Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 / DMC-FZ38
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RayGuselli, DP Review
16 July 2010
Excerpt: Primarily use Nikon DSLR's and wanted a replacement for my carry-around TZ5...(that was a great camera but couldn't get used to no viewfinder and problems in bright light on the screen etc) Amazed at the speed of the FZ38....almost no shutter lag which I could not tolerate....scored heavily there for me.
Summary: As I get into somewhat gory detail in this rather lengthy review, let me net it out in the beginning: this is an extraordinarily versatile camera of surprising quality for its price. It has enough serious features to merit a 219-page manual (in PDF format, not hardcopy), and yet with the camera in full automatic mode no technical experience is necessary to make outstanding pictures (all that's required is a good artistic eye)--after more than 50 years of photography as a...
Excerpt: My previous camera was the Fujifilm Finepix S1500, & the Panasonic Lumix FZ35 is miles ahead in speed, features, & image quality. I've had it for almost a week, & my first batch of pictures with this camera are very good, with the exception of a few that appeared a bit blurry, but any experienced photographer will tell you this is a normal occurance.
Excerpt: I enjoy using the Panasonic FZ-35. It has a learning curve, but I've been perfectly happy with the PQ. Any bad shots I've taken were likely due to inexperience. Problems: The battery / SD card slot makes a squeaky sound while pressing it with the palm of the hand - unavoidable if you want to hold the camera properly.
Excerpt: The FZ-38 take great pictures,as long you stay at low iso. After downloading pictures from every long zoom dat is avviable to day,My choise felt for the FZ-38 The canons produce to mush CA,and light fall off. P100 base iso at 150 Iso,nikon think it is an dslr lol in other words this is the only camera,thad produce great pictures in the long zoom range. Starting at 27 Mm is great,and have 18 X zoom is greater.
Summary: (Copy of a review posted on the UK site - this is the FZ38 over there) This is an initial review after one day of ownership, which I'll revise. My previous experience of digital cameras is limited to a Nikon Coolpix compact, now about 7 years old, and this camera is intended to replace the Nikon film SLR and three lenses which I've lugged around on holidays for 10-15 years. So some things that are amazing me will be just what you expect if you're used to similar cameras.
Summary: I have had this camera for one week and am enjoying it thoroughly. All of the positive points of this camera have been covered in other reviews, it is an excellent choice. My husband and I chose this as our new family camera to have manual and automatic abilities for our family photos, and to be able to shoot HD music videos (former filmmakers who have sold all our official equipment). Please make sure, if shooting HD video, that your location is well lit.
Excerpt: I fully agree with other friends in this forum. Cheap, complete, light, fast, full of features, producing excellent images, movies and colours, I find it unsurpassed at present among non-interchangeable lens digital camera. See my Tips and Tests in "Joe's FZ35 webpage". Problems: 1) Visible noise in dark areas of the picture, especially under ISO 400 or greater.
Excerpt: Great camera. takes excellent clear, crisp photos. Video is very good quality. Light in weight and a great feel in the hand. Love the quick focus when zooming. Overall a worthwhile buy and will suit my needs perfectly. Problems: Reverse lens hood would be advantage.
Excerpt: Just perfect for me that don't want carry a lot of equipments to take some pictures. And the zoom is magnific powerful. Problems: Some difficult with HD movie. If don't have the right programs you can't transfer to PC.