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8.1-Megapixel Digital Camera with 18x Optical Zoom, Silver

Model number: DMC-FZ18S

Lumix 174; 8.1-Megapixel Digital Camera with 18x Optical Zoom, Intelligent Auto Technology, 28mm Wide-Angle LEICA Lens and 2.5" Diagonal LCD, Silver
Camera Type Super Zoom
Camera Effective Pixels 8.1 Megapixels
Optical Zoom 18x
Image Sensor 1/2.5", 8.32 Total Megapixels CCD, Primary Color Filter
Extra Optical Zoom 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 23x for 5 Mega, 28.7x for 3 Mega, 2 Mega, 0.3 Mega3:2 Aspect Ratio: 23x for 4.5 Mega, 28.7x for 2.5 Mega16:9 Aspect Ratio: 23x for 3.5 Mega, 28.7x for 2 Mega
Focal Length f=4.6-82.8mm (35mm equiv.: 28-504mm)
Lens Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens
Lens Construction 11 Elements in 8 Groups (3 Aspherical Lenses/4 Aspherical Surfaces)
Aperture Range Wide: F2.8 - F8.0Tele: F4.2 - F8.0
Optical Image Stabilizer 1 MEGA O.I.S. ( Mode 1 / Mode 2 )
Digital Zoom 2 4x (Max. 72x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom)(Max. 115x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Focusing Area P/A/S/M/Intelligent AUTO/Motion Picture: Normal: Wide 30cm/Tele 200cm-infinityMacro: Wide 1cm/Tele(approx. 6x-11x)200cm-infinityTele Macro(approx. 12x-18x):100cm-infinity
Conversion Lens Compatibility Yes
AF Metering Face/1-point/1-point high speed/3-point high speed/Multi-point/Spot
Focus AF-Macro On/Off, AF/MF Switchable, Manual Focus(Joystick), One Shot AF, Continuous AF On/Off
AF/AE Lock Yes
AF Assist Lamp Yes
ISO Sensitivity Auto / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1250 / 1600 (High Sensitivity Mode: Auto(1600-6400)
White Balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set1,2White Balance Adjustment(2-axis adjustable, +9steps each)(Selectable at Portrait(Normal, Soft Skin, Creative), Sports(Normal, Creative), Baby, Pet and High Sensitivity Mode)
Exposure Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Program Shift(Program AE Mode)
Exposure Compensation 1/3 EV Step, ± 2 EV
Backlight Compensation Yes (at Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto Bracketing ( AE) +/- 1/3 EV ˜ 1EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
Shooting Mode (Mode Dial)/Rec. Mode Dial: P(Program AE) Mode, A(Aperture Priority AE) Mode, S(Shutter Priority AE) Mode, M(Manual Exposure) Mode, Motion Picture, Playback, Custom, Print, Intelligent AUTO
Scene Modes SCN (Portrait, Scenery, Sports, Panning, Night Portrait, Food, Party, Candle Light, Fireworks, Starry Sky, Beach, Aerial Photo, Snow, High Sensitivity, Baby 1&2, Sunset, Pet)
Advanced Scene Mode Portrait mode: Normal, Soft Skin, Outdoor, Indoor, CreativeScenery mode: Normal, Nature, Architecture, CreativeSports mode: Normal, Outdoor, Indoor, CreativeNight Portrait: Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Illuminations, Creative
Shutter Speed/Shutter System Program AE:1-1/2000secAperture Priority AE/Shutter Priority AE:8-1/2000secManual:60-1/2000sec.Starry Sky Mode:15,30,60sec
Self Timer 2 seconds / 10 seconds / 10 seconds / 3 images
Auto Review 1 sec/3 sec/zoom
Review 1x/4x/8x
Picture Adjustment Contrast +2stepsSharpness +2stepsSaturation +2stepsNoise Reduction +2steps
Color Effect Mode Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia
Color Mode No
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (design rule for camera file system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF CorrespondingImage with audio: JPEG (design rule for camera file system, based on Exif 2.21 standard)+ QuickTimeMotion Picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Image Quality Fine/Standard/RAW/RAW+JPEG
Motion Image (Quick Time Motion JPEG) 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps16:9 Aspect Ratio: 848 x 480 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3264 x 24482560 x 19202048 x 15361600 x 1200640 x 480
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3264 x 21762560 x 17122048 x 1360
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 3264 x 18402560 x 14401920 x 1080
Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio) 640 x 480, 320 x 24030 fps, 10fps
Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio) 848 x 480 pixels - 30 fps, 10 fps
Burst Shooting Mode Full-Resolution Image, 3 frames/sec Max. 7 images (Standard Mode), Max 4 images (Fine Mode)
Unlimited Consecutive Shooting 3 Yes
Easy Zoom/Zoom Resume/Motion Zoom No/Yes
Still Image Recording with Audio 5 seconds
Audio Dubbing Maximum of 10 Seconds
Real-time Histograms Yes
Composition Guide Lines Yes (2 patterns)
Built-in Memory approx. 27MB
Scene Mode Help Screen Yes
Auto Angle Detection Yes
Flip Animation Yes
Travel Date/World Time Yes/Yes
Title Edit Yes
Text Stamp/Date Stamp Yes/Yes
Built-in Flash Type/Mode Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced OffFlash output Adjustment (1/3EV step, -2 - +2 EV)0.3-6.0m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0-4.0m (Tele/ISO Auto)
External Flash No
Viewfinder 0.44" diagonal Color EVF (188k pixels)Field of view: approx. 100%
LCD Monitor 2.5" Diagonal Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (207k pixels)Field of view: approx. 100%Auto Power LCD mode, Power LCD Mode, High Angle Mode
Playback Mode 9, 25-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x max), Image rotation, Category Playback, Slide Show, Favorite Pictures, Create Still Pictures, Resizing, Trimming, Protection, Aspect Conversion, DPOF Print Setting
OSD Language English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese
Recording Media Built-in MemorySD Memory CardSDHC Memory CardMultiMediaCard
Microphone Yes
Speaker Yes
Interface DC Input, A/V Output (NTSC), USB
Direct Print PictBridge
Color Silver
Power Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 710 mAh)(Included)AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Optional)
Battery Life 4 Up to 400 pictures (CIPA Standard)/400 pictures (with EVF)
Included Software SILKYPIX® Developer Studio Ver 2.1SE, ArcSoft® MediaImpression™, ArcSoft® Panorama Maker™, USB Driver, Lumix® Simple Viewer, Photo Fun Studio
Standard Accessories Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Lens Cap, Lens Hood & Adaptor, AC, AV & USB Cables, Strap, Shoulder Strap, Hood (S+L), CD-ROM
Dimensions (H x W x D) 2.96'' x 4.63'' x 3.47''
Weight .79


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