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Mark Peters : January 24th 2012 - 23:15 CET
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PanasonicCES 2012 - Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45 digital camera : The Award winning Panasonic Lumix digital camera range welcomes a new member; The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45 compact camera. Introduced at the CES Show in Las Vagas, this 16.1 Megapixel camera is equipped with a 3-inch display and features a bright F2.5 high quality Leica DC Vario-Summarit lens - previously only available on Panasonic’s higher camera models - for amazing sharp and blur-free pictures even in low light conditions. In addition the high-quality lens of the Panasonic DMC-FS45 camera is also a 24mm ultra-wide angle lens - perfect for landscape photography or large group pictures with its wide angle of view.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45 camera lens
The Leica DC Vario-Summarit lens features excellent brightness of F2.5. The lens is even brighter by approx. 25% than the F2.8 lens which is generally considered a bright lens in this camera segment. Comprising of 6 elements in 5 groups with 3 aspherical lenses with 5 aspherical surfaces, the Leica lens unit in the Panasonic DMC-FS45 realizes downsizing of both total length and diameter to fit in the slim, compact body of the camera. This advanced lens unit passes Leica's stringent standards and delivers an exceptional optical performance with its minimal distortion and chromatic aberrations while suppressing ghosting and flaring. Together with the MEGA O.I.S. in the iA mode, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45 camera powerfully suppresses blur caused by the movement of subjects.

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HD Video recording with the Panasonic FS45
The Panasonic Lumix FS45 digital camera can record HD video in 1280x720p MP4 format. The recorded movies can be directly uploaded to YouTube using the Panasonic Lumix Image Uploader. With the Lumix FS45 you can enjoy high-quality image playback that perfectly fits a wide-screen HD-TV for full-screen viewing together with HD pictures taken in 16:9 ratio. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45 camera also features a new dedicated video recording button to switch between photo and video recording quickly. With the new Panasonic Lumix camera, users can now use the zoom function during HD movie recording.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45 features
The Panasonic Venus Engine supports a super-fast response time which makes it easier to shoot sudden, spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities, together with the Sonic Speed Autofocus that lets you lock on the subject. The Intelligent Zoom function uses digital zoom to draw the subject 2x closer than the original optical zoom, with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the Intelligent Resolution technology. This means the 5x optical can virtually extend to 10x equivalent. In addition, the Intelligent Auto mode guarantees maximum ease of operation and the reduction of missed shots. All of these useful, convenient assist functions - MEGA O.I.S., AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure - are automatically activated by turning on the iA mode.

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Panasonic DMC-FS45 photo effects
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45 digital camera is equipped not only with strong basic formance but also with a variety of photography options to enhance ease and fun. For example, the Panasonic DMC-FS45 features a Miniature Effect mode in which the peripherals are defocused while saturation and contrast is emphasized to make the image look like a diorama illusion. Simple to use, the Miniature mode allows a photograph of a life-size location or object to look like a photograph of a miniature scale model. Now everyone can be a creative digital photographer! The video recorded with these special effects is played back in 10x fast-forwarding making it more comical to watch.


Newly added Panasonic photo effects
Panorama Shot and Beauty Retouch photo effects are also available on the Panasonic FS45. It is possible to shoot a horizontal or vertical panoramic picture with consequent images taken by overlaying the previous image. Beauty Retouch, which is popular on FX camera series, offers a variety of cosmetic effects on portrait photos. With these specifications and features you could be forgiven for thinking the new Panasonic FS45 is aimed only at serious digital photographers. Don’t be mistaken, although the camera is packed full of features and functions, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45 is designed for any user to enjoy taking beautiful pictures anytime.

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Panasonic Lumix FS45 price & availability
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45 compact camera will be available in March 2012 and carries a retail price of £135 GBP in the United Kingdom and in most other European countries it will retail around €150 Euro. The Panasonic DMC-FS45 will be available in a number of colour variations. Availability of colors and optional Lumix accessories may differ depending on the country. Please check the Panasonic Lumix camera website in your region for more details.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45 review

Panasonic DMC-FS45 review
As soon as we receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution sample pictures, followed by an Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS45 review. For now you can enjoy our latest Panasonic Lumix reviews.

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