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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 12.1MP Digital Camera with 18x POWER Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD

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  • 12.1-megapixel resolution
  • 27mm wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens; 18x optical zoom with POWER O.I.S.
  • HD movies with 1280 x 720-pixel resolution; AVCHD Lite format
  • 2.7-inch TFT LCD screen
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
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Technical Details

  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Flash
  • Image Stabilization
  • Video Capability
  • DC in Jack

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 3 x 3.5 inches ; 13 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002IKLJU0
  • Item model number: DMC-FZ35P-K
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (458 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,149 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at July 27, 2009

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 features AVCHD Lite, High Definition (HD) video recording capability, combined with a powerful 27mm wide-angle, 18x optical zoom Leica DC lens. A successor to the popular FZ28, the FZ35 packs enhanced creative features combined with the power to shoot HD videos, including motion zoom capabilities to take full advantage of the 18x zoom. The operational layout of the FZ35 includes a dedicated video record button, making it a true hybrid--a single model that performs seamlessly at capturing both still and motion images--while still providing smooth and easy operation in either mode.

For users looking for increased creativity while shooting both video and still images, the Lumix FZ35 delivers. New manual controls and creative options, include:

  • Creative Movie Mode: Allows the user to set the shutter speed and aperture manually to make even more impressive movies. Changing the shutter speed brings special effects to movies, which is especially suitable for shooting fast-moving subjects. The ability to control the aperture is convenient when there are several subjects at different distances.
  • My Color Mode: This special option gives free reign to the user’s creativity. The color, brightness and saturation parameters can be freely adjusted while seeing how the adjustments affect the picture, live on the monitor.
  • High Dynamic Mode: Helps to capture a scene with moderate exposure even though the scene may contain both bright and dark areas.
The 12.1-megapixel-FZ35 features the upgraded POWER Optical Image Stabilizer (O.I.S.), which allows for double the repression power compared to the conventional image stabilization system, MEGA O.I.S., and ultra high-speed Auto Focus (AF) for capturing action scenes as they happen. Additionally, with the super-powerful 18x optical zoom lens, it is easy to capture subjects that are far away or take dramatic close-ups.

With the enhanced energy-efficient image processing LSI--the Venus Engine HD--the FZ35 has an extended battery life of approximately 470 pictures, making it the ideal choice for active photo enthusiasts. As with all Panasonic Lumix cameras, the FZ35 features Intelligent Auto (iA) Mode, a suite of intuitive technologies including Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector, Intelligent Exposure and Face Recognition. With the improved Face Recognition, the FZ35 recognizes up to three faces simultaneously while taking photos and allows users to specify the age of the registered subject. When babies under 3 years-old are registered, the camera will automatically switch to Baby mode if the baby appears to be in the frame.

AVCHD Lite--Beautiful HD movies, extended shooting time
The FZ35 records HD movies with 1280 x 720-pixel resolution. It uses the AVCHD Lite format (MPEG-4/H.264) to achieve higher image quality while storing less data than the conventional Motion JPEG. Plus, the FZ35 is equipped with an HDMI output terminal for direct transmission of digital image and sound signals. Just connect the camera to an HDTV using a single HDMI mini cable (optional) for fast and easy slideshow enjoyment.

Wide-angle 27mm Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens and 18x optical zoom The bright F2.8 Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens ranges from 27mm wide-angle all the way to 486mm telephoto. Combined with the double* corrective power of the improved Power O.I.S., this makes it possible to capture subjects clearly without hand-shaking, even in the telephoto range.
*Panasonic comparison

Creative Movie mode
You can adjust the aperture and shutter speed any way you like. This mode gives you a wider range of expressive possibilities to explore in your movie making.

Zoom-in movie
You can zoom in and out while shooting movies.

Stereo mic
This camera features Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator, which records dynamic, true-to-life audio to bring out the power of your HD images.

IA mode (Movie)
You can also use iA mode to shoot movies, and let the camera do all the work for you.

High-speed response for truly intuitive shooting
Enjoy high-speed 1.2-second start-ups, AF speeds of approximately 0.3 second, and up to five consecutive shots at 2.3 frames per second with full resolution. You can also take up to 470 photos with a single battery charge (CIPA). This comfortable level of performance lets you capture even the most fleeting shutter chances.

My Color mode puts you in control of the color
In this mode, you can freely adjust the color, brightness and saturation parameters. This makes it easier and more fun to create interesting, expressive images. Adjust the settings that best suit the shooting conditions and your expressive intent, and then enjoy your own photography.

