The Panasonic DMC-FZ45 has arrived, a 14.1-megapixel hybrid digital compact camera and the latest addition to the Lumix range.
The new LSI Venus Engine HD II offers a high picture quality in both photo and HD movie recording modes.
It compiles the Intelligent Resolution technology in order to perform the optimum signal processing to give a high quality of image processing and depth.
The LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens extends its optical zoom range from 27mm to 25mm at wide end and the zoom power from 18x to 24x.
The zoom can be extended to a 32x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function, which takes advantage of the Intelligent Resolution technology maintaining the picture quality even when using digital zoom.
It also has Sonic Speed Auto Focus, which features a high-speed start up, allowing the FZ45 to have extremely fast response levels, helping to prevent users from missing capturing fleeting moments.
The manual control of the FZ45 has incorporated a new jog dial, making operation easier. A focus button allows users to switch from photo to movie mode and utilises numerous options, such as Creative Movie mode and My Color mode.
The Intelligent Auto mode includes POWER O.I.S (Optical Image Stabiliser) which features double the repression power compared to the standard image stabilisation system, MEGA O.I.S, helping to eliminate blurry photography caused by shaky hands.
The 230,000 dot Intelligent LCD screen is 3 inches in size and the battery lasts for up to 580 shots per charge.
The Panasonic DMC-FZ45 costs €435.99.