Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18 / DMC-ZS8
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18 / ZS8
1 April 2011
Summary: Let's start with the lens, the headline feature of any super-zoom camera. After sticking with the same 12x zoom for a couple of generations, Panasonic has boosted the range to 16x on its 2011 TZ / ZS models.
Pros: Broad and well-corrected 16x zoom covers every situation., 720p video with zooming and continuous AF., Image quality a little better than pricier TZ20 / ZS10., Good auto and full manual control modes.
Cons: Basic continuous shooting at full resolution., Modest 230k resolution screen., Minimal control over image quality - little if any tweaking., Record / play switch less intuitive than a plain play button.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18 is priced in India at a'n MOP of Rs.15,500. This camera does well in its design and has features that can stand up to the competition, especially since it features an incredible zoom capability as well as manual functionalities.
Summary: The Lumix DMC-TZ18 is a solid enough addition to Panasonic's travel-zoom camera lineup, improving on last year's TZ8 model, but we'd rather save up for its more accomplished bigger brother, the TZ20, which additionally offers GPS tracking, a touch-screen LCD, faster burst mode at 14 megapixel image...
Excerpt: Panasonic has an enviable track record for its TZ-series cameras, which squeeze big zooms into compact bodies, and it continues to set the pace with this sixth-generation model. It replaces the Panasonic Lumix TZ8 with a boost to all the key specs: the zoom is up from 12x to 16x, the screen from...
Excerpt: Difficile de ne pas évaluer le Panasonic TZ18 par rapport au TZ20 : en effet les appareils ont en commun leur boîtier et leur optique équivalente 24-384mm. Le TZ18 , lui, embarque un CCD de 14 MP et non un CMOS : la différence ?