Best nighttime and point and shoot camera. Love it!
4 January 2014
Summary: I had an older model of this same camera and loved it. This camera is awesome..takes great pictures in the night time setting (never ever did I have any camera that took great pictures at night)..I ended up with this model as I still had 2 newer batteries for my older model.
Great photos until dust show up inside lens; very horrible service! Do not buy.
Richard H., Amazon
24 November 2013
Summary: I have 2 of these Lumix DMC-ZS8 cameras. They take great photos until dust, within less than 6 months show up inside the lens and cannot be removed unless one take apart the camera. Extremely irritating!
Summary: The "one star" is for Panasonic customer service. The "DMC" line are decent cameras and this is the second one we purchased. The first one lasted four years then stopped working. I figured It just wore out so bought a new DMC-ZS8 which is basically a newer model.
Summary: I loved this camera when I bought it in May 2011. Now, September 2013, I have sent it back to the company and told them do not fix it and do not send it back, but to use it to see if they can improve their product. First, it is a much larger point and shoot camera than others.
Summary: This was my fourth Panasonic ultra-zoom camera. I wrote an earlier gushing review of the ZS6, and I've even had a couple of photo's in Panasonic's "Focus on Australia" (a competition for Lumix users there - I spend about four months a year working down-under). But this will be my last.
Summary: I couldn't wait to get a Lumix, but I guess not all Lumix models live up to the Lumix reputation. I got this after someone dropped my Canon Powershot and dented the lens so it wouldn't retract anymore. I figured it was time to trade up, but after a few weeks it was clear I had traded down.
Summary: After using this camera for about 1 year, dust started to appear in the pictures I took. For what I read it seems it's a problem in the fabrication facility. It only got worst and worst week after week.
Summary: I bought this for a family member who lost the one I gave her last year. I bought last year's camera on ebay as well. She liked the one I had. It is an easy camera to use and is still very compact. It also has a good zoom.