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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 / DMC-FZ45

alaTest has collected and analyzed 893 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 / DMC-FZ45. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the image quality and portability are generally positive. The zoom and performance are also appreciated. There are some negative views about the memory and low light performance, and views are divided on the sensor.

usability, performance, zoom, portability, image quality

focus, flash, low-light, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 / DMC-FZ45 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 / DMC-FZ45

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 / DMC-FZ45 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the usability and glare are on the whole positive. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

portability, image quality, price, glare, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 / DMC-FZ45

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 / DMC-FZ45 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the lens and size are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive opinions about the portability.

image quality, performance, usability, size, lens

portability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45

 

Can Panasonic's new superzoom live up to its predecessor?

The Panasonic FZ45 is a superbly designed and very well made super-zoom camera that is absolutely loaded with advanced features. It has comfortable handling, excellent performance in all lighting conditions, and is a real pleasure to use. In general...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45

 

Announced at the same time as the previously reviewed Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 , the more affordable FZ45 employs the same digital SLR-like styling, 14.1-megapixel effective resolution, and fields an optically stabilised 24x zoom lens, offering a...

Whopping zoom range extends creative framing possibility, dedicated video recording button for instant access, current £250 street price suggests something of a bargain

Not much here we haven’t already seen before, camera shake at longer focal lengths, lacks the angle adjustable LCD, hotshoe and Full HD video of the FZ100

We see the FZ45 as best suited to families wanting an affordable all-in-one option for general photography. In terms of where it sits in the Panasonic Lumix range, the DMC-FZ45 comes across as a pared down version of the FZ100, omitting that camera’s...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Geoff Harris (techradar.com)

Panasonic Lumix FZ45 review

 

Is that a monster zoom or are you just pleased to see me?

Flexible 24x zoom lens ; Bigger rear screen ; Dead-easy HD movie mode

Not full 1080p video ; Shaky at full zoom ; Cramped EVF

Panasonic's been on something of a roll this year, bringing out a roster of well-received cameras such as the TZ10, and of course, the excellent Lumix G2 hybrid.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 review

 

The Lumix DMC-FZ40 is the lower-priced linemate to Panasonic's other full-size megazoom, the FZ100 . The two are separated by about $100 and a whole lot of features. Many of those features probably aren't deal-breakers for a lot of people, but one of...

Excellent feature set and shooting options for the money; nice design; great battery life.

JPEG photo quality tanks at ISO 400; menu system can get confusing.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 is a solid megazoom, but its low-light photos need extra attention.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45 review

 

A gentle evolution to the award-winning FZ38, but bigger is not always better.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Panasonic Lumix FZ45 Review

 

With a new processor, higher pixel count and extended zoom range, the FZ45 is a welcome addition to Panasonic's acclaimed superzoom series

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Debbi Allen (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ45

 

The Panasonic FZ45: A bridge camera with an impressive built in zoom

A well-performing bridge that offers a compelling alternative to a full-blown DSLR. Image quality is good and all that lets it down for us is the feel of it

Feb, 2011

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Panasonic DMC FZ45

 

Panasonic DMC FZ4887/100

Expert review by : Imogen Stuart (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ40 digital camera

 

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ40 review: This super-zoom digital camera takes amazing photographs

Excellent image quality, easy to use, good price, great battery life

Mild pixelation and digital distortion in photographs taken in dull lighting without the flash

It is really refreshing to see a camera like this one on the market: The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ40 is a well-rounded digital camera equipped with an impressive 24x optical zoom.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 review

 

The Lumix DMC-FZ40 is the lower-priced linemate to Panasonic's other full-size megazoom, the FZ100 . The two are separated by about $100 and a whole lot of features. Many of those features probably aren't deal-breakers for a lot of people, but one of...

Excellent feature set and shooting options for the money; nice design; great battery life.

JPEG photo quality tanks at ISO 400; menu system can get confusing.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 is a solid megazoom, but its low-light photos need extra attention.

Feb, 2011

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