Panasonic Introduces Lumix DMC-FZ18 with 18x Zoom

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 Digital Camera

Panasonic USA today announced the latest Lumix DMC-FZ18 digital camera equipped with such a very long zoom you can shoot all the way to the moon.

Okay, I’m exaggerating a little, but you get the idea. The DMC-FZ18 features 18x optical zoom, equivalent to a jaw-dropping 28-504mm on a 35mm film camera.

To get a good shot with a very long zoom lens, you need super-steady hands or a steady tripod. Or equip your camera with image stabilization. The Lumix DMC-FZ18 has that too.

Of course, this new Lumix camera is not the first one in the block to offer an 18x zoom; the Olympus SP-550UZ already did that a while back. While the SP-550UZ offered 7.1 megapixels, the DMC-FZ18 offers 8.1, a very minor difference if you ask me.

What matters is that the SP-550UZ did not quite live up to its hype. Will the DMC-FZ18 survive?

[Site: Panasonic.com]

Chris Malinao

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