• The new DMC-FZ8 camera boasts of 12x Optical Zoom (equivalent to 36-432 mm on a 35 mm film camera) coupled with Panasonic's Extra Optical Zoom function. It provides additional magnification of up to 18x while taking photos with 3-Megapixel resolution. The new camera also features a 7.2 Megapixel CCD and Intelligent Image Stabilization system.
This camera also features a MEGA Optical Image Stabilization MEGA O.I.S. technology that compensates for both hand-shake and motion blur, making it easier than ever to capture clear, sharp, and beautiful images. The Lumix DMC-FZ8 features a large 2.5-inch LCD for easy viewing while monitoring and during image playback. It also features the Panasonic LSI Venus Engine III, an advanced image-processing engine that can record at a sensitivity setting as high as ISO 1250 with full resolution. This greatly improves noise reduction, with picture noise removed in stages during image processing.
The Venus Engine III also has outstanding response time with a shutter release time lag as short as 0.005 seconds, and the shutter interval as short as 0.6 seconds. This camera accommodates large-capacity SDHC Memory cards and boasts of approximately 27 MB built-in memory. The Lumix DMC-FZ8 allows approximately 380 shots to be taken on a single charge.
Reviewed by 2 customers
The dial jog stick is hard to learn and hard to remember when you use a lot of different cameras like I do. The best thing about this camera is the lens. It's really sharp and the long side of the zoom is just amazing. Wish it went wider at the other end, but it's okay for what it is and great for the price. The movie mode is just wonderful. I made an entire film with this camera and it looked great projected huge. Just wish you could zoom while recording in the movie mode. Also the 52mm lens filter thread is a blessing. It lets me use all my old filters without annoying adapters.
Used the camera only for a short period now. Anyway enthousiasic about the features, the possibilities to manually set the camera and the results using the complete zoom. Perfect camera for the investment.