Product Description

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 High-end Digital Camera - Black DMC-FZ35K 31

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

On the other hand, if you let it make all the decisions it won't let you down. The image quality is good enough to produce large format (12in x 18in) enlargements. With a… Read more ›
Not sure what has happened to the camera but I plan to call…Photos have been great with the exception of some underexposed and blurry pictures that were probably my fault. Read more ›
Excellent zoom range. Pictures are very good. Video is also very good, only problem is fringing while facing towards sun or bright light. Read more ›
I like this camera. Picture's quality is great! Although, like any other camera, indoor photos are a bit disappointing. Read more ›
This is where the camera scores the most points! The quality of images is awesome..! I find the 18X zoom very handy in clicking many pics... it allows me to easily create… Read more ›
But if you want to make use of the manual controls on the camera you…I have seen many reviewers saying that the pictures are not good with this camera, I do not agree. Y… Read more ›
Controls are intuitive, zoom range is amazing and overall quality is certainly suitable for enthusiastic amateurs or even professionals who don't need to print large format… Read more ›
Decided to buy this one, as it feels the best in hand, kind of like a Nikon SLR, firm - sturdier than the rest. Image quality and the automatic/scene modes are really good. C… Read more ›
I would suggest this camera to anyone! It takes solid fast pictures and has a blast function that is wonderful for capturing perfect photos for on the move dogs! Get this… Read more ›
This camera takes great pictures, very consistent. Easy to use, light weight, lots of features that work well. Not quite the point-and-shoot size, but reasonable (even fits… Read more ›
Great camera, for self portraits, macro mode, and I would say some decent scenery pictures as well. HDR setting is great, but there is noise. So just make sure if taking… Read more ›
The IA is made for the beginner! The other modes are outstanding. I love the Scene choices (beach, sunset, fireworks, candle light, etc). Read more ›
The ZOOM: At first I didn't get the zoom, but accidentally held the joystick to the 'zoom in' side and suddenly the speck I was looking at in the…The zoom is amazing! Read more ›
Although i don't have this now but this camera was a great piece, its zoom was amazing specially with digital zoom you may see till 72X but you may need tripod for that for… Read more ›
The macro function is excellent. The zoom is great and the video is better than nothing. We don't have a video recorder so this is fine. Read more ›
This is a great camera for the money, so far the quality is close to excellent,…This is NOT a pocket camera, the zoom is good, the picture quality is closer to excellent. Read more ›
The controls are very easy and convenient. The burst modes have helped us catch some wonderful moments, and the zoom is good enough for everything we've done so far. I was… Read more ›
I especially like the quick Program mode where you can easily make fast adjustments. the zoom is very good although a bit jumpy at times. The scene menus are good although… Read more ›
Good trade. Super easy to use and take GREAT pics. Would buy another if anything happened to this one. Read more ›
My DH purchased it for me before our daughter was born. It takes excellent pictures, and is easy to use (some of my pictures even look professional quality :). The one… Read more ›
I'm not very technical and this camera is easy to use, takes GREAT photo's, excellent zoom, lots of settings!!! It seems to have an automatic setting for every kind of… Read more ›
Excellent pic quality. Very easy to use. Fast upload and the battery holds a good charge. Read more ›
I love that it has a view finder (great for the days you can't see the digital display in the bright sunlight) and…The settings are very easy to use and self explanitory. Read more ›
My daughter enjoys it more then her camera and is often using it even though…Because this camera is so easy to use I at first didn't take the time to read the instructions. Read more ›
First of all the lens superior sharpness at the edges, FAR superior in fact, the video works much quicker, it is far more user friendly and the images are smoother with… Read more ›
I chose it because it was a step closer to a DSLR and its been perfect for me. The video quality is great. Its been dropped MANY times but still works great. Read more ›
Also, the video quality is great. I'm an actor and I use the camera to tape auditions all the time. Read more ›
Other than that, it's still a great camera and I use it all the time. The zoom, compactness, and fantastic video implementation are wonderful. Just don't pixel-peep at 100%… Read more ›
It has an awesome zoom capability, great macro for highly detailed close-up shots and many more too numerous to mention features that just…The HD video is wonderful too!!! Read more ›
I couldn't pick up any detail. On the plus side, I find that the video is pretty decent and easy to use. Battery life seems very good as well. Read more ›
I am planning to buy another for me like this. And the price was really good. Read more ›
Night vision is wonderful, beats the artificial enhancement by Sony's. Price is reasonable considering you are getting a Leica len with this price. I can shoot my baby… Read more ›
I'm still figuring out how to access all the features, but one can get great pictures just using it on the automatic settings. For the price, this is as good as you can get. G… Read more ›
It is easy to use, light weight, and produces clear beautiful pictures. The price was great and aslo got free shipping, which can add on to the cost. Great Product!!!! Read more ›
All is perfect: perfomance, price, desing, I know that is not a Best but for that price is the Best. Read more ›
This is also a step up from the point and shoot class, although you could use it as one,…This Lumix is a great camera and at the Amazon price, it is a great deal as well. Read more ›
the quality of this lens is fantastic. i do not believe you have to expend hundreds with canons and nikons ! Read more ›
