Panasonic FP8 Price Watch and Availability

First published on: Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8

The price of most digital cameras tend to trend downwards over time, and the same price drop should occur in the case of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 ultra-compact digital camera, which comes with a 4.6x, 28-128mm (in 35mm equivalent terms) zoom lens with folding optics.

The FP8 was announced on Monday, 27 July 2009, and offers the industry’s fastest autofocus and start-up time of 0.95 seconds. Image stabilization and 720p HD video recording at 30 fps are standard features.

I’m not planning for any scheduled updates, but do check back here from time to time for the latest and best prices on the Panasonic FP8 and related accessories.

The Panasonic DMC-FP8 comes in three colors, black, silver and red, and the price may vary between them.

Click on the links to access in-stock and availability information.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 12.1MP Digital Camera with 4.6x POWER Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Black): $159.99 ($9.96 price drop since the last update).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 12.1MP Digital Camera with 4.6x POWER Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Silver): $206.00 ($1.79 price reduction).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 12.1MP Digital Camera with 4.6x POWER Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Red): $299.95 ($2.76 price increase).

Typical accessories for the FP8
Panasonic DMW-BCF10 Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack. Get a second, backup battery for your Lumix FP8. This way, you can be sure your camera continues to have a power source during extended shooting sessions.

For storage, the FP8 uses SD or SDHC cards.

Refer to Rob Galbraith’s SD / SDHC card write speed tests (done on a Nikon D90) to get an idea on the relative write and read speeds of different brands of cards. At the time of writing, the SanDisk Extreme III SDHC cards occupy the top two spots.

To ensure smooth recording of video and high resolution images, go for Class 6 or faster cards.

Good luck shopping for your Panasonic FP8!

Price History Archive / Trend

Sunday, June 13, 2010
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 12.1MP Digital Camera with 4.6x POWER Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Black): $169.95
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 12.1MP Digital Camera with 4.6x POWER Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Silver): $207.79
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 12.1MP Digital Camera with 4.6x POWER Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Red): $297.19

Monday, May 10, 2010
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 12.1MP Digital Camera with 4.6x POWER Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Black): $162.95
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 12.1MP Digital Camera with 4.6x POWER Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Silver): $228.58
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 12.1MP Digital Camera with 4.6x POWER Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Red): $284.56

Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 12.1MP Digital Camera with 4.6x POWER Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Black): $159.99
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 12.1MP Digital Camera with 4.6x POWER Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Silver): $169.00
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 12.1MP Digital Camera with 4.6x POWER Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Red): $271.29

Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 12.1MP Digital Camera with 4.6x POWER Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Black): $179.00.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 12.1MP Digital Camera with 4.6x POWER Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Silver): $199.99.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP8 12.1MP Digital Camera with 4.6x POWER Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Red): $217.94.

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