Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 Review

3.5
December 16, 2009 | Gavin Stoker |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8.

Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS

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Canon have just launched their slimmest ever compact camera, the new Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS (also called the PowerShot SD940 IS Digital ELPH). In addition to offering a slim and stylish design, the Canon IXUS 120 also offers a wide-angle 4x zoom lens, 12 megapixels and 720p HD video. Available in a variety of colours for around £299.00 / €349.00 / $299.99, read our in-depth review of the slimline Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS.

Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS

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The Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS is the new top-of-the-range IXUS camera, offering 12 megapixels, 5x zoom lens, 3 inch LCD screen, and HD movies. Also known as the PowerShot SD970 IS Digital Elph in North America, this compact model features the DIGIC 4 image processor, Smart AUTO mode for beginners, plus Blink Detection and Face Detection technologies. Read our in-depth review to find out if the IXUS 990 IS / SD970 IS offers enough to justify its $379.99 / £379.00 / €449.00 price tag...

Casio EX-Z450

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The Casio EX-Z450 is an attractively designed point-and-shoot camera boasting a 28-112mm 4x zoom lens with CCD-shift image stabilisation. Other key features of the compact Casio Z450 include a 3 inch LCD screen, 550 shot battery life, and support for 720p 1280x720 HD movies. Official price is £199 in the UK and $199.99 in the USA - Mark Goldstein finds out if the Casio EX-Z450 is a hit or a miss...

Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR

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The Fujifilm Finepix F200EXR is potentially one of the most revolutionary cameras of 2009. It features Fujifilm's innocuous sounding EXR technology, which rather cleverly turns the Fuji F200 into three cameras in one. The first EXR mode shoots a high-res 12 megapixel picture, the second takes a 6 megapixel photo with less noise, and the third combines two 6 megapixel images taken at different exposures to capture more dynamic range. Does Fujifilm's brave attempt to concentrate on image quality rather than more megapixels pay off? Carry on reading our detailed review to find out...

Nikon Coolpix S640

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Frustrated with missing the moment as your camera struggles to keep up with your fast-moving children? Then Nikon may have the answer in the new S640, a small compact camera that boasts DSLR-like focusing and start-up speeds. The Nikon S640 promises to banish those blurry shots forever, whilst also offering 12 megapixels of resolution, a 2.7 inch LCD screen with clearer colours, and a top ISO speed of 6400. The Nikon Coolpix S640 is available in black or silver for $249.95 / £239 / €269. Mark Goldstein tried to keep up with it in our Nikon S640 review...

Olympus mju 9000

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The Olympus mju 9000 (also known as the Stylus 9000) is a new travel-zoom compact camera. Offering a 10x, 28-280mm lens in a pocketable camera, the mju 9000 also features a 12 megapixel sensor, 2.7 inch LCD screen, 1cm macro mode and 5fps shooting (at 3 megapixels). Priced at £310 / $349.99 and available in black and blue, the Olympus mju 9000 is certainly up against some tough competition, principally the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 and Canon PowerShot SX200 IS. We find out if the mju 9000 has what it takes to beat them...

Samsung PL70

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With Christmas literally round the corner and a worldwide recession in full swing, Samsung are offering a veritable stocking full of features in the form of the PL70 / SL720 camera. Priced at just £199 / $229.99, this bargain model offers a 12 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom, 3 inch LCD screen and even 720p HD movies. Is the Samsung PL70 / SL720 the answer to your cash-strapped dreams this holiday season? Mark Goldstein finds out...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX1 is a small, stylish and svelte pocket camera with a twist - it delivers excellent image quality in almost any situation. With Sony's new Exmor-R sensor at its heart, the TX1 takes great pictures in all lighting conditions, and thanks to its amazing 10fps burst mode, it can keep up with the action too. Other key features include touch-sensitive operation via the 3 inch LCD screen, innovative Sweep Panorama mode, a 4x zoom lens and ISO range of 100-3200. We find out if the Sony TX1 strikes the right balance between form and function in our latest expert review.

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