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Panasonic Lumix FZ48 12.1MP +8Gb + Case+ Battery (3.0 inch TFT LCD Display, 25mm Wide-angle 24x Optical Zoom)

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  • 24x optical zoom lens
  • Wideangle 25mm through to a long-reaching
  • 12.1MP CCD sensor
  • Full HD 1080i movie capture
  • Included: Panasonic Lumix FZ48 Digital Camera , Battery Charger, Battery Pack, AV Cable, USB Cable, AC Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM, Lens Hood, Lens Cap, Lens Cap String, Case , 8GB Memory Card and Extra Battery
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Product details

  • Item Weight: 2 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.9 Kg
  • Item model number: fz48
  • ASIN: B005I4WJTI
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 19 Aug. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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Product Description

The Panasonic FZ48 has a 24x optical zoom lens that equates to a wideangle 25mm through to a long-reaching 600mm equivalent. As well as POWER OIS image stabilisation to reduce camera shake, Panasonic's latest Nano Surface Coating covers the front glass to reduce reflective qualities and therefore produce pictures with less ghosting and flare. Behind the scenes is a 12.1MP CCD sensor, which is a lower resolution than the previous FZ45 model's 14.1MP version. It would seem that Panasonic is taking note of the current limitations of imaging sensors and not overpopulating the sensor with unneeded pixels in a bid to improve final image quality that's still of a significant enough output size for the purpose of enlargement. The latest sensor has a higher transfer processing speed and this makes Full HD 1080i movie capture possible at 50 fields per second. F2.8 LEICA DC Lens with Nano Surface Coating Technology and Hi-speed CCD, Full HD Video (1080i) with Higher Transfer Processing Speed CCD, POWER O.I.S. Active Mode Supressing Hand-shake Blur in Video Recording, Creative Video Mode, Creative Control and Photo Style, Sonic Speed AF, iA Mode and 3D Photo Mode

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tateef on 9 Dec. 2011
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Just to put this into context, I am no professional photographer and bought this camera just because I was quite tempted to buy a good camera.

The Panasonic FZ48 looks superb. I must admit, there are better looking models available in the market, but this one isn't bad at all. That said, the better looking ones are more expensive as well. It looks and feels well built. Great size and easy to handle. I haven't taken a lot of shots from the camera, but my first test was a full zoom (24x) shot and I was stunned by the clarity of the image even in fluorescent lighting. Some of the reviews said that the EVF is a bit grainy. I do admit this is the case, but frankly, it only feels grainy if you have read it somewhere, i mean its berely noticeable.

I could go on and on and on to say how much I am liking this camera, but will just go away now and take a few more shots.

UPDATE AFTER 1 MONTH

Pics are good at ISO 400, but turn to 800 and they start getting grainy, at 1600 they are a bit useless, however if you play with the shutter speeds you can even get really good pics of the night sky.

In short, if you have 300 pounds to spend on a camera and you don't want those small compact ones, this is the answer. Get it, you won't regret it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David R. Taylor on 23 Nov. 2012
I bought this camera as a replacement of my "point and shoot" compact as I needed more "zoom" capability. I was not disappointed! The photos are very good indeed, probably due to the Leica lense. This camera has plenty of options apart from not having a hot shoe but the integral flash, like most cameras is adequate. Another of my needs was to ditch my tape video camcorder and start to use AVCHD. This means I only need one camera when I go on holiday to take videos and ordinary JPG photos. Re AVCHD. I was not disappointed as the results were superb. I think it is important to use a high capacity SDHC card(I use a 16gb "10" quality)and a spare. So all in all HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 16 Mar. 2013
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I am no specialist but we had seen the benefits of replacing our camera and this one had a good review from Which. It arrived promptly, was good value for money and has matched our expectations. I do not find it difficult to use but have not yet ventured far into the special settings. Most photos have satisfied us which the automatic setting. I have had some slightly out of focus but I put much of that down to my skills as much as the camera.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kim on 17 Dec. 2012
I bought this camera for my daughter whose taken an interest in photography. After reading other reviews this seemed to be a perfect starting camera. It's a big hit with her and she taking lots of fantastic pictures. Its easy to use the only fault I would say was the instructions came in French but that was easily solved by looking on line.
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By moggy on 6 May 2013
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Like camera. Bought this package as I thought it represented good value for money. What I could not know at the time of purchase was that when using the camera for the first real time it would reject the spare (back up) battery. I would like to know what is the point of offering a spare battery as part of a package when it cannot be used with the camera? It seems like sharp practise to make it seem like a better deal than it is. Would be very wary of package deals in future and therefore would probably look much further afield before purchase for a proper deal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spike on 4 Nov. 2012
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Everything as described, great pics for the money as not an expert but read reviews that said this was a good beginners item.
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