Location Scout Equipment Reviews

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Review of: Lumix LZ8 Camera
digital camera:
Panasonic
Price:
$69.99 used

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On November 8, 2010
Last modified:January 1, 2013

Summary:

Rather simple but reliable 8mp digital camera featuring image stabilization and 5x wide lens.

Location Scout Equipment Reviews

Wherein I review my own location scout equipment, such as cameras, computers and other gadgets


Panasonic Lumix LZ8

Panasonic Lumix LZ8

Location Scout Review: Panasonic Lumix LZ8 digital point & shoot camera

This is a bit of a Johnny-come-lately digital camera review*, however, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ-8 (along with my Leica D-Lux 3) is one of of my day-to-day location scout workhorse cameras and I feel like it deserves a review! ๐Ÿ™‚


* the LZ8 model series is actually several years old and currently out of production but (as of this writing) you can still find them new / used (above); I bought mine new within the past year to replace a defective Canon A85.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ-8 Digital Camera Quick Facts / Specs:


2007 Photo Expo photo using Leica D-Lux3

2007 Photo Expo photo using Leica D-Lux3

Leica D-Lux 3 Location Scout Notes

One of my latest pieces of gear is the Leica D-Lux 3 digital camera, which I bought (in addition to Leica’s reputation for fine craftsmanship and innovative engineering and design) on the merits of its ability to shoot 16:9 format.

Why is 16:9 aspect ratio important to me, you might ask?

I produce a significant number of panoramic photographs in the course of my work as a location scout, many of which, in the past, have required a considerable amount of time and work in post to assemble using multiple frames of traditionally formatted photographs. For many purposes, the single frame 16:9 photographs from the new Leica will serve to provide sufficient area coverage as to eliminate assembly after-the-fact. Yippee!

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Photograph made at the 2007 New York City PhotoPlus Expo using the Leica D-Lux3 Camera, 16:9 Aspect Ratio