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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score:  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):  
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, Other),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1712 (4.4 MP, 3:2),
2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP, 16:9),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
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
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 504mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.6 - 82.8mm
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
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
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: EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: 0.44" electronic viewfinder w/ 188,000 pixels
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution:  
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
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
Top Deck Display:
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 Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: 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):  
High Resolution Composite: No
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 (ISO 100): 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
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW
Movie File Format: QuickTime MotionJPEG
Included Memory: 27.0 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: 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 for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.87
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 2.77
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 4
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.40 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.50 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.260 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.55 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.019 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 3.1 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.8 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.3 seconds
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 400 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):  
Battery Life, Video:  
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Included Software: LUMIX Simple Viewer, PhotofunStudio -viewer, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 2.1SE, ArcSoft MediaImpression, ArcSoft PanoramaMaker, USB Driver
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
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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