A very light camera that has a feel of a SLR. The 18 telephoto lens is very clear, but you will need to use a tri/mono pod at the full 189 power. Pictures are very clear… Read more ›
With this camera the range of lenses is awesome. I have gotten a few birds 50 yards away and some tremendous tight shots of flowers. Read more ›
The lens cap is very good and I use it all the time for protection of the lens. The only thing that you should have present is that you should remove it before to start the… Read more ›
The Leica lens is wonderful, providing rich, clear color and balance. It's rated at 18X, which gets noticeably closer than my 10X Olympus, but also zooms out to a 27mm… Read more ›
The lens hood is easy enough to fit but its guide mark is unhelpfully placed on the bottom of the camera and common-sense fitting by eye without inverting the camera works… Read more ›
Even a non-OEM battery will suffice, one purchased on that other website, the one with the "buy it now" auctions. You'll get a battery that works great for $5 to $10. Read more ›
After UN-boxing the battery was half full I took several shot .... AMAZING macro function and image stabilization is almost near perfect. can't wait to I play around with… Read more ›
I compared this to the Nikon,Canon,Fugi and Kodak models and found…The controls take some time to get used to, the battery life is exceptionally long almost 450 pictures. Read more ›
This camera is really easy to use, has a lot of options to take pictures of all type of…Battery life is great, it lasted for several days before I had to charge it again. Read more ›
Not as heavy as a slr. I have a second battery I take along but the battery is good. I use one of those plug in USB sticks that I can put a computer and plug in the memory… Read more ›
The price is amazing, considering all of the features and accessories included! And the battery consumption is the best I've seen. Read more ›
-you can take up to 40 pictures w/out memory card -focus is great, takes some time though Read more ›
I leave it on auto mode most of the time, so there is nothing left to do but point and shoot. The face recognition feature is spot on, and the auto focus works great. I let… Read more ›
This…I take alot of photos of people riding tubes and skiis and even with the boat bouncing around the image stabilizer works great and the auto zoom and focus is great. Read more ›
It is programmable to limit the iso to various ranges and when shooting between 80 and 180 iso, the images are…The autofocus is quick and manual mode is very flexible. O… Read more ›
I'm blown away at how accurately the FZ35 autofocuses on them. (I have to use a manual focus on my dSLR to get as crisp a focus as on the FZ35.) You can see a shot I took… Read more ›
Many proclaimed this as the best non-DSLR camera of 2009. I also noticed how quick the camera focuses after changing the zoom and how fast it can snap good pictures. I've… Read more ›
They…The problems with the camera were in any low light situations the colors were not good (usually too red) and if there was any movement at all the pictures were blurred. Read more ›
This camera meets and exceeds my expectations. The colors are vivid and true. The photos are sharp and clear. Read more ›
I took over 200 pictures my first month owning the camera and everything was beautiful. The photos where sharp, crisp, and the colors were great. The files were overly… Read more ›
To make a decision, I was looking reviews about the fz35, I downloaded the manual, I asked to some Photographers and…Photos are sharp, colors are vivid but realistic. I… Read more ›
The color photos are spectacular. As you can see by looking at the customer-uploaded images, it does an amazing job on color. The black and whites are also spectacular. Read more ›
Some of the "zoom" pictures taken at Niagara were very good and without any "noise". The bright colors of Vegas (day and night) were captured beautifully. Read more ›
But while the screen is good quality, it's disappointing to find it's the same size and resolution as before, and still stuck firm in position. Panasonic's own Lumix TZ7 /… Read more ›
Using this feature, you can shoot at lower resolutions and get more effective…The LCD screen is clear and crisp, but its performance in high ambient light is about average. Read more ›
* controls are easy to operate (I do have small, but arthritic hands), * the LCD is crisp and clear, * fantastic zoom, Read more ›
I used the electronic viewfinder most all the time. Yeah its not the best but it was fine for me and easier than the LCD to me. LCDs are mostly useless in bright sun anyway. Read more ›
Love the handle, for a righty. Nice Screen. Long battery life. Read more ›
I recieved my panasonic lumix DMC-FZ35 today as a gift from my husband and i love it, I had a Nikon Coolpix touch screen. Easy to use quality is great I am pleased with the… Read more ›
Have used it for about 3 years now and have no complaints. The shutter speed is great and the rechargable battery saves a lot of money and waste. Read more ›
It is so easy to use, anyone in our office can pick it up and snap great pictures. The focus is fantastic and the speed is quick so you don't miss the shot. We are so… Read more ›
I like the most is high-speed brust, I can get 8 pictures per second even the manual said it can get upto 10 per sec; i guess my 16 gb card's speed is not fast enough, but… Read more ›
This was my 2nd Lumix camera. I did plenty of research and ended up with this one because of it's fast shutter speed and mega zoom. My daughter plays outdoor sports and I… Read more ›
For anyone who likes to shoot video, this…The only iffy pics in the whole lot were completely my own fault for not selecting a faster shutter speed to shoot moving targets. Read more ›
GET A CLASS 6 memory card, at least 8 Gigs, if you…Plus the speed of this card makes downloading from the camera to your computer super fast, a perk I wasn't expecting. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

738 of 744 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 22, 2009
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As a serious amateur, I've been fortunate enough to own a number of point and shoots including Panasonic, Fuji, several Nikon's, & a couple of Canon's. All have had their strong points and I'm not a brand loyalist by any means, but after a couple of weeks, I must say I absolutely love this camera.

