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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 at 407 grams has an 8.1 megapixel C Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

Tech2
4 December 2008
  • Excerpt: I've always personally considered superzooms a better option for amateur hobby photographers than D-SLRs, primarily because you get so much more right out of the box. If you still feel limited, there are quite a number of add-ons you can use. Now with the superzoom cameras breaking the 12x optical zoom barrier and offering insane 15-18x optical zoom levels, the deal has gotten a lot more attractive.
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Overall 8
8.2
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
7.5
Ergonomics 9
8.5
Build quality 8
8.0

Expert Review

DP Review
30 May 2008
  • Conclusion: One thing that has become obvious to us as we've looked at the various 18x 'super zoom' models that have appeared since the Olympus SP-550UZ burst onto the scene at the start of the year is that they will always involve a certain degree of compromise, particularly when it comes to image quality.
  • Pros: Good, sharp results in optimal shooting conditions, Good, natural color and excellent exposure, Hugely versatile 18x zoom range covering true wideangle to long telephoto, Smooth, almost stepless 2-speed zoom, Effective image stabilization, Good build quality, Compact package, Very comprehensive range of controls, Very fast operation, Fast (and accurate) focus, Well designed menu system, Nice handling, Bright, clear, high resolution LCD screen, Excellent EVF, Decent bu...
  • Cons: Images lack biting crispness, some loss of fine detail to noise reduction even at ISO 100, Default noise reduction too high at all ISO settings (use low NR setting or raw), Occasional odd artefacts at lower ISO settings (some moiré related, some just plain old NR), Soft, over-sharpened JPEGs don't work well with very fine detail (though they produce perfectly acceptable prints), Anything over ISO 400 of very limited use due to noise and blurred detail, Occasional high...
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Overall 10
10
Design 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 8
8.0
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
12 May 2008
  • Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 Megazoom camera The success of the Megazoom cameras lead to a farther advancing of the concept and to equip a small housing with no less than 18x optical zoom. The resolution of 8 Megapixels suffices easily for printing small to large prints. Although the immense popularity of the Megazoom is enough proof that they have the right to exist next to the entry level digital SLR, the Megazoom encounters some problems to reach the same level as far as...
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Overall 9
8.5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

Camera Labs
1 October 2007
  • Summary: Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-FZ18 builds on the already excellent FZ8 to deliver one of the best super-zooms on the market. We can give or take the extra megapixel and higher ISO settings, but swapping the already powerful 12x zoom for an 18x lens which extends both wider and longer gives you much greater flexibility.
  • Pros: 18x optical zoom with OIS and little fringing., Decent quality 2.5in screen., Intelligent Auto a useful auto mode., Good manual control and RAW facility.
  • Cons: Noise visible throughout ISO range., 50% pricier than earlier FZ8., No flip-out screen., May be too small and light for some.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 review

PC Advisor
6 December 2008
  • Summary: An inexpensive high-end compact camera/DSLR crossover, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18K offers an 18x optical zoom, a 28mm wide-angle lens, and a host of manual controls for a very reasonable price.
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Overall 8
7.8

Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ18 Review

LetsGoDigital
29 November 2008
  • Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 megazum dijital fotoğraf makinesi bizi oldukça tatmin etti. Bazı özellikleri konusunda geliştirmelere gerek bulunsa da Panasonic FZ18 yüksek kalitede fotoğrafçılığa olanak tanıyan bir model. Kameranın olumsuz yönleri ile başa çıkmayı öğrendiğiniz takdirde - ki Mega O.I.S.
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Overall 8
7.8

Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ18 Review

LetsGoDigital
29 November 2008
  • Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 megazum dijital fotoğraf makinesi bizi oldukça tatmin etti. Bazı özellikleri konusunda geliştirmelere gerek bulunsa da Panasonic FZ18 yüksek kalitede fotoğrafçılığa olanak tanıyan bir model. Kameranın olumsuz yönleri ile başa çıkmayı öğrendiğiniz takdirde - ki Mega O.I.S.
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Overall 8
7.8
Design 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 8
8.0
Durability 9
9.0
Price 10
10

Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ18 Review

Let's go digital
1 October 2008
  • Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 Megazoom camera Het succes van de Megazoom camera’s heeft er toe geleid dat dit concept verder is uitgewerkt en een kleine behuizing voorziet van maar liefst 18x optische zoom. De resolutie van 8 Megapixels is meer dan voldoende om van kleine tot vergrote afdrukken te komen.
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Overall 8
7.8
Design 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 9
9.0
Photo quality 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ18 Review

LetsGoDigital
24 September 2008
  • Conclusion: De Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 is mij uitermate goed bevallen en hoewel er ruimte is om bepaalde kenmerken te verbeteren staat de Panasonic FZ18 garant voor hoge kwaliteit fotografie. Wanneer je leert met de mindere punten om te gaan, wat overigens niet zo moeilijk is met een MEGA O.I.S. tot je beschikking, zul je een allround camera ervaren waarmee je als beginner of als gevorderde prima uit de voeten kunt.
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Overall 8
7.8
Design 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 8
8.0
Sturdiness 9
9.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ18 Review

Let's go digital
23 September 2008
  • Conclusion: Cámara megazoom Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 El éxito de las cámaras megazoom ha llevado a mejorar el concepto y a equipar las pequeñas cámaras con zooms 18x. La resolución de 8 Megapixels es suficiente para copias de gran tamaño. La inmensa popularidad de las megazoom es prueba suficiente de que tienen el derecho a existir junto a las réflex digitales de precio asequible, aunque las megazoom tienen algunos problemas para alcanzar el mismo nivel de calidad de imagen.
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