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)
Flash Built-in pop up; Range: 1-19.7 feet
Shutter speed range 60-1/2000 sec
ASA/ISO range ISO 100-3200
Exposure modes Bulb, Manual, Program, Automatic, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority
Metering modes Matrix, center weighted, spot
Focus modes Automatic or Manual
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)
Flash bracketing ±2.0 EV in ⅓ EV steps
Focus bracketing ±2.0 EV in ⅓ EV steps
Custom WB 2 custom modes
Storage MMC, SD, SDHC
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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