New Gadget: Panasonic Lumix TZ10 Camera & a giveaway

by April@MyFoodTrail on August 17, 2010

in Giveaways

Post sponsored by Nuffnang

Thanks to the awesome people at Nuffnang and Panasonic, I received a newly released Panasonic Lumix TZ10 camera! I haven’t had the camera for long, but I am impressed by the all the features it offers and how light and compact it is.

Panasonic Lumix TZ10 Camera 1

Though I use my DSLR for the photos on my blog, there are times when you don’t want the weight and size of a DSLR and a compact camera is really handy to keep in your handbag or pocket. My previous compact camera was actually the Panasonic Lumix TZ15, which I’ve had for a few years, so I can vouch for the quality of Panasonic cameras. The Panasonic Lumix TZ10 is smaller and lighter than the TZ15, with a greater zoom (12x optical zoom) and more megapixels (12.1MP).

Panasonic Lumix TZ10 Camera 3

The Panasonic Lumix TZ10 camera has a 25mm wide angle 12x optical zoom f/3.3-4.9 Leica lens and full manual controls so you can set aperture or shutter speed priority. It also has a host of preset scene modes and one especially for food! There is an Intelligent Auto (iA) mode on the dial where the camera decides the optimum settings for you automatically. The camera is able to detect people, babies, landscapes, night scenes, close ups (macro) and sunsets which helps you get a better photo with ease.

Panasonic Lumix TZ10 Camera 2

The Panasonic Lumix TZ10 camera has a huge 3 inch LCD display so it makes it easy to see your photo, both while taking it and during playback. The Panasonic Lumix TZ10 has POWER O.I.S. (Power Optical Image Stabiliser) which helps reduce hand-shake on your photos so you can capture beautiful, clear images even at night (or in my case, restaurants) at slow shutter speeds.

Shuji Sushi Bento box
Bento box at Shuji Sushi, taken inside the restaurant at night

One of the cool features of the camera is the built in GPS function. Yes, the camera has a GPS! This means the camera can automatically record the location of the photo you are taking, which helps with organising and tagging your photos. Imagine how useful this feature would be with all your holiday photos!

View from Level 35 at the Sofitel
View from Level 35 at the Sofitel Melbourne, hand held

The Panasonic Lumix TZ10 has the ability to record video in HD (high definition) so gone are the days when you miss out on taking video because the quality is too grainy and you can say bye to having to carry around a separate video camera. It also has a HDMI output for HD playback on your HD TV.

Gold Leaf Singapore Chilli Crab
Singapore chilli crab at Gold Leaf, taken inside the restaurant at night

I’m looking forward to trying out the camera more and will be using it when I’m dining out for the next couple of months.

You can read more about the Panasonic Lumix TZ10 here. RRP is $699.

Do you like the sound of the camera? Well, YOU COULD WIN ONE FOR YOURSELF!

For your chance to go into the draw to win a Panasonic Lumix TZ10, all you need to do is comment below and answer “Where in the world would you take the Panasonic Lumix TZ10 and what photo would you take?” Entries close 11.59am AEDST on Friday 3 September 2010 and it is only open to Australian residents. Please check out the full terms and conditions here.

Remember you have to be in it to win it! 🙂 Good luck!

Over & Out, April xx


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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Jess August 17, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Outrageous. Too good not to take advantage of.

I'd take it to Iceland and take photos of the landscapes, volcanoes, snow, rockpools, mountains…

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cloudcontrol August 17, 2010 at 2:55 pm

OMG one of my friends has this camera, and I completely have camera envy. And I think we can all agree that out of Melbourne's foodbloggers, I'm in greatest need of a new camera! 😉

I'd take the camera to Cambodia, and take a photo of a steaming bowl of Ka Tieu noodles, in front of Angkor Wat as the sun just peeks above the temple, hitting the soup so the bowl glows like molten gold.

