Category Archive: Point and Shoot

Oct 07 2013

Incoming Gadget – Lumix TZ40

Just a short update. My wife was after a camera with decent zoom but a still relatively slim. We have our Lumix FT3 tough camera but the zoom on that camera is fairly limited given that the optics are contained completely inside its body. Provided you can get close enough to a subject that’s not …

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May 24 2012

Panasonic Lumix FT3 Preview

This has been long overdue particularly given that the FT4 is now out but there is quite a bit of overlap between the FT3 and FT4 that I thought it was still worthwhile doing a preview. The body and button layout of the FT3 is practically identical to the FT4 except for the following: The …

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Dec 24 2011

Panasonic Lumix FT3 Unboxing

For those of you who have been following the blog you might have read that I joined the Panasonic Insider Crew late last year and, more recently, became an Insider Guru. From time to time, I’ll get my hands on some Panasonic gadgets and I’ll also share my thoughts and experiences with you so you …

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Jul 07 2011

Shoot Now and Focus Later with a Lytro Camera

You could be forgiven for thinking I had mistyped the title of this blog post. Many people would know that cameras rely upon the user focusing upon a subject or a particular field in a shot prior to capturing a picture (most notably with SLR cameras). Otherwise, you end up with a blurred photo with …

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May 11 2011

Panasonic 2011 Launch Event – Done and Dusted

One of the Panasonic technical gurus showing off the HDC-SD900 camcorder

I have just gotten back from the Panasonic 2011 launch event which allowed selected members of the Panasonic Insider Crew in for the first time with the media and major retailers. We were seated and presented to separately from the commercial folks at the Hoyts cinema complex at Fox Studios in Moore Park, NSW. I …

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Jun 20 2010

Have Digital Photos Killed Off Printed Photos?

This evening, the missus and I attended a 50th birthday party and I noticed that a lot of people had digital cameras of some description (be it mobile phone cameras or “point and shoot” cameras). Despite that, there was a photo album making its way around the room for people to look through and add …

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Apr 06 2010

Digital Photography – Fast Flash Memory is a Must

Delvaux Handbag - Unboxing

Over the last few months I have noticed that a number of friends, family and colleagues are getting serious with their digital photography. By no means am I a professional photographer but I have come to appreciate the difference between a DSLR  and a regular “point and shoot” camera. The missus is pretty fantastic though …

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