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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and performance. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. The features and sensor get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80


It could be easier to use, but the DMC-LS80 offers top-notch image quality.

Excellent image quality ; ISO up to 6400 ; Widescreen video capability ; Easy-access memory card door

Buttons, menus can be confusing ; LCD viewfinder slow to react ; No face recognition

The Panasonic delivers fast performance and very good image quality. But its power and versatility are offset somewhat by overly complicated modes and menus.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80 (Black)


Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LS80 is a camera without pretense. It's an 8-megapixel snapshot camera with optical image stabilization and a price less than $200, you won't mistake it for a sleek, high-end ultracompact camera. Still, the LS80 feels comfortably...

Optically stabilized lens; great color reproduction; can shoot widescreen video.

Noisy, soft pictures; very slow performance.

Though it stands out as one of the least expensive digital cameras to sport optical image stabilization, the LS80's performance and pictures simply don't hold up against competing budget cameras.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80 Digital Camera - First Shots - The Imaging Resource!


The entry-level Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80 is easy-to-use, compact, affordable and powered by AA batteries.

At the core of the DMC-LS80's easy-to-use operation is a comprehensive system of intelligent technologies that operate within the camera automatically, without any extra effort from the user. The Panasonic LUMIX LS80 integrates four distinct features...


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Panasonic Lumix LS80 Review at DP Interface


Overall the Panasonic Lumix LS80 takes good quality pictures with low amounts of distortion and acceptable amounts of noise to ISO 400 (Though you could push it to 800 if you're prepared for the results).

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80


The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS80 (announced 21 January 2008) is an 8.1 megapixel point and shoot camera with a 3x optical zoom lens (33mm - 100mm equivalent). The Lumax DMC-LS80 features a Lumix DC Vario branded optical zoom lens, a 2.5 … Continue reading →

The Panasonic DMC-L80 also includes an array of 'intelligent' technology features such as image stabilization, intelligent ISO, intelligent scene selection etc.

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Panasonic Lumix LS80


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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LS80


waste of time and money

Consumer review by:

"I hate this camers"


My pictures came out blue, unfocused and terrible. I took it with me to Israel and came home with horrible pictures. Don't waste your money on this camers!

There are no pros.

It takes terrible pictures.

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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LS80


Excellent camera, very small, fits in any pocket, the images are crispy and the stabilisation works well.

Like all others in this class the small sensor does not give impressive results in low light conditions

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easy to use quiet, shutter speed is great FAST!!


I could not afford a Canon? so I bought this one and I am happy..

easy to use quiet, shutter speed is great FAST!! the screen offers vivid, crisp colr. Pictures are very clear and crisp . But I love the shutter- press is and this is NO wait or hesitation - it takes the picture like a 35mmmm shutter set at a 1000

none yet

Product Specifications

You don't have to be a digital camera expert to take great photos. Simply set the DMC-LS80 to Intelligent Mode and it's easy to get clear, beautiful images every time you shoot. MEGA Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) will automatically detect and compensate for hand shake, while Intelligent ISO Control helps prevent motion blur by sensing subject movement and adjusting the ISO setting and shutter speed accordingly. Get perfect close-ups, too, with the camera's Macro mode, which automatically switches on when you bring the lens in close to a subject. The DMC-LS80 features a high-image-quality CCD with 8.1 effective megapixels combines with a 3x optical zoom lens (focal distance: 33 to 100mm) to help you capture beautiful images in all kinds of shooting situations. The Easy Zoom button instantly extends the optical zoom and Extra Optical Zoom to full telescopic position. With a total of 230,000 dots, the DMC-LS80's 2.5" diagonal LCD makes viewing and shooting easier and more comfortable. Intelligent LCD functions include Auto Power LCD for increased backlight brightness in the sun and Bright Live View, which automatically increases the brightness of live images according to the level of ambient darkness. This allows bright, easy framing of scenes that would normally be too dark to see on the LCD screen.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aerial photo / Baby1 / Baby2 / Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Food / Hi-speed burst / High sensitivity / Night portrait / Night scene / Party/indoor / Pet / Portrait mode / Scenery / Self-portrait / Snow / Soft skin / Sports mode / Starry sky / Sunset


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic Lumix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.1
Max Focal Length:16.5mm
Min Focal Length:5.5mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:8.1Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical (MEGA O.I.S.)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):6400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto / ISO auto (1600-6400)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cool / Sepia / Vivid / Warm
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None