Panasonic DMC-FZ8 vs. Olympus SP550 Laconia NH
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Panasonic DMC-FZ8 vs. Olympus SP550 Review at Cameratown.com
Panasonic DMC-FZ8 vs. Olympus SP550 Review
Reader Score: 7.84 (out of 10)
Head-to-Head Review: "The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8 is smaller than expected. Compared to its competitor SP-550, our silver version of the FZ8 is lighter, less solid and less appealing. Its ergonomics are not as good as the Olympus.
Olympus has a long history of ultra-zoom compact cameras and the SP-550 sets a new standard with its 18x optical zoom (28 to 504 mm). A big zoom lens extends from a very solid body. It is made of polycarbonate, but because of its surface structure, matte gray back and matte rubber front, it looks very durable.
Although the two cameras have almost similar specifications, they do differ. The SP-550 is better built with very good ergonomics and many features. The FZ8, though, is faster and has a slight advantage in image quality with less distortion, color noise, chromatic aberration and workable RAW..."
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