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This was my first experience of a hybrid camera and I can recommend it for good quality pictures. The functions are straight forward and easily laid out and as it has features of both a compact and a manual camera, it's perfect for either the beginner like myself or someone more experienced. I am having trouble finding the perfect setting for indoor pictures but outdoors, I select the 'sport' function and as a result have had some beautiful shots of my granddaughter during her birthday parties. I've had this camera a couple of years now and it is always with me for parties and get togethers. It has a Carl Zeiss lens which compensates for the 7 megapixels which now can be considered a little outdated. Pictures are transferred easily to your computer and I can enlarge pictures with good results. The camera features RAW as well as manual aperture and shutter speed options. I've recorded good quality videos and beautiful close ups. I would recommend the camera but at the time of this review, the chances are there a large amount of new cameras with new and improved functions.
Panasonic DMC-FZ8 series - a 7.2-megapixel Lumix digital camera - features a powerful 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 36-432mm on a 35mm film camera) with f/2.8 brightness. While the DMC-FZ8 boasts a high 12x zooming power, it also enhances mobility with its compactness and easy joystick operation. The Venus Engine III image processing engine gives it even higher image quality and speedier processing. The FZ8 also incorporates the Intelligent Image Stabilization system.