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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 Digital Camera

$291.99
Compact Camera 16MP 20x Feb 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Does not have a good viewfinder
Not ergonomic
8 Reviews
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This Panasonic digital camera received a score of 70 out of 100 from expert review site tomsguide.com.

Good Brand

We checked 8,853 user and expert reviews (including 765 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

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

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Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Lens System

Quite Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst digital cameras of this age. The digital zooms of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera range from 1x to 120x.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a fairly average optical zoom (20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Battery

350 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 is a camera that takes 350 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Memory

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 has one of the bigger internal memory (78 megabytes) amongst cameras of this age. The average internal memory of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 220MB.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 features histogram. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also feature histogram.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features

Good Technical Features

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Two years ago Nwsnowbird wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Image capture & features are still great” in their review of this digital camera.


Display

Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels. When compared to other cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45's display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixel is one of the highest.

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Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-ZS45 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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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 cameras that were launched more than two years ago. In addition, this 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. Digital cameras of this type and age still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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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 typical of many medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 supports Full HD video. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera do not support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic 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 frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this type and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Panasonic digital 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels 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 digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all cameras of this age and type.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Two people who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 concluded that it was compact. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Small Compact”. One owner considered that this digital camera was lightweight. Tomsguide.com wrote “Smal, lightweight body” and gave this digital camera a rating of 70 out of 100.

Average Weight

With a weight of 223 grams, the Lumix DMC-ZS45 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Good in Low Light

Seven people who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Motown wrote two years ago “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” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. None wrote “I've taken the picture card to down load the pic's which works out great.”. None also mentioned “It does take great pic's” in their review.

One owner considered that it was good in low light. Bhphotovideo.com gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good in Low Light”.

One owner who bought this digital camera thought it had a good picture resolution. Cindy gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she wrote in her review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “9 format - one high resolution and one low”.

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Powerful Zoom With Little Distortion

Three customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it had a good zoom. Tomsguide.com mentioned “Powerful zoom with little distortion”. Two years ago Dfresh said on Bhphotovideo.com “Nice zoom and selfie mode” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it had a good image stabiliser. One owner who purchased it wrote that it had a good autofocus. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned two years ago “Fastaccurate auto-focus” .

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Does Not Have a Good Viewfinder

One customer concluded that it did not have a good viewfinder. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “No Viewfinder”.

One person who reviewed it considered that it did not have a good screen. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “No touch screen” but in spite of that they still gave this digital camera a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

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Design

Good Quality

Three owners said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com said “Good Image Quality” in their review of this digital camera. Cindy scored it a maximum of 5 stars and she wrote in the same month “This was far superior in image quality”. Also two years ago None wrote “Quality picture easy to accomplish” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

User-Friendly Interface

One person who reviewed the product thought it had a good interface. Tomsguide.com wrote “User-friendly interface” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 70 out of 100. One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Easy To Use”.

Not Ergonomic

One owner considered that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 was not ergonomic. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Compromised Ergonomics”.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Panasonic digital camera was released in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmczs45put, panasonic dmczs45w, panasonic dmczs45k, 151962-18, 152477-18
Barcodes 0000008.85E+11, 00008.8517E+11, 00845251096149, 00845251096156, 00885170235953, 00885170236004

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