Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 Digital Camera, HD 720p, 16MP, 12x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi, 3" LCD Screen

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Product information

The LUMIX DMC-SZ8 packs a 12x optical zoom lens and Wi-Fi connectivity into a slim, stylish body. It also features a variety of special effects that add fun to the shooting experience, including Creative Control, Creative Retouch and Creative Panorama.

12x zoom
The DMC-SZ8 is equipped with 24mm ultra wide-angle lens with powerful 12x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent: 24-288mm) to boost high versatility despite the camera’s slim, stylish profile.

Wi-Fi connectivity
Use the Panasonic Imaging App with your smartphone and get access to Wi-Fi functions like remote shooting, instant transfer and geotagging every time you use your camera.

Filter effects
Enjoy more creativity with Creative Control. This mode lets you add attractive effects like retro, high key and more to stills, panoramas and video clips

High visibility screen
The large 3-inch 460K-dot LCD screen display frames your photos in exceptional detail. Reviewing everything is simple too thanks to straightforward controls.

Optical image stabiliser
Capture crisp images and videos. Blurring image due to handshake often occurs in shooting using high zoom, however, the Optical Image Stabiliser minimises it without causing deterioration of image quality.

HD recording
The DMC-SZ8 records dynamic HD video in 1280 x 720p. Recording motion image can be started with a press of an independent motion picture button on the top of the camera - convenient for switching between photo and video shooting on the fly.

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Accessories Included
Battery Pack, AC Adaptor, USB Cable, Hand Strap, CD-ROM
Autofocus Information This feature fixes onto the main subject and enhances focus on a snap's hot spots
Yes
Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
200 shots per charge
Battery Size & Number
Li-ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 690mAh, 2.5 Wh) (Included)/AC Adaptor (Input: 110 - 240V AC) (Included, connect with USB cable)
Brand
Panasonic
Built In Flash
Yes
Camera Type
Digital Compact
Connections
AV Output (PAL / NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Continuous Shooting Speed Information The amount of frames per second that can be shot in continuous shooting mode
1.2 - 3fps
Dimensions
H60.4 x W99.8 x D26.5mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
PictBridge
Display
3"
Face Detection Information Automatically detects faces and optimises focus, so they're the main subject/s of a snap
Yes
File Formats
Still Image: JPEG(DCF/Exif2.3) / 3D Image: MPO / Motion picture: AVCHD, MP4
GPS Information Allows your camera to detect and record where a picture is taken
Via mobile
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
Yes
Lens Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
F3.1 - 6.3 / 2-step (F3.1 / 7.8 (W), F6.3 / 16.3 (T))
Lens Size Information Also known as focal length, this is the distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
4.3 - 51.6mm (24 - 288mm in 35mm equiv.)
Lens Type Information Whether it zoom, wide-angle or telephoto, different lens types serve different purposes
8 elements in 8 groups/(4 Aspherical Lenses / 8 Aspherical surfaces / 1 ED Lenses)
Macro Information Extreme close-up shots of small subjects like insects or plants
No
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
DMC-SZ8EB-K
Maximum ISO Rating Information Defines the sensor's light sensitivity and, thus, performance in low-light settings
6400
Memory Card Type
SD, SDHC, SDXC
Model name / number
SZ8
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
No
Night recording Information Ability to record at night or in complete darkness by using built-in infrared illumination
No
Red-Eye Reduction Information Shuts outs red-eye in portraits and group photos
Yes
Self Timer Information Lets you run into your own pictures by delaying it being taken by a few seconds after the shutter is pressed
Yes
Sensor Size
1/2.33-type
Sensor Type
CCD
Shooting Modes
Portrait, Soft Skin, Scenery, Sports, Night Portrait, Night Scenery, Handheld Night Shot,Food, Baby1, Baby2, Pet, Sunset, High Sensitivity, Glass Through, HDR, Starry Sky, High Speed Video
Shutter Speeds Information The amount of time is takes for the shutter to open and close. High speed lets you freeze action completely, slower ones allow motion blur
Approx. 8 - 1/2000 sec
Smile Detection
No
Sweep Panorama
Yes
Touch Screen
No
Tripod Thread Information Lets you attach a tripod to the camera's frame
Yes
Video Resolution
720p HD video
Viewfinder Information The interface you look through to compose and focus your picture
No
Waterproof
No
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
144g
Wireless networking
Wi-Fi- IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
24x
Zoom (optical) Information Higher the zoom, the closer you can get to the subject. In optical, the lens physically moves, maintaining more quality than digital zoom.
12x

Delivery

  • International delivery not available

Returns

If you’ve changed your mind about keeping your purchase, please return it in its original condition with proof of purchase and we’ll exchange or refund it. Unless faulty, this should be within 35 days of receiving your order. By original condition, we’d expect this to mean that you’ve kept packaging and labels, and that the item is undamaged and unused.

You can return for free in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+ or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454

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