Panasonic Lumix FZ48 Review - Sample Images: General Images Review

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If you’re just after quick snapshots, then the FZ48 generally performs ok.


We did find the lens to be a bit soft, especially when at the wider settings of its focal range.


The FZ48 delivers the best results at low ISO settings (ISO 200) and at a medium focal length and aperture (f/7.1).


The camera does, however, tend to struggle with direct sunlight.


In high-contrast scenes the FZ48’s limited dynamic range often leads to blown highlights.


Macro mode is very impressive – we especially like the 3x Macro zoom. Again, exposure metering has lost some highlight detail though.


We did find the Standard ‘Photo Style’ does deliver somewhat muted colour.

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At ISO 800 and above saturation levels drop quite dramatically, leading to flat-looking images.

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Score in detail

  • Value 7
  • Design & Features 8
  • Image Quality 7
  • Build Quality 8

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