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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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)