Panasonic DMC-FZ8 Camera Reviews

Let’s Go Digital has a review of the Panasonic DMC-FZ8 camera and writes, “The operation of the camera is friendly and I don’t think that users will need to refer to the instruction manual very often. Despite the extensive settings options, it’s all very easy to oversee. The image quality is very good with great resolution and brilliant sharpness. Colour reproduction is natural and lively and is accompanied by excellent exposure. The large, clear LCD screen provides photographers with a great tool for judging the quality of pictures even in daylight. When you add the new possibility to record in RAW, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Panasonic Lumix FZ8 is nearing perfection.”

Trusted Reviews has a review of the Panasonic DMC-FZ8 camera and writes, “At the maximum quality JPEG mode and the minimum ISO setting, image noise was visible in almost every shot, which is unacceptable in a camera aimed at enthusiast photographers. The extremely limited dynamic range meant that highlights were burned out while shadows were featureless areas of black. Overall colour reproduction was good, but there seemed to be some problem with the blue channel processing which produced very blotchy colour in mid-tone and darker areas. At higher ISO settings the results were even worse, as the frankly sub-standard noise reduction system produced a brush-like effect that smoothed out fine details in mid-tone areas despite the lens’s best efforts, while over-sharpening produced artefacts around highlights and high-contrast edges. All in all this was a very disappointing result, and wasted potential from a camera which could have been so much better.”

Unbeatable.co.uk has a review of the Panasonic DMC-FZ8 camera and writes, “We were particularly impressed with the overall image quality produced from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8. Colours were reproduced brilliantly, and were sharp with fine details. Digital noise was kept to a minimum; however it did start to appear at around ISO 200 and was evident at ISO 100, but definitely not off-putting at all. The image stabilisation worked really well and images were completely blur free. The battery life is good with 380 shots compared to 320 shots on the FZ7 and the response times were also pretty impressive with a start up to shoot time of 1.8 seconds and focus is very speedy. The speed from power on to shot taken is an outstanding 2.7 seconds and the shot to shot time is 1.3 seconds without the flash on.”

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