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Enjoy beautiful photos with this Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 digital camera. The ultra slim and compact 16.1 megapixel Lumix DMC-FH8 features high-quality 24mm wide-angle LEICA DC lenses with a 5x optical zoom. Beyond its capability to shoot high-quality still photos, the DMC-FH8 also records 720p High Definition (HD) video in MP4 format and incorporates a dedicated video button in its design so users can quickly and easily switch from capturing photos to recording video.
Panasonic Lumix FH8 Highlights
LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMARIT lens
The DMC-FH8 incorporates high-quality 24 mm ultra-wide angle LEICA lenses with advanced imaging technologies that help create stunning picture quality with an incredible 5x optical zoom with f2.5 brightness. Offering exceptional optical performance to provide minimal distortion and chromatic aberrations while suppressing ghosting and flare, the advanced lens unit allows for higher shutter speed for stunningly clear images. It excels in shooting dynamic landscapes with wide-angel view and also in capturing moving subjects even in low-lit situations.
5x Optical Zoom and iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode
The DMC-FH8 offers an incredible 5x optical zoom with f2.5 brightness, all while maintaining a stylish and slim camera body. The 5x optical zoom also increases its power to the equivalent of 10x with the Intelligent Auto Zoom function with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the help of Intelligent Resolution Technology. In iA mode, users can automatically activate a suite of technologies to enhance photos without adjusting settings every time conditions change. As part of iA mode, the DMC-FH8 features AF tracking, making it easy to lock on subjects in a frame and keep them in focus – even as they move. The DMC-FH8 also includes the following features in iA mode: MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization), Intelligent ISO Control, Face Detection, Intelligent Scene Selector and Intelligent Exposure.
The multi-tasking image-processing Venus Engine enables beautiful image recording and Sonic Speed Auto Focus combined with a quick camera start-up time to offer a high-speed response time to ensure users can capture even the most spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities.
Feature Image Effects
To encourage creative shooting, the DMC-FH8 features image effects that allow users to have fun with their photographic experience. The Panorama Shot makes it possible for users to shoot horizontal or vertical panoramic images by taking consecutive shots and then overlaying for the effect of a panoramic photo. The Beauty Retouch function allows users to give photos a variety of cosmetic effects and Auto Retouch adjust contrast and brightness levels to give photos a different look. The DMC-FH8 also adds Miniature Effect mode where peripherals are defocused and saturation and contrast are emphasized to make the picture look like a diorama. Video recorded in Miniature Effect mode is played back in 10x fast-forwarding.*
* Sound will not be recorded with [MINIATURE EFFECT] in Creative Control Mode and approximately 1/10 of the time period is recorded. (If you record for 10 minutes, the resulting motion picture recording will be approximately 1 minute long)
The DMC-FH8 offers a bright 3-inch LCD screen. The intelligent LCD screen is equipped with automatic backlight adjustment to offer a clear view of photos under any lightning conditions.
Lumix Image Uploader
The DMC-FH8 gives you a new form of communication by letting you share your photos and movies. The Lumix Image Uploader lets users instantly share images and videos on Facebook or YouTube via a computer. It's easy to share photos and movies on the spot, which means that your friends don't have to wait for you to come back home to see them. The DMC-FH8 also allows users to enjoy the new flexibility of USB charging or conventional AC adapter charging methods.