Pictures

58PRO SCORE
GIVE IT AN OVERALL RATING
3.4375 4 5 0
3.4375
13 VOTES

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 is a point-and shoot digital camera released in early 2011 as a step down from the DMC-ZS10.

Where to buy

Seller Price Seller Rating
Show more
Pros

records to easy to find, affordable, and capacious SD/SDHC/SDXC flash storage

2 agree

capable of recording quality video in 720p high definition

1 agrees

large 16x zoom lens (24-384mm equivalent)

1 agrees

dual optical/digital image stabilization

1 agrees

compact for a camera with a 16x zoom

1 agrees

good battery life - rated for 340 shots on a single charge

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

expensive for what it is

1 agrees

not so great next to the ZS10 at only $100 less - slower shooting performance, poorer display, no touchscreen, no GPS

1 agrees

slow aperture F/3.3-6.3 - poor in low light, not as capable of isolating a subject from the background

1 agrees

low resolution display - measly 230K dot

1 agrees

very little improvement over the previous generation ZS5

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Edit

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 is a point-and shoot digital camera released in early 2011 as a step down from the DMC-ZS10. It hosts the same 14.1MP MOS sensor and  24mm ultra-wide angle, 16x optical zoom lens, but it loses 3D compatibility and touchscreen functionality. Instead it relies on an intelligent 3” LCD display that automatically adjusts the brightness according to the shooting conditions. The biggest downgrade occurs with film capture, as it drops from 1080p to 720p HD. Despite the losses, the DMC-ZS8 has still impressed many reviewers due to its incorporation of auto scene calibrations, manual controls, and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card support. The latter allows users to watch their HD content on an SD-compatible HDTV.

Features
  • 14.1MP MOS Sensor
  • 16x LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR Lens
  • 24mm Ultra-Wide Angle
  • Full HD JPEG Still Image
  • 720p HD AVCHD Videos
  • 3" TFT LCD Display
  • 6400 ISO
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Expansion
  • AV Output (NTSC/PAL)
  • USB 2.0
  • Stereo Microphone
  • Monaural Speaker
  • Li-Ion Battery Pack
Color Variations
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8-K | Black
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8-S | Silver
About Us