Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS18 review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS18 Review: Our sample images





Happy colour image

Side-by-side comparison of Standard (left) and Happy mode (right)

Blues and greens

Natural greens and blues are rendered pleasantly


Stonework texture is rendered smoothly and there is no over-sharpening of detail


The evaluative meter provides good balance across the tonal range with little or no clipping


The Leica lens gives a fine reproduction of detail, with no distortion and the sensor has an excellent dynamic range


Vibrant colours combined with lack of distortion allows for interesting detail shots


Tones are rendered smoothly across the entire range for a pleasant, realistic feel

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
Wide AngleNo
Product FamilyLumix
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsQuickTime Motion JPEG
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)104 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.33" (6.13 mm x 4.60 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height53.5 mm
Width94.3 mm
Depth18.8 mm
Focal Length5 mm to 20 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
Product ModelDMC-FS18
Product NameLumix DMC-FS18 Compact Camera
Product LineLumix
Exposure Control

Program AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMC-FS18EB-V
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The DMC-FS18 features a 28mm wide-angle 4x optical zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens (35mm camera equivalent: 28-112mm). The 28mm wide-angle lens lets you easily capture large groups of people indoors or expansive architectural structures and scenes with dynamic width and rich perspective. The 4x optical zoom lens captures beautiful shots of people or landscapes with 16.1-megapixel resolution. The Extra Optical Zoom function uses the center part of the CCD to extend this 4x zoom ratio to powerful 9x zoom at a resolution of 3-megapixel or less.

Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-FS18 Compact Camera
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • AC Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year