Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Digital Camera Review

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 This camera first impressed me with the Extra Optical Zoom function that provides additional magnification up to 18x when taking photos with 3-megapixel resolution. Second thing to make you choose this camera is the and Intelligent Image Stabilization. Sensitivity setting as high as ISO 1250 is quite impressive for the noise reduction and the shutter release time lag as short as 0.005 seconds, shutter interval 0.6 second are brilliant. Lets see some interesting features: Date Stamp, a total of 18 scene modes, including the new Pet and Sunset modes. About the menu: youre playing a joystick.
Its not exactly a pocket camera since its kind of robust. New on the market, it accepts SDHC memory cards (the new SD memory cards with capacity over 2GB). As for movies, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 records full-size movies in wide-aspect VGA (848×480) at 30fps, allowing you to view your recordings on a wide screen television.
Technical data:
• 7.2 effective Megapixel CCD
• F2.8-3.1, 12X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 36 – 432 mm (big zoom)
• Optical image stabilization (good)
• 2.5″ LCD display with 207,000 pixels; Power LCD and High-Angle modes available
• Higher resolution electronic viewfinder than FZ7 (188k pixels vs. 114k pixels)
• Venus Engine III image processor
• AF-assist lamp
• Full manual controls
• RAW image format supported (that’s new)
• Two-speed zoom controller (also new)
• Records movies at 848 x 480 or 640 x 480 (30 fps) with sound
• Optional conversion lenses
• 27MB onboard memory plus SD/SDHC card slot
• Li-ion battery (up op 380 shots per charge – this could be better)

By Laura

I started photography as a hobby in 2005, during college. My passion slowly became a more important part of my life since 2008. Because of using a combination of my photographic knowledge, with those of internet marketing, I like to call myself a "photomarketer".

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