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Panasonic Lumix TZ18 Digital Camera - Black (14.1MP, 16x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD (discontinued by manufacturer)

by Panasonic
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)



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  • 24mm Wide-angle LEICA DC Lens with 16x Optical Zoom and OIS
  • 14.1-Megapixel CCD Sensor
  • IA (Intelligent Auto) Mode with POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
  • HD Movie Recording (720p) and P/A/S/M Modes for Added Creative Control
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 10.5 x 5.8 cm ; 209 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: DMC-TZ18EB-K
  • ASIN: B004I1KOM6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 25 Jan 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,165 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Box Contains

  • Camera
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Hand Strap
  • CD-ROM (Software)
  • Product Description

    LUMIX Super Zoom Digital Camera16x Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens from 24mm Ultra Wide-angle20x Intelligent Zoom with Intelligent Resolution TechnologyiA(Intelligent Auto) Mode with POWER O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer)HD Movie Recording and LUMIX Image UploaderLarge, 3.0-inch Intelligent LCD with 230,000-dot ResolutionEasy Manual Control with A/S/M ModePowerful 16x Optical ZoomThe 14.1-megapixel DMC-TZ18 features a 24mm ultra wide-angle 16x optical zoom LEICA DC lens(35mm camera equivalent: 24-384mm), including Nano Surface Coating technology which dramatically reduces ghost and flareThe 16x optical zoom can be used both in photo and movie recording. The 24mm wide-angle lens captures approx. 213% larger viewing space compared to a normal 35mm lensWith the Intelligent Resolution technology, 3 areas - outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation areas - are automatically detected. Apart from the uniform enhancement of sharpness, this technology precisely performs signal processing pixel by pixel in the most effective way according to the area. As a result, images are clear and crispThe Intelligent Zoom extends zoom ratio by approx. 1.3x maintaining the image quality even combining a digital zoom. 16x optical can virtually extend to 20x equivalentDimensions mm : 57 x 105 x 33 ( H x W x D )Weight : 210g with Battery and SD Memory Card1 Year Manufacturer Warranty


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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    1,186 of 1,202 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent camera 28 Mar 2011
    Colour Name:Black
    For the majority of people looking for a "pocket" camera - they can stop looking. This will honestly do for pretty much everything you really need. It's the newly released little brother to the 100 more expensive TX20. Personally I did have a good look at this and nearly got it but in the end decided that I wouldn't pay the extra money for the Geo-tagging feature on the camera and would make do with just remembering where I was when I took the photo. If you really want to know where you were maybe just take a photo of a road sign nearby ? Works for me anyway :o)

    It is not perfect, of course, but even if you take a "money no object" approach to picking an upper premium compact camera - there is currently nothing on the market that is head and shoulders better than this - although there can always be a case made for different qualities.

    Big zoom - check

    Good "glass" on the front - yep, Leica

    Good quality photos - sure, with the caveat that a "full monty" digital SLR will do better - the photos come out are a nice colour (not too vivid but also not too tame and washed out) and they aren't a funny colour in artificial light (some cameras can struggle and give you a funny tint under striplights or old fashioned tungsten bulbs).

    Noise levels - definitely there especially at higher ISO's but you get this problem to and exten even with the bigger sensor SLR's up to a year or two ago - and even the best of the modern breed aren't infallible if you read the reviews

