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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 14.1 MP Digital Camera with 16x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Silver)

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  • This gives you highly natural expressions from people and animals that you can't get close to.
  • The 16x Optical Zoom Keeps the Subject Sharp While Giving the Background a Soft focus.
  • The DMC-ZS8 features a 1/2.33-inch CCD with effective 14.1-megapixel high-resolution.
  • Images remain clear and sharp even when they are enlarged to A2 size.
  • The camera comes along with a Battery Charger, Battery Pack, AV Cable, USB Cable, Hand Strap and a CD-ROM
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The ultra compact, versatile lens system is the hallmark of LUMIX ZS series and now this lens system is totally redeveloped for the DMC-ZS8 in both optical and mechanical design. The new high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens system is even more versatile with 24mm ultra wide-angle to powerful 16x optical zoom. The DMC-ZS8 features a 1/2.33-inch CCD with effective 14.1-megapixel high-resolution. The high-speed, high-performance Venus Engine VI is incorporated in the DMC-ZS8 to enable the recording of beautiful images with higher quality signal processing including the Intelligent Resolution technology. As a result, beautiful images with minimal noise can be reproduced all the way up to ISO1600 high sensitivity at full resolution for beautiful night shots or dimly lit indoor shots. can record motion images in high-definition (1,280 x 720 pixels at 30 fps in Motion JPEG format). The pixel mixed readout method enables bright motion-image recording even in low-light settings. The powerful 16x optical zoom is available in movie recording, and is designed to suppress noise while zooming. It is ideal for capturing dynamic video clips of sports action or animals in nature. Venus Engine VI HD Movie Recording / Zoom in Motion Picture LUMIX Image Uploader 3.0-inch, 230,000-dot High-resolution LCD Intelligent LCD / High-angle Mode iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) - Shake Detection Face Detection AF/AE with Face Recognition Intelligent Scene Selector - Scene DetectionSpecifications Sensor Size / Total Pixels / Filter - 1/2.33-inch / 14.5 Total Megapixels CCD / Primary Color Filter Effective Pixels - 14.1 Megapixels Lens - LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR, 16x Optical Zoom Focal Length - f = 4.3 - 68.8mm (24 - 384mm in 35mm equiv.) Optical Image Stabilizer - POWER O.I.S. LCD - 3.0 TFT LCD Display (230K dots), 100% Field of View File Format - Still Image -

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ZS8

LEICA Lens 24mm Ultra Wide-angle 16x Optical Zoom LEICA DC Lens
The compact, versatile lens system is the hallmark of LUMIX ZS(TZ) series and now this lens system is totally redeveloped for the DMC-ZS8 in both optical and mechanical design. The new high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens system is even more versatile with 24mm ultra wide-angle* to powerful 16x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-384mm). Comprising 12 elements in 10 groups, including an ED lens and 3 aspherical lenses with 6 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit suppresses chromatic aberration which tends to occur in telephoto shooting. It also boasts a short total length of lens unit despite its higher versatility with longer zoom range, which is made possible by development of a new mechanism for the structure of lens barrel. The lens system is also compatible with high shutter speed of min.1/4,000 sec.

*Converted to standard 35mm camera equivalent, at the maximum wide position.

Powerful 16x Optical Zoom
The DMC-ZS8 features a powerful 16x optical zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 24-384mm). This gives you highly natural expressions from people and animals that you can't get close to. It can also be used for shooting movies, and is designed to suppress noise while zooming. This compact, pocket-sized camera can easily go wherever you do for both everyday snapshots and traveling.

16x Optical Zoom

Venus Engine VIVenus Engine VI
The high-speed, high-performance Venus Engine VI is incorporated in the DMC-ZS8 to enable the recording of beautiful images with higher quality signal processing including the Intelligent Resolution technology. An advanced noise reduction system in the Venus Engine VI applies noise reduction (NR) to luminance noise and chromatic noise separately. As a result, beautiful images with minimal noise can be reproduced all the way up to ISO1600 high sensitivity at full resolution for beautiful night shots or dimly lit indoor shots.

Intelligent Scene SelectorIntelligent Scene Selector Scene Detection
When the camera is in the iA Mode, the Intelligent Scene Selector automatically sets the Scene Mode to one of Scenery, Portrait, Macro, Night Portrait*1, Night Scenery or Sunset. The camera judges it from the various detection results such as focusing and brightness level of the circumstance*2. You are free adjusting settings every time the scene changes when taking images with these frequently used Scene Modes to get beautiful results.

*1 In the iA Mode, the Night Portrait is not identified when the flash is turned off.
*2 With some subject and shooting conditions, it is just not possible to judge the best shooting details. When this happens, it is recommended that you shoot with the Scene Mode that best suits your purpose.

Scene Modes


AF TrackingAF Tracking Subject Detection
Once you focus on your subject, the AF Tracking automatically tracks it until you press the shutter. When you're taking images of an active subject, like children or pets, this function eliminates the need to press the shutter button halfway down repeatedly to readjust the focus. The AF Tracking makes sure you don't miss those once-in-a-lifetime shooting opportunities

AF Tracking Sample Image


3.0-inch, 230,000-dot High-resolution LCD
The DMC-ZS8 is equipped with a 3.0-inch LCD with 230,000-dot high-resolution. The big screen reflects fine details, making it easy to check the focus before shooting. It also serves as a photo and video viewer, allowing you and friends to enjoy viewing the still and motion images together.

3-inch LCD


iA Mode iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode
When you don't know which mode will give you the best shooting results, or when a sudden photo opportunity pops up and you don't have time to change any settings, simply choose the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode and let the camera do it all for you. You just choose the iA Mode, aim at your subject, and shoot. Seven detection and correction functions are simultaneously activated to optimize the settings, so you get stunning photos every time. In addition, the Intelligent Resolution technology is always activated in the iA Mode which results in clearer and higher image quality in every photo with extended zoom range equivalent to 20x by the Intelligent Zoom.

POWER O.I.S.POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) Shake Detection
Everyone has had an experience of taking a photo at night and hoping to capture all the memories and beauty, only to be disappointed at the poor result. Panasonic has worked on the low-frequency vibration hand-shake component, which is physically generated when pressing the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)* nearly doubles the hand-shake correction power of conventional MEGA O.I.S. You get bright photos without blurring even from handheld shooting at slow shutter speeds.

*The POWER O.I.S. is automatically turned on in the iA Mode and can be turned on or off in the P/A/S/M Mode or some Scene Modes.

Image Uploader LUMIX Image Uploader
The DMC-ZS8 gives you a new form of communication by letting you share your photos and movies. All you have to do is checkmark the photos and movies you want to share and connect the camera or SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card to a computer. Uploading automatically starts by simply following the guidance.* Facebook can be used for photos and YouTube™ for movies. You can join these social networking services without having to install any special software. 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.

Easy Computer Connection
Select "Upload Set" from the playback menu, and then select the photos and movies.

Upload Photos and Movies
The software is launched after connecting the camera or SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card to a computer.*

Share with Your Friends
You can share the URL by e-mail right after the upload!

Image Uploader Process

* LUMIX Image Uploader starts up automatically on the computer the supplied software "PHOTOfunSTUDIO Ver. 6.0" or later is installed.
In other case, start up the menu by double-clicking the file "LUMIXUP.EXE" in the folder below:
[My Computer] > [Removable Disk] > DCIM > AD_LUMIX (Windows)
* YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.
* Facebook and the Facebook logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Facebook, Inc.


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