Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18
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Type Bridge digital camera
Lens 28-504 mm (18x optical zoom) F2.8-F4.2
Sensor 1/2.5" CCD
Maximum resolution 3264×2448 (8.1 megapixels)
ASA/ISO range ISO 100-1600
Storage SD, SDHC, MultiMediaCard, internal
Focus modes Automatic or Manual
Focus bracketing ±2.0 EV in ⅓ EV steps
Exposure modes Manual, Program, Automatic, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority
Metering modes Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Flash Built-in pop up; Range: 0.3 - 4 meters
Flash bracketing ±2.0 EV in ⅓ EV steps
Shutter speed range 60-1/2000 sec
Continuous shooting 3.0
Viewfinder EVF 0.44 in color LCD (188,000 pixels) or 2.5 in color LCD (230,000 pixels)
Image Processing
Custom WB custom modes
Battery Li-Ion 7.2 V, 710 mAh
Weight 15.6 ounces (360 g)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 is a superzoom bridge digital camera that features:

  • 8.1 megapixel resolution
  • Fast f/2.8 Leica-branded zoom lens with super 18x zoom range
  • Mega O.I.S. (optical image stabilizer) in the lens, reducing blurring by compensating for hand shake
  • Intelligent ISO Control
  • 4x Digital Zoom
  • Multiple modes of operation, including manual modes
  • Optional Raw image format
  • VGA movie mode in both normal and wide aspect ratio
  • Compact size and light weight

As with most Panasonic Lumix cameras it uses a Venus Engine, in this case the Venus Engine III.

The camera has a 2.5" color LCD display and a color electronic viewfinder, and is available in two colors, black (suffix K) and silver (suffix S).

The DMC-FZ18 became available in the United States in July 2007. The successor to the FZ18 is the FZ28.

The range of digital superzoom cameras also include models like the Nikon Coolpix P90.

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Preceded by
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18
July 2007 - July 2008
Succeeded by
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28