The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18
features a LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with 18x
wide-angle optical zoom (equivalent to 28 mm to 504 mm in
a 35 mm film camera) to cover vast landscapes as well as bring far subjects close.
Wide macro allows you to shoot all the way down to 1cm from your subject; Tele macro allows you to take close up shots from
a safe 1m distance.
The FZ18 features the MEGA O.I.S.
(Optical Image Stabilizer) system to compensate against
camera shake, the major cause of blurry images.
In addition, the FZ18 deals with the other
major cause of blurry images --subject movement
-- with the Intelligent ISO Control function which
detects subject movement and adjusts the ISO setting
and shutter speed to best suit the movement and
light conditions automatically. Together, they
form Intelligent Image Stabilizer.
Face Detection function detects up to 15 faces to ensure they are well-lit and in focus.
A new Intelligent Auto (iA) mode turns on MEGA O.I.S., Intelligent ISO, Face Detection, Continuous Auto-Focus and Intelligent Scene Selector for a beginner's point-and-shoot ease of use.
More advanced photographers have access to full exposure flexibility. Choose
from Program AE, Aperture
Priority AE, Shutter Speed Priority AE, and Manual
Venus Engine III in the FZ8 allows
high-sensitivity recording up to ISO 1250 at full
resolution with an improved noise reduction system
which maintains high resolution.
If your subjects are always laughing after the
self-timer shot, you can now capture 3 consecuitive shots
using the self-timer so you can choose from the
best. Other practical features include composition
guidelines and a real-time histogram.
For the advanced photographer, RAW
file format is available and SILKYPIX® Developer
Studio software utility is included to let
you develop and edit RAW data files.
Battery life is approximately 400
pictures on a single charge (CIPA standard).
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18
offers a great package and should appeal to those
desiring a wide-angle ultra zoom with image stabilization
and full exposure flexibility.
Still Image: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF compatible
Image with audio: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard) + Quick Time
Motion Images: Quick Time Motion JPEG
Fine / Standard / RAW / RAW + JPEG
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 3,264 x 2,448 pixels,
2,560 x 1,920 pixels,
2,048 x 1,536 pixels,
1,600 x 1,200 pixels,
640 x 480 pixels
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 3,264 x 2,176 pixels,
2,560 x 1,712 pixels,
2,048 x 1,360 pixels
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 3,264 x 1,840 pixels,
2,560 x 1,440 pixels,
1,920 x 1,080 pixels
(QuickTime Motion JPEG)
4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps
16:9 Aspect Ratio: 848 x 480 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps
(Max. recording time depends on Memory Card Capacity, Max. 2 GB for a motion picture)
Creating still pictures from a motion picture
Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On / Red-eye Reduction,
Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash output Adjustment (1 / 3 EV step, -2 - +2 EV),
ISO AUTO: 0.3 - 6.0 m (W) / 1.0 - 4.0 m (T)
High Sensitivity Mode: 1.15 - 24.0 m (W) / 1.0-16.1 m (T)
0.44" Color EVF (188 K Pixels), Field of View : approx. 100%
2.5" Polycrystalline TFT LCD (207 K Pixels)
Field of View : approx. 100%
Auto Power LCD Mode, Power LCD Mode, High Angle Mode
25 - thumbnail display, 9 - thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.), Image rotation, Slide show(duration is adjustable, also manual controllable), Category Playback (playback and slideshow of pictures in category), Playback of favorite pictures, Creating still pictures from a motion picture, Resizing (selectable number of pixels), Trimming, Protection, Aspect conversion, DPOF print setting
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Netherlandic, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese
*Varies according to the models of your sales area.
- Battery Charger, Battery Pack
- Lens Cap, Lens Hood(L)(S), Lens Hood Adaptor
AV Cable, USB Connection Cable, AC Cable
- CD ROM (LUMIX Simple Viewer, PhotofunStudio - viewer -, SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 2.1 SE, ArcSoft MediaImpression, ArcSoft PanoramaMaker, USB Driver)
*Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the standard accessories that are available in your market. Europe | U.S.A. | UK | Other Countries
(W x H x D)
117.6 x 75.3 x 88.2 mm /
4.63 x 2.96 x 3.47 in
360 g (0.79 lb)
407 g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.90 lb)
US $399.95 / CDN $549.99
* In Motion Picture Mode, when you
set the picture quality to [30 fps VGA], we recommend
using a high speed SD/SDHC Memory Card with "10
MB/s" or greater displayed on the package.
** Shooting conditions: 23 °C (73.4°F) with
50 % humidity; LCD on; using Panasonic SD/SHDC Memory
Card; starting to shoot 30 seconds after turning
on the power; shooting once every 30 seconds with
the flash in full operation for every other shot;
changing the zoom setting from telephoto to wide,
or wide to telephoto, for each shot; and temporarily
turning the power off after each 10 shots (long
enough to lower the battery temperature).
The battery life differs
depending on the condition stored or used or environment.
The number of recordable pictures varies
depending on the recording interval time. If the
recording interval time becomes longer, the number
of recordable pictures decreases.
Temperature:32 °F 104 °F(0°C40°C)
Operating Humidity: 10%40%
Weight and dimensions
shown are approximate.
Design, functions, and specifications are
subject to change without notice.
Some sample images [on the Panasonic website]
Some accessories are not available in some
Availability of models
and colors may differ depending on the country.
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company in your country or region for details
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that are available in your market.
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