Summary: Probably the best online buy I've ever made. The camera does everything I'd ever want in a non-dslr camera and then some. Yes, there is some noise in low-light situations but, with a price under $250 including a 2 gig memory chip and a 35mm lens equivalent of 36mm-432mm, along with image...
Summary: I bought this camera from Amazon, but returned it two weeks later. Everything about this camera is good value except the lens, which is excellent. There is a lot of noise even at the lowest ISO (100).
Summary: Bottom line - This is an excellent camera. Not just an excellent compact or point and shoot but an excellent camera period. While not a complete replacement for an dSLR, the FZ8 is pretty darn close. Given the current price in the low $200s, it is one of the best values in digital camera available.
Summary: My first impression of the Panasonic DMC-FZ8K was it is a small camera. After playing around with some of the features I was impressed with this camera. The FZ-8K takes fantastic pictures that are truly very sharp. What I'm most surprised with is the feature for close ups or macro.
Summary: I use a Sony A700 with "G" class professional lenses and use the Panasonic LX1 for quick shots. I gave this to my girlfriend in Tallinn to take pictures as she is not one for manuals and technical details but has a good "eye" for pictures.
A nice camera for the transition from Point and Shoot to DSLR
squashpup "squashpup", Amazon
15 February 2008
Summary: I got back into photography after a 10-12 year hiatus. I started with a point-and-shoot Kodak, but it was obvious that that wasn't going to cut it. I needed something that was easy and quick to use, but had a good assortment of manual controls.
Summary: This camera is so easy to use. I have always not used a camera because I could not figure it out. My husband also loves it because he can do different things with it. So, it is good for both the inexperienced and experienced. You turn it on, put it to heart and shoot.
Summary: We have been very happy with this camera. The picture quality is excellent even in zoom. It is very easy to use and not heavy (which was my only concern with it as I have a problem in my arms -- but I have no problem holding it and taking pictures for a long period!).
Summary: Ready to set Modes makes it very easy to use. Battery life is very good. Very good user manual Not heavy as you see in picture comparing to the size Lens cover is not good( broke on the same day)
Conclusion: This Camera is amazing. Although not considered an DSLR it most defiantly acts like one. With its amazing 12x zoom and 4x digital zoom with a super macro mode, you can get right in on a bird or flower. I got one this past Christmas and just out of the box you can start shooting pictures.
Pros: The Ease of use. The Lcd screen has different modes for when in direct sunlight. Viewfinder,Flash works great and can be fine tuned depending on the lighting. It has many scene modes.long battery life,camera comes with a lot of attachments that most other companies do not.