Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS18 review

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS18 Review: Resolution

As part of our test we shoot our resolution chart at every sensitivity setting.

The higher the value quoted in the caption score, the greater the level of detail being resolved and the better the image quality.

Full resolution chart image at iso 100

Cropped iso 100 resolution chart image

ISO 100, score: 20

Cropped iso 200 resolution chart image

ISO 200, score: 20

Cropped iso 400 resolution chart image

ISO 400, score: 18

Cropped iso 800 resolution chart image

ISO 800, score: 16

Cropped iso 1600 resolution chart image

ISO 1600, score: 14

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