Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18
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Great Super-Zoom Camera
27 December 2010
Summary: This is an excellent Super-Zoom camera. Obviously as stated in the description of the camera it zooms up to 18 times optical zoom. This is an exdraordinary amount of zoom and still takes very sharp photos at this zoom due to the image stabilization.
Summary: I've had this camera for over a month, have taken over 1000 pictures with it and I'm happy to say I like the camera. It is easy to use, simply put it in automatic mode and it takes nice pictures. The zoom is incredible, almost should be illegal.
Summary: PROS: 1. Nice long zoom 2. Optional lens (fish eye, wide angle) can be had for cheap (I got mine for $30 each!!!!) 3. Solid picture quality (formatted for viewing on HDTV) 4. Anti-shake works well 5. Excellent battery life. CONS: 1. Digital noise on zoomed pictures 2.
Summary: The zoom is great! It start off nice and wide. To match the zoom with a DSLR you need a huge lens. It does have noise(grain) problems at 100 iso in low lighting, ok iso preformance in good lighting and great iso preformance with the powerful flash on , but just try to stay at 100 iso .
Pros: nice zoom, good close ups, powerful flash, easy to use, manual controls, panoramic photo software seems good, nice lcd, two speed zoom, supports vista, live histogram, joystick, li-ion battery and the buttons are all in a sensible place.
Cons: noise problems at 100 iso , really slow raw editing software, small internal memory, cannot change card or battery when using a tripod, not to good movie mode,the manual focus is not that easy to use, and no hot shoe might be a problem for some people.
Summary: This is a superb camera for folks who want to get up close to animals or those who want to bring a particular piece of geography up close and personal. I surely wish I had this camera when I spent time at Anghor Wat in Cambodia.
All well except Noise Reduction and Videa Sound Quality
8 June 2008
Summary: This camera has every feature that I wanted: Super Zoom, Wide Angle, High Resolution, Image stabilization, Raw mode and decent pricing. After researching for a pre SLR camera for a few months, I have finally decided on the FZ18. Surely the super zoom and wide angle have blown me away initially.
Summary: I looked at the Lumix TZ5 and FZ18, because I wanted a camera with more zoom than the usual point & shoot zoom of 3x or 4x. I also reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5K 9MP Digital Camera with 10x Wide Angle MEGA Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black) --a fine camera and my choice for a pocket sized...
Summary: I bought this camera to replace my Canon S2IS that suffered the ever-popular CCD failure. I would first address some of the common complaints that are frequently raised against this model: - Noise: Yes the camera does suffer from noise on high ISOs but in my opinion it is not worse than the...
Summary: For the price (I paid about $350 to have it shipped overnight, good job Newegg!) it packs a big punch. Those who are frustrated with the limited functionality of point-and-shoot cameras, but cannot afford DSLRs, should definitely look at this camera.
Pros: 18x zoom and wide angle combined is wicked. Taking group pictures and within confined spaces has never been easier thanks to the wide angle lens. Taking pictures at the long end of the zoom requires a steady hand, but the image stabilizer simply works. The handgrip is designed well. The lens cove...
Cons: The left hand tends to obstruct the AF assist lamp. Also, the MF mode takes some effort to get it right using the joystick, and is not suitable for anything other than stationery subjects. Night performance is so-so. Sometimes the only way to get it right is to use exposure compensation or full m...