Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 - Test Shots – Exposure Evaluation

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”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.”


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


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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.


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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.


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Score in detail

  • Value 8
  • Image Quality 6

Features

Camera type Super Zoom
Megapixels (Megapixel) 7.2 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 12x
Image Sensor CCD
Image Stabilisation Optical
LCD Monitor 2.5 in
Flash modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash ON
Video (max res/format) 848 x 480
Memory card slot Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC)
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