    HD Video - check, but in MPEG format.
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    38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Great pictures but .... 28 Sep 2011
    By Ian
    Colour Name:Black
    This is a very good camera - we have had some excellent photos in the three months since purchase.
    However we have also had a major problem - the LCD screen failed.
    Panasonics answer to this was for me to send it to their authorised repairer for a free of charge check and repair. The repair may have been free (and was fast) but the postage and insurance was not!
    It is frustrating that the customer is out of pocket for a repair conducted under guarantee.
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    80 of 81 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars As good as there is at the price. 5 Jun 2011
    Colour Name:Black
    Of course this is not an enthusiast's camera. It doesn't have all the tweeky bits required. But if you want a point-and-shoot model that produces the goods in terms of photo quality then this is the one for you. Image stabilisation works at the extreme end of the 16x zoom enabling hand-held shots that would be impossible without.
    There is no optical viewfinder and the colour balance may not be to everyone's taste but if you can accept it - and it isn't that bad- then there is little to fault. All in all, it is good value for the money.
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    303 of 309 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars All you need in a camera and more! 18 Mar 2011
    Colour Name:Black
    This is all you need in a camera and more! A huge, smooth, almost stepless 2-speed zoom, sharp results in optimal shooting conditions, Good, natural colour and excellent exposure, Effective image stabilization, Fast (and accurate) focus, Bright, clear, high resolution LCD screen, and excellent EVF. Physically, the camera is good build quality in a nice compact package. With a comprehensive range of controls & fast operation, Well designed menu system, and Lots of in-camera image adjustments, it's exceptionally nice to handle. It has a powerful flash, Good movie mode (16:9, VGA, 30fps), usable raw mode (approx 4 second shot-to-shot with a fast card), and a powerful raw converter. Excellent optical zoom (can be extended even further optically by reducing resolution down from 8 to 5 or 3 megapixels), and the long battery life is very handy.
    For travelling and holidays I have found this camera invaluable. It's so light and easy to take around, you never miss a photo opportunity. It takes such great photos, sharp, clear, and bright, and far higher quality than you'd expect from such a small bit of kit! There is very little red-eye syndrome, and it performs well in most lighting conditions. There are even plenty of functions to be able to custom set-up the camera to the way i want it (without the necessary complexity of dSLR's).
    On the downside, there is no facility for electronic remote / cable release, lens performance can drop off slightly at long end of zoom range, and there can be some loss of fine detail to noise reduction even at ISO 100. All in all though, I'd say this camera performs exceptionally well for such a small bit of equiptment. It's great value for money and I am well satisfied with it.
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    67 of 68 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great step up from a compact 27 May 2011
    Colour Name:Black
    We bought this to replace our old compact camera and debated for a while over whether to get a digital SLR camera. We wanted a camera that we can still put in our pocket and dont need a big bag to lug it around. We felt this was a good compromise in size and quality of picture. When we heard this model was due to come out we waited to get the increased optical zoom, we are not disappointed. The intelligent auto mode is great to just leave it alone and point and shot. We are yet to properly experience with the other functions but we had a trip to Italy recently and the picture quality was much better than we have ever had before.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Really good camera
    One of the best cameras I have ever brought, now had it for 2 years and it still delivers stunning quality time after time.
    Published 1 month ago by P. Nash
    4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
    I m on my second Lumix TZ18, as the first went wrong after a little rain ingression on a Scottish mountain. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Paul Comerford
    1.0 out of 5 stars Sensor damage
    Just a warning if you are thinking of buying this camera. I took my camera into a camera shop at the weekend as it has, what I thought, a hair stuck on the inside. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Ms. C. E. Dearlove
    5.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic items are usually excellent quality items.
    I absolutely love it, the quality of the images and the ease of use are just what I need for a point and shoot camera.
    Published 5 months ago by Jungle Jim
    4.0 out of 5 stars Easy use camera
    Good simple camera, easy to use and work. Picture quality ok, but you do need to keep an eye on teh setting for the flash , as i have found to my cost and a few ruined pictures.
    Published 7 months ago by Loubby James
    5.0 out of 5 stars Wow what a camera
    I was considering getting a bridge camera but this is such a good alternative. Easy to use, great focus and zoom. Really good value for money.
    Published 7 months ago by M. Hands
    5.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic Lumix TZ18 Digital Camera
    Brilliant - That sums this camera up the perfect holiday companion - out the pocket shoots vivid pictures and perfect HD video
    battery life excellent and a must for those who... Read more
    Published 7 months ago by sedov
    2.0 out of 5 stars Watch out for dust and hairs in the optical system
    The camera itself works really well and produces good quality photos at a choice of quality (file size). Read more
    Published 7 months ago by Dr. G. Field
    5.0 out of 5 stars perfect camera
    Bought this as an alternative for my SLR camera.
    Compact, it fits in a pocket, and can be taken anywhere
    Love the zoom.
    Published 9 months ago by A.N.
    3.0 out of 5 stars Failed within 2 years
    I was initially very pleased with this camera , which was purchased as a point and shoot for use when I felt my DSLR was not needed. Read more
    Published 9 months ago by Ann P. Dukanovic
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