Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 is a typical bridge camera. In co-operation with Leica they produced a full range of these compact and light weight multi-functional system cameras with a fixed zoomlens of high quality.

The FZ8 was the first in the FZ range that had the ability to shoot in RAW format, a big improvement for the advanced photographer who wanted to travel light. It replaced the Lumix DMC-FZ7 release a year earlier.

Technical specification, taken from original manual:

  • 1/2.5" CCD sensor 7.38 Mp
  • Leica 6-72mm f/2.8-3.3 lens, 35mm equivalent 36-432mm
  • additional 4x digital zoom, 96mm or 576mm in 35mm eqv.
  • 7 selectable focus modes
  • min. focus distance at wide end 30cm, 5cm in macro mode
  • burst 3 frames per second
  • ISO range from 100 to 1250, 3200 in H-mode
  • shutter speeds from 60sec. to 1/2000sec.
  • exposure modes: P, A, S, M and scene pre-programmed selections
  • 2.5" TFT LCD monitor (207.000pixels)
  • LCD viewfinder, color, 188.000 pixels, 100% view
  • diopter adjustment -4 to +4
  • pop-up flash, red-eye reduction, slow-sync, 6mtrs range
  • mono microphone and speaker for film sound
  • SD/HC card slot and internal memory of 27Mb
  • JPEG and RAW format
  • QuickTime motion for filming
  • video 30 of 10 frames/second
  • USB 2.0 connection
  • size: 112.5x72.2x79mm
  • weight (with card and battery) 357gr.