|Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8|
Mark Peters : January 27th 2012 - 01:20 CET
CES 2012 - Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 digital compact camera At the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (NV), Panasonic has launched two new cameras that will join the existing Lumix FH camera line-up; The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH6 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8. The Panasonic DMC-FH8 (Panasonic DMC-FS45 in Europe) features a 16.1 Megapixel 1/2.33-inch CCD sensor and a large 3-inch (7.5cm) TFT LCD display all packed into a slim and stylish body. Beyond its capability to capture high-quality pictures, the Panasonic Lumix FH8 can also record 720p HD video clips. The Panasonic Lumix camera records HD video in MP4 file format and features a dedicated movie record button, so users can easily switch from capturing photos to recording HD movies.|
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 with Leica optics
Equipped with a high-quality 24mm wide angle Leica DC Vario-Summarit lens, the Panasonic DMC-FH8 camera offers a 5x optical zoom with f2.5 brightness. The high-end Leica lens excels in shooting great dynamic landscapes in wide-angle perspective and performs well in low light environments like indoors or at night. The Lumix camera with high-quality Leica lens offers exceptional optical performance to provide minimal distortion and chromatic aberrations while suppressing ghosting and flare, the lens unit allows for higher shutter speed and captures impressive sharp and vivid pictures.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 intelligent zoom
The 5x optical zoom also increases its power to the equivalent of 10x with the 'Intelligent Auto Zoom' function with minimum deterioration of image quality thanks to the help of 'Intelligent Resolution technology'. The multi-tasking Venus Engine enables image recording and 'Sonic Speed Auto Focus' combined with a quick camera start-up time to offer a high-speed response time to ensure consumers can capture even the most spur-of-the-moment photo opportunities.
Panasonic Lumix FH8 with large LCD display
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 digital camera is equipped with a large 3-inch LCD display. The Intelligent LCD features automatic backlight adjustment, resulting in excellent playback of images under any lighting conditions. In addition, the Panasonic Lumix FH8 camera offers the popular Lumix Image Uploader which lets you instantly share photographs and movies on FaceBook or YouTube via a personal computer. The Panasonic FH8 also allows users to enjoy the new flexibility of fast USB charging or conventional AC adapter charging methods.
Creative photography with the Panasonic DMC-FH8
To encourage the creative photographer inside you, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 camera features photo effects that allows users to have more fun with their photographic experience. The Panorama Photo mode makes it possible for users to shoot horizontal or vertical panoramic images by taking consecutive shots and then overlaying for the effect of a panoramic photo. The Beauty Retouch photo function allows users to give pictures a variety of cosmetic effects and Auto Retouch adjusts contrast and brightness levels to give pictures a different look.The Panasonic FH8 also adds Miniature Effect photo mode where peripherals are defocused and saturation and contrast are emphasized to make the picture look like a diorama. Videos recorded in Miniature Effect mode is played back in 10x speed, making it comical and fun to watch.
Panasonic DMC-FH8 features
In iA photo mode users can automatically activate a suite of technologies to enhance pictures without adjusting the camera settings every time conditions change. As part of iA mode, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 features AF Tracking, making it easy to lock on subjects in a frame and keep them in focus - even as they move. The Panasonic DMC-FH8 also includes the following other useful features in iA mode; MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization), Intelligent ISO Control, Face Detection, Intelligent Exposure and Intelligent Scene Selector.
Panasonic FH8 price & availability
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 compact camera will be available in the United States late March 2012. You can purchase the Lumix camera in four colors; Silver, Black, Violet and Red. Pricing will be announced approximately 30 days prior to shipping. Availability of colors and optional Lumix camera accessories may differ depending on the country. Please check the Panasonic Lumix website in your region for more information.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 review
At the moment we receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 test sample, we will publish a picture gallery with high resolution sample photos and HD test videos, followed by an complete Panasonic DMC-FH8 review. To learn more about Lumix cameras, we recommend you to read our latest Panasonic camera reviews.