Panasonic DMC-FZ48 review

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

Panasonic DMC-FZ48
Is the latest addition to the Lumix range a worth successor? Read on to find out.

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As part of our image quality testing for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ48, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Panasonic DMC-FZ48 is capable of resolving up to around 20 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Panasonic fz48 resolution iso 100

Panasonic fz48 resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 20 (see full image)

ISO 200, score: 20 (see full image)

ISO 400, score: 18 (see full image)

ISO 800, score: 16 (see full image)

ISO 1600, score: 14 (see full image)