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Panasonic SZ8 review

Panasonic's entry-level camera gets a 12x zoom and Wi-Fi

Panasonic SZ8
A dedicated camera that keeps things simple

Panasonic Lumix SZ8

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With a reasonably wide angled lens, the SZ8 is ideal for taking on your holiday with you.

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The overall impression of detail is good, but if you examine closely at 100%, you can see some areas of this picture suffer from image smoothing.

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Use the zoom to get closer to the action, with a 12x optical range giving you lots of flexibility.

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Colours are bright and punchy directly from the camera without displaying too much saturation.

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The camera's optical image stabilisation system helps when you are photographing a moving subject, or you are moving yourself.

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Here we can see the camera's metering system has coped pretty well with the strong backlit subject to give a pretty accurate exposure.

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Colours from the camera are strong and vibrant, without needing work on them post-capture to bring out the contrast.

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Use the camera's macro focusing mode to get nice and close to a subject and fill the frame with detail shots.

Digital filters

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Expressive

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Retro

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Old Days

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High Key

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Low Key

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Sepia

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Dynamic Monochrome

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Impressive Art

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High Dynamic

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Cross Process

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Toy Effect

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Soft Focus

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Star Filter

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