Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
|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.