Ok, ok … that’s probably an overstatement but the reason why I am saying so is that after a few days with the Lumix LZ8, there seem to be quite a bit of interest from people around me on this SUPER LOW END & CHEAP compact camera! So, guess what happened? Even before I can post about the neat features available on this camera, I went out to buy a few more as requested by my colleagues.
After handing over the cameras to my colleagues, there are more enquiries and interest to get this. It is not that sleek (as it uses AA batteries) but I guess it has some features that are quite interesting.
Maybe another set of 4 cameras coming up? Anyway, just to be clear, this is not a super sharp camera, the main interests i this camera are:
- 5x zoom
- Manual exposure settings for Aperture and Shutter
- Metering modes
- Autofocus modes
- Optical Image Stabilizer
A quick look at the image quality, 1x zoom and 5x zoom.
A 100% crop at 5x zoom, using ISO 200 in-door shot (no flash).