Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Type Bridge digital camera
Lens 36-432 mm equiv., F2.8-3.1
Sensor 1/2.5" CCD
Maximum resolution 3072×2304 (7 megapixels)
ASA/ISO range ISO 100-3200
Storage MMC, SD, SDHC
Focus modes Automatic or Manual
Focus bracketing ±2.0 EV in ⅓ EV steps
Exposure modes Bulb, Manual, Program, Automatic, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority
Metering modes Matrix, center weighted, spot
Flash Built-in pop up; Range: 1-19.7 feet
Flash bracketing ±2.0 EV in ⅓ EV steps
Shutter speed range 60-1/2000 sec
Continuous shooting limited by write speed of SD card, 2-shot burst, 3-shot burst, unlimited burst frame/s
Viewfinder 0.44 in color LCD (188,000 pixels)
Image Processing
Custom WB 2 custom modes
Battery Li-Ion 7.2 V, 710 mAh
Weight 10.9 oz (310 g)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 is a superzoom bridge digital camera that features:

  • 1/2.5" sensor 7 megapixel resolution
  • Fast f/2.8-3.3 Leica zoom lens 12x zoom lens
  • Mega O.I.S. (optical image stabilizer) in the lens, reducing blurring by compensating for handshake
  • Intelligent ISO Control
  • Extra Optical Zoom which is achieved by cropping to lower resolution and is in fact just digital zoom with a fancier name.
  • Multiple modes of operation, including manual modes
  • Optional Raw image format
  • VGA movie mode in both normal and wide aspect ratio
  • Relatively compact size and light weight

As with most Panasonic Lumix cameras, it uses a Venus Engine, in this case, the Venus Engine III.

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).

The DMC-FZ8 became available in the USA in February 2007 at a recommended retail price of $350.[1]


  1. ^ "Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8". Digital Photography Blog. Darren Rowse, Australia. 2007-01-31. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
Preceded by
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Succeeded by
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

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