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Panasonic DMC-SZ8

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Panasonic DMC-SZ8

Panasonic DMC-SZ8
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A critically acclaimed and good spec compact camera
Compact 16MP 12x Yes Jul 2014
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Panasonic DMC-SZ8 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Panasonic DMC-SZ8 number 626 across all digital cameras.
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74 Reviews
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Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has excellent expert reviews and good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Panasonic digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Bigger than average optical zoom
12x optical zoom and built-in wi-fi in a slim, stylish body
LUMIX dmc-sz8 packs a 12x optical zoom lens and wi-fi connectivity into a slim, stylish body. it also features a variety of special effects that add fun to the shooting experience, including creative control, creative retouch and creative panor
Only 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
Does not have an HDMI

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

54
Portrait Photography
Average
54
Landscape Photography
Average
49
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
64
Sports Photography
Good
73
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

How Big is the Panasonic DMC-SZ8?

The Panasonic DMC-SZ8 is 99.8mm wide and 60.4mm tall. It is 26.5mm deep and weighs 144g.

Panasonic DMC-SZ8 front dimensions
Panasonic DMC-SZ8 size in context

Panasonic DMC-SZ8 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Average Megapixels

The Panasonic DMC-SZ8's sensor megapixels of 16MP is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 62% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the DMC-SZ8 of 12x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 28% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Panasonic DMC-SZ8 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 3840 x 3840 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the DMC-SZ8 of 3.1 is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 52% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-SZ8 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the DMC-SZ8 of 6,400 is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 51% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Light

The weights of cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Panasonic DMC-SZ8's weight of only 144g is lighter than 70% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-SZ8 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Panasonic DMC-SZ8's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24mm is in the shortest 19% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

Like most other cameras, the DMC-SZ8 does not have an HDMI. 55% of cameras do not have an HDMI.

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Bigger Than Average Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of digital cameras is 1MB, the biggest is 700MB, and the average internal memory is 50MB. The internal memory of the DMC-SZ8 of 80MB is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 85% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the DMC-SZ8 of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 37% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DMC-SZ8 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DMC-SZ8 has a built-in speaker(s). 92% of cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Features Calendar

The DMC-SZ8 features calendar, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature calendar.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic DMC-SZ8 features multi burst mode, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Smaller Than Average Image Sensor Size

The Panasonic DMC-SZ8's image sensor size of only 0.429" is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 92% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average image sensor size of all cameras is 0.47", with the smallest being 0.25" and the biggest being 1.5".

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the DMC-SZ8 of 4x is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 45% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 200 Battery Life

The Panasonic DMC-SZ8 is a camera that takes 200 shots battery life.

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3264 X 2448 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic DMC-SZ8 supports a maximum still image resolution of 3264 x 2448. That's over two times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the DMC-SZ8 of only 6.3 is in the smallest 12% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic dmcsz8ebs, panasonic dmcsz8k, panasonic sz8k, dmcsz8egs

Barcodes:

00700686601514, 00885170180789, 05025232775248, 05025232775255, 05025232775262, 05025232775279, 05025232775286, 05025232775309, 05025232775316, 05025232775323, 05025232775330

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