The SiOnyx Aurora is a compact camera designed to shoot stills and video in color under low light conditions, so we put it to the test under the northern lights and against a Nikon D5. Camera operation was quick enough all around to allow plenty of opportunities to get the shot. If the lens is the big story with the Panasonic FZ18, the rest is just gravy. Even the uninitiated will zip through the menus with few problems thanks to the menu’s sensible organization and the large, legible text. Have you forgot password or username? Once I made up my mind that I wanted the 18x optical zoom I read many reviews and this Panasonic was my final choice. Face Detection for Superb Portraits The Face Detection function automatically chooses the optimal settings to make sure faces appear well-lit and in focus.

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This item doesn’t belong on this page. Auto and Program AE are also available, for no-brainer shooting. A recently published patent from Canon details the schematics for a medium telephoto macro lens with image stabilization for its new RF mount.

Why we haven’t taken a stance on dcm stabilization vs OIS – and why that has changed. Without my reading glasses, I had to max out the Vmc diopter but the viewfinder–albeit not the best or the brightest–was my option of choice for extra stability when shooting at full telephoto. I shot broad landscapes, and, somewhat out of curiosity, managed to home in on some fishermen on the far side of the lake. When you focus in the Manual Focus mode, not only the focus distance but also the depth of field according to the zoom range and aperture is displayed.


Camera performance was very good. Sony fixes data loss issues with firmware v2.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 – Wikipedia

The highest F number minimum aperture is f8. It’s been an ongoing problem with Panasonic point zf18 shoots, and the chief reason more of them don’t get the highest honors more often in our reviews.

If you position the petals at a different angle you may be able to avoid the interference under some circumstances. See price on Amazon. Navigate Review Jump to review page If you partially press the shutter button before faces are detected, the camera just uses a typical AF which is quick. Powered by a proprietary lithium-ion battery, the Panasonic FZ18’s CIPA rating is shots per charge–using the electronic viewfinder.

Dec 19, camera news. You can also tweak the white balance settings via the “WB Adjust” item in the menu system. It is located on the bay at very little money and worth every penny. It was a used camera but performs like new.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 Review

I also got very detailed pictures of the wren peaking out of a bird houise that was about 15 feet behind the bird feeder. I bought mine about a week ago and I am amazed at the quality and sharpness of the photos taken with this camera. Full telephoto view medium image view large image. Basic Specifications Full model name: Dec 23, If you want an AC adapter, you’ll have to pick that up separately which does not charge the battery.


Build quality is very good. When you operate the zoom, you can see the current focus range on the LCD. In normal focus mode, at wide angle, you can focus on subjects as close as 0. Size, optical, ability to work in manual, Raw.

What do you think about this camera? Auto Angle Detection Auto angle detection records whether an image was taken horizontally or vertically. This is pretty typical and nothing to be concerned about.

Handling the camera was a pleasure. Before buying on Ebay, check that the seller has at least hundreds of positive feedbacks. Simply connect the camera to a PictBridge compatible printer by using the included USB cable, and then simply select the pictures you want to print.