LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic FX48 has a Fixed Type 2.5″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.5″, the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
FX48 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic FX48 can shoot continuously at max speed of 2 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/3000 sec.
Unfortunately FX48 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Panasonic FX48 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 11 points to choose from.
Panasonic FX48 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Panasonic FX48, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 640 x 480 at 30 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 640 x 480 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
FX48 has a built-in None microphone but no speaker.
Panasonic FX48 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Olympus XZ-2 iHS or Nikon Coolpix P7000 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic FX48 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Panasonic FX48 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Panasonic FX48 is $324.99