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