Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35K Digital Point & Shoot 12.MP Camera with 18x Optical Super Zoom, 4x Digital Zoom, 2.7" LCD Screen & AVCHD Lite Movie

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About Panasonic

Corrective power for visibly clearer zooming. Hybrid still/motion images with POWER O.I.S. and an 18x optical zoom

AVCHD Lite Beautiful HD movies, extended shooting time:
The FZ35 records HD movies with 1280 x 720-pixel resolution. It uses the AVCHD Lite format (MPEG-4/H.264) to achieve higher image quality while storing less data than the conventional Motion JPEG. Plus, the FZ35 is equipped with an HDMI output terminal for direct transmission of digital image and sound signals. Just connect the camera to an HDTV using a single HDMI mini cable (optional) for fastand easy slideshow enjoyment.

Creative Movie mode:
You can adjust the aperture and shutter speed any way you like. This mode gives you a wider range of expressive possibilities to explore in your movie making.

Zoom-in movie:
You can zoom in and out while shooting movies. Stereo mic: This camera features Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, which records dynamic, true-to-life audio to bring out the power of your HD images.

IA mode (Movie):
You can also use iA mode to shoot movies, and let the camera doall the work for you.

High-speed response for truly intuitive shooting:
Enjoy high-speed 1.2-second start-ups, AF speeds of approximately 0.3 second, and up to five consecutive shots at 2.3 frames per second with full resolution. You can also take up to 470 photos with a single battery charge (CIPA). This comfortable level of performance lets you capture eve n the most fleeting shutter chances.

Wide-angle 27mm LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens and 18x optical zoom:
The bright F2.8 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens ranges from 27mm wide-angle all the way to 486mm telephoto. Combined with the double*(*Panasonic comparison) corrective power of the improved POWER O.I.S., this makes it possible to capture subjects clearly without hand-shaking, even in the telephoto range.

My Color mode puts you in control of the color:
In this mode, you can freely adjust the color, brightness and saturation parameters. This makes it easier and more fun to create interesting, expressive images. Adjust the settings that best suit the shooting conditions and your expressive intent, and then enjoy your own photography.

Panasonic Features

  • 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
  • AVCHD Lite
  • Features high quality movie recording in AVCHD Lite with Dolby Digital Stereo Creator and SD Link compatibility
  • Power O.I.S.
  • About twice as effective in compensating for blurring caused by low-frequency vibration
  • Ultra High-Speed AF
  • Lightning fast 0.3sec AF for capturing scenes as they happen
  • 27mm wide-angle and 18x zoom
  • Color: Black

