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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4 8.1MP Digital Camera, Wide Angle

May 5th, 2010 · No Comments

During the last 10 or more years I have been switching digital cameras. I started with a Canon PowerShot S230,
then I upgraded to the Cannon Ixsus 60, and then the Powershot SD1100 IS . From all three Cannons I would recommend only the later – Powershot 1100.

But, I have come across a better camera from Panasonic, a  manufacturer which is not always associated with cameras, like Cannon, but I can assure you that this Panasonic I’ve worked with is way better than all 3 Cannons I’ve listed above.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ

It’s a Panasonic LUMIX DMC TZ4, a compact digital camera (plus video), and it has these features:

  • 8.1 mega pixel
  • 10x optical zoom Leica DC lens
  • Face Detection
  • stabilizer
  • 2.5-inch LCD
  • Wide-angle
  • super fast action

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Photo information: Camera: Panasonic Model: DMC-TZ4 ISO: 100 Exposure: 1/500 sec Aperture: 4.9 Focal Length: 47mm Flash Used: No

For me, this photo sums up the abilities of this camera. I took it in NYC from a ferry while on the move. I was seating on the far side of the ferry aiming from inside, and into the window where the two girls are. I had something like a second, not more to take the shot as the Statue was moving from one side of the frame, to the other. Notice how the camera made all its calculations accurately, and it made it fast. Knowing the Cannon, I can almost be sure, that the Powershot or SD, would not be fast enough to take that kind of picture, resulting in either a bad focus or just a window with two girls , without the Statue of Liberty. Another thing is the different light areas the camera coped with successfully – there’s me seating in a shaded area, aiming at a few objects with different light, indoors and outdoors as well.

Also, the Lumix has a 10X optical zoom, which is great. It allows you to take photos of far away objects without sacrificing quality. The Lumix has the ability to shoot in several modes, including MANUAL.
MEGA Optical Image Stabilization helps prevent blurring from hand-shake; Intelligent ISO Control helps prevent motion blur; and Face Detection helps produce clear portraits by optimizing the focus and exposure settings.

The Lumix is also comfortable in hand.

To sum it up, if you’re looking for one of the best digital cameras around in photo quality (better than the Cannon’s Ive listed), at a very good price, you have two choices:

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