Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 (Lumix DMC-FZ38)

Announced Jul 27, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | 27 – 486 mm (18×)
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Announced Jul 27, 2009

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35/FZ38 super-zoom is amongst the first to feature AVCHD lite format HD video recording. Successor to the DMC-FZ28, it features an 18x optical zoom lens (27- 486mm equiv.), Power O.I.S image stabilizer and a faster Venus Engine HD processor. The 12.1 MP camera also features a Quick AF system that claims to be two times faster than that of the DMC-FZ28.

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Body type SLR-like (bridge)
Max resolution 4000 x 3000
Effective pixels 12 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm)
Sensor type CCD
ISO Auto, Hi Auto (1600-6400), 80,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Focal length (equiv.) 27–486 mm
Optical zoom 18×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 2.7
Screen dots 230,000
Min shutter speed 60 sec
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Format AVCHD Lite, Motion JPEG
Storage types SD/SDHC card, Internal
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 397 g (0.88 lb / 14.00 oz)
Dimensions 118 x 76 x 89 mm (4.65 x 2.99 x 3.5)
GPS None

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Our review

The FZ35 offers a good feature set and performs very well in all areas. If you can live with its (for this class of camera) relatively moderate 18x zoom range you can't go wrong with the Panasonic.

Good for: Photographers who want a take-anywhere superzoom that performs well and responsively in most situations

Not so good for: Photographers who require extreme zoom ranges

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