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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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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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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