Panasonic DMC-FZ48 review

Does the latest Lumix super-zoom bridge live up to expectation?

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1/2.33-type CCD sensor / 12.5 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter


24x f= 4.5 - 108 mm (25 - 600 mm in 35 mm equiv.) F2.8 - 5.2 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm / (F2.8 - 8.0 (W) / F5.2- 8.0 (T))


Approx. 70MB Built- in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card


Colour EVF (201.6K Pixels equiv.), Field of View : approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x LCD Screen 7.5cm(3.0") TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots) / Field of View : approx. 100%

Video resolution

HD Video 1920 x 1080 pixels

ISO range


Focus modes

Normal, AF Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Manual Focus (Jog Dial and cursor key button), One shot AF, AF Area Select, AF Tracking

Max burst rate

3.7 frames per second for 7 frames

Shutter speeds

60 - 1/2000 sec


Approx 498 g with Battery and SD Memory Card


120.3 x 79.8 x 91.9mm

Power supply

Li- ion Battery Pack (7.2V, Minimum: 895mAh)

Tech Specs

Product TypeBridge Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
Product FamilyLumix
HD Movie ModeYes
3D Type3D
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom24x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMP4, AVCHD
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)454 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Image Sensor Size1/2.33" (6.13 mm x 4.60 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height79.8 mm
Width120.3 mm
Depth91.9 mm
Focal Length4.50 mm to 108 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
Product ModelDMC-FZ48
Product NameLumix DMC-FZ48 Bridge Camera
Product LineLumix
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMC-FZ48EB-K
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The DMC-FZ48 features a 25mm ultra wide-angle 24x optical zoom F2.8-5.2 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens (35mm camera equivalent: 25-600mm). The powerful 24x optical zoom can be used both in photo and video recording. The 25mm ultra wide-angle lens has about twice the shooting area as a standard 35mm lens. Thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology, the 32x Intelligent Zoom is also available. In addition, the POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) helps you clear, crisp, blur-free zooming shots.

Package Contents
  • DMC-FZ48 Bridge Camera
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • USB Cable
  • AC Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Cap String
Limited Warranty1 Year