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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 digital camera
Lumix DMC-FZ8
at a glance
3264 x 2448
12x optical zoom
2.5" lcd monitor
Li ion rechargeable
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 review summary
camera date Mar 07  out of production
pixels / class 7.4M  SLR-like digital camera
overall rating good overall camera rating  13 reviews
image quality very good image quality rating  
ease of use good usability rating  
camera body good camera body rating  
digital features good digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls good photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography amateur
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 specifications
lens / zoom  36mm - 432mm (12x) (dig. 4x)
focus / macro  auto | manual / 30cm / 5cm
metering mode  intelligent multiple, center-weighted, spot
aperture  auto | manual / F2.8 - F8 (W) / F3.1 - F8 (T)
white balance  auto, presets, color temperature adjustment
shutter  auto | manual / 60s - 1/2000s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal -  6 modes / 0.3m - 6m
viewfinder  ttl electronic
iso ratings  100, 200, 400, 800, 1250 (3200 in high sensitivity mode)
image size  3072x2304 / 2560x1920 / 2048x1536 / 1600x1200 / 1280x960 / 640x480 / 3072x2048 / 2048x1360 / 3072x1728 / 1920x1080
image format  raw / jpeg (exif 2.21)
image compr.  fine / standard
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 10s, 2s
video options  Qt m-jpeg - 640x480, 320x240, 848x480 (30fps | 10fps)
audio options  
connectivity  usb / A/V  (PAL/NTSC)
storage  27MB internal, SD, SDHC, MMC
extra features  optical image stabilizer
histogram display
PictBridge compatible
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
17Mar07 Panasonic DMC-FZ8 vs. Olympus SP-550 UZ
18Mar07 Panasonic DMC-FZ8 vs. Olympus SP-550 UZ (nl)
12Oct07 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 review at dkamera (de)
16Aug07 Panasonic DMC-FZ8 review at Imaging-resource
27Jun07 Panasonic DMC-FZ8 review at CameraLabs
25Jun07 Panasonic DMC-FZ8 review at Quesabesde (es)
12Jun07 Panasonic DMC-FZ8 review at DCResource
24May07 Panasonic DMC-FZ8 review at Steves-Digicams
05May07 Panasonic DMC-FZ8 review at TrustedReviews
27Apr07 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 review at
27Apr07 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 review at Megapixel (fr)
07Feb07 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 review at DPReview
Introductions, previews and other reviews
04Mar07 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 review at
News, guides, hints & tips
02Feb07 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 press summary
Forum discussions Panasonic SLR Forum Panasonic Talk Forum Panasonic Forum
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 announcement clippings

The Lumix DMC-FZ8 is equipped with a 7.2 megapixel CCD and a LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens offering a powerful 12x optical zoom (equivalent to 36mm to 432mm on a 35mm film camera) with an aperture of F2.8 to F3.3. If this wasn't enough, in 3-megapixel resolution mode, the Extra Optical Zoom function uses the centre part of the CCD to provide additional magnification, extending the zoom power to an impressive 18x.
A key improvement is the inclusion of Panasonic's advanced image-processing LSI, Venus Engine III that can record at a sensitivity setting as high as ISO 1250 with full resolution. Noise reduction is also greatly improved, with picture noise removed in stages during image processing. Critical noise is analysed, and chromatic and luminance noise are reduced separately. The chromatic noise, which has greater effect on picture quality, is then selectively suppressed, resulting in clearer images.

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