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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8

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Overall 6
6.0

Panasonic DMC-FP8

Tech2
3 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Pocket cameras are a boon to photographers. Think about it! For instance, imagine carrying a super zoom or even an SLR whenever you step out. Though they are considered to be a requirement for every shutter bug they don’t quite offer the same kind of portability that compact cameras offer. So let’s move on and find out if the Panasonic DMC-FP8 is really worth spending your money on.
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Overall 7
7.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8

CNET
26 February 2010
  • Summary: The Lumix DMC-FP8 lives up to Panasonic's speedy performance claims; its photo quality isn't bad, either.
  • Pros: Small and lightweight; fast start-up and low shutter lag in good lighting; simple operation; great battery life.
  • Cons: Overcautious auto ISO; internal lens leads to fingers in shots; photos look slightly overprocessed.
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Overall 8
7.5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 Review

Digitaltrends
18 November 2009
  • Excerpt: If Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-FP8 looks a lot like the rugged TS1 the company launched earlier this year, it’s because the two cameras have a lot in common. Although the FP8 won’t survive a dip in the drink or a drop to the floor like its brawnier brother, both use a unique folding-optic design that eliminates moving parts outside the camera. And priced at $300, this stripped-down, classed-up model is $80 cheaper.
  • Pros: Quick start-up, autofocus and low shutter lag, Excellent image quality in proper lighting, attractive design
  • Cons: No lens cover, Initially unintuitive rear controls, Noise at high ISOs hampers indoor shooting
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 Review

Digital Camera Review
7 October 2009
  • Summary: When I reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35 back in March 2008 I was impressed enough with that camera's overall performance to buy one for my sister. Subsequent Panasonic offerings that have crossed my path for review purposes didn't produce the same warm and fuzzy feelings as the FX35, but the FP8 has reversed that trend.
  • Pros: Very good AF performance, Very good shutter lag, Good image quality, largely defect free, Good flash recycle times
  • Cons: ISO noise performance below average at 400 and up, Minimal flash range at low ISO
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 review

expertreviews.co.uk
22 March 2010
  • Excerpt: The FP8’s aluminium body is slim, stylish and reassuringly tough. We love the red finish, but it’s also available in black or silver. It’s remarkably well equipped for such aa cheap camera. Battery life is great at 380 shots, and the optical stabilisation system is exceptionally effective, keeping around 80 per cent of shots sharp when zoomed right in and using a 1/8-second shutter speed.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8

PhotographyBLOG
19 February 2010
  • Excerpt: In something of a design departure, Panasonic has introduced the flat fronted, square-edged 12.1 megapixel FP8 to the Lumix range of beginner-friendly, pocket-sized point-and-shoot compacts. It recalls similarly slender Sony Cyber-shots to an extent, yet even more closely apes older Konica Minolta Dimage X series digital snapshots, not just in looks but also because it features folded optics - here Leica branded - that ensure that at no point does its internally stacked...
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Overall 6
6.0

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FP8 is solid and stylish but has some design quirks

Good Gear Guide.au
18 February 2010
  • Summary: Though the lens placement and button layout take some getting used to, the boxy and durable Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 offers a quiet and quick wide-angle lens.
  • Pros: Superior battery life, very fast and quiet wide-angle zoom lens, durable frame
  • Cons: No lens cover, lens placement is awkward for two-handed shots
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 review

PC Advisor
16 February 2010
  • Summary: The durable and compact Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 point-and-shoot camera offers an ultraquiet, recessed lens that focuses very quickly, but you'll need to make sure that its design works for you.
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Overall 6
6.0
Design 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Overall quality 6
6.0
Photo quality - landscapes 8
8.0
Photo quality - macro 6
6.0
Photo quality - portraits 8
8.0
Photo quality - low light 6
6.0
Photo quality - sports 6
6.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8

digicambuyer.co.uk
12 January 2010
  • Conclusion: Glowing buttons and aluminium build aside the FP8 offers a fairly standard feature set at a premium price. But despite there being little here that’s truly new, Panasonic has introduced another reliable performer to the Lumix range.
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Overall 7
7.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 digital camera

Pocket Lint
6 January 2010
  • Conclusion: Despite our reservations about some aspects of the FP8's functionality, outdoors with plenty of light around the camera is able to pick up a fair amount of detail and deliver crisp, sharply focused results. Indoors, switch off the flash to avoid giving your subjects that rabbit-in-the-headlights look and soft images are the inevitable result, even with OIS activated.
  • Pros: User-friendly set up and operational menus, fast and responsive, for the most part a reliable snapper. Robust mainly metal construction and 4.6x optical zoom range goes some way toward justifying price tag
  • Cons: Optical zoom disabled when shooting video, not Full HD movies, positioning of lens means that finger tips can creep into shot, noise visible at ISO 400 and above
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