Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH8 Digital Camera First Impressions Review$149.99
A limited selection of focus modes are available, including an AF tracking mode that tracks a moving object in the frame. While shooting video, the camera offers a continuous mode that keeps the camera continuously focusing as it records video.
Exposure & Metering
Options for face tracking, AF tracking and an evaluative mode that uses either 23 areas that cover most of the frame or one area in the center of the frame. Although these differ from the more standard evaluative, center weighted and spot metering modes, these fulfill much the same functions.
The DMC-FH8 offers an ISO range of 100 to 1600 in 1 stop steps.
The usual options for white balance are available, with an auto setting and 4 presets. A manual white point setting mode is also available, where you set the Kelvin value directly.
The DMC-FH8 uses Panasonics Mega O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilization) system, which moves an element of the lens to compensate for camera shake.
There are a number of special filter effects on offer, including color modes called standard, black & white, sepia, Vivid and an odd mode called happy which boosts the image saturation for a more movie-like look.