Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 is a compact, slim and stylish digital point-and-shoot camera with an attractive body. The FH series from Panasonic is designed for modern and active amateur photographers, having an ultra-compact body and the capability to charge including from PC via USB. The DMC-FH8 is no exception from this.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 is equipped with a high-quality 24 mm wide angle Leica DC Vario-Summarit lens that offers a 5x optical zoom with f2.5 brightness, all while maintaining a stylish and slim camera body. This high-end Leica lens performs well in low light environments and excels in shooting great dynamic landscapes in wide-angle perspective.

The Panasonic DMC-FH8 comes with a 16.1-megapixel 1/2.33″ CCD sensor and can record 720p HD video in MP4 format via a dedicated video button. The multi-tasking image-processing Venus engine enables beautiful image recording and a fast camera start-up time. The Panasonic DMC-FH8 has a 23-point multi-area autofocus system which also includes a single-point focusing mode. ISO sensitivity ordinarily ranges from 100 to 1600 with the ability to extend this as far as ISO 6400 equivalent in High Sensitivity mode.

Available body colors for Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 are silver, black, red, and violet.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8

Lumix DMC-FH8



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 specifications:

  • Sensor: 1/2.33-inch CCD sensor, 16.1 effective megapixels
  • Aperture: F2.5 – F6.4 /2-step
  • Zoom: 5.0x optical, 4x digital, 10x intelligent zoom
  • Lens: Leica DC Vario-Summarit, 6 elements in 5 groups
  • Optical image stabilizer: MEGA O.I.S.
  • File format: still image – JPEG; motion picture – MP4
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 – 1600
  • LCD monitor: 3.0″ TFT Screen LCD Display, 230k dots
  • Recording media: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Interface: AV output, USB2.0 High-Speed


Panasonic DMC-FH8

Panasonic DMC-FH8


Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 reviews:

You can read more about handling, controls and performance of this compact camera in Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 review from The experts of this website conclude:

 The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 is a simple, but straightforward to use camera. It doesn’t have a huge range of features, though, with no 3D or other more sophisticated shooting modes that more expensive models may offer (there is a panorama shooting mode on offer, though). But it has all the basics required for casual shooting, with a good (but not overwheliming) selection of scene modes and two fully automatic modes.


Pnasonic DMC-FH8 detail

Panasonic FH8 controls


Panasonic Lumix FH8 display image

Panasonic FH8 display



Sony HDR-PJ30V

The Sony HDR-PJ30V is a High-Definition camcorder that has a GPS receiver and a built-in projector. This camcorder features 12x optical zoom (17x extended), a 3.0″ touchscreen LCD, optical image stabilization, a wide angle lens and it is capable of recording 5.1 channel Dolby Surround sound.

The Sony HDR-PJ30V offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution at 60p or 24p. The HDR-PJ30v has 32 GB flash memory and can record up to 13 hours of high definition video ( in HD LP mode). The high-contrast built-in projector of this camcorder is powerful enough to project up to a 60″ diagonal screen. The HDR-PJ30V is also great on auto controls and quickly switch between macro and regular focus. This camera has also a built-in USB 2.0 cable that allows easy connection to computer. The HDR-PJ30V has the ability to copy videos directly to an external hard disk drive without computer.

The Sony HDR-PJ30V camcorder has also a dedicated still image mode that allows shooting photos at four different resolution. The built-in flash on the front of the camcorder is very useful when shooting still pictures.

Sony HDR-PJ30V


Sony HDR-PJ30V specifications:

  • Lens type: G Lens
  • Image stabilization: Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Aperture: F1.8 – 3.4
  • Optical zoom: 12x
  • Filter Diameter: 30mm
  • Sensor: 1/4″ Back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, 350k pixels
  • Processor: BIONZ image processor
  • Display: 3.0″ Clear Photo LCD Plus, 230k


Sony HDR-PJ30V with GPS and projector


Sony HDR-PJ30V reviews:

You can read about design, performance, usability and features of this camcorder on Sony HDR-PJ30V review from website.


