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Panasonic DMC FZ8EF

alaTest has collected and analyzed 626 reviews of Panasonic DMC FZ8EF. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and performance. The zoom and portability are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the storage and contrast. The memory and energy efficiency get mixed opinions.

usability, portability, zoom, performance, image quality

low-light, contrast, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic DMC FZ8EF is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic DMC FZ8EF

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Panasonic DMC FZ8EF from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and price. The zoom and usability also get good feedback. There are some critical opinions about the color. Opinions are divided on the durability.

portability, usability, zoom, price, image quality

color

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DMC FZ8EF

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic DMC FZ8EF from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The price also gets good feedback.

price, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Molly K. McLaughlin (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

 

The 7.2-megapixel Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 offers 12X optical zoom, manual modes, and a wealth of helpful features.

12X optical zoom. Full manual capabilities. Intelligent ISO mode. Variety of flash settings.

Lacks wide-angle view. Nonarticulating LCD.

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Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Review

 

Almost exactly a year after the introduction of the DMC-FZ7, Panasonic's popular compact super-zoom camera, comes its replacement; the Lumix DMC-FZ8. Where the FZ7 was a fairly major upgrade to the camera that came before it (the FZ5), the FZ8 is,...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

 

Panasonic has added yet another Super-Zoom model to their popular line of Lumix digitalcameras. The new model boasts a 12x Optical Zoom (equivalent to 36-432mm on a 35mm filmcamera) coupled with Panasonic's Extra Optical Zoom function that provides...

Along with easy operation, the DMC-FZ8 also features the Panasonic LSI Venus Engine III, anadvanced image-processing engine that can record at a sensitivity setting as high as ISO1250 with full resolution -- greatly improving noise reduction, with...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ8 Test

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ8 Test : Anfang 2007 hat Panasonic die Weltpresse dazu eingeladen, in Paris unter anderem ihr neues Sortiment Digitalkameras in Augenschein zu nehmen. Zur aktuellen Lumix-Kameraserie gehört auch die neue Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8...

Jun, 2007

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ8 review

 

In the beginning of 2007, Panasonic invited the world press to come and admire their new range of digital cameras in Paris. The new series of Lumix cameras includes the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8. This new model succeeds the popular Lumix FZ7 and is...

Panasonic set the tone for the Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ8 when it won an international DIWA Gold Award for its predecessor. The results from our practical test soon showed that the Panasonic FZ8 is a worthy successor. Although there is still room for...

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Digital Camera - Full Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

Compact and lightweight ; Easy to use for beginners ; Advanced feature set for enthusiasts ; 12x image-stabilized optical zoom lens ; RAW mode ; White Balance can be fine-tuned ; Good speed ; Selectable AF points ; Exposure bracketing ; Live Histogram...

Noise and noise suppression visible even at low ISO ; High ISO image noise and noise reduction degrades image quality ; Significant chromatic aberration at telephoto ; Digital zoom is soft due to noise suppression ; Moderate barrel distortion at wide...

Following in the footsteps of the FZ7, the updated 7.2 megapixel Panasonic DMC-FZ8 is equipped with a 12x optical zoom lens that delivers a 36mm-432mm equivalent focal length. Unlike many Panasonic cameras, the FZ8's lens starts at 36mm, which about...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Howard Creech (digitalcamerareview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 is a strong contender in the crowded ultra-zoom digital camera field.

SLR style body, fast, improved LCD and EVF, 12X zoom, image stabilization, manual controls, sharp  images

Noisy images, minor chromatic aberration, smearing/blotching at higher ISO sensitivities

I really liked the the super compact and lightweight FZ8.  This snappy little digicam provides an SLR-like level of photographic control and creative flexibility, but without the bulky bag of lenses that would be needed to cover the same (36mm - 432mm)...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Joe Eitel (devhardware.com)

Panasonic`s Lumix DMC-FZ8

 

Panasonic had their hands full trying to improve upon the DMC-FZ7, but they may have done it with the Lumix DMC-FZ8. This camera was released in March of 2007, and on the surface it looks really good. Keep reading to see what we think of it.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

 

I don't think anyone's going to complain about those new features, except for maybe the Venus III Engine, which has a rather overzealous noise reduction system (to say the least)

Very good photo quality (at lowest ISO setting and in good lighting) ; Superb 12X optical zoom Leica lens; lens can be precisely adjusted with new two speed zoom controller ; Optical image stabilization ; Well built for the price ; Large, sharp 2.5"...

Heavy noise reduction smears/mottles details when ISO is above 100, or in low light ; Some redeye ; Useless high sensitivity mode ; No USB 2.0 High Speed support ; Can't swap memory cards while camera is on tripod ; Manual leaves much to be desired

I pretty much hit on all of the FZ8's negatives in the preceding paragraphs, so now it's time to wrap things up. Do I like the DMC-FZ8 and recommend it to most people? Easily. Do I wish it produced better quality photos when the ISO isn't 100 and the...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 is a 7.2 Megapixel super-zoom camera with a 12x stabilised lens. Announced in January 2007, it's the successor to Panasonic's earlier Lumix FZ7.

12x optical zoom with OIS ; Decent quality 2.5in screen ; Quick access to settings ; Good manual control and RAW mode

Noise becomes a problem above 200 ISO ; Wide angle coverage 'only' 36mm ; No flip-out screen ; May be too small and light for some

It’s revealing three-quarters of the cameras we’ve compared the FZ8 against here all cost around 50% more. The simple fact is there’s no real competition for the FZ8 at its price range other than Panasonic’s own Lumix TZ3, which as discussed above is...

Jun, 2007

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