Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 - £199.49 with Quidco- DELIVERED - PLAY - HotUKDeals
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If you don't mind the Silver version this is a good deal for a truly amazing camera.
One of the best on the market in the £200 - £300 price range.

And now MEGA CHEAP!!!

Don't FORGET quidco, too.

That's ANOTHER £12.00 + off making this VERY CHEAP at under £199.49!!

Less £5 for over £50 spend (See voucher Attached)

Then another 10% of here. (Thanks to Toonarmi for that)

Discount: 5%
Minimum Spend: £0.00
Promotional Code: experience08
Expiry: 31/05/2008
Instructions: Enter voucher code to receive 5% discount at play.com


Description

Panasonic is pleased to introduce the new DMC-FZ18 8.1-megapixel Lumix camera, featuring a powerful 18x optical zoom (equivalent to 28-504mm on a 35mm film camera), newly developed 28mm wide-angle LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens and Panasonic's new and unique Intelligent Auto Mode. Panasonic's award winning FZ series of Lumix cameras has been highly praised across the world, for concomitant realisation of both high performance and ease of use, and the FZ18 is no exception.

Bridging the gap between high-end compacts and digital SLRs, Panasonic's DMC-FZ18 offers a level of control close to that of an SLR, but without the need for interchangeable lenses. Perfect for photographers on the move and families who want to shoot pictures outdoors for example, the FZ18 offers an easy way to enjoy the fun of capturing beautiful digital pictures.


Specifications

MEGA Optical Image Stabilizer
Intelligent Auto
8.1 Mega pixels
18x Optical Zoom
2.5 Inch LCD
Dimensions (WxHxD): Approx. 117.6 x 75.3 x 88.2 mm (4.63 x 2.96 x 3.47 inch)
Weight: Approx. 360g. (0.79lb)
Extra Optical Zoom: 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 23x for 5Mega, 28.7x for 3Mega, 2Mega, 0.3Mega, 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 23x for 4.5Mega, 28.7x for 2.5Mega, 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 23x for 3.5Mega, 28.7x for 2Mega
Digital Zoom: 4 x
Focal Length: f=4.6-82.8mm (35mm Equiv.: 28-504mm)
Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT
Aperture: Wide: F2.8 - F8.0 Tele:F4.2 - F8.0
Optical Image Stabilizer: MEGA O.I.S. (Mode1 / Mode2)
Conversion lens Compatibility: Yes
AF Metering: Face / 1-point / 1-point high speed / 3-point high speed / Multi-point / Spot
Focus: AF-Macro On/Off, AF/MF Switchable, Manual Focus(Joystick), One Shot AF, Continuous AF On/Off
ISO Sensitivity: Auto /100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1250 / 1600
White Balance: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Halogen / White Set
Exposure: Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual, Program Shift(Program AE mode)
Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Backlight Compensation: Yes (at Intelligent AUTO mode)
Auto (AE) Bracketing: +/- 1/3 EV
Light Metering: Intelligent Multiple/ Center Weighted/ Spot
Scene Mode: Dial: Playback, Intelligent AUTO, P(Program) mode, A(AperturePriority) mode, S(Shutter Priority) mode
Shutter Speed: Program AE : 1-1/2000 sec
Self Timer: 2sec / 10sec
Auto Review: 1sec, 3sec, Zoom
Review: 1x / 4x / 8x
Picture Adjustment: Yes
Color Effect Mode: Black and White, Sepia, Cool, Warm
Recording Format: Still Image: JPEG(Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard), DPOF corresponding image with audio: JPEG (Design rule for Camera File system, based on Exif 2.21 standard)+ QuickTime Motion picture: QuickTime Motion JPEG
Image Quality : Fine / Standard / RAW / RAW+ JPEG
Motion Picture: 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 640 x 480 pixels, 320 x 240 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps, 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 848 x 480 pixels 30 fps, 10 fps
Burst Shooting Mode: Full-Resolution Image, 3 frames/sec Max. 7 images (Standard mode), Max 4 images (Fine Mode), High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 7 frames/sec (recorded in 2M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)
Unlimited consecutive shooting: Yes
Still Image Rec. with Audio: 5 sec
Audio Dubbing: Max. 10sec
Composition Guide line: Yes (2 patterns)
Built-in-Memory: approx. 27MB
Auto Angle Detection: Yes
Built-in-Flash: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Viewfinder: -0.44 inches Color EVF (188K Pixels),Field of View : approx. 100 per cent
LCD Monitor: 2.5 Inch Polycrystalline TFT LCD Display (230K Pixels), Field of View : approx. 100 per cent, AUTO Power LCD mode, Power LCD mode, High angle mode
Playback mode: 25-thumbnail display, 9-thumbnail display, calendar display, zoomed playback (16x max.), Playback of favorite pictures, Creating still pictures from a motion picture, Category Playback (playback and slideshow of pictures in category) Slide show (duration is adjustable, also manual controllable), image rotation Resizing (selectable number of pixels), trimming, protection, aspect conv. DPOF print setting
Recording Media: Built-in Memory, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
Interface: DC Input, AV Output (NTSC/PAL), USB
Power: Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 710mAh) (Included)
Battery life (approx.): 400 pictures (CIPA Standard) / 400 pictures (with EVF))
Included Software: LUMIX Simple Viewer, PhotofunStudio -viewer- ArcSoft MediaImpression, ArcSoft PanoramaMaker
Standard Accessories: Battery Charger, Battery Pack, AV Cable, USB Connection Cable, Lens Cap, Lens Hood,Hood Adaptor, AC Cable, Strap, CD-ROM
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#1
Good price, I have the 12xOptical FZ8 from this range and they are great cameras, offering lots of manual options without the bulk and expense of a DSLR. Voted hot
#2
how compact are these?
Some of the cameras now are tiny.
It's mainly for low light stuff like nights out but I want versatility and a good optical zoom.
i don't want the bulk
#3
[QUOTE=warmapplepie]how compact are these?
Some of the cameras now are tiny.
It's mainly for low light stuff like nights out but I want versatility and a good optical zoom.
i don't want the

