Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 (Lumix DMC-FZ38)

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

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.

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Gold Award
75%
dpreview score
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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Other reviews
DCRP Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Sep 15, 2009)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 is a very capable super zoom camera/camcorder hybrid. It offers an 18X optical zoom lens with a nice focal range, an enhanced image stabilization system, full manual controls, expandability and, of course, plenty of bells and whistles. It's also pretty good in the movie department: you can record 720p video until your memory card fills up (except in Europe), manual...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 review
By: Mike Lowe, What Digital Camera (Sep 4, 2009)

The Panasonic Lumix FZ38 is a top-performing superzoom compact at an affordable price point. In fact, for the money, you’d be stretched to find any better. The lens is great, as are the controls, and the overall feature set – including a wide-ranging 27-486mm zoom – successfully caters for the beginner right through to more advanced photographer. AVCHD Lite 720p movie recording, advanced manual...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 (Lumix DMC-FZ38) review

Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-FZ38 / FZ35 may represent a fairly minor upgrade over its predecessor, but given that was one of the best super-zoom cameras of the past year, the new model has a great heritage to build on. So with the FZ38 / FZ35 you get a compact, lightweight super-zoom camera with 12 Megapixel resolution, a flexible 18x optically-stabilised range, HD video recording in the 720p...

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