Its look does not say anything extraordinary about this camera. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 looks like a regular ultracompact point-and-shoot. In fact, it is, but only to some degree. As far as its performance is concerned, it is rather good. The camera starts up right away, it needs less than a second and enables you to make two frames a second. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 features a 28mm-equivalent wide-angle lens with a 4.6x zoom. In addition, its battery backup is very good. And it is user-friendly too.
The camera is available in three colors: red, silver and black. So you can choose the one you like best. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8’s advantages include its compatibility and lightness. It will easily fit in a pocket or small bag.
The camera has quite simple navigation system that does not pose any problems for people acquainted with digital cameras. On top is a switch for powering the cam on and off. It is placed next to the shutter and zoom ring. It also features a small button that enables you to make quick changes to Panasonic’s Intelligent Auto mode (iA) defining the most suitable Scene mode and assisting in correcting any blurring, focus, and brightness issues.
On the back you will find a switch for changing from shooting to playback. Under that, is a Mode button, to the right from it, a Menu/Set button. There are four control buttons that double as exposure, flash, macro and timer regulators.
On the right side of the camera you will find a small door covering three ports: DC in, USB/AV out, and component out. At the same time, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 goes only with USB and AV cables. Thus, in case you would like to have DC power or component out you will no other way as to purchase them separately.