Panasonic Specifications

Image sensor / Pixels
Image Sensor Size 1/2.33-inch
Camera Effective Pixels: 12.1 Mega Pixels
LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT 11 elements in 8 groups (3 Aspherical Lenses / 2 ED lenses)
Aperture Range F2.8 - 4.4 / Multistage Iris Diaphragm (F2.8 - 8 (W) / F4.4 - 8 (T))
Digital Zoom
Optical Zoom: 18x
Extra Optical Zoom 22.1x (4:3 / 8M), 28.1x (4:3 / 5M), 35.2x (under 3M)
Digital Zoom: 4x
( Max. 72.0 x combined with Optical Zoom without Extra Optical Zoom ) (Max.140.8x combined with Extra Optical Zoom)
Optical Viewfinder
0.20" Color EVF (201.6K Pixels equiv.), Field of View : approx. 100%, Lens 19.6x
Optical Image Stabilizer: POWER O. I.S. (Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
LCD Monitor
2.7" TFT Screen LCD Display (230K dots) Field of View : approx. 100% AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode, High-Angle LCD
Optical Image Stabilizer: POWER O.I.S. (Auto / Mode1 / Mode2)
Autofocus method
Focusing Area: Normal: Wide 30cm - infinity Macro / Intelligent AUTO : Wide 1cm / 200 cm (MAX) / 100 cm (11x - 18x) - infinity
AF Metering: Face / AF Tracking / Multi (11pt) / 1pt HS / 1pt / Spot
Focus Normal / Macro, Quick AF On/Off (On in Intelligent Auto), Continuous AF On/Off AF/MF Switchable, Manual Focus(Joystick), One Shot AF, AF Area Select, AFTracking
Shutter speeds
Still: 60 - 1/2000 sec Creative Movie Mode: 1/30 - 1/20,000 sec (1/8 - 1/20,000 sec on MF operation onManual mode)
Auto Review 1sec, 2sec, Zoom, Hold
Exposure control method
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 (only in Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto Bracketing (AE): +/- 1/3 EV ~1EV step, 3 frames
Light Metering: Intelligent Multiple / Center-weighted / Spot
Dedicated Button/Mode Switch: [Recording] / [Playback]
Continuous shooting
Flash Burst Continuous Shooting Mode Max. 5 images (Standard mode)
High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6.0 frames/sec-Image approx. 10 frames/sec-Speed (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
2 seconds / 10 seconds / 10 seconds / 3 images
Scene Modes: Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Flash Burst, Panning, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerialphoto, Pin Hole, Film Grain
Sensitivity (equivalent film speed)
ISO Sensitivity: Auto / 80 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
High Sensitivity: (ISO 1600-6400)
White balance
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Flash / Halogen / Color Temperature / White Set 1 / White Set 2 (Selectable at Portrait, Soft Skin, Sports, Baby, Pet, High Sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Pinhole, Panorama Assist mode
Shooting Mode (Mode Dial)/Rec. Mode Intelligent AUTO, P(Program) mode, A(Aperture Priority) mode, S(Shutter Priority) mode, M(Manual) mode, Creative Movie mode, Portrait mode, Scenery mode, Sports mode, Night Portrait mode, Close-up mode, Scene mode, My Color mode, Custom
Color Effect Mode: Yes
Color Mode: Black White, Sepia, Cool, Warm
Advanced Scene Mode: Portrait: Normal/Soft Skin/Outdoor/Indoor/Creative Scenery: Normal/Nature/Architecture/Creative Sports: Normal/Outdoor/Indoor/Creative Night Portrait: Night Portrait/Night Scenery/Illuminations/Creative Close-up: Flower/Food/Objects/Creative
Built-in flash operating modes
Built-in Flash Type/Mode: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off 0.3 - 8.5m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 5.4m (Tele/ISO Auto)
External Flash No
Storage media
Recording Media: Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
Built-in Memory: Approx. 40MB
Image recording format
Image Quality Fine/Standard/RAW/RAW+JPEG
4:3 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4000 x 3000(12M)/ 3264 x 2448 (8M EZ) / 2560 x 1920 (5M EZ) / 2048 x 1536 (3M EZ) / 1600 x 1200 (2M EZ) / 640 x 480 (0.3M EZ)
3:2 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4000 x 2672(10.5M) / 3264 x 2176 (7M EZ) / 2560 x 1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048 x 1360 (2.5M EZ)
16:9 Aspect Ratio (Still Image) 4000 x 2248(9M) / 3264 x 1840 (6M EZ) / 2560 x 1440 (3.5M EZ) / 1920 x 1080 (2M EZ)
Movie Recording
Motion Image (4:3 Aspect Ratio) VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG) QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
Motion Image (16:9 Aspect Ratio) WVGA: 848 x 480 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
Still Image Recording with Audio: No
Audio Dubbing: No
Microphone: Stereo(Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator)
Speaker: Yes
AV Output (NTSC/PAL, NTSC only for N. America), HD AV Output(component), USB2.0 High speed, DC Input
Power Source
Power Supply: Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 710 mAh)(Included) AC Adaptor (Input: 110-240V AC)(Optional)
Battery Life: 470 pictures (CIPA Standard)
Special features
Intelligent Exposure (Photo & Movie), Digital Red Eye Correction, Real-time Histograms, Composition Guide Lines, Scene Mode Help Screen, Travel Date/World Time, Text Stamp/Date Stamp, Playback Mode: Normal Playback, Slideshow, Category Playback, Favorites Playback, Mode Play OSD Language: English, Spanish, 2-Speed Zoom, Focus Range Display, Max Auto ISO Setting,Focus Icon Select, Optical Zoom in Motion Picture,Macro Zoom, Orientation Detector,Thumbnails/Zoomed Playback 12,30-thumbnails /Max 16x
H x W x D: 2.98" x 4.63" x 3.50"
Approx. 0.81 lb
Approx. 0.91 lb with Battery and SD Memory Card
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Most Liked Positive Review


Best superzoom camera to me

I ordered and picked up the FZ35(my first Panny camera) in Washington state. Then we went to Vegas. Without the chance of practicing, I shot P, A and many different scene modes. The night scene/portrait results are great. FZ35 is also more compact/lighter than the Canon Sony equivalent. It's much smaller than I expected. 2 kinds of video output. MOV and MTS. Both are good enough at 1280x720. You can use free FormatFactory to edit MTS. You sure can zoom while filming. Sound isn't bad.It genera

