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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and size. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative opinions about the low light performance and storage.

usability, portability, price, size, performance

image quality, viewfinder, focus, storage, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and performance. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the focus and reliability.

portability, price, usability, performance, size

image quality, screen, reliability, focus

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8

 

Panasonic has announced a stylish new digicam with a 12x optical zoom and Wi-Fi connectivity. The LUMIX DMC-SZ8 also features a 16-megapixel CCD image sensor, mated to the Venus Engine image processor, capable of recording 720p HD videos. The SZ8 has a...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ8

 

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ8 digital camera : The Panasonic DMC-SZ8, a new digital compact camera with a 12x optical zoom and Wi-Fi connectivity. The versatile 24mm ultra wide angle lens with a powerful 12x optical zoom (equivalent to 24mm to 288mm on a...

With the Wi-Fi connectivity, users can connect the Panasonic Lumix camera directly to their smartphone or tablet without a need of cabling or searching for a Wi-Fi hotspot. In addition, users can utilize smartphone or tablet for a secondary monitor of...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic SZ8 Review

 

Panasonic's sleek and slim travel zoom line continues with the introduction of the LUMIX DMC-SZ8, successor to last year's DMC-SZ3. The SZ8 features a 12x optical zoom (24-288mm eq.) which slightly bests the 10x offered on the SZ3, and incorporates...

Pricing and availability of the Panasonic SZ8 have not been announced.

Jan, 2014

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Expert review by : Ken McMahon (cameralabs.com)

Panasonic Lumix SZ8 review

 

The Panasonic Lumix SZ8 is a point-and-shoot compact with a 12x stabilised zoom. Released in January 2014 it represent's Panasonic's entry-level super-zoom with the newer SZ10 above it, and the various TZ / ZS models above that.

12x stabilised optical zoom ; Good Wifi features ; In-camera battery charging

Poor quality 720p30 video ; 10 minute HD max recording time ; Dim screen in default mode ; Poor battery life

The Lumix SZ8 is an affordable point-and-shoot compact with a longer zoom range than most models at this price-point. For this money you're normally getting a shorter zoom range, and rarely enjoying features like built-in Wifi. The SZ8 has a 16...

May, 2015

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Panasonic SZ8 review

 

Panasonic's entry-level camera gets a 12x zoom and Wi-Fi

12x zoom range ; Easy to use ; Wi-Fi built-in

No touchscreen ; Poor performance in low light

With a decent range of specs, this is a budget friendly alternative to your smartphone with a good zoom range.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Panasonic Lumix SZ8 announced

 

The Panasonic Lumix SZ8 is the manufacturer's latest beginner compact featuring Intelligent Auto scene analysing mode and integrated Wi-fi

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8

 

Takes good photos. Liked the zoom and panoramic feature. Light, compact and easy to use.

Found it difficult taking photos in very bright sunlight, a view finder would have made it easier.

May, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8

 

ease of use.good quality pictures. light and easy to carry.nice looking.

no case of any kind supplied .

May, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8

 

Takes good photos ; Liked the zoom and panoramic feature ; Light, compact and easy to use

Found it difficult taking photos in very bright sunlight, a view finder would have made it easier

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8

 

Does everything you could expect. Current giveaway price.

Fiddley Battery Door

Apr, 2015
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