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Old Jul 24, 2007, 10:44 AM   #1
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Sports an 18x zoom lense and you want one :-)

http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/1555...umix-dmc-fz18/

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Old Jul 24, 2007, 11:26 AM   #2
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Can you use the zoom during video? The FZ8 couldn't.
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Old Jul 24, 2007, 1:09 PM   #3
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ooo beat me to it just about to post this ) ... take a tele lens as well .....
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Old Jul 24, 2007, 2:50 PM   #4
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some more details :-



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



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Old Jul 26, 2007, 5:49 AM   #5
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Does anyone know when it'll be release state side?

My wish list: Adjustable zoom in video mode.
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Old Jul 28, 2007, 1:16 AM   #6
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Hot shoe missing!
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Old Jul 29, 2007, 9:19 PM   #7
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Amazon.com 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.
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Old Aug 4, 2007, 9:11 AM   #8
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Yogibear wrote:
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Hot shoe missing!
It appears that is missing and that alone will simply not do for me. Too bad.
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Old Aug 4, 2007, 10:10 AM   #9
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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.
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Old Aug 5, 2007, 6:05 PM   #10
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Samples of pics at 400 and 800 iso from FZ18

http://gallery.photographyreview.com...hp?photo=78593
400 iso

http://gallery.photographyreview.com...hp?photo=78592
400 iso

http://gallery.photographyreview.com...hp?photo=78587
800 iso

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