In the Lumix FZ35, though, the lens's image stabilization system has been upgraded from the previous MEGA O.I.S. to a new POWER O.I.S. system that is said to offer double the stabilizing power. The Panasonic FZ35's lens has a maximum aperture that varies from f/2.8 to f/4.4 across the zoom range. The minimum focusing distance for the Panasonic DMC-FZ35 is ordinarily some 30 centimeters, but drops to just one centimeter at wide-angle when switched to Macro mode. At the tele end, focusing down to two meters is the norm, but a Tele Macro mode drops this to as close as one meter when the zoom is set from 11 to 18x.
The Panasonic Lumix FZ35 replaces the company's previous FZ28 model. The Panasonic FZ35 increases the sensor resolution slightly from ten to twelve megapixels, and Panasonic has retained the FZ28's Leica DC Vario-Elmarit-branded 18x optical zoom lens with its useful range from a 27mm wide-angle to a 486mm telephoto.
As mentioned earlier, you can also configure the Lumix TZ60 / ZS40 to automatically send images after they’re taken to a smartphone, tablet, or a computer, although as far as I understand it, you can only send images to a computer via a separate access point, such as a home or office network; I certainly couldn't configure a direct peer-to-peer link between the Lumix TZ60 / ZS40 and my MacBook Air, although direct connections are of course possible to smartphones and tablets as discussed earlier. Either way, it's nice to have images automatically sent to devices which can subsequently upload them to cloud storage and backup if desired. Sure it's heavy on bandwidth, not to mention battery power, but if neither are significant issues for you, it's a compelling proposition. Or of course you could simply have a client viewing images on a tablet as you're taking them, inside or out.