If you’re looking for a new camera, then you may want to check out the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8. This camera is one of my personal favorites and right now is a great time to buy because there are some really great deals. Below, I am going to break down the good and the bad and towards the end of it all, I will be sure to give you another option in case this doesn’t seem like the right camera for you.

Remember, no matter what you decide be sure to make a list of things you definitely are going to need. This is going to save you money in the long run and greatly reduce your chances of being talked into buying something that you don’t actually need.

I think you’re going to really enjoy the zoom on this camera. It’s one of the nicest I’ve seen in quite a while now. At 16x optical zoom, you can capture just about anything you need to. Plus, with the Subject Sharp and Background Soft focus, your camera takes care of all the minor details for you. All you have to do is point and shoot and you’re all set to go.

Intelligent Scene Selector Scene Detection

This particular model only weighs 7.4 ounces, so you can easily take it with you no matter where you go. Plus, the pictures can be blown up very easily because all pictures are taken with 14.1 megapixels. The clarity these photos have, even when blown up dramatically is absolutely amazing and something you have to see in person to believe. I couldn’t believe how lovely my shots came out. Even the most fast paced objects are easily captured with this camera. On top of that, it loads very quickly and it’s extremely simple to go from taking a shot, to reviewing it and then back to taking another picture again.

I really think this DMC-ZS8 is a great camera for those of you who are looking to take your photos more seriously. This is great for everyday use, family use and even a bit of professional use. Plus, the price is absolutely amazing; you get a lot cheap.

As with anything, this camera has a few downsides that I think are worth mentioning. First of all, I personally think this camera is a bit too pricey. It’s also a bit on the large side, which can be annoying at times. I’ve personally gotten used to this though. On top of that, it’s pretty loud which may or may not be an issue for you.

If this Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 doesn’t seem like the right camera for your personal needs, then you may want to look into the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH20K. This is another really popular camera that I think you’re really going to enjoy. Many customers choose this one as another one of their favorites and it’s really easy to see why. There are a lot of neat features and it has a beautiful design.