Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Panasonic DMC-FZ18

Digital Photography Review reports: [edited]

Panasonic has revealed the latest FZ series 'super zoom' model, the eighteen times optical zoom FZ18. This camera mates its eight megapixel CCD to a lens which provides the equivalent of 28 to 504 mm on a 35 mm camera, plus its optical image stabilization.

The FZ18 gets 'Intelligent Auto Mode' and automatic LCD backlight control. The FZ18 is (on paper) a compelling option considering how much glass you'd have to carry around to match it with a digital SLR.

It will be available in September 2007 for around $400.

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