46.9x (4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 32x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO- ELMARIT / 14 elements in 10 groups / (2 Aspherical Lenses / 3 Aspherical Surfaces / 3 ED Lenses / 1 Nano Surface Coating Lens)
2-Speed Zoom Yes
Optical Image Stabilizer Power O.I.S. (On / Off / Active mode (Only for Motion Picture) )
Digital Zoom 4x
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 30 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO / Motion Picture : Wide 1 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Normal / AF Macro / Zoom Macro / Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off / Manual Focus (Jog Dial and cursor key button), One Push AF, AF Area Select, AF Tracking
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 23 pt / 1 pt (Flexible / Scalable)
Shutter Speed Still: 60 - 1/2000 sec / Video Mode : 1/30 - 1/20,000 sec (1/8 - 1/20,000 sec on MF Operation on Creative video Mode) / Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60 sec
Viewfinder 0.20" Color EVF (201.6K Pixels equiv.), Field of View : approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x

Recording

Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Yes
File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF / Exif2.3) / 3D Image: MPO / Motion picture: AVCHD, MP4
Creative Control mode Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, High Dynamic, Pin Hole, Film Grain, Miniature Effect
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent AUTO, P (Program) mode, A (Aperture Priority) mode, S (Shutter Priority) mode, M (Manual) mode, Creative Video mode, Creative Control mode, Portrait mode, Scenery mode, Sports mode, Night Portrait mode, Close- up mode, Scene mode, Custom
Still Image Scene Mode 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
Motion Picture Recording (*2) [HD Video] 1920 x 1080 pixels, 50i (FSH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 25p) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 50p (SH: 17Mbps / AVCHD) (Sensor output is 25p) / 1920 x 1080 pixels, 25 fps (FHD: 20Mbps / MP4) (Sensor output is 25p) / 1280 x 720 pixels, 25 fps (HD: 10Mbps / MP4) (Sensor output is 25p) / [STD Video] VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 25 fps (4Mbps / MP4)
Continuous Shooting Mode Full- Resolution Image, 3.7 frames/sec Max. 7 images (Standard mode), Max 7 images (Fine Mode) / High- speed Burst Mode: approx. 7 frames/sec (image priority) / approx. 10 frames/sec (speed priority) / (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9, 2.5M for 1:1)
AVCHD (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 140 min (FSH), 160 min (SH)
MP4 (Continuous recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 140 min (FHD)
AVCHD (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 80 min (FSH), 90 min (SH)
MP4 (Actual recordable time [motion pictures]) approx. 80 min (FHD)
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Program Shift (Program AE mode)
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/- 3 EV
Auto (AE) Bracketing +/- 1/3~1EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
Still Picture Recording [1:1] 2992 x 2992 (9M EZ) / 2448 x 2448 (6M EZ) / 1920 x 1920 (3.5M EZ) / 1536x 1536 (2.5M EZ) / 480 x 480 (0.2M EZ) / [4:3] 4000 x 3000 (12M) / 3264 x 2448 (8M EZ) / 2560 x 1920 (5M EZ) / 2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) / 1600 x 1200 (2M EZ) / 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ) / [3:2] 4000 x 2672 (10.5M) / 3264 x 2176 (7M EZ) / 2560 x 1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048 x 1360 (2.5M EZ) / 640 x 424 (0.3M EZ) / [16:9] 4000 x 2248 (9M) / 3264 x 1840 (6M EZ) / 2560 x 1440 (3.5M EZ) / 1920 x 1080 (2M EZ) / 640 x 360 (0.2M)
Image Quality Fine / Standard
White Balance 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)
Photo Style Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom ?Color Effect (only in iA Mode) : Standard, Black & White, Sepia, Happy
Picture Adjustment Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Noise Reduction
Optical Zoom in Motion Picture Yes
Self Timer 2 sec / 10 sec / 10 sec [3 pictures]

Playback

Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Mode Playback, Favorites Playback, / 2D/3D Settngs
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30- thumbnails / Yes
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
Show Histogram Yes
Show Highlights Yes
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Resize / Trim / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / Yes
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / Yes / Yes
Cut Animation Yes
Video Divide Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favourites / DPOF

Setup

OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Others

LCD Monitor 7.5cm(3.0") TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots) / Field of View : approx. 100% Wide Viewing Angle / AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red- eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red- eye Reduction, / Slow Sync./Red- eye Reduction, Forced Off / Flash Synchro; 1st / 2nd / 0.3 - 9.5m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 5.1m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Recording Media Built- in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory Approx. 70MB
Microphone / Speaker Stereo / Yes
Interface mini HDMI, AV Output, USB2.0 High speed
Power Li- ion Battery Pack (7.2V, Minimum: 895mAh) (Included)
Battery life (approx.) 400 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.3HD Lite Edition / QuickTime / Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, AV Cable, USB Cable, AC Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM, Lens Hood, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String

Further Specifications

NOTE *1. / Recording conditions by CIPA standard / - CIPA is an abbreviation of [Camera & Imaging Products Association]. / - Temperature: 23 oC (73.4 oF)/Humidity: 50% when LCD monitor is on. / - Using a Panasonic SD Memory Card (32 MB). / - Using the supplied battery. / - St / *2. / - These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23 oC (73.4 oF) and a humidity of 50%. / - The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use. / - Actual recordable time is the tim / - Motion pictures can be recorded continuously for up to 29 minutes 59 seconds. / - Also, motion picture recorded continuously in [MP4] is up to 4 GB.

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