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ckthegreek Jul 24, 2007 10:44 AM

Sports an 18x zoom lense and you want one :-)

dvdivx Jul 24, 2007 11:26 AM

Can you use the zoom during video? The FZ8 couldn't.

PantsUK Jul 24, 2007 1:09 PM

ooo beat me to it just about to post this :o) ... take a tele lens as well .....

tonymurphy Jul 24, 2007 2:50 PM

some more details :-

I WANT one now...(stamps feet in a tantrum!) :shock:


hohohong Jul 26, 2007 5:49 AM

Does anyone know when it'll be release state side?

My wish list: Adjustable zoom in video mode.

Yogibear Jul 28, 2007 1:16 AM

Hot shoe missing!

Tullio Jul 29, 2007 9:19 PM says it's available Oct/10th. I'm hoping the 18x lens works well with the old small CCD. So far, none of the new long zoom cameras met the expectations (Sony H9 and Oly 550UZ both have image issues at the long range of the zoom as well as some focus problems). I'm looking forward to the new Pana.

vIZnquest Aug 4, 2007 9:11 AM

Yogibear wrote:

Hot shoe missing!
It appears that is missing and that alone will simply not do for me. Too bad.

squirl033 Aug 4, 2007 10:10 AM

8Mp on the same ol' dinky 1/2.5 sensor... *sigh* and looking at the test images, it looks like it still doesn't handle high contrast any better than my FZ20. as expected, max aperture at max zoom is now smaller, f/4.2, but that's still darn fast for a 500mm lens... seems to me the lens guys at Panasonic are advancing a lot faster than the sensor side... it'll be interesting to see how this one is received.

Xophedebx Aug 5, 2007 6:05 PM

Samples of pics at 400 and 800 iso from FZ18
400 iso
400 iso
800 iso


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