Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ8 Digital Camera (Black)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ8 Digital Camera (Black)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ8 Digital Camera (Black)

B&H # PADMCSZ8B MFR # DMC-SZ8K
No Longer Available

Product Highlights

  • 16MP 1/2.3" CCD Image Sensor
  • 12x Zoom Lens (35mm Equiv: 24-288mm)
  • 3.0" 460k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • HD 1280 x 720p Video Capture
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Control Some Functions via Smart Devices
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Creative Control/Retouch/Panorama, HDR
  • Accepts SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards
Show moreShow less

Questions? Ask our experts:

Show more Show less
Overview
  • 1Description

The black LUMIX DMC-SZ8 Digital Camera from Panasonic is a compact point-and-shoot featuring a 16MP, 1/2.3" CCD image sensor and fast Venus Engine processor for high-resolution photos and HD 1280 x 720p video recording. Its 12x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 24-288mm, covering wide-angle to extended telephoto perspectives, and optical image stabilization counteracts motion blur for clear shots--even at the longest zoom setting or in low-light situations. Additionally, the camera is equipped with a 3.0", 460k-dot LCD monitor.

The DMC-SZ8 features 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, allowing you to wirelessly connect the camera directly to your smartphone or tablet without searching for a Wi-Fi hotspot. You can even use your smart device as a secondary monitor and focus, zoom, and capture images right from it. With the Instant Transfer function, photos are automatically sent to the designated electronic devices immediately post-capture.

A variety of special effects add fun to the shooting experience. Benefit from Creative Control and Creative Retouch, plus Creative Panorama for capturing extremely wide shots. High Dynamic Range (HDR) shooting is also available, combining multiple exposures of the same shot into one ideal image featuring improved contrast and the best qualities of each take. The camera saves your images to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.

