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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 Digital Camera

16MP 20x MOS Feb 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
- Long 20X zoom [24-480mm] brings the scene in close- Wide-angle lens, flip-up LCD and wink-activated shutter make selfies a snap- Built-in WiFi links to a smartphone for remote control and... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

Expert review site tomsguide.com scored this digital camera 70%.

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic cameras and also specifically for Panasonic compact cameras and found that in both cases Panasonic had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Good Size

One person who reviewed it wrote that it was lightweight. Last year Tomsguide.com wrote “Smal, lightweight body”.

Good Quality Lens

One person thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 had a good zoom. Tomsguide.com said “Powerful zoom with little distortion” in their review of this digital camera.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-ZS45 which do not support Full HD video, the Lumix DMC-ZS45 supports Full HD video.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-ZS45, the Lumix DMC-ZS45 has an image stabilizer.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the compact cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-ZS45 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 1 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 540,000 pixels. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s (1,040,000 pixel) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most compact cameras that have been available for more than a year. Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)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. Across all cameras of this spec and age the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a fairly big battery capacity (1,250 milliampere * hour) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-ZS45. The battery capacitys of compact cameras that were released one year ago range from 680mAh to 1,300mAh.

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350 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 is a camera that takes 350 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Panasonic digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Panasonic camera 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and spec.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-ZS45.

The worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-ZS45 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 800 and 13,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,400. The Lumix DMC-ZS45 has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s (6,400) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 24 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-ZS45 is 3.1mm and the longest is 38mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-ZS45 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most compact cameras that have been available for more than a year do not have a built-in flash. The Lumix DMC-ZS45 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-ZS45, the Lumix DMC-ZS45 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-ZS45 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Lumix DMC-ZS45 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 does not support video capability. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-ZS45 also do not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-ZS45 are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 is quite heavy (223 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-ZS45. The lightest camera of this spec and age is 98g , the heaviest is 460g, and the average weight is 180g.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-ZS45 is more than most compact cameras that have been available for more than a year. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-ZS45. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released over two years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-ZS45.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a better sensor type than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This digital camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)

Expert Reviews

(3)
7 April 2015

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 pocket zoom camera captures your memories in great color and detail, but falls short in low light...

Smal, lightweight body
User-friendly interface
Easy-to-use wireless
Powerful zoom with little distortion
Plethora of fun filters
Narrow ISO light sensitivity range limits use in low light
Somewhat slow zoom
5 January 2015

Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-ZS45. While it's not the ZS-series flagship, the ZS45 offers up a powerful 16MP High Sensitivity MOS image sensor and a long-reaching 20x optical zoom lens... Read more…

5 January 2015

Movies, too, can be captured at up to Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixel) resolution, with a fixed frame rate of 30 frames per second, and are stored in MP4 format.Images are stored in 78MB of built-in... Read more…

User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 24 October 2015 by NWsnowbird
NWsnowbird would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 (Verified Purchase)

I chose the DMC-ZS45 to replace my much loved, beaten and battered DMC-ZS20. I like the wi-fi capability of the ZS45, but otherwise I prefer my older SZ20. The newer model seems cheapened. It has... Read more…

Easy To Use
Fastaccurate auto-focus
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Compromised Ergonomics
No Viewfinder
Plastic Case Not Metal
Reviewed 16 June 2015 by None
None would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 (Verified Purchase)

I plan to use it for photos on the spot. Carry it with me all the time. It's size helps me to accomplish this. Very versatile. Quality picture easy to accomplish... Pleased so far with any... Read more…

Easy To Use
Fastaccurate auto-focus
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Compromised Ergonomics
No Viewfinder
Plastic Case Not Metal
Reviewed 25 March 2015 by Cindy
Cindy would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 (Verified Purchase)

I am impressed that B&H had this camera available first. Shipping was super fast also. Great seller. I have a trip upcoming and wanted to compare the shot I would get. I tried my old Lumix, my... Read more…

Easy To Use
Good Image Quality
Great Zoom
Large Clear LCD
Small Compact
Lag Shutter Delay
No touch screen
No Viewfinder
Reviewed 2 April 2015 by DFresh
DFresh would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 (Verified Purchase)

Great compact camera for the price, but don't expect SLR quality images. Nice zoom and selfie mode. Would be nice to be able to move focus point and have touch screen...

Good Image Quality
Great Zoom
Small Compact
No touch screen
No Viewfinder
Reviewed 27 March 2015 by Motown

My wife loves this camera, she is a novice and just wants to hit the power button and then take a quick picture that looks good...

Easy To Use
Fastaccurate auto-focus
Good Image Quality
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 152477-18, 151962-18, DMC-ZS45W, 151962-22, 152477-22, DMC-ZS45/W, panasonic dmczs45, panasonic dmczs45w, panasonic dmczs45p, panasonic dmczs45k, panasonic dmczs45pu, panasonic dmczs45put
Barcodes 0000008.85E+11, 00008.8517E+11, 00616348058322, 00616348058339, 00616348058346, 00616348058353, 00616348058360, 00616348058377, 00845251096149, 00845251096156, 00885170235953, 00885170235991, 00885170236004

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