Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18 Review

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April 11, 2011 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18.

Canon IXUS 220 HS

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The new Canon IXUS 220 HS is a stylish compact camera that offers an ultra-wide 5x zoom, full 1080p HD movies and a back-illuminated 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor in a sleek stainless steel body. Retailing for £199.00 / €239.00 / $249.99, read our Canon IXUS 220 HSreview to find out if it offers the perfect balance of form, function and affordability.

Casio EX-H15

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The EX-H15 is Casio 's second travel-zoom camera, following on from last year's EX-H10 model. Still offering a 10x, 24-240mm zoom lens, large 3 inch LCD, and 720p HD movies in a pocketable body, the new EX-H15 also has a faster processor, improved Premium Auto mode, plus creative Dynamic Photo and Art Photo functions. Gavin Stoker takes an in-depth look in our Casio EX-H15 review.

Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR

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The Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR is the latest travel-zoom camera, sporting a 15x lens with a versatile focal range of 24-360mm. Taking on the likes of the Panasonic TZ10 and Samsung WB650, the new 12 megapixel F300EXR features a hybrid auto-focus system that switches between traditional contrast AF and a quicker phase detection AF system, as used in DSLR cameras. But can it keep up with its main rivals too? Read our in-depth Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR review to find out...

Nikon Coolpix S8100

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The new Nikon Coolpix S8100 is the second attempt by Nikon at a travel-zoom compact camera, following hot on the heels of last year's S8000 model. Featuring a 10x, 30-300mm lens, 12 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, high-resolution 3-inch screen and 1080p Full HD movies, the Nikon S8100 certainly offers a lot on paper, but how does it shape up in reality? Read our in-depth Nikon Coolpix S8100 review to find out.

Olympus Mju 9010

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The Olympus mju 9010 (also known as the Stylus 9010) is a brand new travel-zoom compact camera. Offering a 10x, 28-280mm lens in a pocketable body, the mju 9010 also features a 14 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch LCD screen, 1cm macro mode and 720p HD movie recording. Zoltan Arva-Toth takes a look at the range-topping Olympus mju 9010 in the World's first online review.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 is a brand new all-singing, all-dancing compact camera with a long list of must-have features. The TZ10 (also known as the ZS7) somehow manages to pack a 12x wide-angle zoom lens, GPS tracking, high-resolution 3 inch LCD screen, AVCHD high-definition movies with stereo sound, and even full manual controls into its slim and stylish frame. Available in silver, black, red or blue for £399 / $399, Mark Goldstein finds out if the Panasonic DMC-TZ10 / ZS7 is the best travel-zoom camera that money can buy.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 is a brand new premium travel-zoom camera. The TZ20 (also known as the ZS10) packs a 14 megapixel Live MOS sensor, 16x wide-angle zoom lens, GPS tracking, 3 inch touchscreen LCD, full 1080i HD movies with stereo sound, 3D photo mode and even manual controls into its pocketable body. Available in silver, black, red or blue for £349 / $399, read our Panasonic DMC-TZ20 / ZS10 review to find out if this is the best travel-zoom camera that money can buy.

Ricoh CX5

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Another busy 6 months has passed in the digital photography world, and right on cue, the Ricoh CX5 appears as the replacement for the already out-of-date CX4 compact camera. New features include a faster hybrid auto-focus system Super Resolution technology, three scene modes, and Eye-Fi card support. The CX5 retains the 10.7x lens, 720p HD movies, 3 inch screen, and 10 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor of its predecessor. Read the World's first Ricoh CX5 review to find out if it can keep up with the travel-zoom competition.

Samsung WB650

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The Samsung WB650 (also known as the Samsung HZ35W) is Samsung's flagship travel-zoom camera for 2010, offering a better feature-set than the market-leader, the Panasonic DMC-TZ10, at a lower price. Built-in GPS, a 3 inch AMOLED screen, 15x zoom, 12 megapixels and full manual control are just some of the highlights of the WB650, which is available in grey for £299 / $349. Read our Samsung WB650 review to find out if this is the best travel compact of the year.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 is a brand new travel-zoom compact camera that's stuffed to the proverbial gills with all the latest must-have features. A 10x, 25-250mm Sony G lens? Check. Built-in GPS tracking complete with a compass? Check. Full 1080i high-definition video with stereo sound? Check. A 10 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3 inch screen, manual shooting mode, 10fps burst mode, even SD memory card support - all present and correct. Read our in-depth Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5 review to find out if all of these features add up to a great camera.

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