Yes, it would probably take about a week's worth of setting up to get this photo…

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Hannah August 17, 2010 at 3:05 pm

I would take it back in time to my four months spent travelling around the US and Europe earlier this year, so that all those blurry (sad) photos of Parisian pastries, New York cookies, Italian gelato and new friends' smiles would have come out as crystal clear in reality as they are in my memory.

At a more realistic level, though, I'd take the camera with me to every family/friend/blogger event I have in my future, so that I always have images of moments of happiness to look back upon.

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OohLookBel August 17, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Wow, your photos are fantastic, what a great recommendation for the camera 🙂
I'd take the Lumix to the top of the Empire State Building in NYC at sunset. Then I'd set it to record (in HD!) the panorama of the city. After that, it would go with me to all the cupcakeries and burger joints for a week of non-stop eating and enjoyment. Finally, I'd post it all on my blog for everyone else to enjoy.
(Thanks for the opportunity to win!)

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Jo Fong August 17, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Ooh I'd love to take this on my next trip to Japan in September and take photos of EVERY SINGLE BOWL OF RAMEN I'm planning to eat there (I'm planning on 2 a day!).

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Sylvia August 17, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Yay to competition!

I'd love to take TZ10 to everywhere I'm going. Its not specific on one or couple of places because I love taking pictures of everything.

I'll use it in my graduation, then bringing it to the United State to capture their Christmas and New Year celebration. I'll use it to snap camels, sands and pyramids in Egypt. I'll use it for every occasion I went, formal and casual.

With TZ10 I would have all beautiful pictures to share with the world.

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What's For Tea? August 17, 2010 at 8:12 pm

I'd take the camera 17,000kms away to the UK where my best friend Jodie Louise lives. We would journey to Maidenhead and record every moment of the most memorable meal of our lives at The Fat Duck restaurant and then have the pictures to look at when we had to be apart again 🙂

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Chocolate August 17, 2010 at 10:41 pm

yes.. i love the thrill of competition..

I will bring Lumix TZ10 to everywhere I go. I'll use it to capture every priceless moments I have with friends and family. To snap every single food I have during 'the culinary travels'. I will also use Lumix TZ10 to take pictures of food that I cook/bake so that I can have nicer picture to display in my blog.

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Kirstine Vergara August 18, 2010 at 2:31 am

Sleek. Do you think it's better than Canon? Just lost my camera and I am looking for a replacement. I read quite a number of good reviews, but I have not tried Panasonic yet. Let me know if you the quality of the photos is impressive. Thanks!

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April @ My Food Trail August 18, 2010 at 7:04 am

Hi Kirstine: It's been a while since I've owned a Canon so I wouldn't be able to compare them for you. I'm sure there will be comparison reviews out there. The best thing to do is go into a camera shop & test both of them out. In the coming weeks you'll see me use the camera in my posts so you can see the picture quality!

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Gourmet Getaway August 18, 2010 at 8:44 am

I love the photos you got with this camera! I need a compact camera for those times when I am tired of lugging my digital DSLR and associated lenses around the countryside.

I would use this camera to take photos for Gourmet Getaways. I would tout to the world everytime I have a great Lumix compact shot and sing its praises loudly.

I would also be a lot less conspicuous taking food shots in restaurants!! YEH!

Please pick me 🙂

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imasugarjunkie August 18, 2010 at 12:13 pm

What a great giveaway! If I could go anywhere in the world (ahh if only!) I would take this baby to Spain where hopefully it would survive La Tomatina (the tomato fight!) that I have been draeming of doing for ages!

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Maria@TheGourmetChallenge August 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm

how cool!! That camera looks really neat and you've taken some pretty impressive shots with it. I'm in serious need of a point and shoot. You'r so right, lugging the DSLR around is a health hazard. I'm starting to think that I'm becoming lopsided since I always carry my handbag on my left shoulder.

Where would I take it? EVERYWHERE!! and what would I shoot? ANYTHING EDIBLE!! lol, gotta stick to your roots!

