Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8
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Product description for: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS8/DMC-TZ18

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Capture memorable moments of your life with the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ18/DMC-ZS8 compact digital camera. With a 16x optical zoom, this Panasonic 14.1 MP camera brings distant objects closer without losing out on sharpness. Also, a 24 mm ultra wide-angle lens allows you to take shots of vast landscapes even from a shorter distance. Furthermore, an optical image stabilizer in this compact digital camera minimizes image blurs caused due to handshakes so that you can capture photographs clearly. You can record HD videos with this Panasonic 14.1 MP camera, delivering true-to-life footages. Also, the featured 3.0-inch LCD screen allows you to preview or playback the photographs instantly. Moreover, the built-in flash aids in taking clear shots even in complete darkness with the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ18/DMC-ZS8 digital camera. What’s more, you don’t have to worry about the red-eye effect caused due to flash, as this Panasonic 14.1 MP camera features digital Red-eye correction function.

Product Features
  • 24 mm ultra wide-angle 16x optical zoom LEICA DC lens
    The compact, versatile lens system is the hallmark of LUMIX ZS series and now this lens system is totally redeveloped for the DMC-ZS8 in both optical and mechanical design. The high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens system is even more versatile with 24 mm ultra wide-angle to powerful 16x optical zoom.
  • Powerful 16x optical zoom
    The DMC-ZS8 features a powerful 16x optical zoom lens. This gives you highly natural expressions from people and animals that you can't get close to. It can also be used for shooting movies, and is designed to suppress noise while zooming. This slim, compact, pocket-sized camera can easily go wherever you do - for both everyday snapshots and traveling.
  • Intelligent Resolution technology
    The image processing technology "Intelligent Resolution" is incorporated in the Venus Engine VI for the DMC-ZS8. With the Intelligent Resolution technology, 3 areas - outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation areas - are automatically detected and optimum signal processes are performed to each area. Apart from the uniform enhancement of sharpness, the innovative technology Intelligent Resolution precisely performs signal processing pixel by pixel in the most effective way for it.
  • iA (Intelligent Auto) mode
    When you don't know which mode will give you the best shooting results, or when a sudden photo opportunity pops up and you don't have time to make any settings, simply choose the iA (Intelligent Auto) mode and let the camera do it all for you. You just choose the iA mode, aim at your subject, and shoot. 7 detection and correction functions are simultaneously activated to optimize the settings, so you get stunning photos every time.
  • Face detection AF/AE with face recognition
    The DMC-ZS8 features the face recognition, a function that "remembers" faces. The conventional face detection system captures a face with focus and appropriate exposure but sometimes it falls not on the face you want to capture most beautifully when there are several faces in a frame. The face recognition prioritizes focus and exposure right on the face of your special person. In playback, you can choose to display only photos that contain a specific registered face using the Category Playback.
  • Macro zoom
    The DMC-ZS8 lets you get as close as 3cm to your subject. In addition, when using the macro zoom function, you can pull subjects even closer than the closest point possible by using 3x digital zoom, and capture dramatic close-ups.
  • Slideshow with music
    The DMC-ZS8 can play a slideshow with music. Choose from 4 types of music: natural, slow, swing and urban. Then, select the transition effect to match your music. For musical slideshows created, you can choose your favorite iTunes music file as background music.
  • AF tracking - subject detection
    Once you focus on your subject, the AF tracking automatically tracks it until you press the shutter. When you're taking images of an active subject, like children or pets, this function eliminates the need to press the shutter button halfway down repeatedly to readjust the focus. The AF tracking makes sure you don't miss those once-in-a-lifetime shooting opportunities.
  • Venus Engine VI
    The high-speed, high-performance Venus Engine VI is incorporated in the DMC-ZS8 to enable the recording of beautiful images with higher quality signal processing including the Intelligent Resolution technology.

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Key Features
Camera TypePoint & Shoot
Optical Zoom16x
Digital Zoom4x
Sensor Resolution14.1 MP
Screen Size3"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size1/2.33"
Sensor TypeCCD, MOS

Lens System
Macro Focus Range3cm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera24 - 384mm

Max Shutter Speed1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed60 sec
Exposure compensation±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Exposure MeteringCenter-Weighted, Multi-Segment, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority, Automatic, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority
Light SensitivityISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto, ISO auto (1600-6400)
Light Sensitivity Max6400

Camera Flash
Flash TypeBuilt-in flash
Red Eye ReductionYes
Effective Flash Range0.6 m - 5 m
Camera Flash FeaturesAF Illuminator, Auto Flash, Flash Off, Forced On, Red-eye Reduction Flash, Slow Sync
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro

Memory / Storage
Integrated Memory size70MB
Supported Flash MemorySD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Card, SDXC Memory Card

Viewfinder TypeNone, Without Viewfinder

Depth1.31 in.
Height2.27 in.
Width4.13 in.
Weight6.63 Oz.

Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color
Display Size3"

Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - mono
Microphone Operation ModeMono

Connector Types1 x Hi-Speed USB, 1 x composite video/audio output, DC power input
Expansion Slot1 x SD Memory Card

Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Digital Video FormatMJPEG, QuickTime
Still Image FormatDCF, EXIF 2.3, JPEG

Max Video Resolution1920 x 1080

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature40 °C

Other Features
Additional FeaturesAuto White Balance, Autofocus, Exposure Compensation
Face DetectionYes
Shooting ModesFrame Movie Mode

Shooting ProgramsAerial photo, Baby1, Baby2, Beach, Candle, Film grain, Fireworks, Flash-burst, Food, Handheld night shot, Hi-speed burst, High dynamic, High sensitivity, Night portrait, Night scene, Panorama assist, Party/indoor, Pet, Photo frame, Pin hole, Portrait mode, Scenery, Self-portrait, Snow, Soft skin, Sports mode, Starry sky, Sunset, Transform, Underwater
Special EffectsBlack & White, Cool, Happy, Natural, Sepia, Vivid, Warm
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy (Preset), Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Incandescent (Preset), Shade (Preset)
Continuous Shooting Speed30 frames per second
Exterior ColorBlack

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Reviews & Research

CNET Editors' reviewVery Good


    The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 is a basic compact megazoom with very good photo quality and shooting performance for its class, as well as long battery life.


    The ZS8 is somewhat expensive for what it's offering.


    The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 is a fine compact megazoom, if not the best value.

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