Panasonic DMC-ZS45 LUMIX 20X Zoom Camera
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45 pocket zoom camera captures your memories in great color and detail with Wink-Activated Selfie Feature.
Who it’s for: Budget-conscious traveler looking for long-zoom camera or photography beginner who wants to experiment with manual settings.
With smartphone cameras getting better every year, why would you spend $250 on another camera? For one thing, Panasonic’s 16-megapixel Lumix DMC-ZS45 point-and-shoot model provides 20x optical zoom, which lets you get up close to faraway subjects without leaving your perch.
It also offers vibrant colors and great clarity, as well as manual controls for the more-advanced photographer. A flip-up LCD helps you frame better selfies, with built-in enhancing tools letting you perfect each portrait before snapping.
Design and Handling: Pocket-Size Shooter
Available in black or white, the Lumix DMC-ZS45 is small enough to fit in your pocket. The camera’s Mode dial lets you select from Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Program, Manual and Creative modes (more about those later). A zoom toggle is next to the mode dial.
Most of your settings are accessed via the on-screen menu, which you navigate with the circular set of five buttons (counting the middle) to the right of the 3-inch, tilting non-touch-screen LCD. Pressing the middle button pulls up the main menu, which lets you choose from Rec (for still image settings), Motion Picture (for video record settings), Setup (for device properties) and Wi-Fi (for connecting to a smartphone).
Instantly upload to social media and shoot or view remotely with the Panasonic Image app. The long 20x zoom lens allows you to get as close as you like to get the perfect shot. Tag your location using Geotagging when on the road with this small pocket-size cameras and then use the WiFi to share it everywhere. The flip-up LCD and wink-activated shutter will allow you to take the perfect selfies every time. The LCD will tilt to 180 degrees for you to take pics hands-free.
Offering a 16mp high sensitivity MOS sensor for clear video and photo with a superb S/N ratio of MOS sensor and reduction of noise in the image engine. You get three modes, soft skin for a smooth bright look, slimming mode to sharpen lines and defocus mode which softens the background.
Shot in bursts of 10fps and do full HD recording in in MP4 format for easy upload to social media. The O.I.S will keep the blur to the minimum and the Active mode will suppress hand-shake vibration. You also get filter effects to let you get creative with your pics.
Why We Like It
- 20x zoom lens
- LCD tilts to 180 degrees
- Wink-activated shutter
- 16-megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor
- Active mode eliminates hand-shake vibration
Everything you need to start your vlogging is here in these pocket-sized cameras with 20x zoom lens, 180 degrees tilting LCD screen, wink activated shutter and 16-megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor for superb video and still images. The filter effects offer creativity to edit your pics to any style you want.
- Model name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45
- Megapixels: 16
- Type: Point-and-shoot
- Shots per second: 10 fps at 16 MP for up to 10 frames
- Sensor type: 1/2.33-inch OS
- Lens: 28-560mm, f/3.3 (W) – 6.4 (T) to f/8.0 Lumix DC Vario
- Autofocus: Face detect, AF tracking, 21-area, one-area and spot
- Shutter-speed range: 1/2000 to 4 seconds
- ISO range: 100-3200. High sensitivity mode: 1,600 – 6,400
- Main video resolutions/frame rates: 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480; 30 fps only
- Video file format: MP4
- Built-in flash: Yes
- Hot shoe: No
- Card slot(s): 1 SD/SDHC/SDXC
- Ports: microHDMI, USB multi (AV), AV output
Shots per charge (CIPA standard measure): 350
- Wireless: Wi-Fi
- Image stabilization: Yes
- Dimensions and weight: 4.3 x 2.4 x 1.3 inches, 8.78 ounces