Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 Reviews
Product Type: Panasonic digital cameras
Description:Model ID DMC-FZ38EB-K / Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38EB-K - Digital camera - compact - 12.1 Mpix - optical zoom: 18 x - supported memory: SD, SDHC / ... more
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 ... The demand for digital cameras that can record higher-quality movie has grown in step with the trend toward larger HDTV screens and new technologies of movie recording. Now, in addition to Motion JPEG images, the DMC-FZ38 can record high-definition motion picture of 720P in AVCHD Lite. As a result, stunningly beautiful movie even in High Definition can be recorded with almost double length, compared with the conventional Motion JPEG format.
A stereo microphone, featuring Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, on the upper body records dynamic, true-to-life stereo audio that brings out the power of your HD movies. In addition, thanks to a silence design that helps suppress lens drive noise, the DMC-FZ38 records sounds in greater clarity. There is also a Wind Cut function that reduces noise on breezy days.
The addition of AVCHD Lite HD movie recording doubles the appeal of the DMC-FZ38. This single camera lets you capture virtually all images in their natural beauty. It gives you both motion and still pictures, and ranges from 27mm wide-angle shots of sweeping landscapes to powerful 18x optical zoom shots (35mm film camera equivalent: 486mm) that pull distant subjects right up close.
The DMC-FZ38 features a Creative Movie mode, which lets you set the shutter speed and aperture manually to make even more impressive movies. Changing the shutter speed brings special effects to movies, which is especially suitable for shooting fast-moving subject. The ability to control the aperture is convenient when there are several subjects at different distances and it is desired to have each of them stand out. Creative Movie mode gives the user a wider range of expressive possibilities to explore.
Just connect the DMC-FZ38 to an HDTV and you're ready to view your movies and photos in beautiful high-definition. Motion pictures recorded in AVCHD Lite on SDHC/SD Memory Cards are easy to view on a Panasonic VIERA. Simply insert the card into the VIERA Image Viewer (SDHC/SD card slot) on VIERA TV or DIGA Blu-ray Disc Player to playback your content. You can take maximum advantage of Lumix's playback functions including the slideshow in which both motion and still pictures integrated in the timeline, Face Recognition playback or calendar display and so on. All control is possible using only the TV's remote control.
Newest Review: ... pay to actually read the manual as if you are a novice to these newfangled cameras then all these various settings and ... more
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Customer Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 Reviews (7)
by - written on 15/04/12 (Very useful, 20 readings)
When my husband bought me this camera as a present and I was both ecstatic and overwhelmed. It looks like a professional SLR, it has hundreds of features and honestly I had no idea how to use it. Cost This model will set you back about £200-300, a drop in the ocean compared to a proper SLR, but still not cheap for a camera. Appearance The camera looks like a SLR, it's big and bulky, but not too heavy. It fits nicely into your hands and looks pretty professional. Features This camera has a whole slew of features. 12.1 megapixels and 18x optical zoom. It takes HD movies and intelligent auto with face ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/03/11 (Useful, 40 readings)
I've always had a bit of an interest in photography and recently bought this camera to take me away from a simple point and click and into something a bit more substantial! It was on offer at Amazon and having reviewed the 'customizability' of the camera decided there was enough which could be done with it to satisfy my needs. The camera can be used as a point and click by simply taking it out of the box and using on intelligent auto setting, however for those of us who likes to experiment (or 'mess about' if you're not comfortable using a technical term for what is essentially a case of just having fun!) there is plenty to get on with by turning the dial and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/01/11 (Useful, 68 readings)
As a student who is interested in photography, I wanted a camera which allowed me to experiment with the settings and try out different techniques. I couldn't afford an SLR, but I didn't want a simple point and shoot, so I decided on this mid-range camera. Inside the box, I found the camera, a lead to attach to the computer via USB, a lead to play photos and videos on a TV, a battery and battery charger, neck strap, lens cap, and lens hood. Everything worked and the camera was easy to start using straight away. The camera looked good and was easy to use and hold. The large size took a while to get used to, as I was used to smaller compact ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/09/10 (Useful, 70 readings)
I was torn between going up to a digital slr or staying in the compact world... Then I was drawn to the myriad of features of this 'bridge' camera that covers the middle ground between the convenience of a compact and the more creative features of an slr. What appeals to me about these bridge cameras are things such as the long zoom range (18x) on this model + there's 720p HD video recording with stereo sound too! Lots and lots of features that I'm still discovering on this great camera. Everything from the extremely clever Ai that detects the type of photo you're trying to take and adjusts itself automatically for the best shot to great quality HD video. But there's ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/04/12 (Useful, 27 readings)
I bought this camera for my partner as she had been pestering me for ages for one, and to say she was over the moon is putting it lightly! With its 12 megapixels, 18x optical zoom 28x when using the camera digital zoom, 2.7 TFT LCD screen and all the rest of the bells and whistles! On first use it does pay to actually read the manual as if you are a novice to these newfangled cameras then all these various settings and options can prove rather daunting, but if you persevere then its as though your photographic life can begin anew. I tend to just leave the camera in "Auto" as this covers nearly all the situation I find myself in and the ... Read the complete review
Technical Details for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38
|Product Description||Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38EB-K - digital camera|
|Product Type||Digital camera - compact|
|Memory Card Slot||SD card|
|Sensor Resolution||12.1 Megapixel|
|Lens System||Leica 18 x zoom lens - 4.8 - 86.4 mm - f/2.8-4.4|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, manual|
|Min Focus Distance||30 cm|
|Digital Zoom||4 x|
|Image Stabiliser||Optical (POWER O.I.S.)|
|Camera Flash||Pop-up flash|
|Viewfinder||Electronic - 0.2" - colour|
|Display||LCD display - 2.7"|
|Supported Battery||1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 710 mAh ( included )|
|AV Interfaces||Composite video/audio, HDMI|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||11.7 cm x 8.9 cm x 7.6 cm|