Panasonic has announced the new Panasonic Lumix FZ45 (FZ40), 25mm Wide-angle 24x Optical Zoom lens (25-600mm), HD Movie in AVCHD Lite with Creative Movie Mode, iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode with POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), Intelligent Resolution Technology and 32x Intelligent Zoom, Intuitive Manual Control and Creative Option Featuring My Color Mode, 3.0-inch 230,000 dot Intelligent LCD, and 14 megapixel sensor.
“The 14.1-megapixel DMC-FZ45 features a 25mm wide-angle 24x optical zoom f/2.8-5.2 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens. The 25mm wide-angle lens has about twice the shooting area of the standard 35mm lens. The powerful 24x optical zoom can be used both in still and motion picture recording. The Extra Optical Zoom function uses the center part of the CCD to extend this 24x zoom ratio to powerful 50.6x zoom at a resolution of 3-megapixel or less in still picture recording.”