I am a big fan of my ZS7. Only thing I wish it had was Wifi but I got an Eye-fi. Also this ZS8 lacks GPS which the ZS7 has built-in. Not a big deal, more of a battery-drain than a must-have feature for most people, but something to be aware of.
This price is only good for the BLACK version of this camera. Silver is $229.
What's Included •Panasonic Lumix ZS8 14.1-Megapixel Digital Camera •Lithium-ion battery pack (3.6V) •A/V cable, USB cable •Hand strap •Owner's manual Specifications Warranty Terms - Parts: 1 year Warranty Terms - Labor: 1 year limited Height: 2.25 inches Width: 4.1 inches Depth: 1.3 inches See All Specs This digital camera features a wide array of functions, so you can capture special moments and be creative. Optical image stabilization and face detection help ensure clear, focused portraits. The 3" LCD screen lets you easily view your images. Product Features 14.1-megapixel 1/2.33" CCD Captures high-resolution images up to 4320 x 3240 pixels.
16x optical/4x digital/64x total zoom Through a wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens for sharp shots.
3" TFT-LCD display With 230K dots for easy viewing.
High-definition movie mode For live-action filming.
Optical Image Stabilizer Reduces image blur caused by camera shake and vibration.
High ISO sensitivity (up to 6400) For improved image capture in low-light conditions.
Wide selection of scene modes Includes portrait, soft skin, transform, self-portrait, scenery, panorama assist, sports, night portrait, night scenery, food, party, candle light, sunset, baby, underwater and more to capture optimal images.
Burst shooting mode Captures 5.5 fps in image priority mode or approximately 10 fps in speed priority mode for fast-action shots.
White balance options Include auto, daylight, cloudy, shade, incandescent and white set to help keep colors looking natural in different types of light.
Built-in flash With auto, forced off and red-eye reduction modes to accommodate various lighting conditions.
Special photo effects Include black and white, sepia, cool, warm and happy for creative images.
Face detection technology Isolates subjects in-frame and optimizes conditions to take the best pictures of friends and family.
23-point autofocus With single-point, AF tracking, spot and face options for versatility.
PictBridge compatible For printing your photos directly without using a PC.
70MB internal memory For storing videos and still shots. Slot supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity and SDXC (media not included) for expanded storage options.
posted: Nov. 2, 2012 @ 5:41p
I have ZS9, love it. The only difference is that ZS9 has stereo mic. This is a good price for ZS8.
posted: Nov. 2, 2012 @ 6:03p
Thanks OP! I've been looking for a good deal on something to carry around with me.
posted: Nov. 2, 2012 @ 9:02p
$129 seems like a good price for a ZS8, but $229 is unreasonably high, so its not as great as it sounds. I think I paid less than $200 for my ZS9 (which as likethemcheap said is virtually the same camera) but that was a while ago. You can probably get a nicer (newer) Panasonic for not much more.
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