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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

$291.99
A fairly highly rated 16 megapixel 20 times zoom factor camera
Compact Camera 16MP 20x Yes Feb 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 Review

With very good reviews but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 number 142 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 58?

It has very good user reviews but average expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
This Panasonic digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an HDMI
350 battery life (CIPA standard)
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Expert review website tomsguide.com scored this camera 70%.

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Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 10,801 expert and owner reviews (including 918 verified purchases), Panasonic has good reviews for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good Quality Pictures

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images.

Superior Product Quality

Two people mentioned that this digital camera was good quality.

Fairly Priced

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good value for money.


Features

Has an HDMI

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 has an HDMI, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other new similar spec cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels digital camera.

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350 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera take between 120 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Lumix DMC-ZS45 which takes 350 battery life (CIPA standard).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-ZS45 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-ZS45 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by new medium megapixel digital cameras. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

Across comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of latest medium megapixel digital cameras is 320MB, and the internal memory range from 8MB to 8.2GB. At 78 megabytes, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other similar age comparable spec digital cameras.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have a batteries included.

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Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 supports PictBridge. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also support PictBridge.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a hand strap.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other recently released medium megapixel digital cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Features Histogram

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 features histogram, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Average Weight

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a fairly standard weight (223 grams) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other recently released cameras.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera is 460 pixels and the highest is 16,000,000 pixels. At 1,040,000 pixel, the Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most recently released medium megapixel digital cameras. In addition, this Panasonic digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 4608 x 3072, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1360, 4608 x 2592, 1920 x 1080 and 3456 x 3456 and 1536 x 1536. The best still image resolution of all medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-ZS45 in February 2015.


Value for Money

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 Review Sources

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmczs45w, panasonic dmczs45k, 151962-18
Barcodes 0000008.85E+11, 00008.8517E+11, 00616348058322, 00616348058339, 00616348058346, 00845251096149, 00845251096156, 00885170235953, 00885170236004

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