Panasonic Lumix SZ8 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 
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General
Model Number: SZ8 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: Yes 
Retail Price: $169.99
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Date Available: 2014-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 5.6 oz (159 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 3.9 x 2.4 x 1.0 in.
(100 x 60 x 27 mm)
Waterproof: 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),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.2
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 30p, 30p, 30p
Movie Audio: Yes 
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 16.60
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.33" 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 
Sensor Type: CCD 
Effective Megapixels: 16.00 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 288 mm
Zoom Ratio: 12.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: No 
Normal Focus Range: 3 cm to Infinity
1.2 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Aperture Range: f/3.1 or 7.8 (W) / f/6.3 or 16.3 (T)  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 460,000 dots
Touchscreen: No 
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, iISO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600; High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, White Set  
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/2000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Creative Exposure Modes: Panorama Shot, Scene (Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Baby1*, Baby2*, Pet*, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, HDR, Starry Sky *Birthday only.), Creative Control (Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Star Filter, One Point Color (15 filters)) 
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 0.6 - 5.2m (Wide), 1.5 - 2.6m (Tele) 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB): 80.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Movie File Format: Motion JPEG with monaural audio 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): No 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed, WiFi
Other Connection:  
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 
Usable Battery Types: 3.6V, 690mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 200
Notes & Features: 16MP CCD, Optical Image Stabilization, 720p HD video, built-in Wi-FI, USB charging. 

 


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