Features & Controls

Panasonic's Lumix FZ35 features an 18x optical LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens. With 11 elements in 8 groups, including 3 Aspherical and 2 ED lenses, this Super Zoom lens has an aperture range of F2.8-F8 (W), allowing for excellent low-light photography. With a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 27-486mm, this lens is incredibly versatile, allowing you to handle any shooting situation.


The FZ35 features a powerful pop-up flash. With a range of up to 8.5m (27.9ft.) at the wide end or 5.4m (17.7ft.) at the telephoto end when using ISO Auto. Its flash modes include; Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction and Slow Sync.

Built into the top of the flash is the stereo microphone used for recording the sounds for your movies. Recording with stereo is a big benefit, especially when shooting your HD movies.


Top Controls: From left to right you can see the Mode Dial, allowing you to quickly change your shooting modes. The shutter release and zoom controls are located on the top right and the power switch is on the bottom. Between them are buttons for FOCUS, allowing you to set the focus to an object that the camera will then follow, and the Focus Select button which allows you to switch between AF, MF and macro focus modes.

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Controls on Back: From the top you see the dedicated red Video Recording button and the AF/AE lock button. Under that is a joystick control which when pressed brings up a quick menu. To the right is the REC/Playback switch. Next you can see the EVF/LCD button, Display button and the Continuous shooting and Delete button. Finally we get to the 4-way controller which has shortcuts for Exposure compensation, Flash, Self-Timer and Fn (Function) button. The Fn button can be set to control one of many different functions that you can set. In the middle is the Menu/Set button which brings up the camera menus and makes your selections.

Capturing your images can be done with the camera's 2.7-inch, 230,00 dot LCD screen or with the EVF (electronic view finder) with a similar equivalent resolution.


The camera has two separate output ports, one on each side of the camera. Shown here is the HDMI output with the DC input for an external power supply. Not shown is the digital/AV output which allows you to connect the camera to a computer via USB or to a standard TV with the included AV cable.

The FZ35 is compatible with SD and SDHC memory cards. Since this camera has the ability to record with high burst rates and HD video, a high speed SDHC memory card is recommended.

Approx. Storage Capacities:

Powering the FZ35 is a 7.2V, 695mAh Li-Ion battery. Although the capacity does not seem incredibly high, this battery is capable of capturing 470 images on a single charge based on CIPA standards.

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