Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18
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Nice camera for the price.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: With the Panasonic FZ18, I was hoping for a little more bang for my buck when it comes to this camera. Im sorta wishing I would have went for the Panasonic FZ23 that was out and it was a bit cheaper but has a difference processor and I was not up for change since I have the Panasonic dmc-tz1 which I love extremely. I believe the Panasonic tz1 is a better camera than this one if it only had the zoom.
Panasoni FZ18 is a pretty good camera for the price!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I decided it was time for a new camera after years of dealing with awful pictures from a little point and shoot camera. I really wanted to upgrade to a DSLR but thought that maybe it would be a little "too much camera" for me. After doing a lot of research online, I finally decided on the Panasonic Lumix FZ18. The price was decent and the reviews were great.
Excerpt: I was looking for a camera with a great zoom for a decent price.I found it ! The zoom works great, especially for sporting events, the pictures are great, and it's very easy to use all at a reasonable price. Transferring the pictures on to your PC is also very easy, and it has a good viewing system.
Excerpt: Excellent quality picture, amazed at how long a single battery lasts, feel of camera is excellent, all buttons are easy to use and nice sized for the size of camera, viewing screen is nice and large, telephoto works great. The only down side is the amount of time between taking picture.
Summary: I'm a tech teacher for a high school and I've worked with lots of different cameras and the Panasonic Lumixes have always been my best buys for the price range. My students love the built in zoom lens (no need to change lenses on the run) and they feel like they're using something more sophisticated than a basic point and shoot. You also get a large number of pictures on one battery charge even if you constantly use the LCD.
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 camera that is ready to go. Neither camera is perfect, but overall I was pleased with these cameras.
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. The Panasonic FZ18 has been rated the top of the the superzoom so that knocked out most of the competing cameras. It really came down to this camera or the Canon S5. However, Panasonic won me over because of several things; 1.