Panasonic FZ 48
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Panasonic left the market with a sour taste when the company announced back in 2009 that the descendant of the powerful famous FZ 38 will be launched two years later, in summer 2011. At last, the regular customer has the opportunity to get a hold on the new Panasonic FZ 48 with a lot of new features perfectly adapted to the contemporary market.
Even if the market had waited for a long time for this new device the new FZ 48 is a perfect camera for vacation, travel, carrying around in a backpack, going to events or even concerts. For all these occasions or regular situation as required, the FZ48 features an extended optical zoom of up to X24 compared to the previous model that offered a zoom of x18. The digital resolution of CCD sensor is 12 Mega pixels and this is a good addition too compared to the 10 Mega pixel old CCD sensor that the FZ 38 featured. Another thing that will make many photo enthusiasts happy is the 3D technology compatibility.
What does this mean? A 3D Photo is produced as a new three-dimensional image of the landscape or room. The camera takes about 20 or more photos from different angles and from a series of consecutive photos the camera automatically selects and offers images especially for the right and the left eye to synthesize a quality 3D image composed with the standard 3D technology concept. Unfortunately, the camera is only able to recreate 3D images in size set to 2 Mega pixels in a 16 : 9 format.
For those that hate having many gadgets in the backpack, the FZ 48 offers the perfect video camera that the regular camera user might want. This model is the appropriate recommendation for users that want high quality photos, 3D pictures and Full HD video recording. Similar to the previous model, the new model can record in AVCHD format, which is a video in Full HD at 1920 x 1080 resolution ( a rate of 20 Mbps).
The AVCHD recording format allows the HD videos to contain almost double as much info than the Motion JPEG format and is also compatible with equipments such as HD TV or Blu-ray discs which is awesome. The camera features a dedicated button on top of the camera that allows switching from photo shoot to video recording is less than a blink of an eye and without any dialogs or configurations.
The price for this gadget is around $533 at most resellers and with the Leica DC Vario-Elmar lenses.
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