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.
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
MPEG - up to 2GB, AVCHD - up to the capacity of the card.
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!
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)