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Panasonic DMC-ZS8 Silver 14.1 MP 16X Optical Zoom Digital Camera

  • 1/2.33" CCD 14.1 MP
  • 16X Optical Zoom
  • Power O.I.S. (On / Off)
  • 3.0" 230k LCD
  • 1280 x 720
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General

Brand
Panasonic
Model
DMC-ZS8
Color
Silver
Dimensions (WxHxD)
4.13" x 2.27" x 1.31"
Weight
Approx. 188g without Battery and SD Memory Card (0.414 lb)
Approx. 210g with Battery and SD Memory Card (0.462 lb)
Type
Compact

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/2.33" CCD
Gross Pixels
14.5 MP
Effective Pixels
14.1 MP
Resolution
1:1
3232x3232(10.5M) / 2736x2736(7.5M EZ) / 2304x2304(5.5M EZ) / 1920x1920(3.5M EZ) / 1536x1536(2.5M EZ) / 480x480(0.2M EZ)
4:3
4320x3240(14M) / 3648x2736(10M EZ) / 3072x2304(7M EZ) / 2560X1920(5M EZ) / 2048X1536(3M EZ) / 640x480(0.3M EZ)
3:2
4320x2880 (12.5M) / 3648x2432 (9M EZ) / 3072x2048 (6M EZ) / 2560x1712 (4.5M EZ) / 2048x1360 (2.5M EZ) / 640x424 (0.3M EZ)
16:9
4320x2432 (10.5M) / 3648x2056 (7.5M EZ) / 3072x1728 (5.5M EZ) / 2560x1440(3.5M EZ) / 1920x1080 (2M EZ) / 640x360 (0.2M EZ)
Image Stabilization
Power O.I.S. (On / Off)

Lens

Optical Zoom
16X
Digital Zoom
4X
Focal Length
f = 4.3-68.8 mm (24-384 mm in 35 mm equiv.)
(28-448mm in 35mm equiv. in movie recording)
Aperture
F3.3 - 5.9/ Multistage Iris Diagram (F3.3 - 6.3 (W) / F5.9 - 6.3 (T))

Shutter

Shutter Speed
Still: 60 - 1/4000 sec
Starry Sky Mode : 15, 30, 60sec
Self-timer
2s or 10s

Focus

Focus Type
Normal/ AF Macro, Zoom Macro, Quick AF, AF Tracking
Continuous AF (only for motion picture)
Normal Focus Range
Wide 50 cm - infinity / Tele 200 cm - infinity
Macro Focus Range
Wide 3 cm - infinity / Tele 100cm - infinity

Flash

Flash Mode
Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Range
0.6 - 5.0m (Wide/ISO Auto), 1.0 - 2.8m (Tele/ISO Auto)

Exposure

Exposure Control
Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
Exposure Compensation
1/3 EV step, +/-2 EV
Metering System
Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Sensitivity
Auto / i.ISO / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600
High Sensitivity mode (ISO 1600-6400)

White Balance

White Balance
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / White Set

Viewfinder & Monitor

LCD
3.0" 230k

Functions

Scene Modes
Portrait, Soft Skin, Transform, Self-Portrait, Scenery, Panorama Assist, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Food, Party, Candle Light, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High sensitivity, Hi-Speed Burst (image priority/speed priority), Flash Burst, Starry Sky, Fireworks, Beach, Snow, Aerial, Pinhole, Film Grain, High Dynamic (standard/ art/ B&W), Photo Frame, Underwater
Color Mode
Standard, Natural, Vivid, Black & White, Sepia, Cool, Warm, Happy (only in iA Mode)
Playback
Normal Playback, Slideshow, Flitering Playback (Picture Only, Video Only, Travel, Category, Favorites), Calendar Playback

Recording System

File Formats
JPEG (DCF / Exif2.3)
Internal Memory
Approx. 70MB
Storage Media
SD / SDHC / SDXC Card

Movie

Movie Format
MOV (QuickTime Motion JPEG)
Movie Recording
1280x 720 pixels, 30fps (Quicktime Motion JPEG)
VGA: 640 x 480 pixels, 30fps (Motion JPEG)
QVGA: 320 x 240 pixels, 30 fps (Motion JPEG)
Max. Recording Resolution
1280 x 720

Interface

USB
Yes
A/V Out
Yes

Battery

Battery
ID-Security Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, Minimum: 895mAh) (Included)

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Miranda A.
  • 12/8/2011 5:51:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid

Pros: Easy to use.

Good image stabilization makes it easy to take pictures even for a relatively novice photographer.

The optical zoom performed well and made it easy to zoom in on faces even from some distance.

I was pleasantly surprised by the 'enhanced' digital zoom on top of the optical for the really distant shots. It gets a little hard to hold the camera steady enough there but still was relatively easy to use.

I didn't get into any of the advanced features, but it works well, even without pressing any of the other buttons.

Cons: None, really. Performed as advertised.

Other Thoughts: Got it for a family vacation, and everyone had a try with it. It was definitely the popular camera for the trip and nobody had any trouble with. Not even Grandpa with his fat fingers and general lack of tech-savvy.
My mom liked it enough that I left it with her as her Christmas present, so I'm back at NewEgg to buy another.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/6/2011 8:26:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Point and Shoot

Pros: # Good wide-angle lens, ranging to a very long telephoto
# Very good optical performance considering the large focal range
# Good build, tried-and-true design
# Nice finger grip
# Simple switches for power and modes
# Easy Zoom button quickly moves to full telephoto
# Intelligent Auto picks special modes fairly well
# Shutter speeds from 60 to 1/4,000 second
# Four aspect ratios
# Fast startup
# Full set of manual modes (PASM)
# 720p movie mode with optical zoom
# Good battery life
# Very fast AF and shutter lag
# Good auto white balance performance indoors
# Good macro performance

Cons: Video is decent but sound is awful. Color and manual white balance accuracy could be better
# Barrel distortion at wide-angle
# Slow full-resolution burst mode

Other Thoughts: It has alot of different settings some which I have not tried yet

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