Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ8 reviews and prices: Compact camera

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This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 4 reviews.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ8: 8.32 MP (Megapixels), 5x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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Sue, Hull Not a technical person

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good Features all out door pictures came out fine. I used the soft touch for some of the portrates
Bad points:
Had a problem taking a distance photograph of my daughter graduation it came out dark. This could be due to the fact I was not used to the camera but when I bought it I thought it was just a point and shoot.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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15 of 17 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Jun 2008

Confirmed purchaser Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good motion pictures. Very easy to use though I do have a larger X12 panasonic so menu was similiar.
Bad points:
Very short AA battery life has put me off even with 2500mA/h Rechargeables.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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12 of 13 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Mar 2009

Confirmed purchaser Likes photography

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
5x optical zoom
upto 8x optical zoom ("e-zoom") in 3MP mode
full manual controls (except manual focusing)
HD ready photos
WVGA videos
Bad points:
no zooming or pausing whilst recording
no optical viewfinder
images should be sharper (you can adjust in camera settings)
camera case not included
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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24 of 27 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Jun 2008

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 3246x2448
Optical zoom ratio 5
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Silver
Media format SDXC Card
Media format SDHC Card
Media format MMC Card
Media format SD Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus No
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 141
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/60
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 98x62x33
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.3-f5.9
In-built memory (Megabytes) 20
Release date 2008-03-31
Height in mm 6.2
Width in mm 98
Depth in mm 3.3
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Type of lens Zoom lens - 5.2 mm - 26 mm
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 160
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 32

Also known as: Panasonic DMC LZ8

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Manufacturer's Description

Manual compact camera with Innovative Intelligent Auto mode & 5x Optical Zoom Leica DC lens.

Panasonic introduced the LUMIX 8.1-megapixel DMC-LZ8 with 5x optical zoom Leica DC lens with both excellent optical performance and compactness of the lens unit perfectly combined. The camera is substantially refined to much look slimmer and compact compared to the predecessor DMC-LZ6.

The iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, which comprises 5 shooting-assist functions; Mega O.I.S., Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Detection and Quick AF functions. These features can enjoy easy, trouble-free shooting in any situation and get the satisfaction that comes with capturing clear images.

The DMC-LZ8 adopt a manual control function that allows users to set aperture and shutter speed manually in the three mode; A-aperture priority, S-shutter speed priority and M-manual. Together with the powerful 5x optical zoom, this function helps to express the photographer’s intention in the picture.

The DMC-LZ8 boasts a 230,000-dot high-resolution LCD with Intelligent LCD function, which detects the lighting condition and controls the brightness level of the LCD in 12 fine steps, to offer a display with the most appropriate clarity in any situation. Silver Model: DMC-LZ8EB-S


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