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.
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: 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)
Summary: I got my camera less than a week ago, so it's still very new. I ordered it for myself, from hubby-of course, for Christmas, but I couldn't wait to open it and check it out. I wanted something with rls (sp?) technology, but I'll wait til next year for the price to come down.
Summary: I had used many point and shoot cameras and wanted to move on to a SLR but was way out of my budget. This lumix FZ8K is good for intermediate enthusiatic photographers. It gives you a good manual control as well as automatic functionality of a point and shoot.
Cool camera , really easy to operate and great pics
20 September 2007
Summary: I had heard about the Lumex range from friends , but had never tried out one. I found good reviews for this camera , on the net and via friends. When i got the camera delivered , looking at the box , i thought its going to be a big camera (i really dint want a big one, its too troublesome to carry).
Summary: I am still learning to use the camera, but this camera set had everything I could need. I am very happy with the value and half my first pictures turned out. - I never used a digital before. But It has a great zoom on it and a nice screen along with a memory stick, and great carrying case.
5 stars for value, 4 stars for performance = 4.5 stars!!!
Scott Pointon "Former Marine, Librarian, Woodworker, Homebrewer", Amazon
17 August 2007
Summary: I have used quite a variety of point and shoot digital cameras over the years and for not much more money this camera is infinitely better than all of them. I really appreciate the size and quality feel of this camera's construction, the intuitive controls, and all of the included accessories (Leica...
Summary: I bought this camera about a month ago and have been using it in my digital photography class. It had all the options I needed to be able to learn all I needed to know about manually adjusting your ISO,f stops, shutter speeds, and all that good stuff.
Summary: I'm very pleased with this camera :) pros it's very light and small, but well built the lecia lens is awsome and the 12x zoom is perfect video quailty is good macro setting is great auto focus is great all the settings and options work well easy to understand and use menu quick start up image...