Lumix DMC-FP8

The other new model is a bit of a radical departure for Panasonic. The Lumix DMC-FP8 is a new ultra-compact with an internal corner-mounted lens. It's not the first time that Panasonic's used such a design, but it's the first time it's been used on a camera designed for dry land.

The specification of the FP8 is quite similar to the FT1, with a 12.1-megapixel sensor, a 4.6x zoom lens with a 28mm wide-angle, and a 2.7-inch 230k monitor.

Like the other new launches it features Power OIS image stabilisation, an improved autofocus system and a faster and more efficient Venus Engine V image processor, offering 380 shots on a single battery charge. It also has HD movie recording capability.

In case you're wondering, that ultra-slim body is just 20.2mm thick. The FP8 will also go on sale in September, at a price yet to be announced.



July 28, 2009, 1:47 am

I wonder if you have considered expanding your staff on digital cameras? Cliff does a fine job but he is just one man. I would liked to heard some news on the new 3D camera from Fujifilm and the new GR Digital III from Ricoh. The Fujifilm camera to my mind would make more interesting news than Panasonic's updates. (No offence directed at you Cliff)


July 28, 2009, 6:20 am

@joose - yep, we know. We'll be looking to help Cliff out with the news from now on. Ricoh news story will be live shortly.

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