16MP CCD Sensor and Venus Engine Image Processor
Features a 16MP, 1/2.3" CCD image sensor with primary color filter and a fast Venus Engine processor, which work together to deliver high-resolution photos, HD 1280 x 720p video recording at 30 fps, and overall fast response time. Other resolutions besides the 16MP maximum (4608 x 3456 at 4:3) include the following: 14.1MP (4608 x 3072 at 3:2), 12MP (4608 x 2592 at 16:9, 3456 x 3456 at 1:1), 7.1MP (3264 x 2176 at 3:2), 8MP (3264 x 2448 at 4:3), 3.1MP (2048 x 1536 at 4:3), 2.8MP (2048 x 1360 at 3:2), 2.4MP (1536 x 1536 at 1:1), 2MP (1920 x 1080 at 16:9), 0.3MP (640 x 480 at 4:3).
12x Optical Zoom Lens
Offers a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 24-288mm, or 26-314mm in 16:9 video recording mode, covering wide-angle to extended telephoto perspectives. Optical image stabilization counteracts motion blur for clear shots--even at the longest zoom setting or in low-light situations. The Intelligent Zoom function makes it possible to extend the zoom up to 24x by combining optical and digital zoom with less deterioration of image quality. The lens has a maximum aperture range of f/3.1-6.3. At the wide end, it can be stopped down to f/7.8, while at the telephoto end, it can be stopped down to f/16.3.
3.0" LCD Screen
Equipped with a large, 3.0", 460k-pixel LCD monitor with standard and auto power modes, in addition to a high-angle shooting mode.
Focus
AF assist lamp provides extra lighting as a focusing aid for slightly dark situations where autofocusing would ordinarily be difficult. Available AF metering modes include face, 1-area and 9-area.
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Connectivity
Wirelessly connect the camera directly to your smartphone or tablet without searching for a Wi-Fi hotspot, thanks to 802.11b/g/n 2412-2462MHz Wi-Fi connectivity (1-11 ch). You can even use your smart device as a secondary monitor and focus, zoom, and capture images right from it. With the Instant Transfer function, photos are automatically sent to the designated electronic devices immediately post-capture. Benefit from WPA/WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access) security, WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) and Infrastructure Mode.
Creative Effects
A number of special effects add fun to the shooting experience. Take advantage of Creative Control and Creative Retouch, plus Creative Panorama for capturing extremely wide shots. High Dynamic Range (HDR) shooting is also available, combining multiple exposures of the same shot into one ideal image featuring improved contrast and the best qualities of each take.
Intelligent Auto Mode
LUMIX's popular shooting assist function, Intelligent Auto (iA) mode, lets you leave the thinking to the camera. By removing the guesswork, it frees you up to focus on the creative, artistic side of getting the shot. Benefit from Intelligent ISO Control to aid you when shooting in low light, as well as Intelligent Exposure and face detection. The Intelligent Scene Selector automatically chooses the optimal exposure settings for you based on a given scenario. You'll be able to shoot without adjusting settings every time conditions change.
Memory
Saves your images to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.
Playback
Available modes include normal play, slideshow, thumbnails (12/30), category selection and calendar. Zoomed playback is possible and "set protection" is selectable.
Editing
In addition to Creative Retouch, there are some more basic editing options available, including resize, cropping and copy.
Printing
PictBridge support for direct printing: Single / Multi / All.
Supported Languages
English and Spanish.
In the Box
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ8 Digital Camera (Black)
  • DMW-BCL7 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 690mAh)
  • VSK0768 AC Adapter
  • K1HY08YY0037 USB Cable
  • VFC4737-A Hand Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Show more Show less
    Specifications
    Imaging
    Pixels Actual: 16.6 Megapixel
    Effective: 16 Megapixel
    Sensor 1/2.3" CCD
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG
    Movies: MJPEG, MP4, MPEG-4 AVCHD
    Max Resolution 16 MP: 4608 x 3456
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Optics
    Lens EFL: 4.3-51.6mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-288mm)
    Aperture: f/3.1 (W) - 6.3 (T) to f/16.3
    Zoom Optical: 12x
    Extra Optical Zoom (EZ): 16.9x
    Extra Optical Zoom (EZ): 27x
    Intelligent Zoom: 24x
    Digital: 4x
    Focus Range Wide: 1.18" (3.0 cm) - Infinity
    Telephoto: 59.06" (150 cm) - Infinity
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-1600 (High Sensitivity Mode: 1600-6400)
    Shutter 8 - 1/2000 
    60 - 15  in  Starry Sky Mode
    Exposure Metering Face Detection, Multi
    Exposure Modes Modes: Creative Control, Intelligent Auto, Panorama Shot, Programmed Auto, Scene Auto Selector, Scene Modes
    Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Shooting Modes Baby 1
    Baby 2
    Candle
    Cross-Process
    Dynamic Monochrome
    Expressive
    Food
    Glass Through
    HDR
    High Dynamic
    High Sensitivity
    High-Key
    Impressive Art
    Low Key
    Miniature Effect
    Night Portrait
    Night Scenery
    Old Days
    One Point Color
    Panorama
    Pet Mode
    Portrait
    Retro
    Scenery
    Sepia
    Soft Focus
    Soft Skin
    Sports
    Star Filter
    Starry Sky
    Sunset
    Toy Camera Effect
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent, Shade, White Set
    Burst Rate Up to 1.2 fps at 16 MP
    Up to 3 fps at 3 MP
    Up to 3 fps at 2.5 MP
    Up to 3 fps at 2 MP
    Self Timer 2 Sec, 10 Sec
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto
    Auto/Red-eye Reduction
    Forced On
    Off
    Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.97 - 17.06' (0.6 - 5.2 m)
    Telephoto: 4.92 - 0.79' (1.5 - 2.6 m)
    Memory
    Built-in Memory 80 MB
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC
    Resolution 1280 x 720: 30 fps
    640 x 480: 30 fps
    320 x 240: 30 fps
    Video
    Video Clip Length Up to 2.0 GB
    Audio Recording With Video, Mono
    Viewfinder/Display
    Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (460,000 pixels)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n
    Power
    Battery DMW-BCL7 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 690 mAh
    Physical
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.9 x 2.4 x 1.0" / 99.8 x 60.4 x 26.5 mm
    Weight 5.61 oz / 159 g with battery and SD memory card
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.2 x 4.5 x 1.8"

    Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ8 Digital Camera (Black) Review

    Show more Show less
    Reviews
    Be the first to review this item
    Show more Show less
    Q&A
    Top Questions
    Accessories
    See any errors on this page? Let us know.