The DMC-LZ10 and DMC-LZ8 feature iA (Intelligent Auto) mode, comprising 5 shooting-assist functions; Mega O.I.S., Intelligent ISO Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Detection and Quick AF functions. Mega O.I.S. suppresses hand-shake and Intelligent ISO Control prevents motion blur. The Intelligent Scene Selector sets the appropriate scene mode by automatically selecting it from the most frequently used scene modes, such as Portrait, Scenery, Macro, Night Portrait and Night Scenery, whilst the Face Detection system detects a human face and automatically sets the focus and exposure for the best possible picture. The Quick AF system allows the camera to detect and start focusing on the subject even without pressing the shutter button halfway, ensuring you get the best results from every shooting opportunity by minimizing the AF time. Once you enter iA mode, these multi-capable functions happen automatically so you can shoot without the bother of adjusting settings every time conditions change, allowing you to enjoy easy, trouble-free shooting in any situation and get the satisfaction that comes with capturing clear, beautiful images.
The DMC-LZ10 and DMC-LZ8 boast a 230,000 pixel high-resolution LCD with Intelligent LCD function, which detects the lighting condition and controls the brightness level of the display, giving you the best possible picture in any shooting condition.
The slim and compact DMC-LZ8 is available in black, while the LZ10 is available in silver and black with a sophisticated metal-finished front panel* now offer a music effect feature on slideshows of captured images so you can enjoy watching or showing your pictures with music that complements the slideshow.
The DMC-LZ10 and DMC-LZ8 offer the best solution for photographers who enjoy taking beautiful pictures successfully or for those who would like to experience creative photography.
Advanced lens unit delivers an exceptional optical performance
The 10.1-megapixel DMC-LZ10 is equipped with a 30mm* wide-angle Leica DC VARIO-ELMAR lens, whilst the 8.1-megapixel DMC-LZ8 comes with a 32mm* Leica DC VARIO-ELMAR lens, Both feature a 5x optical zoom. Comprising seven elements in six groups, including three aspherical lenses with four aspherical surfaces, this advanced lens unit achieves an outstanding slimness yet passes Leica’s stringent standards to deliver an exceptional optical performance. Furthermore, in 3-megapixel resolution mode, the Extra Optical Zoom function provides additional magnification, extending the zoom power to 8.9x (LZ10) or 8.0x (LZ8) by using the center part of the CCD.
The Easy Zoom feature shifts the lens instantly to full 5x optical zoom power at the touch of a dedicated button, and with a second touch, the zoom ratio is further extended to 8.9x (LZ10) or 8.0x (LZ8) by activating the Extra Optical Zoom function*.
In addition, the newly adopted iris diaphragm allows the camera to have a manual control. *35mm film camera equivalent: 30-150mm(LZ10), 32-160mm (LZ8) *When the picture size is set to 3 megapixels or larger, the photo is automatically resized to 3 megapixels. When the lens is shifted back to the wide-end, the picture size is set to the original size automatically. The original size is maintained for photos smaller than 3 megapixels.
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