My first impressions were ones of pleasant shock. The camera seemed smaller than in the pictures and if it seemed smaller, it seemed doubly more so in terms of weight. Compared to my SLR this thing is an absolute lightweight but very well built and certainly heavier than the smaller 'in your pocket' point and shoots. A great balance...although I wouldn't want to drop it. Some strategically placed silicone on the housing would make this a bit more rugged without much if any impact on cost. Powerup is about as fast as you can bring the camera up to your face - amongst the best of the point and shoots. Controls are easy to use and I like the mini joystick for making on the fly adjustments in manual and scene modes. The menus are fairly well laid out although some items I had to resort to the manual to find their location for the first time.

The iA or Intelligent Auto function gave consistently above par picture quality, although I was always able to tweak it better myself (this could have been as much preference as anything). The AVCHD and HD movies worked absolutely flawless with my Transcend 16 GB SDHC Class 6 Flash Memory Card TS16GSDHC6E [Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging]. (NOTE:Make sure you lowlevel format these SDHC cards a COUPLE of times BEFORE first use).
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323 of 327 people found the following review helpful By S. Hock on October 15, 2009
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I previously purchased the Canon SX20is and used 2 weeks. I found the images just a bit too soft for my taste. Too bad because all other facets of the camera was great. But, to me image quality is everything. If it can't produce a crisp image, I don't want it. Perhaps I was spoiled by the excellent SX10is I was switching from.

Desperate for an inexpensive Hi Def video camera for a client project, I decided to give the dual Panasonic FZ35 a try. I had used a Panasonic LX2 for several years and liked it, so I figured why not even though Panasonic is not a manufacturer one would normally think of first for a high quality still camera.

So far, I have been pleasantly surprised!

What I like about the FZ35:

1. The super sharp Leica lens! Having 18x zoom in such a small package.(Sharper than SX20is)
2. Metal tripod mount
3. VERY Reasonable price for all the features included. Seems a bargain to me.
4. The fact you also get very nice HD video in one package is a bonus.
5. Excellent macro mode. If you like macrophotography you'll like this camera.
6. Relatively simple controls/interface once familiar. (You do have to read the manual)
7. Has 46mm filter threads for add ons.
8. Full time battery indicator.
9. Optional wide angle and telephoto lenses are available if desired.
10 Better than most image stabilization system.
11. Many focus & exposure options.

What I'm not so crazy about:

1. Buttons & switches are quite small and seem rather delicate.
2. Manual as PDF (what a pain). I'll take mine paper, thank you.
You might as well print it out right away. You're gonna need it!
3. Smallish Electronic ViewFinder (Not just this one either. They all leave me wanting.)
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223 of 234 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Duvernois TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 2, 2009
This is the first of the Panasonic Lumix superzooms that I've had an opportunity to use extensively. I regularly use both small point and shoot digital cameras (Canon SD550 and a waterproofed Canon S100) and digital SLRs (Canon 5D and Rebel XTi), but this is definitely a different sort of beast. It's nearly the size and weight of a DSLR with a lens that is noticeably long in use. It's sold as straddling the line between the two categories and it initially seems that way. But the more that I think about it, the more I think this camera really fills a different niche. If you're a serious photographer, a DSLR is really the way to go. You get full control over the images, a large sensor size, a selection of lenses, and filter options. If you're that person, this is hardly a replacement, and for the compact point and shooter this is a massive camera. Where this camera wins out is for a very simple kit covering wide angle (27mm equivalent for a 35mm camera) and the stunning 18x zoom. You'll be able to do most everything passably with this camera and with no additional lenses. Maybe this is the camera to put in the glovebox of your car? It'll always be there, and you can get most any shot with it. No preparation needed. Okay, enough thinking about who wants the camera, how does it work?

Well, it works pretty darned well. The image stabilizer seems to work extremely well, especially at moderate zoom (say 50-150mm equivalent), the battery lasted about 300 shots with some flash use in there, and image quality (subjective, not measured scientifically) was quite good. The camera was a bit slow to react at times though and the face detection works only occasionally. Still, that leaves this a solid camera for what I think is a quite good price.
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