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Panasonic Lumix LZ8
Panasonic Lumix LZ8

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Panasonic Lumix LZ8

We've given the LZ8 a grade of C+.

Editor's Review

The little brother to the Lumix LZ10, the LZ8 offers much of the same tech package at a significantly lower price. Though its sensor is 8.1-megapixel (two less than the LZ10) and its "wide angle" lens is 32mm to the LZ10's 30mm, it maintains all of its big brother's manual control options (Manual, Program, Aperture Priority, and Shutter Priority) and other enticing features like Intelligent Automatic Mode and a light-sensitive 2.5-inch LCD screen. In all, it's a very good bargain in a slick package.


  • 8.1 megapixels
  • 5x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom, 32mm wide-angle lens
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 30fps movie mode with sound
  • Auto and manual exposure
  • Auto focus
  • 2.5-inch self-adjusting LCD screen
  • Secure Digital storage (with 27mb internal memory)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • Part Number: DMC-LZ8S
  • UPC: 37988987429
  • Release Date: Jan 30, 2008

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Panasonic Lumix LZ8 Reviews

Panasonic Lumix LZ8 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 4.0 out of 5
Panasonic DMC LZ8 review (Prakash Kadam — 04/25/2009)

Good point of shoot with some manual capabilities. Picture quality is average.

A good extended zoom a panasonic special upto 8 times. With normal optical zoom having 5 times.

Good video capabilities, even does a HD video.

No so stylish but gives good grip in hand.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Great Camera (Jeff Simons — 03/08/2009)

Great Pics in and out doors.
Wide Angle.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent Camera - Read Now (girish babu — 11/28/2008)

Yes! It is excellent. i have been searching for a digital camera for the past 2 months onwards. i checked out so many web reviews and but finally i made up my mind to buy lumix lz8. the amazing factor about this camera is its HD Quality Videoshooting. It is Almost like a Handicam in Quality. You get Decent Pictures and Videos too. Just Mail me to get more id is you can shoot half an hour video shooting in highdefination mode with 4 rechargeable batteries. out door shooting mode is excellent. But the photo Qualitiy is Not too good But Okay.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Advanced features at an Excellent Price (Lumix LZ8 — 06/13/2008)

The LZ8 offers many high-end features for a small price:

- Many manual controls
- Real-time histogram
- High-resolution LCD
- HD video and photo capture (in 16:9 aspect ratio)
- Upto 8x optical zoom ('extended optical zoom' - 3MP resolution)
- ~30x Maximum zoom (combined with digital zoom).

I have found the 30x zoom to be extremely clear outdoors.

The LZ10 has the same specs as above except small differences in zoom due to its 30mm lens and also has a 10MP sensor. The extra MP's are good if you want to enlarge and print an image as oppose to viewing it on a computer

Overall, the LZ8 is excellent.