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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 corner sharpness comparison

  To measure and compare the Panasonic Lumix FZ8's corner sharpness we photographed the Enhanced Digital Camera Resolution Chart with it and a number of rival super-zoom models, each using their best quality JPEG and default image tone and sharpening settings.

We set each lens to their widest and longest focal lengths and tested them at various apertures. The crops are taken from the extreme lower left corner of the chart and presented here at 100%. Note the TZ3 only has two aperture settings.

Zoomed-out to wide angle, the Panasonic Lumix FZ8 delivers pretty sharp results in its corners, even with the aperture wide open. It doesn't suffer from the coloured fringing of its rivals here.

Zoomed-into its longest focal length, the FZ8 exhibits some fringing, but again the results are superior here to its main rivals. To be fair though, despite offering a powerful 12x optical zoom, the FZ8 neither zooms as wide or long as the Olympus SP-550UZ or Sony H9. To see how it compares against Panasonic's own FZ50, check here.


Panasonic Lumix FZ8
Panasonic Lumix TZ3
Olympus SP-550UZ
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9
Panasonic Lumix FZ8 at 6mm f2.8
Panasonic Lumix TZ3 at 4.6mm f3.3
Olympus SP-550UZ at 4.7mm f2.8
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 at 5.2mm f2.7
6-72mm at 6mm f2.8
4.6-46mm at 4.6mm f3.3
4.7-84.2mm at 4.7mm f2.8
5.2-78mm at 5.2mm f2.7
Panasonic Lumix FZ8 at 6mm f4
Panasonic Lumix TZ3 - Only two aperture settings available
Olympus SP-550UZ at 4.7mm f4
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 at 5.2mm f4
6-72mm at 6mm f4
Only two aperture settings available
4.7-84.2mm at 4.7mm f4
5.2-78mm at 5.2mm f4
Panasonic Lumix FZ8 at 6mm f5.6
Panasonic Lumix TZ3 - Only two aperture settings available
Olympus SP-550UZ at 4.7mm f5.6
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 at 5.2mm f5.6
6-72mm at 6mm f5.6
Only two aperture settings available
4.7-84.2mm at 4.7mm f5.6
5.2-78mm at 5.2mm f5.6
Panasonic Lumix FZ8 at 6mm f8
Panasonic Lumix TZ3 at 4.6mm f8
Olympus SP-550UZ at 4.7mm f8
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 at 5.2mm f8
6-72mm at 6mm f8
4.6-46mm at 4.6mm f8
4.7-84.2mm at 4.7mm f8
5.2-78mm at 5.2mm f8
             
Panasonic Lumix FZ8
Panasonic Lumix TZ3
Olympus SP-550UZ
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9
Panasonic Lumix FZ8 at 72mm f3.3
Panasonic Lumix TZ3 at 46mm f4.9
Olympus SP-550UZ at 84.2mm f4.5
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 at 78mm f4.5
6-72mm at 72mm f3.3
4.6-46mm at 46mm f4.9
4.7-84.2mm at 84.2mm f4.5
5.2-78mm at 78mm f4.5
Panasonic Lumix FZ8 at 72mm f5.6
Panasonic Lumix TZ3 - Only two aperture settings available
Olympus SP-550UZ at 84.2mm f5.6
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 at 78mm f5.6
6-72mm at 72mm f5.6
Only two aperture settings available
4.7-84.2mm at 84.2mm f5.6
5.2-78mm at 78mm f5.6
Panasonic Lumix FZ8 at 72mm f8
Olympus SP-550UZ at 84.2mm f8
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 at 78mm f8
6-72mm at 72mm f8
4.6-46mm at 46mm f11
4.7-84.2mm at 84.2mm f8
5.2-78mm at 78mm f8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 results continued...

Outdoor / Resolution / Noise / Noise 2 / Corner sharpness / Fringe & macro / Distortion / Vignetting
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