Panasonic FZ35 overview
Panasonic FZ35 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Superzoom camera initially introduced on July of 2010. The camera has got a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000. The camera is known as "Lumix DMC-FZ38" in some markets.
The FZ35 stands at #204 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and all round #887 out of 1436 for cameras in our database. Remember to try our Advanced camera finder to see camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.
The following is a diagram of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Panasonic FZ35 family
The Panasonic FZ35 comes with a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can view all past and current models alongside key features.
Panasonic FZ35 Gallery
You can check the FZ35 from different angles in the gallery below.
Panasonic FZ35 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of pros and cons of the Panasonic FZ35 based on aspects which are normally viewed as useful in a camera.
Panasonic FZ35 Sensor info
The Panasonic FZ35 features the Venus Engine V chip. The sensor specification in the Panasonic FZ35 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor boasts 12 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 80 - 6400. RAW photos are supported so the user has wider margin for error.
The image underneath illustrates the FZ35's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The FZ35 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is presented in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Panasonic FZ35 dimensions
Panasonic FZ35 weighs around 0.88 lbs (397 grams or 14.00 oz) and the measurement of the camera is 118mm x 76mm x 89mm (4.6" x 3.0" x 3.5"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams so the Panasonic FZ35 is on par compared with various rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Down below is a image of the Panasonic FZ35 with a softdrink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will provide the button layout on the FZ35.
Panasonic FZ35 Lens info
The FZ35 includes a built in lens featuring a focal range of 27-486mm making it a 18.0 x zoom which is amazing and does enable you to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 27mm, the lens offers an aperture of f2.8 which is fairly slow and not great in low light circumstances and you will likely find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also have to raise the ISO setting giving you noisy photographs. With the tele end, 486mm is incredible zoom and comes at f4.4 which is fairly slow and you may need to go with slow shutter speeds.
Panasonic FZ35 Connectivity
The FZ35 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras which have NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to transfer pictures and sometimes change camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Many applications even stream a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external display. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB socket.
Panasonic FZ35 Video info
The maximum video quality in the Panasonic FZ35 is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in AVCHD Lite and Motion JPEG format. 720p is terrible by today's requirements. You really should target a minimum 1080p quality for decent video. The camera doesn't feature a mic and / or headphone jack so you have little control over your audio. It is perhaps best to shop for another model if you need good audio in your video clips.
Panasonic FZ35 Weather Sealing
Panasonic FZ35 doesn't include weather sealing so wet conditions could damage the camera.
Panasonic FZ35 Display and Viewfinder
The Panasonic FZ35 has got a 2.7" fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the screen offers no touch support.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The ViewFinder details regarding Panasonic FZ35 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
Viewfinders are rather handy in sunny outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.
Panasonic FZ35 Shutter info
Panasonic FZ35 continuous shooting rate is 2.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Panasonic FZ35 Flash and Hot shoe info
Panasonic FZ35 includes only integrated flash lacking external flash ability.
Panasonic FZ35 Autofocusing info
Panasonic FZ35 includes just Contrast Detect AF and does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster and accurate when compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has got Face detect making it useful for portrait photography.
Panasonic FZ35 features manual focus if required in low light occasions or you want more precise control on focus.
Panasonic FZ35 Battery life
The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the highest possible (600) battery life in this category of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Panasonic FZ35 for various kinds of photography
The following diagram gives a analysis of the Panasonic FZ35 for various kinds of photography. To learn more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Panasonic FZ35 Portrait photography details
The Panasonic FZ35 gets a score of 41 which is awful, meaning that it is not really acceptable for portrait photography. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support together with the potential to work with external lighting.
Panasonic FZ35 Street photography advice
With a moderate rating of 56, the Panasonic FZ35 is somewhat suited for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Panasonic FZ35 Sports photography advice
A awful sports photography points total of 34 means the Panasonic FZ35 is not really acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera should have excellent autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Panasonic FZ35 as a Travel photography camera
Weight is pretty critical when getting a travel camera. Overall, the Panasonic FZ35 gets a modest 53 as a travelling camera which is fairly appropriate to buy for your trips.
Landscape photography with Panasonic FZ35
If you're looking to pick a camera for landscape photos, the most critical aspect is going to be image quality. The Panasonic FZ35 and it's awful rating of 41 as a landscape camera is not really acceptable among its competition.
Panasonic FZ35 Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging should posses a moving display screen, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Panasonic FZ35 is not really acceptable for vlogging as it delivers a awful rating of 26.
Panasonic FZ35 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the FZ35, below is a range of the highest placed cameras that fall within the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The chart just below offers you a summary of the FZ35 versus it's highest ranked rivals shown previously.
Following are additional cameras you may view as alternative options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, visit the "compare" link.