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Panasonic Lumix FZ35
Panasonic Lumix FZ35
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Hey! You should know that Panasonic has released a newer version of this product: the Panasonic Lumix FZ40.

Panasonic Lumix FZ35

A-
We've given the FZ35 a grade of A-.

Editor's Review

The Panasonic Lumix FZ35 is one of the most beloved superzooms to have ever hit the shelves. It's been out of production for the better part of a year now, and its specs look modest by 2011 standards, but if you can find one for a fair price (about $300), snap it up while you still can. It was one of just two cameras on this website to ever have earned an A+ rating. Its crystal-clear image quality is the standard against which all other superzooms are measured. The zoom is "only" 18x, but that was huge in 2009, and really, what's changed about photography in the past two years that requires 30x or higher zoom factors? We wish that this camera was still reigning supreme, but since it's becoming tough to find, we've had to knock the rating and move along with the times.

Specifications

  • 12.1-megapixels
  • 18x optical zoom
  • 27mm wide-angle lens
  • High-definition movie mode, AVCHD Lite format, 720p (1280 x 720) resolution
  • 2.7-inch LCD display
  • Secure Digital / SD High Capacity memory storage
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Part Number: DMCFZ35PK
  • UPC: 5025232533985
  • Release Date: Sep 01, 2009

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Panasonic Lumix FZ35 Reviews

Panasonic Lumix FZ35 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 5.0 out of 5
One of the finest superzoom cameras ever made (A.A. — 01/09/2011)
Panasonic's Lumix series of cameras are knowen for their quality Leica branded lens and image quality and the FZ35 is no exception-with a impressive 27mm wide 18x zoom lens you can capture almost any thing you can imagine-from pleasing portraits to great closeups. The zoom range is a quite wide 27mm to a telephoto reach of 486mm. Macro photos can be captured quite vividly with excellent details. There's a whole heap of scene modes-from portrait and landscape to a mode simulating the HDR effect. There's even a creative option that helps you in changing shutter speed or aperture using a simple visual display for many of the scene modes on the mode dial. There's great WBoptions-you can do fine tuning and even by the Kelvin scale. AF tracking is available, as is many focusing area options. You can shoot in either JPEG or RAW. Movie mode is either in MJPEG (best for editing on Macs) or AVCHD lite with manual control available. The FZ35 is one the best superzooms I've owned, and although since superceded by the FZ40/FZ45 and FZ100 is worth a look .
  • 5.0 out of 5
the beeeeeest !! (abdullah — 11/27/2009)

it is a beast camera in the wooooorld !!!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Lumix FZ35 is the best (Cliff — 11/21/2009)

I've owned several cameras from 35mm to standard point and shoot digital cameras. This is far and away the best and most versatile camera I've ever owned. Picture quality certainly ranks with DSLRs costing 3-4 times as much. It's extremely easy to use in auto mode and also has all of the manual features that you would expect. And the added bonus is that it functions extremely well as a camcorder providing top quality video (with full stereo sound). If you're ready to move up from a pocket digital, this camera is just as easy to use although it's too big for a pocket. I've tried this camera in all its modes and it works great with fantastic picture quality. Starup time is speedy so you won't miss shots even if the camera is off. Battery life is also superb. Camera if very light weight as well. Shooting video in 'lite' mode saves a lot of memory and still provides top notch video.

The only minor complaints I have are auto-focusing being a little slow especially in zoom mode. The lcd viewfinder is also a little small and it would be nice if it had an eyecup. However, the lcd display is very easy to use, although it would be nice if you could flip it out.

All in all, you'll be very pleased if you purchase this camera.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Lumix FZ35 vs Canon SX10 IS (TxShooter — 10/13/2009)

I don't pretend to be an expert photographer nor do I consider myself a novas, I've owned a 4 Canons A1, AE1, S1 IS and SX10 IS. Prior to my owning a SX10 IS, I was a diehard Canon supporter but after my S1 IS bit the proverbial dust, it had a bad sensor that resulted in canon upgrading me to the SX10, to which I initially thought Woo Who until the continued dismal performance of the SX10 in low light conditions. I have to give BIG kudos to Canon support for working with me sadly to no avail on resolving my problem. After the 2nd SX10 (Canon replaced the 1st one, believed to be faulty) which continued providing the same dismal performance as the 1st one, I had had enough of missing out on photo ops of my two girls; especially after I was taking pictures at my daughter's college indoctrination ceremony and a lady taking pictures with an iPhone photos came out better than mine taken with my SX10. :-(... So, after some extensive research, I chose the FZ35 which arrived via 2 day delivery from Amazon and man I have to tell ya even though I've had it less than a week now, "Out of the Box" it performed as expected, as a high end "Point-and-shoot" camera when shooting in doors. The consistency with which the FZ35 takes quality photos, with minimal to “NO” mucking around with setting has made me a believer in the Panasonic Lumix FZ35; as a true high end “point-n-shoot camera out of the box” !!!
BTW, the SX10 took some awesome pictures when I was outside shooting (plenty of light) my daughter track and field events but alas, overall owning the SX10 proved to be both a frustrating and very disappointing ordeal; especially in light of the stellar performance I had received owing my 3 previous Canons A1, AE1 & especially S1IS.

Also, check out this review of the FZ35:

Video Review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpxHpj4ww1A

Hope this helps.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Lumix FZ35 (Laura — 10/01/2009)

Great starter camera. Excellent zoom and easy menu options. The biggest down side to this camera is the burst option which only produces pictures at 3 mega pixel and the processor speed is slow my biggest complaint.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Don't want an SLR but.. (sandra — 09/24/2009)

I have been taking pics for years, my last camera was a compact, Nikon S7, but I wanted more.
OK, I've only had the FX35 for a few days, but I've taken pics under many different lights, used the Macro and full zoom, carted it around outside. I am, I would think, the prime market that Panasonic are looking to sell to.
It is brilliant. Even my SLR toting hubby is impressed. The Zoom is fully usable , even for sunset shots without a tripod. The colours are great, especially skin tone which in the past has been problematic. The LCD is great, plenty big enough and the menu system is pretty intuitive. Love the joystick too, which allows easy access to menus. The viewfinder is clear and adjustable for those with imperfect sight.
Automatic mode detects shooting parameters and provides good results but the manual side of things is pretty easy, even for a learner like me. Crib notes are displayed for the menus on screen. It is small and light, photos of it make it look bigger than it is! The High Speed Burst mode is incredible, very fast indeed. Basically, if you read the specs and like them, go for it, it does what it says it will!

  • 5.0 out of 5
panasonic dmc-fz35 (harry koo — 09/16/2009)

avchd recording better mjpeg. power ois better than mega ois, recoding with cut wild is very good idea.

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