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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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General
Model Number: FH8
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price:  
Street Price:  
Date Available:  
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 4.3 oz (123 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.8 x 2.2 x 0.8 in.
(96 x 57 x 19 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 16.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.33 inch
Sensor size: 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.33 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF v2.3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MP4 with mono audio
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: No
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: No
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT, 6 elements in 5 groups, 3 aspherical elements
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 120 mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x
Aperture Range: F2.5 / F9 (W) / F6.4 / F20 (T), 2 step
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: Face, AF Tracking, Multi (23pt), 1pt
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 0
Minimum ISO (native): 0
ISO Settings: Auto, iISO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600; High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, White Set
Shutter Speed Range: 8 - 1/1600
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure Modes: SCN ( Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Panorama, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, Photo Frame), Miniature
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Intelligent ISO: 0.4 - 5.6m (Wide), 1.0 - 2.1m (Tele)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: MP4 with mono audio
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
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Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG):  
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 1.30
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 100
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus):  
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: 3.6V, 680mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 260
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.0 Standard Edition, Adobe Reader
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, 720p HD Video, Intelligent Auto (iA includes AF Tracking, Intelligent ISO Control, MEGA O.I.S., Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure), USB Charging. Available in silver, black, red, and violet.

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