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Playing around on a Saturday

New Camera

For Christmas, Jamie bought me a new digital camera.  Truthfully, she handed me the money and said, “I don’t know what camera you want.”  I knew; for over a year I have been eying a line of cameras with a superzoom, decent low-light performance and video capability.  Given the green light, I placed my order for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35.  Click the link for reviews; I’m sure for most readers of the blog this is getting too wordy already!

So, some first pics.  Nothing fancy; just using the intelligent auto mode; no crops or edits.

Self Portraits

TaeKwonDo.  Pictures turned out noisy but usable at 800 ISO

Another challenging lighting environment.  Not too bad.

Libs, age 8, took this.

So all in all, I am pleased with the results I can get with a point-and-shoot, super-zoom, versatile camera with HD video tossed in.  It’s a great all-in-one toolkit that will fit the hurry-to-the-next-event stage of life. Next step: read the 100 page PDF manual and see what happens when we venture away from full auto.  Stay tuned!