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|Flaunt your photographic skills using the ultra-compact Lumix DMC-ZS8 that offers sharp and vibrant images. With ultra-wide angle Leica DC lens, this Panasonic 14.1MP camera easily incorporates ample of elements in one frame. The 16x optical zoom power of this Panasonic digital camera gives a soft blur to the background, keeping your object under clear focus. The Nano Surface Coating technology used in the Lumix DMC-ZS8 aids in suppressing ghosting and blur. Record movies in full HD format and also zoom while recording to focus all in this Panasonic 14.1MP camera. Power OIS in this Panasonic digital camera doubles the hand-shake correction while clicking, giving you crystal clear photos.|
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Sensor Resolution||14.1 MP|
|Macro Focus Range||3cm|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||24 - 384mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||60 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Multi-Segment, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto, ISO auto (1600-6400)|
|Light Sensitivity Max||6400|
|Flash Type||Built-in flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||0.6 m - 5 m|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Integrated Memory size||70 MB|
|Supported Flash Memory||SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - mono|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Mono|
|Connector Types||1 x Hi-Speed USB, 1 x composite video/audio output, DC power input|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Digital Video Format||MJPEG, QuickTime|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||720p HD Movie Recording, Automatic Face Tracking, Backlight Compensation, Built-In, Built-In Help Guide, Built-In Speaker, Cropping An Image, DPOF Support, Date/Time Stamp, Direct Print, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, Exif Print Support, Histogram Display, Intelligent Auto (iA), Intelligent Resolution Technology, Intelligent Scene Selector, Motion Detection, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, Red eye Fix, Resizing an Image, Scene Detection Technology, Text Input To Exif Header, USB 2.0 Compatibility, YouTube Capture Mode|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Shooting Programs||Aerial 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 Effects||Black & White, Cool, Happy, Natural, Sepia, Vivid, Warm|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||1.9 frames per second, 10 frames per second, 5.5 frames per second|
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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I originally bought this camera from Kolari Vision because I was interested in "night vision" equipment and the ability to take pictures in complete darkness with an IR light source. However, I've since fallen in love with the stunning daylight effects of IR photography. The small size and light weight means this camera goes where I go, while a larger heavier camera might not. Having the camera on person definitely lends itself to more interesting photo opportunities. Depending upon the internal filter you choose (Kolari offers several), the camera is capable of Black & White and (or) color IR. Pictures are generally clean and crisp without grain or other artifacts unless you push it in that direction. Some features include multiple autofocus settings, preset white balance settings, manual white balance (a must for IR), complete auto exposure as well as aperture priority, shutter priority, and full manual control. Shutter speeds can go down as slow as 30 seconds for nighttime photography. The lens is made by Leica, and zooms out all the way to 16x for nice close-up shots with user settable motion stabilization. One thing lacking in this camera is an optical view-finder, although the back-lit LCD display is plenty bright in most situations. Battery life is pretty decent from the provided lithium-ion rechargeable, better than 100 pictures per charge n all conditions including flash. Memory is provided by removable SD media, and a 4 GB card is included.
My son-in-law did the research on a premium point-and-shoot camera and bought a DMC-TZ8 Lumix. We were just chatting on the phone when I mentioned I was looking to upgrade from my Canon 8mp, 3x zoom small pocket camera. He told me about the features of this Panasonic unit and of all the study he did before making the purchase. He is very happy with his choice. So I went on eBay and found several offerings both bidding and Buy-it-Now, new and used. I ended up doing a Buy-it-Now on a refurbished DMC-ZS10 Lumix for about half the cost of what my son-in-law had paid. (I didn't mention that to him.) I have had it for about 3 months and am particularly impressed by the clear and sharp very close-up pictures I was able to take of a broken part I had to evaluate. The 18 x zoom is also impressive. It will take a while to learn all it can do, but I'm delighted so far with the capabilities and performance of this camera.
Still getting use to the camera but no problems and I like it a lot. I got the camera because my other one the front shutter wasn't closing all the time and was driving me crazy. I haven't had any problems with it. I still haven't printed the pictures out to see how they look. I like how you can zoom in so much with this camera. The battery time lasts a nice long time. It seems to take great pictures but haven't printed yet. No problems but I haven't used it tons in 2months
I wanted a small lightweight, REALLY GOOD CAMERA. For some time I have liked Panasonic products. They tend to be well made, logical and user-friendly in design, having clear and understandable manuals. I read lots of comments by users for this and other cameras of this size. I haven't had a chance to explore all the possible settings yet. The results of simple, let the camera figure it out shots are fine, sharp, excellent. The zoom works. Even if what I see on the display looks blurry, when I check afterwards - the photo the camera has made is clear and sharp. That is - I think this is a great camera.
I bought this camera for my daughter and son-in-law, as I have an older version of it, with the 10x zoom. They love it, especially the features such as being able to set a "baby" setting, one for each of their kids, which shows the date and how old they are as of the day you take the photo. The clarity of the photos is great, and the screen is really clear as well. The only issue they have had is that the lens cover sticks, and doesn't fully open, which is annoying if you don't realize it and it obscures part of the picture. The camera is quite compact and lightweight, but not so light that you have a problem with "hand shake". It had a built in feature to reduce that, in any case. This is a great product for the price.