Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 Review

 
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General
Model Number: DMC-FZ18
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $399.95
Street Price: $326.97
Date Available: 2007-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 15.6 oz (441 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.6 x 3.0 x 3.5 in.
(118 x 75 x 88 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 8.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.5 inch
Sensor size: 24.7104mm2 (5.76mm x 4.29mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.76 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 1840 (6.0 MP, 16:9),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1712 (4.4 MP, Other),
2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP, 16:9),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF v2.21), RAW
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 848x480 (30)
848x480 (10)
640x480 (30)
640x480 (10)
320x240 (30)
320x240 (10)
Movie File Format: QuickTime MotionJPEG
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 504 mm
Zoom Ratio: 18.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 - f/8.0 (wide); f/4.2 - f/8.0 (tele)
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Face / 1-point / 1-point high speed / 3-point high speed / Multi-point / Spot autofocus
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: 0.44" electronic viewfinder w/ 188,000 pixels
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 207,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 6400* (high sensitivity mode only)
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / Flash / White Set 1 / White Set 2
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Panning, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo)
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: 0.3 - 6.0m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 4.0m (Tele/ISO Auto)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: RAW
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: QuickTime MotionJPEG
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 1.1
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): DC Input
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 2.77
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): Unlimited
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 1.87
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 1.42
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 3.00
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 4
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.400
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.260
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.500
Shutter Lag with Flash: 0.550
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.019
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 0.420
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 3.10
Shutdown Time: 1.30
Play -> Record Time: 1.80
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 0.90
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 666
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 400
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: LUMIX Simple Viewer, PhotofunStudio -viewer, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 2.1SE, ArcSoft MediaImpression, ArcSoft PanoramaMaker, USB Driver
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: MEGA OIS (Optical Image Stabilization); Intelligent ISO mode; Intelligent Auto Mode (combines Optical Image Stabilization, Intelligent ISO, Face Detection and Scene Detection); RAW and RAW + JPEG options

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