General

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Brand
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Panasonic Panasonic
Lowest price
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$555.87 $456.98
Announced
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January 2006 January 2007

Sensor

Type
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CCD CCD
Sensor size
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1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm 1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
Megapixels
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5.9 MP 7.1 MP
Light sensitivity
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400 ISO 1,250 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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1,600 ISO 3,200 ISO

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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5.9 MP 7.1 MP
Native resolution
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2816 × 2112 3072 × 2304
Pixel size
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4.2 µm² 3.5 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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2.5" 2.5"
Resolution
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114k dots 207k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No No

Lens

Zoom
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12x 12x
Wide angle
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36 mm 36 mm
Telephoto
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432 mm 432 mm
Aperture (wide angle)
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f/2.8 f/2.8
Aperture (telephoto)
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f/3.3 f/3.1
Macro focus
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5.0 cm 5.0 cm

Form factor

Size
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113×72×79 mm 113×72×79 mm
Depth
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3.1" 3.1"
Weight
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340 g 340 g
Interchangeable lenses
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No No
Waterproof
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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Digital Digital
Viewfinder size
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Unknown Unknown

Movies

Format
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848 x 480 @ 30fps 848 x 480 @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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No No
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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No No
Autofocus
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Unknown Unknown
All formats
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  1. 320 x 240 @ 10fps
  2. 320 x 240 @ 30fps
  3. 480p @ 10fps
  4. 480p @ 30fps
  5. 848 x 480 @ 10fps
  6. 848 x 480 @ 30fps
  1. 320 x 240 @ 10fps
  2. 320 x 240 @ 30fps
  3. 480p @ 10fps
  4. 480p @ 30fps
  5. 848 x 480 @ 10fps
  6. 848 x 480 @ 30fps

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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No No
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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  1. Lens
  1. Lens
Supports RAW
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No Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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Unknown 2800 ms
Shutter lag
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Unknown 580 ms
Battery life
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Unknown 380 shots
Continuous shooting
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3 fps 3 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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Unknown Unknown
Cross type focus points
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Unknown Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/2000s 1/2000s
Min
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60s 60s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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No No

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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  1. MMC
  2. SD
  1. MMC
  2. SD
  3. SDHC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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Unknown Unknown
Color depth
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Unknown Unknown
Dynamic range
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Unknown Unknown
Low light performance
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Unknown Unknown
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