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Old Mar 20, 2011, 5:32 PM   #1
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What is the lag time on the FZ38 and what is the mm focal length when using the long zoom and then the extended zoom?
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Oh, up to me to try and answer this......

Back from reading the net..... OK

zoom ranges from 27mm to 486mm when not using extended zoom (I could not find extended zoom details)

Shutter lag, one review said there was some in max zoom and was noticeable in burst mode

another said, wasn't noticeable at fast shutter speeds, and could be measured in fractions of a second at slower speeds.

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Thanks Squareone, i appreciate your time looking that up.
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Eysha, while the normal full zoom is 18X, the FZ38 is capable of upto 35.1x if you shoot with a 3 megapixel setting. The makes the focal length equivalent to 27 x 35.1 = a whopping 947.7! This is for statistical purposes only. I don't think you are going to use your camera at full zoom with 3 or less mega pixel setting.

The shutter time lag is claimed to be 0.007 seconds (James Bond!), but actual time taken for first shot has been measured to be around 0.35 seconds, which itself is quite fast.

These are based on my understanding through reviews I have read. Experts may give more precise info.

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Raghu, thanks for finding the extra details and posting them
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