Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Review

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Review posted 03/29/2010


Quick Take
Pros
Excellent image quality; Powerful 18x optical zoom; Effective Power O.I.S. system; AVCHD Lite Video Quality;
Stereo Microphone; 470 images per battery charge; Fast AF (3/10 second)
Cons
No Audio Input; Slower than listed start-up time; Large number of menu options (good and bad)
Bottom Line
Panasonic's Lumix FZ35 is an easy-to-use, full-featured Super-zoom digicam. Featuring an 18x optical zoom lens, 12.1-Megapixel imaging sensor, AVCHD Lite Video capture and slew of scene and creative shooting modes, this camera is a great choice for anyone in the family. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 is a Super-Zoom digicam featuring an 18x Leica optical zoom lens with Power O.I.S. image stabilization. This lens has a wide equivalent of 27mm and a telephoto equivalent of 486mm to give you a tremendous amount of versatility. Panasonic's new Power O.I.S. allows you to capture your images shake-free throughout the large zoom range.

This powerful Super-Zoom camera also features a 12.1-Megapixel imaging sensor, AVCHD Lite video capture, Intelligent Auto, full manual controls, and a list of creative shooting modes for both still and video that outshines most of other cameras. This is the perfect camera to bring out the creative side in any photographer.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Features:
  • 12.1-Megapixel; 1/2.33" imaging sensor
  • Leica DC-Vario-Elmarit Lens - 11 elements in 8 groups (3 Aspherical Lenses / 2 ED lenses)
  • 18x optical zoom; 35mm equivalent of 27-486mm
  • POWER O.I.S. image stabilization
  • 2.7-inch, 230,000 dot LCD screen
  • 0.20-inch Color EVF
  • Stereo Microphone
  • AVCHD Lite Video Recording
  • Intelligent Auto shooting mode
  • ISO 80-1600 (up to 6400 high sensitivity)
  • Backlight Compensation
  • AF Metering Face AF tracking, Multi (11pt), 1pt HS, 1pt, Spot
  • Still and Movie Scene modes
  • Shutter Speed: 1/2,000 - 60 seconds
  • 40MB internal memory
  • SD/SDHC compatible
  • HDMI output
  • Li-Ion battery life of Approx. 470 shots
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 is available now with a MSRP of US $399.95.

What's In the Box:
  • Lumix DMC-FZ35 Camera Unit
  • Li-Ion Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • A/V Cable
  • USB Cable
  • CD ROM
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Cap String
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Hood Adapter
  • Operating Instructions

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