Panasonic Lumix FX48 Brief Review


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  • 12.1-megapixel resolution captures enough detail for poster-size prints
  • 5x MEGA image-stabilized optical zoom
  • 25mm ultra-wide-angle Leica DC lens
  • Record High Definition (1280 x 720p) motion images at 30 fps
  • Intelligent Auto (iA) mode
  • Face Recognition feature
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
  • Release Date: 2009-02-04
  • Final Grade: 76 3.8 Star Rating: Recommended

Panasonic Lumix FX48
12.1-megapixel resolution captures enough detail for poster-size prints; 5x MEGA image-stabilized optical zoom; 25mm ultra-wide-angle Leica DC lens; Record High Definition (1280 x 720p) motion images at 30 fps; Intelligent Auto (iA) mode; Face Recognition feature; Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
By , Last updated on: 9/29/2014

The Panasonic FX48 offers a number of striking features in a small, convenient package. A powerful 5x MEGA image-stabilizes optical zoom and 12.1-megapixel resolution allows users to get up close to the action without losing any color quality or image sharpness. Additionally, users can record High Definition motion images at 30 fps. Intelligent Auto and Face Recognition technology afford users a great degree of technical control. The FX48 utilizes SD/SDHC memory cards for easy storage and sharing of photos.

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Panasonic also produces cameras that provide both a longer zoom range and image stabilization at a price that's relatively cheap. For photographers that need versatility in a small package, Panasonic digital cameras can provide many selections that are suitable. Having something for amateurs and serious enthusiasts at the same time, Panasonic offers a great selection of digital cameras, from ultra compacts to mirrorless cameras. They can be hard to compare because every camera comes with its own unique features and traits.

Panasonic cameras are perfect for consumers that prefer to use automatic modes. Almost all Panasonic cameras currently produced come with a feature called iAuto, which will automatically select the best scene mode for any subject. This feature, in combination with image stabilization will make it very easy for someone just starting out to take excellent photos.

Panasonic cameras are designed to be easy to figure out, giving the user easy access to settings, and users that have reviewed Panasonic digital cameras are quick to confirm this fact. When you opt for a Panasonic camera, you'll discover that it comes with an LCD screen, an optical zoom lens which is very versatile, and is both lightweight and fairly compact.

Panasonic's most popular models are their super zooms and mirrorless, with models ranging from cameras with huge zooms to mirrorless cameras earning the “smallest yet” distinction like the GM-1. They've been more focused on their mirrorless line lately, without introducing budget point-and-shoots in quite some time.

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