Summary

Our Score

10/10

User Score

Review Price £239.00

Here are some general test shots to help evaluate the camera's overall image quality, including the zoom range of the lens. Some pictures may be clicked to download the full size original image.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 test photo

The wide-angle end of the zoom is equivalent to 27mm, wider than average for a digital compact.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 test photo

The 486mm-equivalent telephoto can pick out even distant details.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 test photo

The improved image stabilisation system, Power OIS, is extremely effective. This was shot hand-held at full zoom, at 1/25th of a second. Please note that this shot was taken on a pre-production camera; the production ones are even better.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 test photo

Exposure metering is perfect, and colour rendition is superb. Please note that this shot was taken on a pre-production camera; the production ones are even better.

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Scores In Detail

Value
8/10
Image Quality
10/10
Build Quality
9/10

Our Score

10/10

User Score

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