Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
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Overview
TypeBridge digital camera
Lens
Lens36-432 mm equiv., F2.8-3.1
Sensor/medium
Sensor1/2.5" CCD
Maximum resolution3072×2304 (7 megapixels)
ASA/ISO rangeISO 100-3200
StorageMMC, SD, SDHC
Focusing
Focus modesAutomatic or Manual
Focus bracketing±2.0 EV in ⅓ EV steps
Exposure/metering
Exposure modesBulb, Manual, Program, Automatic, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority
Metering modesMatrix, center weighted, spot
Flash
FlashBuilt-in pop up; Range: 1-19.7 feet
Flash bracketing±2.0 EV in ⅓ EV steps
Shutter
Shutter speed range60-1/2000 sec
Continuous shootinglimited by write speed of SD card, 2-shot burst, 3-shot burst, unlimited burst frame/s
Viewfinder
Viewfinder0.44 in color LCD (188,000 pixels)
Image processing
Custom WB2 custom modes
General
BatteryLi-Ion 7.2 V, 710 mAh
Weight10.9 oz (310 g)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 is a 7 megapixel superzoom bridge digital camera made by Panasonic. As with most Panasonic Lumix cameras, it uses a Venus Engine, in this case, the Venus Engine III. It supports the Raw image format and has the same sensor size and zoom level as its predecessorm, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7.

The DMC-FZ8 became available in the United States in February 2007.[1]

Improvements over DMC-FZ7[edit]

The DMC-FZ8 has several improvements.[2]

  • 7 megapixel resolution vs. 6 megapixels
  • Venus III vs. Venus II processor
  • Raw mode
  • ISO 100-3200 vs. 100-1600
  • SD, MMC, and SDHC for storage vs. SD and MMC
  • f/2.8-3.3 Leica zoom lens
  • Higher resolution screen and viewfinder, along with other interface tweaks
  • 27 MB built in memory

Other features[edit]

  • Mega O.I.S. (optical image stabilizer) in the lens
  • Intelligent ISO Control
  • Extra Optical Zoom (digital zoom)
  • VGA movie mode in both normal and wide aspect ratio

The camera has a 2.5" color LCD display and a color electronic viewfinder, and is available in two colors, black (suffix K) and silver (suffix S).

Reception[edit]

In a review, CNET gave the camera 7.5/10 stars, praising the camera's fast zoom lens; joystick and manual controls; optical image stabilization system; compact size; and raw image format. However, they criticized its image quality, misleading optical zoom labeling, and noise issues, as well as the ISO 3200 option being hidden in a specific usage mode, though they noted that may be beneficial to users as the manual specifies that the ISO 3200 would blur much useful detail. Overall, it was described as a decent camera for beginners or intermediate users.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8". Digital Photography Blog. Darren Rowse, Australia. 2007-01-31. Retrieved 2008-07-05.
  2. ^ "Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Review". DPReview. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  3. ^ Ryan, Philip. "Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8". CNET. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
Preceded by
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
~2007
Succeeded by
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

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