Red’s Hydrogen One is an interesting concept but its main selling point — capturing and displaying 3D content — completely misses the mark. There’s also little softening in the corners in the lab tests, especially at the telephoto end. For someone not quite ready to spend the bigger bucks on a SLR camera, this one is a fantastic buy. Without my reading glasses, I had to max out the EVF’s diopter but the viewfinder–albeit not the best or the brightest–was my option of choice for extra stability when shooting at full telephoto. Autofocus worked well, even in low-light conditions.

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A logical and easy-access control layout adds to the FZ18’s usability.

I especially liked that the shutter button is set below the edge of the zoom lever that encircles it so you can quickly find the shutter button by feel. Basic Specifications Full model name: Noise performance was pretty average.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 Review: Digital Photography Review

Has a great point and shoot feature that cleans up the shot for you and helps you get a foot shot. As I mentioned, for an 18x lens to outperform many 10x lenses on the market is really something.

Overall, the camera is fairly responsive when it comes to start-up and shot-to-shot time without the flash. Not everybody wants or needs a full frame sensor, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up pro-level performance on your camera.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

Eight months lumiix being acquired by SmugMug, Flickr has announced current and impending changes to its free and paid accounts. You’ll need to use your finger to help it fully pop-up. Speaking of buttons, there are actually quite a few on the camera. One of the great things about shooting with the Panasonic FZ18 is its versatility in feature set and zoom range.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 – Wikipedia

Photographers might avoid some of this by pqnasonic RAW. Without my reading glasses, I had to max out the EVF’s diopter but the viewfinder–albeit not the best or the brightest–was my option of choice for extra stability when shooting at full telephoto. Feb Update I’ve taken about pictures since acquiring this camera and lymix image quality at low ISO settings below is excellent. Nov 2, Under real world use, I would expect to see about shots.

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Focus performance was very good — quick and accurate. Excellent product; wish they still made this particular model! Tracking lags behind the D, mirrorless competition.

Even with heavy use of the LCD, however, I found that the battery lasted through more than a couple of days of casual shooting. This is a fantastic camera.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 Review

Also remarkable is the near-perfect distortion score that the Panasonic FZ18’s Leica-branded optic achieves. Navigate Review Jump to review page Panasonic GF2 announced and previewed Nov 4, Panasonic GF2 announced and previewed. It was a used camera but performs like new.


Shedding some light on the sources of noise. Imaging Resource rating 4.

Luminar has received an dmx-fz18 with an all new AI-powered tool for bringing more life into the skies of your photos with a single slider. If you try to focus on something out of range, the camera will give you a warning beep and show, in red letters, the current focus range that will work.

But I had a hard time locking in focus and as our lab tests indicate, exposures at this close range were uneven. An 18x zoom is extremely handy, and the fact that it starts at a 28mm equivalent makes it more appealing than most other long zooms, which usually start at 35mm.

While poor noise performance and a small dynamic range detract from some images, overall image quality is good with nice color reproduction and sharp details. While it’s great for panasoni and still wildlife photography, we found that it’s not suited for much else. Zoomed out to the full 18x, it’s still quite short, much shorter than the competition.