Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45 / DMC-FZ40

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45 / DMC-FZ40
80
Based on 24 scores, 34 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Very good image quality, plenty of control over movie recording, stereo sound recording
  • Excellent feature set and shooting options for the money; nice design; great battery life.
  • Excellent feature set and shooting options for the money; nice design; great battery life.

Cons:

  • Small buttons
  • JPEG photo quality tanks at ISO 400; menu system can get confusing.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Pro on 67

Decent photos and videos, especially at this price, but performance and features are lacking...

By LetsGoDigital on

Last summer, Panasonic introduced the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45, a 14.1 megapixel hybrid camera. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45, also known as the DMC-FZ40, is the successor to the Panasonic DMC-FZ38, which was equipped with an 18x zoom lens. The...

By ePHOTOzine on 90

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45 proves excellent value for money for the features and performance...

By What Digital Camera on 90

With Compact System Cameras attracting so much attention these days, it's easy to forget another alternative to the DSLR: the superzoom bridge camera. Traditionally these have married long zoom lenses with DSLR-like manual control, and more recently...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 80

A well-performing bridge that offers a compelling alternative to a full-blown DSLR. Image quality is good and all that lets it down for us is the feel of itOverall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features and tecniques....

By CNET Asia on 73

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45 is a solid megazoom, but its low-light photos need extra attention....

By DigitalVersus on 80

The FZ45 is the latest in a long line of bridge cameras. Unsurprisingly, it's a very good camera that's a treat to use, but it really doesn't need 14 Megapixels and we would have preferred a BSI CMOS sensor to this old CCD ......

By cnet on 73

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 is a solid megazoom, but its low-light photos need extra...

By PC Mag on

A slight upgrade to the Lumix DMC-FZ35 ($399.95 list), the Lumix DMC-FZ40 ($399.95 list) by Panasonic boasts a 14.1 megapixel CCD optical sensor and a 25 millimeter wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens with 24x optical zoom. Looking nearly identical...

By ConsumerSearch on

The feature-packed Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 has plenty of auto and manual options and owners say it is well designed and fairly easy to use. While the 14.1-megapixel FZ40 boasts a higher resolution than its predecessor, the 12-megapixel FZ35,...

By Maximum PC on 80

Just a hair’s breadth away from a full-on DSLR? We classify cameras like Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-FZ40 as mega-compacts. They resemble the big and powerful digital SLRs the pros use, and have some of the same features, but they use fixed zoom...

By Pocket-lint on 70

A competent, well featured, easy to use big zoom bridge model that may not quite match the focal ranges being offered elsewhere but will be more than enough for families wanting a more versatile alternative to a pocket snapper at a reasonable priceKey...

By Good Gear Guide on 90

It is really refreshing to see a camera like this one on the market: The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ40 is a well-rounded digital camera equipped with an impressive 24x optical...

By CNET UK on 70

Despite a few shortcomings, the FZ45 superzoom offers excellent value. It resembles a dSLR put on a hot wash, but it's easier to use and packed full of the latest must-have features. It feels like we've seen much of what's on offer here...

By Expert Reviews on 80

A gentle evolution to the award-winning FZ38, but bigger is not always better....

By Videomaker on

Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced non-professional looking for a feature packed camera to lug around on your next vacation, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40, with options galore, may be just the ticket.Mark Holder is a video producer...

By Camera Labs on 85

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45 / FZ40 verdict Panasonic's Lumix FZ45 / FZ40 is the much-awaited update to the highly popular Lumix FZ38 / FZ35. As you'd expect, Panasonic has inevitably boosted the pixel count giving the FZ45 / FZ40 a 14 Megapixel CCD...

By infoSync World on 70

Here at InfoSync we focus on three main arenas in the world of digital imaging: Design, Shooting Features, and Image Quality. The best cameras excel in all three categories. We've even applauded cameras that were short on a few features or had a...

By Cameras UK on 87

If you are looking for a super zoom digital camera that offers very good value for money then you can't go far wrong with the Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ45. It has a great mix of features and picture quality. Test Shots See larger images Product Shots...

By Smarthouse on 80

The FZ40 looks and feels a bit like its predecessor, the FZ35 (read our review here), although Panasonic changed the layout to make it even better and easier to use. Users can find the 3.0-inch LCD screen, electronic viewfinder, flash button, EVF/LCD...