Panasonic DMC-FZ45 : Powerful 24x Optical Zoom Hybrid Digital Compact Camera with HD Movie Recording offering Active, Creative Photo and Movie
Panasonic is pleased to introduce another feature-packed hybrid digital compact camera with 14.1-megapixels to its award winning Lumix range. The new DMC-FZ45 from the popular FZ series combines a powerful optical zoom and creative options including manual operation to bring users a versatile and creative compact. The LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens extends its optical zoom range from 27mm to 25mm at wide end and the zoom power from 18x to 24x to be even more versatile compared to the DMC-FZ38*.
The new image processing LSI Venus Engine HD II achieves high picture quality in both photo and HD movie recording modes. It also compiles the Intelligent Resolution technology to perform the optimum signal processing depending on the part of a picture to give incredible image clarity and depth. The powerful 24x optical zoom* can be extended to 32x with the Intelligent Zoom function. This takes advantage of the Intelligent Resolution technology to maintain picture quality even when using digital zoom.
The Sonic Speed Auto Focus in the FZ45 features a high-speed start-up giving the FZ45 extremely fast response levels helping to capture even the most short lived photo opportunities. The manual control of the FZ45 makes operation easier with the incorporation of new jog dial. A focus button lets users switch from photo to movie mode, utilising a host of options including Creative Movie mode and My Color mode.
Panasonic's iA (Intelligent Auto) mode — a hallmark of LUMIX cameras — includes POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) which features double the repression power compared to the conventional image stabilization system, and MEGA O.I.S which helps to eliminate hand shake for blur-free photography. The iA mode is also available in movie recording mode, automatically selecting the most suitable Scene mode and helping to correct handshake, focus and brightness problems. Relax and let iA mode become your one-stop solution to beautiful still and motion images.
The 3.0-inch 230,000-dot Intelligent LCD assures high visibility for both recording images and playing them back. Along with outstanding performance, the DMC-FZ45 excels in energy efficiency with battery life lasting for up to 580 shots (CIPA) per a single charge.
Capturing high quality photos and magnificent movies with super fast response times, the DMC-FZ45 is the perfect digital compact camera with functions to satisfy users at any level of photography.
*Equivalent to 35mm camera: 25-600mm.