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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:04 pm 
Hi there

is there anybody who can tell me the diff. between the FZ35 and the FZ38

I live in Denmark and here it is the Fz38 that the most companies have on stock, but the price is diff. to the FZ35 if I buy it in USA.

Ole


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:14 pm 
Dude,they are one & the same camera. :)
FZ35 is the name for US & FZ38 for the rest of the world.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:25 pm 
Hi Razvan

Soo I can order the same camera in USA (FZ35), and save about 100£???

that is funny is it not.'

Ole


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:57 pm 
Do you think this is weird?
I could buy a good camera from the US online at 2/3 of the price in my country. But the taxes here makes this a pointless way to buy stuff. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:33 am 
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But yes, remember you will probably be taxed when it arrives in your country, and the guarentee will only be valid for the USA. S if it goes wrong, you will need to return it to the US (for a free repair in the first year anyway).


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:59 am 
Hi,

Are international warranties available from cameras imported from the US (or any other part of the World for that matter)? Here in India, if a camera is imported from the US and an international warranty is purchased separately, it still works out to be much cheaper.

Jinay.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:52 am 
OleSorensen, Hi.
Just take note that some USA customers have posted on various forums that
their FZ35 did not come with an option to use PAL. I know that the FZ35 sold
in Asia does however. Without PAL, you will have limited video connection
options. Also, as the FZ35 can film video for an unlimited period, this camera
will be listed by customs as a Video Cam so they will probably hit you for far more tax in Europe.
Regards


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:29 pm 
OleSorensen wrote:
Hi there

is there anybody who can tell me the diff. between the FZ35 and the FZ38

I live in Denmark and here it is the Fz38 that the most companies have on stock, but the price is diff. to the FZ35 if I buy it in USA.

Ole


Hi

Over time I have seen many potential and current FZ owners agonising over the differences between the regional models in the FZ series. Between different model numbers, different regions, and different product manuals, Panasonic certainly likes to keep us guessing (that's the glass-half-full viewpoint).

In this mission critical and scientifically-compiled document, my extensive and laborious research has revealed the following differences between models: ;)

Source: Panasonic Operating Instructions, Product SKU's:
DMC-FZ38 (VQT2F13 - Europe);
DMC-FZ35 (VQT2F10 - U.S.A.);
DMC-FZ35 (VQT2H01 - Australia/Asia-Pacific)


Video Out Format (Analog), Page 35
Select between PAL and NTSC
Available - VQT2F13, VQT2H01
Not available - VQT2F10

Available Recording Time, Page 218
VQT2F10, VQT2H01
MPEG - up to 2GB, AVCHD - up to the capacity of the card.
VQT2F13
All formats - 29 minutes 59 seconds.

Nomenclature, pp 2, 52, 53, 54, 130,
Extended Optical Zoom - VQT2F13, VQT2H01
Extra Optical Zoom -VQT2F10

Battery Temperature Warning, Page 17
Charge between 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
Mentioned - VQT2F13, VQT2H01
Not Mentioned - VQT2F10

Battery Life, LCD, Page 18
"the number of recordable pictures decreases in Auto Power LCD Mode and Power LCD Mode (P31)
Not Mentioned - VQT2F13, VQT2H01
Mentioned - VQT2F10

Recording Time for Motion Pictures, P 19
VQT2F13 - Whole section omitted
VQT2F10, VQT2H01 - Included

There may be more minor/trivial differences, but by now I have a headache from doing this...hopefully it will put someone's mid at ease!

Cheers
Greg

PS And that's just for one camera - imagine the poor suckers given the job of compiling all the different manuals twice a year - by now they are all in therapy, no doubt ;) (and no wonder Panasonic manuals have a deserved reputation for being a giant mess; instead of improving readability and layout, they must spend all their time nit-picking minutia)


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