|The compact, versatile lens system is the hallmark of LUMIX ZS(TZ) series and now this lens system is totally redeveloped for the DMC-ZS8 in both optical and mechanical design. The new high-quality LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR lens system is even more versatile with 24mm ultra wide-angle* to powerful 16x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-384mm). Comprising 12 elements in 10 groups, including an ED lens and 3 aspherical lenses with 6 aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit suppresses chromatic aberration which tends to occur in telephoto shooting. It also boasts a short total length of lens unit despite its higher versatility with longer zoom range, which is made possible by development of a new mechanism for the structure of lens barrel. The lens system is also compatible with high shutter speed of min.1/4,000 sec.|
POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) Shake Detection
Everyone has had an experience of taking a photo at night and hoping to capture all the memories and beauty, only to be disappointed at the poor result. Panasonic has worked on the low-frequency vibration hand-shake component, which is physically generated when pressing the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed. The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)* nearly doubles the hand-shake correction power of conventional MEGA O.I.S. You get bright photos without blurring even from handheld shooting at slow shutter speeds.
Product was what I ordered and seems to be fully functional.
I purchased this camera for 5 months now,4/19/2012
It's one of the best cameras I have ever purchased. It has all manual controls, in addition to the iAuto mode and Scene modes if you don't want to bother yourself. It also takes 720p Videos. The only thing I don't like is that it takes a long time to extend the full Optical zoom during Video recording. Almost 10 seconds. This is to prevent the motor sound of the lens from being captured by the mic. Overall it's very capable camera .
wisch it had regular batteries3/30/2012
NIce camera, great pics, no card included in sale.
This is a great camera with a long zoom in a small package. It's size makes it easy to carry with you without adding extra weight or bulk. There are many custom settings and features from which to choose or just set it to auto. Any setting will get you clear, sharp pictures. The only custom setting that was not great was the firework custom setting, but if you can live without that you still have a great camera.
Nice picture quality, poor lcd display6/4/2011
I would have give 5 stars if it had a high resolution LCD display. LCD display on this model is horrible. Lousy user interface. Other than these silly concerns, if you are looking for a camera with high picture quality look nowhere, grab this camera at the rock bottom price here at buy.com. I have 10mp Canon Digital SLR, man this camera blow out canon SLR in picture quality. If you have no professional technical knowledge about exposure, shutter speed, ISO, white balance etc, don't you worry. Set this thing into iA mode and forget about everything else and start shooting. Believe me, you wont regret this buy.