Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
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General
Model Number: DMC-FZ8
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $349.95
Street Price: $231.84
Date Available: 2007-02-28
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 12.6 oz (357 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 4.4 x 2.8 x 3.1 in.
(113 x 72 x 79 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 1728 (5.3 MP, 16:9),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.9
Movie Resolution: 848x480, 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 30.00, 30.00
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 7.38
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.5 inch
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type: CCD
Effective Megapixels: 7.20
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 36 - 432 mm
Zoom Ratio: 12.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 4x
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/3.1 (tele) - f/8.0
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: EVF type, 0.44" 188K pixel color LCD
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 207,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1250, 3200* (High Sensitivity mode only)
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, Flash, White Set 1/2
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/2000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple, Center Weighted, Spot
Program AE: No
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Panning, Food, Party, Candle, Fireworks, Starry Sky, Baby 1 & 2, Aerial photo, Snow, High Sensitivity, Beach, Sunset, Pet
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced On/Off
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: Wide: 0.3 - 6.0m (ISO Auto) Tele: 0.3 - 5.4m (ISO Auto)
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Memory Included (MB): 27.0
Uncompressed Format: RAW
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: QuickTime (Motion JPEG)
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
External Connections: USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed
Other Connection: DC input
Included Software: LUMIX Simple Viewer, PhotofunStudio -viewer-, SILKYPIX Developer Studio, ArcSoft PhotoBase, ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft Panorama Maker, USB Driver
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1x Proprietary Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes
CIPA Rating: 380
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