Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS18 Review

4.0
September 26, 2011 | Gavin Stoker |

Specifications

Metrics

Dimensions (W x H x D) 94.3 x 53.5 x 18.8 / (3.7 x 2.1 x 0.7 in)
Weight Approx. 121g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.27 lb) / Approx. 104g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.23 lb)

Optics

Camera Effective Pixels 16.1 Megapixels
Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter 1/2.33-type / 16.6 Total Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Aperture F3.1 - 6.5 / 2-Step (F3.1 - 9.0 (W) / F6.5 - 20 (T))
Optical Zoom 4x
Focal Length f=5-20mm (28-112mm in 35mm equiv.)
Extra Optical Zoom (EZ) 5.1x (4:3 / 10M), 7.2x (4:3 / 5M), 9.0x(4:3 / under 3M)
Intelligent Zoom 5x
Lens LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR / 6 elements in 5 groups / (3 Aspherical Lenses / 6 Aspherical surfaces)
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Off / On)
Digital Zoom 4x / ( Max. 16.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) / (Max. 36.0 x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focusing Area Normal: Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 100 cm - infinity / Macro / Intelligent AUTO / Motion Picture : Wide 5 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity
Focus Range Display Yes
AF Assist Lamp Yes
Focus Normal / Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF (Always On), AF Tracking
AF Metering Face / AF Tracking / 11pt / 1pt
Shutter Speed Still: approx. 8 - 1/1600 sec / Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
Shutter Interval approx. 1.1 sec

Recording

Optical Image Stabilizer Photo / Movie
Intelligent ISO Control Photo
Face Detection Photo
Intelligent Scene Selector Photo (Portrait, Scenery, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Sunset, Macro)
Intelligent Exposure Photo / Movie
AF Tracking Photo
Digital Red Eye Correction (Red-Eye Removal) Photo
Intelligent Resolution Technology Photo
File Format Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3) / Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Mode Switch [Recording] / [Playback]
Mode Dial / Mode Button Intelligent AUTO, Normal Picture, SCN, My SCN, Motion Picture
Still Image Scene Mode Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, / Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial Photo, Pin Hole, Film Grain, High Dynamic(Standard, Art, B&W), Photo Frame
Continuous Shooting Mode High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6 frames/sec (image priority) / (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
Unlimited consecutive shooting 2.0 frames/sec
Motion Picture Recording [4:3] VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG) QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG) / [ HD Movie(16:9)] 1280x720 pixels, 24fps (Motion JPEG)
Exposure Program AE
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple
ISO Sensitivity I.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
Aspect Ratio 4:3 / 3:2 / 16:9
Still Picture Recording [4:3] 4608x3456(16M) / 3648x2736(10M EZ) / 2560x1920(5M EZ) / 2048X1536(3M EZ) / 640X480(0.3M EZ) / [3:2] 4608 x 3072 (14M) / [16:9] 4608 x 2592 (12M)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set / (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Highspeed Burst, Pin Hole, Photo Frame, High Dynamic?
Quick Menu Yes
Color Mode / Color Effect Standard, Vivid, Natural, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, Happy (only in iA Mode)
Composition Guide line Yes (1 pattern)
Auto Review 1sec, 2sec, Hold, Off
Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume No / No
Macro Zoom Yes
Orientation Detector Yes
Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec
Focus Icon Select Yes

Playback

Playback Mode Normal Playback, Slideshow, Filtering Playback(Category Playback), Calendar Playback
Thumbnails / Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails / Max. 16x
Calendar Display / Dual-Image Playback Yes / No
Set Favorites / Rotate Image Yes / No
Playback Motion Picture Yes
Slideshow Mode All / Category / Favorites / BGM Effect (Natural / Slow / Swing / Urban / OFF)
Delete Image Single / Multi / All / All except Favorites
DPOF Print Setting / Set Protection Yes / Yes
Resize / Trim / Aspect Conv. / Leveling Yes / Yes / No / No
Copy / Title Edit / Text Stamp Yes / No / Yes
PictBridge Support Single / Multi / All / Favorites / DPOF

Setup

OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes

Others

LUMIX Image Uploader Yes
LCD Monitor 6.7cm (2.7") TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots) / Field of View : approx. 100% / Power LCD mode, AUTO Power LCD mode, High Angle mode
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced Off / 0.4 - 3.3m (Wide/I.ISO), 1.0 - 1.6m (Tele/I.ISO)
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Built-in-Memory approx. 70MB
Microphone / Speaker Mono / Yes
Interface AV Output (PAL), USB2.0 High speed
Power Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 660mAh) (Included)
Battery life (approx.) 260 pictures (CIPA Standard)*1
Included Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0 / QuickTime / Adobe Reader
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, AV Cable, USB Cable, AC Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM

Further Specifications

NOTE *1 Motion pictures can be recorded continuously for up to 15 minutes in European PAL area.

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hd video, hd, 16 megapixel, 720p, 2.7 inch LCD, lumix, 28mm, 4x zoom, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5 Review, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS18 Review, fh5, fs18

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