Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 reviews and prices: Hybrid camera

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This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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9.1 out of 10 based on 168 reviews.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18: 8.32 MP (Megapixels), 1x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Hybrid camera. See full product description

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Dave, Telford

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Superb pictures gained simply by using it on auto. For the novice (like me!) it's excellent, don't hesitate about this camera it's superb.
Bad points:
None yet!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Aug 2008

Jan, Durham

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
the best camera I have used in a long time. The quality of the pictures are fantanstic.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Aug 2008

Confirmed purchaser No nonsense, enthusiastic amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use, The best quality camera in this price range. Does everything I want it to do
Bad points:
Haven't found one yet.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Aug 2008

Geoff, Fareham Very experienced photographer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The image stabilisation is very good indeed and together with the Leica lens make extreme telephoto shots almost infallible. The ease of switching from screen to viewfinder is also very good making fast action much easier to track.
Bad points:
None found so far
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Sep 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
ease of use
Bad points:
poor viewfinder
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Aug 2008

lisa, cornwall

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
great pictures easy to use no delay when taking pictures like with digital camaras so you dont miss the shot
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Aug 2008

Anna, Tavistock Brand new camera owner

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Fantastic camera. Nice chunky feel in your hand, but pretty lightweight. Great for starting out in photography.
Bad points:
Instruction manual not desperately clear.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Aug 2008

Product Features

Camera Type Hybrid
Resolution (Pixels) 3264x2448
Optical zoom ratio 1
Optical zoom ratio 18
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Digital zoom ratio 1
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Silver
Colour Black
Media format MMC Card
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
PictBridge No
Macro Mode No
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder No
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 360
Flash Yes
Body Only No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/60
Waterproof No
Viewfinder Yes
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 75x118x88
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.8-4.2
In-built memory (Megabytes) 27
Release date 39315
Height in mm 7.5
Width in mm 118
Depth in mm 8.8
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Range Finder Type Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD
Changeable Lens No
Type of lens Leica DC Vario-Elmarit
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 504
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 28

Also known as: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ18, Panasonic DMC FZ18EB, Panasonic DMC FZ18, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18EB-K, Panasonic DMCFZ18EBK, Panasonic DMCFZ18EBS, Panasonic FZ18, Panasonic DMC-FZ18-EB, Panasonic Lumix FZ18

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