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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

PC Magazine
17 April 2008
  • Conclusion: Although the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 offers a powerful 12X optical zoom lens, manual modes, and a wealth of helpful features, its lack of a true wide-angle view prevents it from stripping the older Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ3 of its Editors' Choice crown.
  • Pros: 12X optical zoom. Full manual capabilities. Intelligent ISO mode. Variety of flash settings.
  • Cons: Lacks wide-angle view. Nonarticulating LCD.
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Overall 8
8.4
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 8
8.0
Ergonomics 9
8.5
Build quality 8
8.0

Expert Review

DP Review
3 April 2008
  • Conclusion: Maybe because my expectations have been lowered, maybe because no one else is doing it any better, I ended up liking the FZ8 more than I expected to. The FZ7 was a significant upgrade to the FZ5 (one of the most popular super zoom models ever), and the design, control and interface changes lifted it head and shoulders over most of its direct competitors. But the issue of noise (and Panasonic's 'watercolor' Venus II noise reduction) was hard to ignore.
  • Pros: Excellent resolution & sharp results, Good, natural color and excellent exposure, Superb 12x optical zoom, Smooth, almost stepless 2-speed zoom, Effective image stabilization, Small and light, but well built, Comprehensive range of controls, Very fast operation, Fast (and accurate) focus using 'High Speed' option, Well designed menu system, Nice handling and improved controls, Easy to use, Bright, clear, high resolution LCD screen, Excellent EVF, big improvement, Dece...
  • Cons: Some areas of performance actually worse than predecessor, Noise is, as usual, a bit of a problem at lower ISO settings, ISO 400+ noise reduction produces color bleeding and loss of low contrast detail, Default noise reduction too high at all ISO settings (use low NR setting), Limited dynamic range, highlight clipping in JPEGs, Default contrast a bit on the high side, Occasional (mild) fringing, Occasional focus hunting at long end of zoom in low light and in macro mo...
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Overall 10
10
Design 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
12 November 2007
  • Conclusion: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ8 Megazoom digital camera Panasonic set the tone for the Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ8 when it won an international DIWA Gold Award for its predecessor. The results from our practical test soon showed that the Panasonic FZ8 is a worthy successor. Although there is still room for improvement, it looks as if the Panasonic Lumix FZ8 Megazoom camera has grown up. By providing RAW format, Panasonic is showing that it takes digital photography seriously.
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Overall 8
8.4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Camera Labs
1 June 2007
  • Summary: The Panasonic Lumix FZ8 is one of the best value super-zoom cameras around right now, boasting a range of features comparable to models costing comfortably more. On the plus side you get a good quality 12x optical zoom with stabilisation, composition using either a great-looking 2.5in screen or decent electronic viewfinder, quick and easy control over all settings, and even RAW recording facilities, all in small, light and affordable form factor.
  • Pros: 12x optical zoom with OIS., Decent quality 2.5in screen., Quick access to settings., Good manual control and RAW mode.
  • Cons: Noise becomes a problem above 200 ISO., Wide angle coverage 'only' 36mm., No flip-out screen., May be too small and light for some.
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Overall 7
7.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: With 12x zoom and image stabilisation, the FZ8 looks like a winner
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix FZ8

digicambuyer.co.uk
12 December 2007
  • Conclusion: Offers the best half way house between a superzoom camera and DSLR representing very good value for money.
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Overall 8
7.9
Design 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0
Photo quality 9
9.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ8 Review

LetsGoDigital
24 January 2013
  • Conclusion: De wijzigingen ten opzichte van zijn voorganger zijn niet eens zo heel groot. Toch zijn de nieuwe en verbeterde kenmerken dusdanig waardevol dat de Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 zonder twijfel zichzelf de koning onder de Megazoom camera's mag noemen. Door de verbeterde en grotere elektronische zoeker, de hogere resolutie van de LCD monitor en de mogelijkheid van RAW laat Panasonic zien dat zij wel degelijk een serieus alternatief tegenover een instap digitale...
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Overall 8
7.9

Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ8 Review

LetsGoDigital
3 March 2008
  • Conclusion: Önceki model FZ7 ile kıyaslandığında değişiklik anlamında göze pek bir şey çarpmıyor. Ancak kameranın yeni özellikleri cihaza öyle çok değer katıyor ki Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ8 dijital fotoğraf makinesini megazum sınıftaki modellerin kralı olarak tanımlamak hiç de gerçekdışı olmayacaktır.
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Overall 8
7.9

Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ8 Review

LetsGoDigital
3 March 2008
  • Conclusion: Önceki model FZ7 ile kıyaslandığında değişiklik anlamında göze pek bir şey çarpmıyor. Ancak kameranın yeni özellikleri cihaza öyle çok değer katıyor ki Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ8 dijital fotoğraf makinesini megazum sınıftaki modellerin kralı olarak tanımlamak hiç de gerçekdışı olmayacaktır.
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Overall 8
8.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Absolut Photo
11 February 2008
  • Excerpt: Bridge d'entrée de gamme chez Panasonic le Lumix DMC-FZ8 est un appareil numérique très complet et qui séduira par son rapport qualité prix. Son système de stabilisation optique est performant et son ergonomie est bien pensée. Son zoom optique de 12x pour enregistrer les moindres détails, vous permettra des mises au point rapprochées sur les sujets les plus éloignés mais présente d'indéniables problèmes de bruit.
  • Pros: Utilisation façile, Luminosité de l'objectif en télé (f/3,3), Tarif compétitif
  • Cons: Viseur acceptable, AF peu sensible en ambiance sombre, Pas de grand angle (36 mm)
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