Featured Articles

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus in risk production

TSMC 16nm FinFET Plus in risk production

TSMC’s next generation 16nm process has reached an important milestone – 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) is now in risk production.

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 24 July 2007 18:35

Panasonic annouces Lumix DMC-FZ18

Written by Nermin Hajdarbegovic

Image

18X zoom and 8.1 Megapixels

 

Panasonic has expanded its popular ultra-zoom lineup with the 8.1 megapixel, 18x zoom DMC-FZ18.

The new Lumix boasts a very versatile 28-504mm F2.8 - F4.2 Leica lens with MEGA optical image stabilization. Unlike most ultra-zoom cameras, the lens is a bit on the wide side, starting at 28mm and this might help out as far as indoor shots go. Only the Olympus SP-550 UZ has a similar lens, while most manufacturers stick to 10, 12 or 15X lenses.

Another thing that most of its potential competitors lack is RAW format support. Of course, the camera is SDHC compatible, so storage won't be an issue. 

Image

It's based around the Venus Engine III, which allows ISO sensitivity of up to 1600 in most shooting modes and a whopping, and probably useless, ISO 6400 when using the new High Sensitivity mode. In the movie department, it's capable of 848 x 480 at 30 FPS. 

It retains the joystick used on the DMC-FZ8, but also adds some SLR-like controls. This model should nicely fill the gap between the FZ8 and FZ50, offering a bit more choice for consumers who don't want to take the SLR road. 

The price is very interesting too, it should cost about $400 when it hits retail in September. Considering that Canon's S5 IS and Sony's H9 are priced at almost $500, the new Panasonic seems destined to grab the best buy title. All things considered, this should be a very interesting product. 

Last modified on Tuesday, 02 October 2007 20:44
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments