Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8

Announced May 9, 2005 •
5 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 35 – 105 mm (3×)
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This little camera grows on you. I compared both the FX8 and FX9 before finally choosing the FX8. Although the FX9 has a high rez LCD, the screen on the FX8 has a wider viewing angle and overall it seems a better match for the image electronics. I felt compression artifacts and the low resolution of the menu graphics to be painfully obvious with the better LCD. I didnt see any advantage to having the extra megapixels in the CCD, either. And while the enamel finish of the black FX8 has a ...

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A little jewel! I'm tickled to bits with the FX8, my 6th digi-cam. I'd decided to replace my faithfull old Canon Ixus 330 with the new Canon Ixus 800is, but they didn't have it at the airport, so I took a chance on the FX8, with a similar spec, including OIS, for half the price of the Canon! It's very compact, with a big 2.5" screen, and a gorgeous all metal body. It's fast and responsive, and the images are bright, vivid and sharp. I took over 200 shots on our vacation, and still haven't ...

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Small, HQ made, stabilizer working ok, battery ok. Problems: Very big noise on any iso: Indoor image quality very bad- big noise, low bright (on LCD bright ok, but on computer bright low). In movie mode indoor quality picture bright is ok, but often exists vertical lines! Violet color on objects ranges in picture. Long delay of shot. Problem with power switch.

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The FX8 delivers consistently sharp and properly exposed images, based upon the nearly 500 photos I've taken with mine. Its sleek black-and-chrome appearance, coupled with its credit-card size, are attention-getters in themselves, and the camera's fit-and-finish details (e.g., its spring-loaded USB cover, which opens and closes with the precision of a BMW door) are quite impressive. Functionally, the FX8 produces evenly-saturated images in most lighting conditions. (For interior ...

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Big LCD, but not so many pixels and picture in it twitches moving camera around. Very good body (metalic). Problems: We got it also couple of days ago. But I'm far from beeing satisfied about this camera. Main issues: - extremely weak flash indoors. - when in auto mode weak flash results in settings autpomatically ISO to 100 and above. Noise level in ISO100 and above is extremely high. - anyone knows what effect gives antushock? Is it usable or useless? - slow motion in LCD, but it's not an ...

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Excellent camera for amateurs! Problems: none so far...

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i've had it a week and found it to be a competant point-n-shoot camera, very impressed all round. Problems: the screen is too low a resolution to be shown on a 2.5" screen, a problem fixed with the new FX9.

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The FX8 is Panasonic's response to the "minor" complaints voiced by FX7 owners. I say "minor" because the issues never challenged its stellar image quality. Users' biggest complaint involved dismal battery life. The FX8 uses a different battery that increases battery life by a factor of two which is nice! They also added a faster AF, a 640x480 video mode, and USB 2.0 . They pretty much left the incredible image quality intact although the new Venus II machine tends to oversaturate the ...

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