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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. Opinions about the image quality and performance are on the whole positive. The zoom and portability also get good views. There are some mixed comments about the memory and energy efficiency, and some have doubts about the storage and contrast.

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. Reviews are divided on the durability. Many are less positive about the color.

portability, usability, zoom, price, image quality

color

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

Nov, 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. People are impressed by the usability. The price also gets good opinions.

price, usability

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

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

 

With 12x zoom and image stabilisation, the FZ8 looks like a winner

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Panasonic DMC-FZ8

 
Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Claire Gillo (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix FZ8

 

With RAW shooting mode, this model is for the enthusiast

Offers the best half way house between a superzoom camera and DSLR representing very good value for money.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by (digicamreview.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 Digital Camera is a compact Panasonic Digital camera featuring a 7 megapixel sensor, a Leica 12x optical zoom lens, a 2.5inch screen, and optical image stabilisation.

High quality Leica 12x optical zoom lens ; Good image quality - excellent colour ; Good video mode - 16:9, VGA, 30fps, Sound ; Stylish, well designed, and easy to use ; MEGA Optical Image Stabilisation helps get more blur free photos in low light etc ;...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 is an excellent ultra zoom digital camera - image quality is very good with great colour and detail although noise and lack of detail at the higher ISO settings causes some concern. The camera offers an excellent Leica 12x...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Panasonic DMC-FZ8

 

Like to get close to the action but can't afford an SLR? You want a small compact with a mighty lens, as Duncan Evans investigates.

That 12x optical zoom; Straightforward control layout; Thumbstick for extra control; Plenty of manual control; Fast and pleasing to use

Image quality mediocre

There's one prime selling point of this camera and that's the 12x optical zoom which reaches to an impressive 432mm equivalent with the wide aperture only shifting from f/2.8 to f/3.3 along the way. It's a little sluggish to start, but rattles along...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Panasonic DMC FZ8

 

The Panasonic DMC FZ8 is one of the best super zoom digital cameras I have tested. It is also available at a very reasonable price. Picture quality is very good indeed. There are a wide range of features, but Panasonic have still managed to make the...

Purple fringing ; Verdict ; When looking at the picture quality, price and features of the Panasonic DMC LZ8 I would say it offers very good value for money. There are more expensive super zoom digital cameras, but there is not that much that sets them...

"The Panasonic DMC FZ8 is one of the best super zoom digital cameras I have tested. It is also available at a very reasonable price. Picture quality is very good indeed. There are a wide range of features, but Panasonic have still managed to make the...

May, 2007

Expert review by : WDC Team (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

 

The popular FZ7 superzoom gets an update

Raw option, Mini-DSLR styling, Speed of use

Aggressive noise reduction, A little too small for some

The FZ8 has a feature-set suited to a wide range of applications, and as an ?all-rounder? it's definitely one worthy of consideration. Best stick to low ISO settings though.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Ian Burley (dpnow.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 image samples

 

A couple of weeks ago, in Paris, we were able to handle some pre production samples of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8, as well as the new DMC-TZ3. Although we were told we could publish samples online, I wasn't happy that the FZ8 sample I had was...

The DMC-FZ8 replaces the FZ7 and gets a seven magapixel sensor, 18x extended mode zoom (3MP resolution) and RAW recording mode

Feb, 2007

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Panasonic DMC-FZ8 Review

 

Panasonic DMC-FZ8 Review - Like to get close to the action but can't afford an SLR? You want a small compact with a mighty lens, as Duncan Evans investigates.

That 12x optical zoom, Straightforward control layout, Thumbstick for extra control, Plenty of manual control, Fast and pleasing to use

Design is a bit bland, Zoom a little slow to start, Camera not quick to start up, Image quality mediocre

There's one prime selling point of this camera and that's the 12x optical zoom which reaches to an impressive 432mm equivalent with the wide aperture only shifting from f/2.8 to f/3.

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

While it does have a few things going for it, including a big zoom and comfortable design, the soft edges and colour reproduction issues mean the FZ8 isn't as impressive as it could have been.

Nice design, big zoom, nice image stabilisation options

Soft pictures in some parts, oversaturated reds

Apr, 2008

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