Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 Review

Overall Score

36

Main Features

  • 16 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 24-288 mm (12x) F3.1-6.3 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 100 x 60 x 27 mm, 159g.
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 Overview


First introduced in January, 2014, Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 is a 16 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Panasonic SZ8 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8

Sensor resolution of Panasonic SZ8 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Panasonic SZ8 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Panasonic SZ8


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
159g Light Body
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Optical Image Stabilization
1.0 fps Continuous Shooting
6.3 Lens at Tele
9 Focus Points
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Slow Lens at Tele: F6.3
Slow Continuous Shooting: 460 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.1
Low Screen Resolution: 460k dots
Low Battery Life: 200 shots
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 has an Overall Score of 36/100 and ranked #511 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #903 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic SZ8 Scores
Imaging score
21
Features score
37
Value for money score
54
Portability score
97
Overall score
36
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic SZ8


Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 weighs 159g and has external dimensions of 100 x 60 x 27mm (3.94 x 2.36 x 1.06"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Panasonic SZ8 is 233 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic SZ8 is less by 13mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic SZ8
159g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Panasonic SZ8
27mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-SZ8 Dimensions Lumix DMC-SZ8
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 Panasonic SZ10 177 g 159 g 99 x 60 x 30 mm 100 x 60 x 27 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 Panasonic LF1 192 g 159 g 103 x 62 x 28 mm 100 x 60 x 27 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 159 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 100 x 60 x 27 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 159 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 100 x 60 x 27 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V Sony HX90V 245 g 159 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm 100 x 60 x 27 mm
Nikon Coolpix P7800 Nikon P7800 399 g 159 g 119 x 78 x 50 mm 100 x 60 x 27 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 159 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 100 x 60 x 27 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 Sony WX350 164 g 159 g 96 x 55 x 26 mm 100 x 60 x 27 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-SZ8
Announced January, 2014
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 460k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/8 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.20
Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 6400
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 200 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 159 g
Physical Dimensions 100 x 60 x 27 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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