Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8 Review

 
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8
Resolution: 5.00 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.5"
Lens: 3.00x zoom
(35-105mm eq.)
Viewfinder: LCD
ISO: 80-400
Shutter: 8-1/2000
Max Aperture: 2.8
Dimensions: 3.7 x 2.0 x 1.0 in.
(94 x 51 x 24 mm)
Weight: 5.5 oz (155 g)
includes batteries
MSRP: $350
Availability:  
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Full specs: Panasonic DMC-FX8 specifications
5.00
Megapixels
3.00x zoom
1/2.5"
size sensor
image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8
Front side of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8 digital camera Back side of Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8 digital camera      

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8 features a similar five megapixel imager and Leica DC Vario-Elmarit-branded optically stabilised 3x zoom lens as the previous FX7 model. The FX8 uses the new Venus Engine PLUS and a new battery, which together offer a claimed twofold improvement in battery life, as well as improved autofocus performance (including a new high-speed 1-point AF mode). There's also improved movie performance courtesy of a tweaked image sensor that now offers nine-pixel mixed readout.

The camera body has also been restyled slightly. As with the FX7, the new model will be offered in four color schemes for the Japanese market - "Silky Silver", "Comfort Blue", "Misty Pink" and "Gross Black" (perhaps a little something got lost in the translation, but we're actually quoting Panasonic on the names).

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8 will ship September 2005, with a list price of US$349.95.

 

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