Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18
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Tony Tao, Amazon
28 September 2008
Summary: Panasonic's partnership with Leica has created some real gems for photographers who want fast and fun cameras. The latest in their megazoom FZ line is this - the FZ 18, so called because of a 28mm-504mm 18x zoom. Those optics are the first of three great things about this camera.
Summary: The image stabilization is JUST adequate for 18X shots, but only if you make an effort to hold the camera steady. And, due to the small chip size, the dynamic range is somewhat limited and noise is apparent on most shots using ISO above 200.
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: 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 for my beginning photography class. It met all the requirements I had and more. I spent some time reading all the possible reviews out there and compared it to many of the camera in its class.
Summary: Got the camera with quick 2 day shipping. Details of pictures are phenomenal. Easy use in "IA" mode, no special skills required. No flash unless you manually flip it up(This is good). Unbeleivable detail at a block away. Numbers on utility pole can be read with digital enhancement.
Summary: I own two other Lumix family cameras from Panasonic. One is more of a point and shoot while the other, the DMC-FZ20, is a fixed lens SLR. The FZ18 is an excellent camera for everyday use and also for those of you who may want to control your photos more directly.
Summary: This was purchased as a gift for a tech-savy photographer. The main factor in determining this camera over others was the fact that it shoots in RAW and the optics are top-notch. We'd used various cameras before this, from SLR's to point-and-shoot's to the Nikon 4800 digital.
Summary: This is my second Panasonic camera - the first one was a VHS-C Camcorder (NV VS7 EG) that I had bought in Oct 2000 and it is still working fine :-) Over the years I have owned and used other Digital cameras / brands e.g. Canon S400, S410, Fuji F10 and F30.
Conclusion: I love this camera. The photo quality is amazing, much better than anythign I'd expected. It is one of the best point-and-shoot camera's I've ever use, and is simple enough I didn't even have to spend an hour explaining it to my mother when she was doing pictures for the baby's birthday a while...