This is pretty big, you will need a large bag to carry it.
#4
It's less than an inch higher and wider than a credit card and front to back is as long as.
(everyone gets credit card out and compares).

Not for a suit pocket and will hurt a lot if smacked around the head with it.

Hope that helps.

If you want a smaller camera at a bargain price you won't go far wrong with this little baby for [COLOR=darkred]£50.00[/COLOR]
http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/content/products/details/index~modelcode~PRA-DCZ7.1~dept~cameras~subdept~DIGITALCAMERA~brand~praktica.htm
http://www.empiredirect.co.uk/images/products/imagesp/4_Final/PRA-DCZ7.1/c01.jpg



[SIZE=5][COLOR=darkred]If this is kosher then this is a hot deal on it's own.[/COLOR][/SIZE]
[SIZE=5][COLOR=darkred]http://www.expertverdict.com/ProductDetails.aspx?language=en-GB&product=1173931[/COLOR][/SIZE]
[SIZE=5][/SIZE]
[SIZE=5][COLOR=darkred]Not sure about this though![/COLOR][/SIZE]
#5
Very surprised that there are not more takers on this great deal.
#6
You should have included this as well for another £10 off:

Discount: 5%
Minimum Spend: £0.00
Promotional Code: experience08
Expiry: 31/05/2008
Instructions: Enter voucher code to receive 5% discount at play.com

ONLY ONE use per customer, so dont expire it just because you cant use it again and again!

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
#7
This is a lot of camera for the money, hot I would suggest.
#8
These are great cameras, but in no way compact.
#9
graybags;1852015
These are great cameras, but in no way compact.

He posted a different picture of a camera if you only had a limited budget :oops:
#10
I have one of these cameras and they are superb, Although they are not compact they are by no means big, about the size of a grapefruit for want of a better phrase. great battery life too.
#11
rizla01;1757440
[SIZE=5][COLOR=darkred]If this is kosher then this is a hot deal on it's own.[/COLOR][/SIZE]
[SIZE=5][COLOR=darkred]http://www.expertverdict.com/ProductDetails.aspx?language=en-GB&product=1173931[/COLOR][/SIZE]

[SIZE=5][COLOR=darkred]Not sure about this though![/COLOR][/SIZE]

uh, that camera is 150, from there, whereas you can get it for 50 as you just said.
they are selling a 512mb sd card for 30, if you're interested :-D
#12
I have the FZ8. Superb camera. The optical 12x zoom and quality of the pictures is brilliant. Its a mini DSLR. My next up will be Canon 40D. At the moment I am well pleased with Panasonic FZ8. Bought the FZ8 for £160. Hot deal
#13
had one of these about a month now - the 18x optical zoom is amazing
#14
Had my FZ18 for approx five months now - purchased on release from PurelyGadgets at £290, so this is a great deal. Some were also available at the QVC outlet in Warrington at £149. Don' t know if they have any left.

Probably the best "bridge" camera on the market currently. Pictures brilliant, though don't expect vertical buildings at the edges of wide angle shots. The Leica lens is superb, nonetheless, and the anti-shake circuitry extremely useful at these levels of zoom.

