Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38

(August 2009)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 is a well specified megazoom bridge camera, at a very good price.

What’s good about the FZ38:

  • Excellent image quality
  • Versatile zoom from 27mm wide angle up to good telephoto range of 486mm
  • Very good flash range
  • Price!!

What’s disappointing:

  • Nothing of note, especially at this price!

Our review rating – 72% – Worth Considering

Key features:
Megapixels 12.1
Optical Zoom 18x
Wide Angle (35mm equivalent) 27mm
Telephoto (35mm equivalent) 486mm
Continuous shooting (max) Full-Resolution Image, 2.3fps Max. 5 images
Built in flash – max range 8.5m
Hot Shoe for external flash? No
Macro minimum 10mm
Video HD (720p)
Weight 367g
Approx price (incl VAT & delivery) Discontinued – Used models are from £151
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Steve’s Digicams ‘Super-Zoom’ category – One of ‘The Best’
(Known in USA as FZ35)