Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

  freaky 15:58 21 May 07

Am considering purchasing one of these after reading a number of favourable reviews. Has anybody got one?

For what it's worth I have a 4 year old
Lumix DMC LC5 with Leica lens which has
given me very good pictures and still doing
so. Basic spec is 4megapixels and 3x optical zoom plus a hot shoe so I reckon the FZ8 should be even better! Tip: if the digital camera you
buy has a hot shoe do not affix an old
flash gun to it because the trigger voltage
is higher than a digital camera can cope
with and will damage the circuitry. Good Luck!

  freaky 18:30 21 May 07

Thanks for the reply

The FZ8 has a hot shoe, so I will remember your tip.

  FreeCell 11:01 24 May 07

If you would consider an FZ7 then Argos have a great deal on now.

click here

  freaky 11:45 24 May 07

Many thanks for the link to Argos, it's an excellent price.

Unfortunately it's the old model which has been superseded with the DMC-FZ8. This is the one I need.

  anchor 13:56 28 May 07

Before committing yourself, read the not so favourable comments here:

click here

In its final verdict it says:

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 is a well-made and sensibly designed camera with a range of features well suited to the enthusiast photographer. Its performance is a bit on the slow side, but the excellent lens and brilliant image stabilisation system more than make up for that. Unfortunately however its potentially first-class photographic results are let down by an inferior sensor and poor image processing.

  FreeCell 14:03 28 May 07

Another more positive review
click here

  freaky 18:26 28 May 07

Thanks for the links.

Here is a review of the Panasonic:-

click here

The link is the writer's conclusion, but you can go back to the start of the review.

The Olympus SP-550 UZ in FreeCell's link uses 4AA batteries, whereas Panasonic use Lithium.

  freaky 20:51 28 May 07

Whichever make/model of digital camera I buy would be a distinct improvement over what I have at present.
I have a Fuji FinePix 4700 zoom that I bought August 2000 and it's only 4.7 mpx.

I will probably get the Panasonic Lumix FZ8. Camerabox are selling it at £199.99 or £255 with case, 2GB High Speed (120) memory card + Spare Battery.

I had a look at one at Comet, they were selling at £242!

I will delay purchase for a day or so in case anybody makes a further post.

Many thanks to all, much appreciated.

  aeoeddy 08:29 29 May 07

Great find! Thanks for posting this, that's my something new for today learnt.

Video Tools
click here

  freaky 09:53 31 May 07

Have now ordered the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 from Camerabox. Should have it tomorrow.

Many thanks to all for your replies.

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