• 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 8.1 megapixels
  • 32.00mm - 160.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/3 inch 17.3mm2
  • 13.2 megapixels
  • 30.00mm - 90.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ8
  • Nikon Coolpix S32
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General
Model Number: DMC-LZ8 S32
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $179.95 $129.95
Street Price:   $209.95
Date Available: 2008-02-27 2014-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 6.6 oz (188 g)
includes batteries
6.2 oz (175 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.8 x 2.4 x 1.3 in.
(98 x 62 x 33 mm)
4.2 x 2.6 x 1.6 in.
(108 x 66 x 40 mm)
Waterproof: No Yes
Waterproof Depth: n/a  
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic  
Effective Megapixels: 8.1 13.2
Sensor Format: 1/2.5 inch 1/3 inch
Sensor size: 24.7104mm2 (5.76mm x 4.29mm) 17.28mm2 (4.8mm x 3.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.76 microns 1.15 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG  
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 MP, 3:2),
3264 x 1840 (6.0 MP, Other),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1712 (4.4 MP, 3:2),
2560 x 1440 (3.7 MP, 16:9),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
4160 x 3120 (13.0 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif 2.2) JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.5 4.7
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 848x480 (30/​10)
640x480 (30/​10)
320x240 (30/​10)
1920x1080 (30p)
640x480 (30p/​15p)
Movie File Format: QuickTime (Motion JPEG) MOV (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: LPCM stereo)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR, 7 elements in 6 groups NIKKOR; 6 elements in 5 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 32 - 160mm 30 - 90mm
Focal Length (actual): 5.2 - 26mm 4.1 - 12.3mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x 3.00x
Aperture Range: Wide: F3.3 - F8 Tele: F5.9 - F8 f/3.3 (wide) / f/5.9 (tele); Electronically-controlled ND filter (–2 AV) selection
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 100 cm
2.0 - 39.4 in
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: Face / 1-point/ 1-point high speed/ 3-point high speed/ 9-point/ Spot Contrast Detection: Center, Face detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 230,000 dots (76,666 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   1600
Minimum ISO (native):   125
ISO Settings: Auto,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, (High Sensitivity Mode : Auto(1600 - 6400) ) 125-1600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Halogen, White Set Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash, Preset manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 60 sec 1/2000 - 4 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Intelligent Multiple/ Center Weighted / Spot Matrix, Center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), Spot (digital zoom 2X or more)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes No
Shutter Priority: Yes No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes No
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Self-Portrait, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial photo + Advanced Scene mode (Portrait 5,Scenery 4,Sports 4, Night Portrait 4) Backlighting, Soft, Neon Effect, Close-up, Mirror, Diorama effect, Fireworks Show, Food, Cartoon Effect, Bubble Effect, Night Scenes, Picture Series, Interval shooting, Underwater
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 10, smile seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off, Flash On, w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: 0.5 - 6.8m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 3.8m (Tele/ISO Auto) Auto ISO: [W]: 0.3 to 3.1m (1 ft. to 10 ft.) [T]: 0.6 to 1.7m (2 ft. to 5 ft. 6 in.)
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation:    
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No No
Uncompressed Format:    
Movie File Format: QuickTime (Motion JPEG) MOV (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: LPCM stereo)
Included Memory: 20.0 MB 25.0 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended):   Micro (Type-D) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):    
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 2.5 4.7
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 4 11
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):    
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused):    
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:    
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power:    
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 470 shots (NiMH AA) 220 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: 2 x AA Proprietary EN-EL19
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, Lithium disposables, NiMH rechargeables Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 2 x AA Alkaline disposables 1 x Proprietary EN-EL19 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): No Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO -viewer-, ArcSoft (MediaImpression / Panorama Maker), USB Driver Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Waterproof (up to 33 feet, 10m) and shockproof (up to 5 feet, 1.5m). Available in white or blue.