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Panasonic DMC-FZ38EF-K

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1996 reviews of Panasonic DMC-FZ38EF-K. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and performance. The image quality and portability also get good opinions, whereas there are some negative reviews about the memory. There are mixed views on the contrast and shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic DMC-FZ38EF-K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic DMC-FZ38EF-K

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Panasonic DMC-FZ38EF-K from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and portability. The durability and zoom also get good reviews, whereas many are critical about the design and reliability.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DMC-FZ38EF-K

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 728 user reviews of Panasonic DMC-FZ38EF-K from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and image quality. The performance and portability also get good reviews, but opinions about the viewfinder and focus are mixed. Some have doubts about the contrast and shutter.

usability, portability, performance, image quality, price

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 is a compact camera with a 12.1 megapixel optical sensor and 27 millimeter wide-angle Leica lens with 18x optical zoom.

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Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Lars Rehm (dpreview.com)

Compact Camera Group Test: SLR-like 'super zoom' cameras

 

It's now more than a year since we published our last superzoom group test and despite the hype surrounding mirrorless system cameras such as Micro Four Thirds or the Sony NEX, and the fact that entry level DSLRs are becoming more and more affordable,...

It's now more than a year since we published our last superzoom camera group test and after having, again, spent a long time shooting and evaluating this latest generation of superzooms we can conclude that in terms of image quality the situation is...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

 

It isn't pocketable, but the relatively compact Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 ($400 as of 11/12/09) is quite simply one of the best fixed-lens cameras out there for both stills and HD video. If you can deal with slightly grainy, non-1080p video footage (the...

High dynamic range produces creative shots ; Great image controls for both stills and video ; Light and well designed for a megazoom

No flip-out LCD or optical viewfinder ; Button layout and controls are cumbersome

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 is a powerful, semicompact megazoom camera with an awesome range of controls for both stills and video.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 review

 

With the Lumix DMC-FZ35, Panasonic overhauls the insides of its popular FZ28 megazoom, offering higher resolution, an improved optical image stabilizer, faster AF, and support for the AVCHD Lite movie codec. But while the camera does deliver better...

Useful 27mm wide-angle zoom; excellent image stabilization; full selection of manual and automatic exposure controls; very good 720p movie capture with operational zoom and manual controls; relatively fast.

Noise and compression artifacts in JPEG photos; no hotshoe.

A better-than-average megazoom choice, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 delivers standout video capabilities and an excellent manual feature set. Still, it suffers from a lot of the same drawbacks as its competitors, including weak photo quality.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Review

 

Panasonic's Lumix FZ35 is an easy-to-use, full-featured Super-zoom digicam. Featuring an 18x optical zoom lens, 12.1-Megapixel imaging sensor, AVCHD Lite Video capture and slew of scene and creative shooting modes, this camera is a great choice for...

Excellent image quality; Powerful 18x optical zoom; Effective Power O.I.S. system; AVCHD Lite Video Quality ; Stereo Microphone; 470 images per battery charge; Fast AF (3/10 second) ; Cons ; No Audio Input; Slower than listed start-up time; Large...

No Audio Input; Slower than listed start-up time; Large number of menu options (good and bad) ; Bottom Line ; Panasonic's Lumix FZ35 is an easy-to-use, full-featured Super-zoom digicam. Featuring an 18x optical zoom lens, 12.1-Megapixel imaging sensor,...

Panasonic's Lumix FZ35 is an easy-to-use, full-featured Super-zoom digicam. Featuring an 18x optical zoom lens, 12.1-Megapixel imaging sensor, AVCHD Lite Video capture and slew of scene and creative shooting modes, this camera is a great choice for...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

 

As mentioned earlier, the picture quality isn't perfect, and performance lags on occasion. If you already have experience with digital SLRs, you may find this camera to be a nice backup or casual shooter. For the price, this model is an excellent value...

Excellent value- perhaps the best SLR type digital cameraEasy- compact, easy to carry, and easy to operateExciting- features various shooting modes and special photo effectsEntertaining- fun for non-professionals

Performance lags on occasion

If you're ready to step into the world of digital SLR cameras, start...

Jan, 2010

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 (also known as the DMC-FZ35) is a new super-zoom camera sporting a wide-angle 18x zoom lens. Successor to the popular FZ28 model, the bridge-style Panasonic FZ38 compact camera has the same key features of 27-486mm focal...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 builds on the proven design of its predecessor, the FZ28, making few handling changes but adding a number of significant new features that comprise a better overall package. We're a little disappointed that Panasonic...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Lumix DMC-FZ35

 

And those are just the major changes! There are a few other differences that I'll touch on as this review progresses

Very good photo quality ; Packs an 18X, 27 - 486 mm lens into a relatively compact body ; Optical image stabilization ; 2.7" LCD display offers very good outdoor visibility ; Full manual controls, with support for the RAW image format ; Intelligent...

More shadow noise than I'd like, even at base ISO 80 ; Some redeye; no removal tool in playback mode ; Movies created with AVCHD Lite codec are difficult to share and edit; frame rate isn't true 60 fps ; Unremarkable continuous shooting mode ; Easy to...

Despite some annoyances -- most of which can be worked around -- the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 is an impressive super zoom camera. For those of you who want a full-featured super zoom camera with elaborate movie recording features, the FZ35 should be...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by (consumersearch.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Review

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 and comparisons to other Digital Cameras (Ultra-Zoom)

18x optical zoom; Fast auto focus; High-quality 720p video capability; Saves images in RAW format

Lacks hot shoe; Noise in JPEG compression

May, 2010

Expert review by : Steve Morgenstern (reviewed.com)

Panasonic DMC-FZ35

 

Good for travel, with fine wide-angle coverage, powerful zoom and pleasing portability

Strong noise results; Impressive resolution results

Poor color accuracy overall; Some distinct oversharpening

The Panasonic Lumix FZ35 is a very practical all-around camera. It’s highly portable, if not pocketable, and the combination of a fast wide-angle lens and long zoom makes it a great travel camera, able to capture both scenic vistas and distant...

Jan, 2010

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