Using the P setting, you can easily achieve the 18x optical zoom plus the 4x digital zoom, giving 72x zoom altogether,and still have a reasonably acceptable picture. I took some pictures this week, in just that way, of a deer about 500 metres away.
#15
Voted Hot though i already have one i paid more or less the same price tbh.

Id go along with all other owners remarks on the camera saying its very good :-D i bought it to replace my S7000 which i also liked in its time and tbh it seemed a much better build than FZ18 :roll:
#16
I have the FZ50 10MP camera and its the best thing ive Ever owned camera wise its so well built if you can find it sub 250 snap it up
#17
Voted hot great camera
#18
These Pannys are fantastic cameras I have the FZ7 bought last year on here and it is the business..The FZ8 was no more than a processor upgrade but this FZ18 does have some new features which are worth paying the extra for..Voted hot superb deal..:thumbsup:
#19
Just to add that the Black one is available on amazon for £219.00 delivered but the silver one is even dearer???

Each to their own, I guess - or perhaps down to supply & demand.
#20
I've had this camera for a few months now. Not compact, but light for its size. Great pics and the zoom with stabilisation is excellent. I think I paid £260 :(
#21
Seemed a great price, but the price shown above I cannot get, lowest I have managed to get is £199.49 which is only £5 cheaper than the next nearest retailer, how did you manage to get it down to £185?

Price £209.99 less 5% off code £199.49. Cannot enter another voucher code as only accepts one

Seems you have taken off the Quidco price plus the 10% voucher code (which is only for joining the RAC - so NOT useable by a lot of people). Surely then the price should be noted down as £199.49 then, or is there something my small brain is missing???
#22
I am quite interested in this camera. I currently have EOS400d and Canon IXUS 860IS. Im thinking about upgradin the 860IS to this Panny. Wise move or not ?? The 860 has dissapointing pic quality in low light
#23
i agree - how do you get this price down so low- the site only allows you to enter 1 code?
and im not an rac member so that voucher doesnt apply to me?

does anyone have an rac membership number they wouldnt mind letting me use?
#24
looks like a fantastic camera, although looking at pics -would much prefer a black one,

has anyone seen a similar deal for a black one?
#25
moggith;1855926
looks like a fantastic camera, although looking at pics -would much prefer a black one,

has anyone seen a similar deal for a black one?


HINT!! Helps if you read the previous posts.

Just to add that the Black one is available on amazon for £219.00 delivered
#26
rizla01
HINT!! Helps if you read the previous posts.


Or even better, get it from [url]www.buyacamera.co.uk[/url] for a few quid cheaper.
#27
cool tnxs!
#28
Dilbert
Or even better, get it from [url]www.buyacamera.co.uk[/url] for a few quid cheaper.


It's £204.99 on that site, compared to £199 on this site? Plus if you have quidco you get some more money off via play. Also have purchased numerous items from Play with no problems, never bought anything from the above website however
#29
theonlytazman
It's £204.99 on that site, compared to £199 on this site? Plus if you have quidco you get some more money off via play. Also have purchased numerous items from Play with no problems, never bought anything from the above website however


For the black one???
#30
theonlytazman;1857299
It's £204.99 on that site, compared to £199 on this site? Plus if you have quidco you get some more money off via play. Also have purchased numerous items from Play with no problems, never bought anything from the above website however

they are talking about black one not silver :whistling:
#31
just for info everyone- popped to jessops to have a look at one this morning- these are excellent ( in my opinion)
although wont be buying from jessops - it was £270 in there!
#32
been searching around and for a black one - this is possibly the best deal-

http://www.digitalfirst.co.uk/product.asp?ProductName=Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ18-Black&ProductID=1947&DepartmentID=113

£210 and comes with a 2 year warranty
#33
Dilbert;1856953
Or even better, get it from www.buyacamera.co.uk for a few quid cheaper.

Thats where i actually bought my camera i had no problems using them :)
#34
moggith
been searching around and for a black one - this is possibly the best deal-

http://www.digitalfirst.co.uk/product.asp?ProductName=Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ18-Black&ProductID=1947&DepartmentID=113

£210 and comes with a 2 year warranty


They charge £7 delivery bringing the total price up to £217, amazon price is £219.99 with free supersaver delivery. However, on their faq page they say that the boxes have been opened and checked before being resealed with their own security stickers. I can't understand why they would do that as I have never bought any branded electrical item which doesn't have the manufacturer security seal still on and it puts me off buying from there :?. Its not like panasonic are likely to send out stock to suppliers which is dodgy or missing pieces.

Anyway ordered my black version from amazon, great camera and great deal!
#35
Thanks so much for this deal. It's saved me at least £30. My father is going to be pretty pleased with his new camera. Even if he did want the black model. :)

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