Sony HDR-PJ30V picture

Sony HDR PJ30V lens

Sony HDR PJ30V image

Sony HDR PJ30V with projector


Sony HDR PJ 30v image



Sony a57

The Sony Alpha SLT-a57 SLR digital camera is the replacement for the a55 model and uses Translucent Mirror Technology to offer a smaller body size and high-speed shooting.

The Sony a57 is a interchangeable lens camera that features a 16.1 MP APS-C EXMOR HD CMOS sensor, 12fps burst shooting, a high-resolution electronic viewfinder with 100% coverage, full HD video with continuous autofocusing, ISO range of 100-16000, a 3″ tilt LCD screen and Multi-frame Noise Reduction.

The Translucent Mirror Technology of Sony a57 automatically directs light to both the image sensor and AF sensor, and therefore the autofocus system is able to continuously monitor the image frame and alter the autofocus quickly and responsively. The BIONZ image processor of Sony a57 delivers fast speeds and performance and gives room to increased noise reduction.

The Sony a57 also includes a variety of creative options, such as the Picture Effects function, which has 11 modes and 15 possible effects including Retro Photo, Toy Camera and HDR Painting.

Sony A57 DSLR camera


Sony A57 specifications:

  • Lens Mount: Sony A-mount
  • Lens Type: A-mount 18-55 mm zoom lens
  • Sensor: EXMOR APS HD CMOS sensor, 16.1 effective megapixels
  • Monitor: 3.0″ TFT XtraFine LCD (921,600 pixels), TruBlack technology
  • Storage: Memory Stick PRO Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • File format: Still image – JPEG, RAW; Movie – AVCHD, MP4
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, HDMI TypeC mini

Sony a57 body image


Sony a57 reviews:

The Sony A57 is a considerably larger camera and more closely resembles a traditional DSLR than its predecessor A55. In terms of body design the a57 is virtually identical to the a55. More about body and design of Sony a57 as well as many tests of image quality you can find on Sony a57 review from website.

A great Sony a57 review comes from website. The autor of this review notes that Sony Alpha A57 features a 15-point phase detection autofocus system with 3 cross-type AF points. Because A57 has a translucent pellicle mirror technology, the camera can utilize phase-detection autofocus even while shooting in live view, recording video or using the electronic viewfinder. The autor of a57 review also says:

The main additions to the A57 are support for AVCHD 1080/60p video recording, 12fps continuous shooting (10fps at full resolution, but with continuous autofocus), Sony’s Superior Auto+ shooting mode, and a new auto portrait framing mode. The additions are welcome, and add to a host of on-camera modes and tools designed to aid beginner shooters.


The Sony A57 records full HD video at 50p using the AVCHD 2.0 codec. When a good optic is used the level of detail in video recording is excellent, with AF system immediately bringing subjects into focus. More about this you can read on website.

Sony A57 controls detail


Another short Sony a57 review comes from website. There you can read about some features of Sony a57 and you can see examples of photos taken with different settings.

The Sony A57 produces images of excellent quality. ISO 100-800 is noise-free, while ISO 1600-6400 produces more than acceptable results, and even ISO 12800 and the fastest setting of ISO 16000 are OK for emergency use. More about image quality of Sony A57 you can read on website. The experts of this website conclude:

 While the A57 may be bigger than the A55 model that it replaces, and it loses its predecessor’s GPS functionality, in most other ways it’s clearly a better camera, so much so that it even competes with the more expensive and very similar A65 model. There’s not too much at all to dislike about the new Sony A57, and we can easily highly recommend it as a very capable and full-featured camera that won’t break the bank.


The Sony A57 has a ergonomically-shaped rubberised front grip that is very comfortable and pairs nicely with the neatly curved, rubber-clad rear thumb pad to provide a firm purchase. More about build quality, handling and performance of Sony a57 you can read on website. The expert of this website say:

Throw in a fast, highly-accurate full-time Phase Detection AF system and great image quality, and it’s not difficult to see why we have plenty of praise for Sony’s latest innovation.


Sony a57 picture


Sony A57 TFT LCD


Sony A57 lens detail


Sony a57 rear view


Sony A57 display image


Sony a57 top


Sony Alpha a57


Sony Alpha SLT-a57


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