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Panasonic DMC-FS45

A classic compact camera with good features
Compact 16.1MP 5x Yes Aug 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Panasonic DMC-FS45 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Panasonic DMC-FS45 number 546 across all digital cameras.
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28 Reviews
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Good Features
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5 Years Old
Overall Score
49
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 50?

It has fantastic user reviews with an average user rating of 93%, based on 28 reviews. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
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.
Customers report is easy to use, good product quality and it is a good size.
This Panasonic digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Has a built-in flash
Quite small image sensor size
Does not feature bluetooth
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How Big is the Panasonic DMC-FS45?

The Panasonic DMC-FS45 is 96mm wide and 57.1mm tall. It is 19.4mm deep and weighs 106g.

Panasonic DMC-FS45 front dimensions

Panasonic DMC-FS45 size in context

Panasonic DMC-FS45 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this camera is outstanding based on 28 owner reviews. Over 73% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Users Report it is Easy to Use

Seven people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use and two people said that the product was easy to use the menus.

  • It's hard to hold the camera steady when you press the shutter…
    JacyEcy (Amazon) - October 2012
  • Simple to use…
    Michaelm (Amazon) - December 2013
  • Good size and easy to use…
    Paul Friend (Amazon) - February 2013
  • Easy to use, good sharp pictures…
    MK Bhoy (Amazon) - June 2013
  • This camera has brought back memories of that lens, only this one is available on a zoom and doesn't have to be fixed on to the body each time you want a wide angle shot! Plus it has some great effects like the panoramas (left to right or back, up and down etc) which are easy to use - just sweep the camera slowly around - or the miniaturising effect (designed to make real life look like a small model set) which can produce some rather ethereal results - worth experimenting with…
    Ant (Amazon) - July 2012
  • Menu and settings are easily negotiable…
  • Its super easy to use…
  • Menus are helpful telling you flash status, macro status etc…
    Ant (Amazon) - July 2012
  • A pretty natty little camera that seems simple to use and gives good quality results…
  • Easy to use and a which best buy so you cant go wrong for the money, recommended if on a budget…
    Luke (Amazon) - December 2013

Panasonic Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 11,275 expert and user reviews (including 2,753 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good ratings. We also found that Panasonic has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Three people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Three owners thought the Panasonic DMC-FS45 was compact.

Users Report Good Battery Life

Two customers considered that this digital camera had a good battery life.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two people wrote that this digital camera was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Five people agreed that the Panasonic DMC-FS45 was able to produce good images.


Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Panasonic DMC-FS45 of 16.1MP is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the DMC-FS45 of 5x is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Panasonic DMC-FS45's minimum aperture number of 2.5 is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic DMC-FS45 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DMC-FS45 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Very Light

The weight of the Panasonic DMC-FS45 of only 106g is fairly light compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 8% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The DMC-FS45 supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic DMC-FS45 features multi burst mode, which is unusual. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 3072|4608 x 2592|3456 x 3456|3648 x 2736|2560 x 1920|2048 x 1536|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Quite Small Image Sensor Size

Digital cameras have image sensor sizes of between 0.25" and 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5". The image sensor size of the Panasonic DMC-FS45 of only 0.429" is in the smallest 6% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Panasonic DMC-FS45 features multi-shot function, which is unusual. 91% of digital cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Panasonic DMC-FS45's display diagonal of 3" is fairly large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 25% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Average Digital Zoom

The Panasonic DMC-FS45's digital zoom of 4x is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Fairly High Playback Zoom (max)

The lowest playback zoom (max) of digital cameras is 1x, the highest is 30x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 10x. The DMC-FS45's playback zoom (max) of 16x is in the highest 7% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Face Detection

The DMC-FS45 features face detection, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not feature face detection.

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Features Calendar

The DMC-FS45 features calendar. 86% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other digital cameras, the DMC-FS45 does not feature bluetooth. 96% of cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Panasonic DMC-FS45 does not support Wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that 72% of digital cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Panasonic DMC-FS45 has a carrying case. 89% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Panasonic released the DMC-FS45 in August 2012.


Product Identifiers

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

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