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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS18 review

An affordable introduction to simple, quality digital photography

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS18 Review: Specification

Sensor: 1.233" 16.6 Total megapixels Primary Color Filter
Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR ASPH f=5- 20mm (28-112mm in 35mm equiv)
Memory: 70mb built-in. SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Viewfinder: No, LCD only
LCD: Screen 2.7" 230K Dot screen
Video resolution: 1280x720 / 640x480 / 320x240
ISO range: 100-1600
Focus modes: Normal / Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF (Always On), AF Tracking
Max burst rate: 5.5 fps
Shutter speeds: Still: approx. 8 - 1/1600 sec / Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec.
Weight: 121g with card and battery
Dimensions: 94.3 x 53.5 x 18.8 / (3.7 x 2.1 x 0.7 in)
Power supply: Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 660mAh)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourViolet
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
Flash Memory Capacity70 MB
Minimum Focus Distance50 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD
Total Camera Resolution16.6 Megapixel
Height53.5 mm
Width94.3 mm
Depth18.8 mm
Autofocus Points11
Focal Length5 mm to 20 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-FS18
Product NameLumix DMC-FS18 Compact Camera
Product LineLumix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMC-FS18EB-V
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
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.

Battery Life260 Shot
Package Contents
  • Lumix DMC-FS18 Compact Camera
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • AC Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM
Display Resolution230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker