Lumix DMC-SZ8

Lumix DMC-SZ8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 Preview

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Panasonic has announced a stylish new digicam with a 12x optical zoom and Wi-Fi connectivity. The LUMIX DMC-SZ8 also features a 16-megapixel CCD image sensor, mated to the Venus Engine image processor, capable of recording 720p HD videos. The SZ8 has a number of modes for beginners as well as creative types. iA Mode (Intelligent Auto) combines the Optical Image Stabilizer, Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Intelligent Exposure, and Face Detection software to adjust your camera's setting for the perfect video and still photo exposures. On the creative side, the SZ8 offers Creative Control (stuff like effects), Creative Retouch (remove blemishes), and Creative Panorama (ultra wide photographs).

Lastly, the built-in Wi-Fi connectivity allows the SZ8 to connect to compatible smartphones and tablets (using a free app). From there, it's easy to control the SZ8 remotely or send images to your smart devices for sharing on social media sites. Also, with the Instant Transfer function, you can set up your SZ8 to automatically back up files to your smartphone or tablet.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ8 Features
  • 16-megapixel CCD image sensor
  • Venus Engine image processor
  • 12x optical zoom lens
    • 24-288mm 35mm-equivalent
  • 720p HD Video Recording
  • iA Mode
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Intelligent ISO Control
  • Intelligent Scene Selector
  • Intelligent Exposure
  • Face Detection
  • Creative Control
  • Creative Retouch
  • Creative Panorama
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    • Instant Transfer

Pricing and availability have yet to be announced.

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