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Panasonic DMC-FS45 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 5x Aug 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good brand
Supports video capability
Does not support Wi-Fi
35 Reviews

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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 9,075 user and expert reviews (including 790 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Panasonic DMC-FS45 has a fairly typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Nikon L120 which both of have better reviews.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Df (£2,039) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D4 (£4,225) (3.2" and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Canon ELPH 320 HS (3.2" and higher rated).

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Panasonic camera has been on the market since August 2012.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The DMC-FS45 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this age and type do support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the 200, or the 150F both from Samsung.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The DMC-FS45 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not feature bluetooth.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Panasonic DMC-FS45 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think because of their better review scores, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, and the Nikon Coolpix S8200 are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-FS45 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, and the GE A1455 which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Features Face Detection

The DMC-FS45 features face detection. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also feature face detection.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The DMC-FS45 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-FS45 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the L120, or the 26 both from Nikon.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the DMC-FS45 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the Canon 240 HS, or the Nikon L31.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (5.8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 22. The Panasonic DMC-FS45 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.5) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-FS45 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Nikon L120, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W which both of have better reviews.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The DMC-FS45 has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 3456x3456, 4608x3456, 3648x2736, 2560x1920, 2048x1536, 640x480 and 4608x3072 and 4608x2592. The worst still image resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera is 640 x 360 and the best is 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 the most commonly found maximum image resolution on cameras that are a similar age to it.

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels digital camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 16.1MP digital cameras currently available including the Canon 240 HS, or the Sony DSC-H70R which both of have better reviews.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 (16.15MP and higher rated).

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Camera

Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

At 16 times zoom factor, the DMC-FS45 has a quite high playback zoom (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 16x.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DMC-FS45 features multi burst mode. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Calendar

The Panasonic DMC-FS45 features calendar, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The DMC-FS45 has a carrying case. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a carrying case.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The DMC-FS45 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic DMC-FS45 has a hand strap, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The DMC-FS45 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The DMC-FS45 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The DMC-FS45 features voice recording, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DMC-FS45 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in microphone.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic DMC-FS45 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

With a weight of only 106 grams, the DMC-FS45 is one of the lighter cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The average weight of medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago is 250g.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcfs45ebk, panasonic dmcfs45ebs, panasonic dmcfs45ebr, panasonic dmcfs45ebv, 5025232660094, 5025232660063, dmcfs45egs, dmcfs45egn, dmcfs45egv, dmcfs45efr, dmcfs45efn, dmcfs45egk, dmcfs45efv, dmcfs45egr, dmcfs45efk
Barcodes 04010869186162, 05025232660001, 05025232660018, 05025232660025, 05025232660032, 05025232660049, 05025232660056, 05025232660063, 05025232660094, 05025232660100, 05025232660117, 05025232660124, 05025232660131, 05025232660148, 05025232660162, 05025232660186, 06589641254354

Panasonic DMC-FS45 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic DMC-FS45 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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