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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 - Test Shots - Exposure Evaluation

By Cliff Smith



Our Score:


A range of test shots are shown over the next two pages. Here, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and in some case a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it in order for you to gain an appreciation of the overall quality.


The overall colour reproduction is very good, except for the oddly mottled appearance of mid-tone and darker blues.


Yes, it's my car again. I'm not showing off, it's just really good for high contrast shots. Thanks to limited dynamic range highlights are burned out, and shadow areas are featureless black.


Not a particularly exciting shot, but it was taken hand-held and the maximum zoom setting equivalent to 432mm, at a shutter speed of 1/20th of a second. That's some outstanding image stabilisation.


Overall Score


Scores In Detail

  • Value 8
  • Image Quality 6

Kris 1

July 3, 2008, 12:10 am

The test shots section contains mostly positive or very positive adjectives. Despite that the image quality is rated only 6/10. I wonder why?

Alex 15

March 18, 2009, 3:50 pm

I own this camera and I generally agree with this review. However I can't see any use from image stabilization - it simply doesn't help.

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