Panasonic DMC-FX8 Review
|Full model name:||Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8|
|Sensor size:||1/2.5 inch
(5.8mm x 4.3mm)
|Extended ISO:||80 - 0|
|Shutter:||8 - 1/2000|
3.7 x 2.0 x 1.0 in.
(94 x 51 x 24 mm)
|Full specs:||Panasonic DMC-FX8 specifications|
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.
Note: For details, test results, and analysis of the many tests done with this camera, please click on the tabs at the beginning of the review or below.