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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8

The 12.1-megapixel DMC-TZ8 features a 25mm wide-angle 12x optical zoom f/3.3-4.9 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens (35mm camera equivalent: 25-300mm) in a com...

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ProMore features than the usual pocket camera

ConsLarge manual needs a good read.

In these 'throwaway' days, anything electronic that's still working after four years would appear to be on borrowed time, and if someone were to offer to buy the said item off you, then who would I be to stand in the way of just such a transaction? This is precisely the dilemma recently faced by...

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“Great buy for the price”

published 30/06/2011

Proeasy simple. perfect for holiday shots. Macro as a...

Consbutton are very small

I was given this camera as a Christmas present last year. I do a lot of photography myself , which i mainly use my bigger camera (cannon EOS series). But for someone that wants to take photos as a hobbie. this is perfect. easy to carry about. and the menu is simple, has a good choice of features...

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published 26/05/2011

hOW TO REFORMAT A 2GB MEMORY CARD JUST BOUGHT A TZ8 AND ALSO BOUGHT A SD 2GB MEMORY CARD , CAMERA TAKES PICTURES NO PROBLEM, BUT WHEN I TRY...
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published 03/06/2011

to Barbio, memory card you want in the format, so my advice in a format your memory card via the computer, when I try to format the contents of the data through the computer then plug it into the camera, if you can not wear, just buy a new one, then immediately tried dikamera, if you still can ask the seller of memory, why memory can not be used in camera Barbio ..

Product Information : Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8

Manufacturer's product description

The 12.1-megapixel DMC-TZ8 features a 25mm wide-angle 12x optical zoom f/3.3-4.9 LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens (35mm camera equivalent: 25-300mm) in a compact body. The 25mm wide-angle lens has about twice the shooting area of the standard 35mm lens. The powerful 12x zoom can also be used in motion picture recording. In 3-megapixel resolution mode, the Extra Optical Zoom function provides additional magnification, extending the zoom power to 23.4x by using the center part of the CCD. The Intelligent Resolution (I.R) Technology gives a high resolution look to digital zoom images as well as ordinary images. The image is divided into contour areas, texture areas and smooth areas. And optimum image processing is applied to each type of area. This enables 16x Intelligent Zoom that achieves about 1.3 times the usual zoom magnification with almost no loss of image quality. The Intelligent Resolution Technology also achieves sharp images in modes that use fewer pixels to enable high sensitivity and high speed.

Product Details

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Display: LCD display - 2.7"

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Lens System: Leica 12 x zoom lens - 4.1 - 49.2 mm - f/3.3-4.9

Weight: 191 g

Dimensions (WxDxH): 10.3 cm x 3.3 cm x 6 cm

Colour: Black, Silver

Product Type: Digital camera - compact, Digital Cameras

Product Description: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8EF-K - digital camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8EB-K - digital camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8EB-S - digital camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8EG-K - digital camera, Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8EG-S - digital camera

Microsoft Certification: Compatible with Windows 7

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 895 mAh ( included )

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Image Stabiliser: Optical (POWER O.I.S.)

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Sensor Resolution: 12.1 Megapixel

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Manufacturer: Panasonic

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Panasonic PHOTOfunSTUDIO 5.0

System Requirements for PC Connection

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Battery charger, battery case, hand strap, USB cable, audio / video cable

Compatible with Windows 7: "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.

Battery

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 895 mAh ( included )

Exposure & White Balance

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Min Shutter Speed: 60 sec

Max Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec

White Balance Presets: Cloudy, daylight, halogen, shade

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

Special Effects: Cool, Warm, Black & White, Sepia, Neutral, Happy

Shooting Programs: Portrait mode, party/indoor, night portrait, self-portrait, PET, scenery, food, fireworks, panorama assist, night scene, Underwater, sports mode, sunset, candle, beach, transform, snow, high sensitivity, starry sky, soft skin, baby1, baby2, aerial photo, hi-speed burst, clipboard, film grain, flash-burst, pin hole

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Exposure Metering: Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 80, ISO 1600, ISO auto, ISO auto (1600-6400)

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 10.3 cm

Weight: 191 g

Height: 6 cm

Depth: 3.3 cm

Additional Features

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec

Additional Features: Audio recording, USB 2.0 compatibility, built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, digital noise reduction, date/time stamp, DPOF support, sharpness control, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, in-camera red-eye removal, cropping an image, resizing an image, saturation control, Scene Detection Technology, Face Detection AF/AE, 720p HD movie recording, Intelligent Scene Selector, contrast control, built-in help guide, Exif Print support, Motion Detection Technology, automatic display brightness adjustment, Llight Detection technology, Subject Detection technology, auto backlight compensation, Face Recognition, text input to Exif header

Continuous Shooting Speed: 10 frames per second, 6 frames per second, 2.3 frames per second

Lens System

Features: Built-in lens shield, ED glass, aspherical lens

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Macro Focus Range: 3cm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 25 - 300mm

Lens Construction: 8 groups / 10 elements

Type: Leica 12 x zoom lens - 4.1 - 49.2 mm - f/3.3-4.9

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Supported Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Video Capture: QuickTime - 640 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ QuickTime - 320 x 240 - 30 fps ¦ QuickTime - 848 x 480 - 30 fps ¦ QuickTime - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps

Image Storage: JPEG 4000 x 3000 ¦ JPEG 4176 x 2784 ¦ JPEG 4320 x 2432 ¦ JPEG 3264 x 2448 ¦ JPEG 3392 x 2264 ¦ JPEG 3552 x 2000 ¦ JPEG 2560 x 1920 ¦ JPEG 2656 x 1768 ¦ JPEG 2784 x 1568 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1536 ¦ JPEG 2048 x 1360 ¦ JPEG 1920 x 1080 ¦ JPEG 640 x 480 ¦ JPEG 640 x 424 ¦ JPEG 640 x 360

RAM Installed: 40 MB

Connections

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

Display

Display Features: Built-in

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Type: 2.7" LCD display

Camera Flash

Effective Flash Range: 0.6 m - 5.3 m

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Features: AF illuminator

General

Image Recording Format: JPEG

Digital Video Format: QuickTime, MJPEG

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 11

Optical Zoom: 12 x

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Image Stabiliser: Optical (POWER O.I.S.)

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

MPN: DMC-TZ8EF-K, DMC-TZ8EB-K, DMC-TZ8EB-S, DMC-TZ8EG-K, DMC-TZ8EG-S

Enclosure Colour: Black, Silver

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.33"

Effective Sensor Resolution: 12,100,000 pixels

Total Pixels: 14,500,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Sensor Resolution: 12.1 Megapixel

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