Conclusion: As a super-zoom camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 is up there with the best, offering good quality images, adaptability, a creative feature set and excellent video performance, which should provide beginners or intermediates with some excellent results. Advanced photographers may well prefer the more professional DSLR cameras , but the Lumix DMC-FZ38 really does offer an awful lot at a price that just can’t be ignored. Not impressed?
Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 is a Super-Zoom digicam featuring an 18x Leica optical zoom lens with Power O.I.S. image stabilization. This lens has a wide equivalent of 27mm and a telephoto equivalent of 486mm to give you a tremendous amount of versatility. Panasonic's new Power O.I.S. allows you to capture your images shake-free throughout the large zoom range.
Excerpt: (1 items) Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FZ35 is quite simply one of the best fixed-lens cameras out there for both stills and HD video. If you can deal with slightly grainy, non-1080p video footage (the FZ35's video resolution maxes out at 720p), it may be the ideal hybrid model to serve double-duty as a camera and camcorder. It's hard to know where to start, as this is such a versatile megazoom camera.
Pros: High dynamic range produces creative shots, Great image controls for both stills and video, Light and well designed for a megazoom
Cons: Button layout and controls are cumbersome, No flip-out LCD or optical viewfinder
Excerpt: The Panasonic Lumix FZ38 – or FZ35K as it’s known in the US – is the newest model in the FZ line. Updating the previous FZ28 model, does the FZ38 offer enough additions to make you part with your...
Excerpt: The Lumix DMC-FZ35 ($399) is the update to Panasonic's popular FZ28 super zoom camera. While both cameras share the same basic design and 18X, 27 - 486 mm Leica lens, the differences are more than skin deep. The biggest changes are an improved image stabilizer, faster autofocus system, and an enhanced movie mode, though there's plenty more.
Summary: Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-FZ38 / FZ35 may represent a fairly minor upgrade over its predecessor, but given that was one of the best super-zoom cameras of the past year, the new model has a great heritage to build on. So with the FZ38 / FZ35 you get a compact, lightweight super-zoom camera with 12 Megapixel resolution, a flexible 18x optically-stabilised range, HD video recording in the 720p format, support for RAW files, a medium-sized but good-looking 2.7in screen, manual...
Pros: Large 18x range with 27mm wide angle., RAW recording and correction of fringing., 720p HD video & choice of encoding., Compact body with full manual & HDMI.
Cons: Fixed screen & same specification as before., No flash hotshoe., Tendency to use small apertures in automatic., Lens cap blocks barrel upon power-up.
Summary: Compared to its predecessor, the FZ28, the FZ35 shows some solid changes like direct access to
video recording, Dolby Digital sound, and the new Venus Engine HD
We'd like to have seen some positive changes to the
electronic noise processing.