Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 Review

Review Date: December 3rd 2007
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 117.6 x 75.3 x 88.2 mm (4.63 x 2.96 x 3.47 inch)
Weight Approx. 360g. (0.79lb)
Camera Effective Pixels 8.1 Mega pixels
Optical Zoom 18 x
Extra Optical Zoom 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 23x for 5Mega, 28.7x for 3Mega, 2Mega, 0.3Mega, 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 23x for 4.5Mega, 28.7x for 2.5Mega, 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 23x for 3.5Mega, 28.7x for 2Mega
Digital Zoom 4 x
Focal Length f=4.6-82.8mm (35mm Equiv.: 28-504mm)
Aperture Wide: F2.8 - F8.0 Tele:F4.2 - F8.0
Optical Image Stabilizer MEGA O.I.S. (Mode1 / Mode2)
Conversion lens Compatibility Yes
Focusing Area P / A / S / M / Intelligent AUTO / Motion Picture : Normal: Wide 30cm/ Tele 200cm - infinity
AF Metering Face / 1-point / 1-point high speed / 3-point high speed / Multi-point / Spot
Focus AF-Macro On/Off, AF/MF Switchable, Manual Focus(Joystick), One Shot AF, Continuous AF On/Off
AF/AE Lock Yes
AF Assist Lamp Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto /100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1250 / 1600
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set,
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Program Shift(Program AE mode)
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (at Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto (AE) Bracketing +/- 1/3 EV
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple/ Center Weighted/ Spot
Scene Mode Dial: Playback, Intelligent AUTO, P(Program) mode, A(AperturePriority) mode, S(Shutter Priority) mode,
Advanced Scene Mode Portrait mode : Normal, Soft Skin, Outdoor, Indoor, Creative, Scenery mode : Normal, Nature, Architecture, Creative, Sports mode : Normal, Outdoor, Indoor, Creative, Night Portrait : Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Illuminations, Creative
Shutter Speed Program AE : 1-1/2000 sec
Self Timer 2sec / 10sec
Auto Review 1sec, 3sec, Zoom
Review 1x / 4x / 8x
Picture Adjustment Yes
Color Effect Mode Black and White, Sepia, Cool, Warm
Color Mode -
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG(Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF corresponding image with audio: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard)+ QuickTime Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Recording Image Size Still Image: 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 3264 x 2448 pixels, 2560 x 1920pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 1600 x 1200 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels, 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 3264 x 2176 pixels, 2560 x 1712 pixels, 2048 x 1360 pixels, 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 3264 x 1840 pixels, 2560 x 1440 pixels,1920 x 1080 pixels
Image Quality Fine / Standard / RAW / RAW+ JPEG
Motion Picture 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps, 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 848 x 480 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps
Burst Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 3 frames/sec Max. 7 images (Standard mode), Max 4 images (Fine Mode), High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 7 frames/sec (recorded in 2M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
Unlimited consecutive shooting Yes
Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume - / -
Still Image Rec. with Audio 5 sec
Audio Dubbing Max. 10sec
Real-time histogram Yes
Composition Guide line Yes (2 patterns)
Built-in-Memory approx. 27MB
Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
Auto Angle Detection Yes
Flip Animation Yes
Travel Date / World Time Yes / Yes
Title Edit Yes
Text Stamp / Date Stamp Yes / Yes
Built-in-Flash Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External Flash -
Viewfinder -0.44 inches Color EVF (188K Pixels),Field of View : approx. 100 per cent
LCD Monitor 2.5 Inch Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (230K Pixels), Field of View : approx. 100 per cent, AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode, High angle mode
Playback mode 25-thumbnail display, 9-thumbnail display, calendar display, zoomed playback (16x max.), Playback of favorite pictures, Creating still pictures from a motion picture, Category Playback (playback and slideshow of pictures in category) Slide show (duration is adjustable, also manual controllable), image rotation Resizing (selectable number of pixels), trimming, protection, aspect conv. DPOF print setting
OSD language English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese(Traditional), Chinese(Simplified), Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Netherlandiic, Thai,
Recording Media Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
Microphone Yes
Speaker Yes
Interface DC Input, AV Output (NTSC/PAL), USB
Direct Print PictBridge
Power Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 710mAh) (Included)
Battery life (approx.) 400 pictures (CIPA Standard) / 400 pictures (with EVF))
Included Software LUMIX Simple Viewer, PhotofunStudio -viewer- ArcSoft MediaImpression, ArcSoft PanoramaMaker
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, AV Cable, USB Connection Cable, Lens Cap, Lens Hood,Hood Adaptor, AC Cable, Strap, CD-ROM
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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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