23 Mar 2015

Panasonic DMCSZ8 LUMIX camera review

So in an effort to take better pictures for the blog I decided the only way to do this would be to buy a better camera as I'm relying on my iPhone at the moment.

In true novice fashion I went ahead and saw a little camera that looked nice and so got myself a Panasonic lumix, mainly because it was a small compact camera that would fit in my bag and I could also record video onto it. I have the Panasonic DMCSZ8 which has a super zoom feature.

The truth is that a camera may give you clear images but these probably don't differ much from the iPhone's camera (only difference is the super zoom). Every photographer knows that the actual camera is only half the story, you also need an eye for a good photo, to take your time and more importantly, know a good editing package. I should know seeing as my dad is a photographer and I work for him selling photographic studio equipment. I know right! Makes my shabby images on here all the more embarrassing. I'm fully aware of the need for good lighting and the like.

Anyway I digress, so back to the camera, well so far all I can say is I love it. I'd read reviews that the shutter speed was slow and recovery between shots left a lot to be desired. I'm guessing if you know your cameras or you are used to a big boy camera then this may be an issue but for a point and shoot girl like me, it's hard to tell. 

It's sleek and portable which are my two biggest wants, the wifi connection is simple and uploads quickly onto my phone and iPad. Images are crystal clear too.

Here are two shots taken first with my phone....

This is the camera shot (it's also worth admitting this picture was taken by my dad who is a photographer). It's not as fuzzy as the iphone image above but that could be my camera shake rather than the phone's ability.

It's a great camera to send pictures directly from the camera to your phone and I use this all the time now for uploading onto Instagram or Facebook. You can also remotely control the camera from your phone which is another niffty feature.

I now take it everywhere and it may not have necessarily made my images better it has improved my thought process and I find I don't just take a picture, I've started to set up a photo and use a mini tripod so watch out for the photo's to get better.
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