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Panasonic DMC-SZ8

A critically acclaimed and fully featured 16 megapixel 12 times zoom factor camera
Compact 16MP 12x Yes Jul 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Panasonic DMC-SZ8 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Panasonic DMC-SZ8 number 537 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 39?

It has brilliant 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 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, is a good size and good flash.
This Panasonic digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Very small digital zoom
Only 200 battery life (CIPA standard)

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

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This camera received a score of 100 out of 100 from digital camera expert review website portablegear.nl. The camera expert review sites think this Panasonic digital camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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Average User Reviews

Users have rated this Panasonic digital camera on average 74 out of 100. 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Panasonic Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 11,202 owner and expert reviews (including 2,725 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Seven people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Six people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was compact.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Two people wrote in their reviews that it had a good flash.

  • In use, works well so far - perhaps a little slow to set itself up for a shot, particularly when set to intelligent auto mode, with Flash switched on - takes a while to decide whether it needs to use the Flash or not, by which time the subject could have moved or looked away…
  • Two of the best thing about this camera are that there is no fumbling in settings to take video there is a separate button and in most light it will take fantastic photos without the flash…

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Four customers said that this digital camera was good value for money.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Four owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

13 owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Two people mentioned that the Panasonic DMC-SZ8 had a good zoom.

  • This isn't really good enough, not only is the lens not very good across most of it's range…
  • You can't zoom any more than about halfway through the optical zoom range without getting VERY soft images…
    Todd Evans (Amazon) - August 2015
  • The camera is very small and compact which is great considering the zoom capabilities…
    Lora Edwards (Amazon) - February 2015
  • Excellent pictures and fantastic zoom for a tiny camera…

Features

Average Megapixel

The Panasonic DMC-SZ8 has a relatively average megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Weight

The Panasonic DMC-SZ8 has a relatively standard weight (144 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has an 1|1/2.3|1/2.33" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The DMC-SZ8 has a relatively average optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DMC-SZ8 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Panasonic DMC-SZ8 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of cameras is 11x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-SZ8 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Panasonic DMC-SZ8 which takes 200 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DMC-SZ8 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DMC-SZ8 features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras also feature multi burst mode.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Panasonic DMC-SZ8 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras which have an HDMI.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The DMC-SZ8 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other cameras also have a built-in speaker(s).

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic DMC-SZ8 has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Panasonic camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360 and 1536 x 1536 and 1920 x 1080. Cameras still image resolution(s) range from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 to 6016 x 4000.

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Features Calendar

The Panasonic DMC-SZ8 features calendar. Most of the other cameras also feature calendar.

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Eight Aspherical Lenses

Most cameras have between 1 and 14 aspherical lenses, including the DMC-SZ8 which has eight aspherical lenses.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 80 megabytes, the DMC-SZ8 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst cameras of this age. The internal memory of cameras range from 1MB to 32GB.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the DMC-SZ8 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic DMC-SZ8 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in July 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcsz8ebs, panasonic dmcsz8k, panasonic sz8k
Barcodes 00700686601514, 00885170180789, 05025232775248, 05025232775255, 05025232775262, 05025232775279, 05025232775286, 05025232775309, 05025232775316, 05025232775323, 05025232775330

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