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I ordered and picked up the FZ35(my first Panny camera) in Washington state. Then we went to Vegas. Without the chance of practicing, I shot P, A and many different scene modes. The night scene/portrait results are great. FZ35 is also more compact/lighter than the Canon Sony equivalent. It's much smaller than I expected. 2 kinds of video output. MOV and MTS. Both are good enough at 1280x720. You can use free FormatFactory to edit MTS. You sure can zoom while filming. Sound isn't bad.It generates a tiny bit of noise even at ISO100 if the picture is underexposed. The low ISO noise can be removed easily with Lightroom. And there's no advanced manual in the box. Only in CD or online PDF. There's basic manual in the box though.You have to press and hold about one second to get the top buttons respond. I guess it's to prevent from touching them accidentally.FZ35 is packed with a lot more functions and options than my Sony A300 dSLR was(and probably all the entry level DSLRs). Its 2.33 fps continuous shooting speed is limited to 3 shots only. With my Patriot Class10 SDHC card, there's almost no waiting time after 3 shots. i.e. The camera is ready right after taking 3 continuous shots.[...] Better price than its competition at the time of my purchase.


Most Liked Negative Review



I have to say I am dissapointed in the quality of the pictures. I was hoping for a sharp picture. I seem to get more fuzzy pics then sharp ones. I am a point and shooter and have been using the iA setting. Peoples faces have an orange color to them and so to indoor pictures. I tried other settings and was not so happy with those either. Any suggestions as to what the problem may be? Appreciate any help before having to pack up and return this camera.

Reviewed by 24 customers


Great Purchase


Bought this for in-laws two or three years ago. Would describe them as enthusiasts, but not gear heads. They've been thrilled with it. I cant speak to image quality, and since this camera came out, there have been numerous updates, plus intro of mirrorless systems and rash of compact superzooms. But that said, they've loved it and used it relentlessly.


Useful only in bright light.


Easy to use, but low resolution leaves you wanting. Only useful in sunny environments or in places where the lcd screed would be a disturbance (plays, theatre).


Nice package, annoying video


The camera is one of the best superzooms available. Having said that, the placement of the buttons near the thumb rest is extremely annoying, due to accidental engagement while composing shots. The zoom is limited by it being power actuated rather than manual. Battery life is excellent, but always buy this camera with a spare so you won't get caught out. DO NOT leave the camera running between shots, as this will quickly deplete the charge. It is much better to power down between shots that are more than one minute apart. I was able to get 400 shots per charge using this technique, but only 150 when not turning it off. I think the autofocus drains the juice. Overall a very forgiving camera, but with limited manual control (max. aperture is f8.0.)The onboard prests are very good at doing their job, but in low light, the colour tends toward the brownish yellow end of the spectrum, making things a little unnatural. An ideal camera for taking on long trips due to it's programs, fast computer, image quality and wide zoom range. One of the things I noticed in my example was that the lens tended to widen the subject, but I was able to correct this easily in the paint software that comes with Microsoft Windows by reducing the Y-axis to 95%, while leaving the x-axis untouched.


Great buy, many of feaures


Many useful features normally found only on slr's. Be sure to time to read the owners manual to fully understand the capabilities of the camera.


I'm in AWE


This camera continues to amaze me! The ease of use and the quality of the images is fabulous...if I want to allow the camera to think for me, it's easy...and if I want to take control it's doesn't take long to figure it out...the manual was helpful to get started...I'm beyond thrilled with the FZ35!


As far camera works perfectly. Love it!


I'm happy with my new camera however I didn't tried all it's features since I've got it just 2 or 3 weeks ago. It's faster and has a better IS then my previous one,[Lumix Panasonic DMC-TZ4].




Perfect for my using


Nice camera. Great value.


This replaced my Canon S5IS. The picture quality is better as is the shutter lag. It is also lighter. I only wish the batteries were standard AA size like the Canon so back ups were always available.


Many nice features; poor photo quality!


I returned it! This got great reviews; was expecting much better performance. In low light, this big lens barely beat out my pocket point& Shoot Fuji with a tiny, fixed lens!


The Ratings Tell All.....


This camera cant be beat for the price and features. I compared,analyzed,and read reviews before purchasing this camera.

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