Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 - Test Shots – Exposure Evaluation

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”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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Score in detail

  • Value 8
  • Image Quality 10
  • Build Quality 9

Features

Camera type Super Zoom
Megapixels (Megapixel) 12.1 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 18x
Image Sensor CCD
Image Stabilisation Optical
LCD Monitor 2.7 in, 2.70 in
Flash modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction
Video (max res/format) 1280 x 720, 640 x 480
Memory card slot Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
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