|Panasonic Lumix TZ18|
Dennis Hissink : January 25th 2011 - 13:33 CET
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18 digital camera : Just after the CES 2011, but before next month’ big boom of announcements, Panasonic introduced the new Lumix DMC-TZ18. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18 continues its versatility with a 24mm ultra-wide-angle and powerful 16x optical zoom Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens - and it features HD 1280x720 video recording capability. The powerful 16x optical zoom - available while shooting videos - increases its power to 21x equivalent with the Intelligent Zoom function, taking advantage of Intelligent Resolution technology. The Sonic Speed AF also boasts approximately 49% higher speed compared to its Lumix TZ8 predecessor. It is lacking the GPS and touchscreen function of the TZ20, Panasonic’s top Lumix camera. |
Panasonic Lumix TZ18 with POWER O.I.S. image stabilization
The new Panasonic Lumix TZ18 features iA Mode, a suite of technologies that engage automatically, has evolved for more powerful image stabilization while video recording and taking still photos with Active Mode which boosts POWER OIS to excel in suppressing blur when recording videos at wide angle while walking. New iA features include the Intelligent Handheld NightShot, which creates a beautiful night scenery with illumination by layering the images shot consecutively. Furthermore, the Intelligent Burst Shooting automatically sets the frame rate of burst shooting according to the subject’s movement - whether it moves fast or slow - utilizing the mechanism of Intelligent ISO Control.
Intelligent resolution increases cleared photos taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18
Other features of iA include: Motion Deblur, POWER OIS, Face Recognition, Face Detection, AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure. With iA, taking beautiful photos with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18 is possible for users at any skill level. In addition, the Intelligent Resolution technology is always activated in the iA mode, which helps produce even clearer photos by precisely performing signal processing, pixel by pixel, to help ensure clear and sharp images.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18 features
• iA mode including POWER OIS, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector
• Face Recognition, Intelligent Exposure
• Venus Engine VI featuring Intelligent Resolution
• 720p HD video recording in Motion JPEG
• Large 3.0-inch large 230,000-dot Intelligent LCD
• Manual exposure
• Lumix Image Uploader
Panasonic Lumix TZ18 review
As soon as we receive a Panasonic Lumix TZ18 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Panasonic Lumix TZ18 review. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18 will be available in March 2011 and pricing will be announced approximately 30 days prior to shipping date. The Panasonic Lumix TZ18 will be available in black and silver.