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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 / DMC-TZ18

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1563 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 / DMC-TZ18. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and performance are generally positive. The portability and zoom also get good opinions, whereas views are divided on the low light performance. Many are negative about the connectivity and sensor.

usability, zoom, portability, performance, image quality

viewfinder, sensor, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 / DMC-TZ18 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 / DMC-TZ18

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 243 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 / DMC-TZ18 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the zoom and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. There are some less positive comments about the viewfinder, while reviews about the sensor and reliability are different.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom

viewfinder

95% 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 Lumix DMC-ZS8 / DMC-TZ18

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 500 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 / DMC-TZ18 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. Comments about the portability and image quality are generally positive. The performance and zoom are also appreciated. Views are divided on the low light performance, while the viewfinder and sensor get less positive comments.

usability, zoom, performance, image quality, portability

sensor, viewfinder

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 review

 

If you walked into a store and saw Panasonic's Lumix DMC-ZS8 and its Lumix DMC-ZS10 next to each other, you might not immediately see the differences, let alone $100 worth of them. Even after picking them up, you might notice only that the ZS10 has a...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 is a basic compact megazoom with very good photo quality and shooting performance for its class, as well as long battery life.

The ZS8 is somewhat expensive for what it's offering.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 is a fine compact megazoom, if not the best value.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18 review

 

Builds on its excellent predecessor with more of everything, but the competition has caught up.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Natalie Johnson (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18 : A 16x zoom in a compact camera shell

One of the best compacts under £300 that lets users shoot with full manual control. If that’s what you’re looking for, you can't go wrong with the TZ18

May, 2011

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Panasonic Lumix TZ18 Digital Camera Review

 

We review the Panasonic TZ18 which features a 16x optical zoom lens and 14Mp sensor.

16x optical zoom lens starting at 24mm wide; Good design and build quality; Easy to use menus; High quality video with optical zoom; Built in optical image stabilisation; Good macro performance; Excellent auto white balance

Noise noticeable in shots, higher than expected

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

 

A 14.1 megapixel digital camera with a 24 millimeter lens, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 offers a maximum zoom of up to 33.8x and 340 shots per battery charge.

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Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 review

 

If you walked into a store and saw Panasonic's Lumix DMC-ZS8 and its Lumix DMC-ZS10 next to each other, you might not immediately see the differences, let alone $100 worth of them. Even after picking them up, you might notice only that the ZS10 has a...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 is a basic compact megazoom with very good photo quality and shooting performance for its class, as well as long battery life.

The ZS8 is somewhat expensive for what it's offering.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 is a fine compact megazoom, if not the best value.

Apr, 2011

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 Preview

 

Panasonic has added two new models to their popular ZS-series of compact long-zoom digicams, the Lumix DMC-ZS10 and Lumix DMC-ZS8. Both offer a powerful 16x optical zoom lens with their proven MEGA O.I.S. stabilization system, 3.0-inch LCDs, and...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Aaron Pereira (tech.firstpost.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18 Review

 

Over the course of the last year, a once unheard of segment in cameras took off so fast that virtually all camera ...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18 is priced in India at a'n MOP of Rs.15,500. This camera does well in its design and has features that can stand up to the competition, especially since it features an incredible zoom capability as well as manual...

Feb, 2012

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18 Review

 

The Lumix DMC-TZ18 (also known as the DMC-ZS8 in the USA) is Panasonic's latest travel-zoom camera, featuring a 16x 24-384mm lens, 14.1 megapixel CCD sensor, 720p HD movies, and fast continuous shooting at either 10fps or 5.5ps with continuous...

The Lumix DMC-TZ18 is a solid enough addition to Panasonic's travel-zoom camera lineup, improving on last year's TZ8 model, but we'd rather save up for its more accomplished bigger brother, the TZ20, which additionally offers GPS tracking, a...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

 

A competent long zoom digital camera with fewer frills than its ZS10 brother--unless you consider the 24-384mm lens a frill. An excellent pocket companion.(#2 in our 2011 Travel Zoom Shootout!)Panasonic Lumix ZS8 Overviewby Mike Pasini and Stephanie...

It's just great to have a 16x zoom in a compact camera. Especially when that range starts at a 24mm equivalent, a real wide-angle. That's the real value of a camera like the Panasonic ZS8. You can take the Panasonic ZS8 anywhere and it will be equally...

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