Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18: full UK specification

Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 117.6 x 75.3 x 88.2 mm (4.63 x 2.96 x 3.47 inch)

Weight: Approx. 360g. (0.79lb)

Approx.407g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.90lb)

Camera Effective Pixels: 8.1 Mega pixels

Image Sensor: 1/2.5″, 8.32 Mega Total Pixels CCD

Primary Color Filter

Optical Zoom: 18 x

Extra Optical Zoom: 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 23x for 5Mega, 28.7x for 3Mega, 2Mega, 0.3Mega

3:2 Aspect Ratio: 23x for 4.5Mega, 28.7x for 2.5Mega

16:9 Aspect Ratio: 23x for 3.5Mega, 28.7x for 2Mega

Digital Zoom: 4 x

( Max. 72 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom )

(Max. 115x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)

Focal Length: f=4.6-82.8mm (35mm Equiv.: 28-504mm)


11 elements in 8 groups

(3 Aspherical Lenses / 4 Aspherical surfaces)

Aperture: Wide: F2.8 – F8.0 Tele:F4.2 – F8.0

Optical Image Stabilizer: MEGA O.I.S. (Mode1 / Mode2)

Conversion lens Compatibility: Yes

Focusing Area P / A / S / M / Intelligent AUTO / Motion Picture : Normal: Wide 30cm/ Tele 200cm – infinity

Macro: Wide 1cm/ Tele (approx. 6x-11x) 200cm – infinity

Tele Macro (approx. 12x – 18x) : 100cm – infinity

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 / Flash / White Set1/2

White Balance Adjustment (2-axis adjustable, ±9steps each, except for auto set )

(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 (AE) Bracketing: +/- 1/3 EV ~1EV step, 3 frames

Light Metering: Intelligent Multiple/ Center Weighted/ Spot

Scene Mode Dial: Playback, Intelligent AUTO, P(Program) mode, A(AperturePriority) mode, S(Shutter Priority) mode,

M(Manual) mode, Custom, Portrait mode, Scenery mode, Sports mode, Night Portrait mode

SCN ( Food, Party, Candle Light, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Panning, Starry Sky,

Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo)

Motion Picture, Print

Advanced Scene Mode: Portrait mode : Normal, Soft Skin, Outdoor, Indoor, Creative

Scenery mode: Normal, Nature, Architecture, Creative

Sports mode: Normal, Outdoor, Indoor, Creative

Night Portrait: Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Illuminations, Creative

Shutter Speed: Program AE : 1-1/2000 sec

Aperture Priority AE / Shutter Priority AE : 8-1/2000 sec

Manual: 60-1/2000sec.

Starry Sky Mode: 15, 30, 60sec

Self Timer: 2sec / 10sec / 10sec/3images

Auto Review: 1sec, 3sec, Zoom

Review: 1x / 4x / 8x

Contrast: ±2steps

Picture Adjustment Sharpness: ±2steps


Noise Reduction:±2steps

Color Effect Mode: Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm

Recording Format: Still Image: JPEG(Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF compatible

image with audio: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard)+ QuickTime

picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG

Recording Image Size: Still Image: 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 3264 x 2448 pixels, 2560 x 1920pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels, 1600 x 1200 pixels , 640 x 480 pixels; 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 3264 x 2176 pixels , 2560 x 1712 pixels , 2048 x 1360 pixels; 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 3264 x 1840 pixels, 2560 x 1440 pixels, 1920 x 1080 pixels

Image Quality: Fine / Standard / RAW / RAW+ JPEG

Motion Picture 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps

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: Yes

Easy Zoom / Zoom Resume: – / Yes

Still Image Rec. with Audio: 5 sec

Audio Dubbing: Max. 10sec

Real-time histogram: Yes

Composition Guide line: 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 : Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction,

Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off

Flash output Adjustment (1/3EV step, -2 – +2 EV)

0.3 – 6.0m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 – 4.0m (Tele/ISO Auto)

Viewfinder: 0.44″ Color EVF (188K Pixels),Field of View : approx. 100%

LCD Monitor: 2.5″ Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (207K Pixels) Field of View : approx. 100%

Auto Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode, High angle mode

Playback mode: 25-thumbnail display, 9-thumbnail display, calendar display, zoomed playback (16x max.),

Playback of favorite pictures, Creating still pictures from a motion picture

Category Playback (playback and slideshow of pictures in category)

Slide show (duration is adjustable, also manual controllable), image rotation

Resizing (selectable number of pixels), trimming, protection, aspect conv. DPOF print setting;

OSD language: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese

Recording Media: Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard

Microphone: Yes

Speaker: Yes

Interface: DC Input, AV Output (NTSC/PAL), USB2.0 Full Speed

Direct Print: PictBridge

Power: Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 710mAh) (Included)

AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC) (Optional)

Battery life: (approx.) 400 pictures (CIPA Standard) / 400 pictures (with EVF)

Included Software: LUMIX Simple Viewer, PhotofunStudio -viewer-

SILKYPIX Developer Studio 2.0SE

ArcSoft MediaImpression, ArcSoft PanoramaMaker

USB Driver

Standard Accessories: Battery Charger, Battery Pack, Lens Cap, Lens Hood(L)(S), Lens Hood Adaptor, AV Cable, USB Connection Cable, AC Cable, Strap, CD-ROM;

*1. Shooting conditions: 23°C with 50% humidity; LCD on; using the enclosed SD Memory Card; starting to shoot 30