Photos taken at The Ewe Sculpture Gardens, Glengarriff, Co. Cork
My new toy is a Panasonic Lumix FZ62.
I’m not about to pretend I know camera talk and do a fancy tech review. Instead, I’ll just tell you what I like about it. No jargon.
The FZ62 is a bridge camera, which is sort of a cross-between a compact digital camera and a ‘professional’ SLR. It does lots of the things a bigger SLR camera can do, with both manual and automatic settings. The ‘intelligent auto’ setting is there for inexperienced and lazy photographers like me – it works incredibly well and is one of the camera’s main selling points. The other selling point is it’s wide-angle 24x super-zoom lens. I promised no jargon. Sorry. It’s super-zoomy. Video recording is more intuitive than most cameras I’ve seen with a simple start/stop button at the top of the camera, enabling immediate recording without having to switch to ‘movie mode’. The continuous shooting setting operates on the same principle, with a separate button for ‘burst’ shooting beside the shutter button. There is a ‘scene mode’ on the camera with predetermined settings for 18 different shooting scenes including portrait, scenery, panoramic, food (this one has been particularly useful)(!), sunset, night etc. I’ve had a lot of fun using the creative control setting, which allows you to apply different filters (similar to those on instagram) before you take the photo. You can also edit photos on the camera afterwards.
I bought this camera direct from Amazon and I am so pleased with it. I ordered this bag too. It fits the camera perfectly, with a little space left for lens cleaner, memory cards or other small accessories.
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