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chingers August 18, 2010 at 2:13 pm

“Where in the world would you take the Panasonic Lumix TZ10 and what photo would you take?”

I would take it to Kitchen Stadium in Japan and take a photo of whatever Iron Chef Sakai makes!

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Ange August 18, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Wow, lots of cameras being given away. The first place I would take my camera is home to take some great shots of my beautiful family who all too often come out blurry or dark with the antique camera I have now 🙂

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Jo August 19, 2010 at 9:25 am

Your question “Where in the world would you take the Panasonic Lumix TZ10 and what photo would you take?” opens up so many thoughts and possibilities….

My current camera (a basic samsung) is forever in my company, always in my handbag or in easy reach on the kitchen bench awaiting any photo opportunity so therefore I would have to say that's exactly what I would do with the Lumix TZ10… it would be with me always!!

I am loving the quality of your recent photo's (even though your previous have been great too) and could only imagine the upgrade and improvements in my photo's if I was the lucky winner….

Thanks for a great chance and also for your wonderful food blog!!

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gutterflower August 19, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Easy.

I'd take the TZ10 to Colombo, Sri Lanka and take a picture of the famous street vendor who frequents a street in Pettah and has been there for as long as the residents of pettah can remember.

He sells a variety of 'achcharu' – fruits such as mango seasoned with salt, lime, chillie and pepper – and his stall is a riot of colour and spices amidst the dust and bustle of the city.

That would be my picture 🙂

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Gutterflower August 19, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Easy.

I'd take the TZ10 to Colombo, Sri Lanka and take a picture of the famous street vendor who frequents a street in Pettah and has been there for as long as the residents of pettah can remember.

He sells a variety of 'achcharu' – fruits such as mango seasoned with salt, lime, chillie and pepper – and his stall is a riot of colour and spices amidst the dust and bustle of the city.

That would be my picture 🙂

ps: Sorry, posting the comment again because I hadn't signed into my account earlier.

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Cath August 19, 2010 at 5:14 pm

I'd go back in time and take it with to Europe 2001 so that I can use the GPS feature because I did that trip with a FILM camera (OMG – Remember those!!) and I have no idea where a lot of the hundreds of photos were acutally taken!

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roland qi August 20, 2010 at 2:32 pm

I would take it to Canon and take a photo of one of their cameras and create the best looking Canon ever.

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Wina August 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm

I will take my Lumix TZ10 to the beach.
I’ve always wanted to take a fun and playful picture like this: http://weheartit.com/entry/3436505

short and sweet- a picture's worth a thousand words they say! how appropriate! 🙂

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Stephen August 21, 2010 at 10:09 pm

I'll take it back to Malaysia and capture every of my mom's awesome cooking and put it in a cookbook.

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Elliot August 22, 2010 at 12:20 am

Where would I take the Panasonic T210 Well EVERYWHERE of course BUT the first place i would take it is interstate to Sydney to photograpgh my 18 month old grand daughter Ruby. After that it would be to restaurants, on trips and with me always to record some of the fascinating things I see through my work in medicine.

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Angelina August 23, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Beautiful camera with cool functions! what more can you get out of a compact camera!

I don't have a camera at the moment. Lost mine with precious memories in it. Never returned.

My fiancés and I are registering next month but we are on a tight budget so will be doing it at home. I would use this camera to take photos of our celebration and also believe this camera could produce beautiful photos of our small celebration at home. This would make a long lasting memories to us.

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Win August 23, 2010 at 2:34 pm

I'd take it to Vanuatu with me in November. I'd buy a underwater housing for it, and take photos of the World War II shipwreck of the SS President Coolidge, Million Dollar Point, and also the beautiful scenery around the islands. I think the camera would be able to capture the pristine blue ocean, and the bright colourful coral and fish in the sea. On land, I would capture the culture in Santo, and also the local foods and delicacies.

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SilverMoon Dragon August 24, 2010 at 2:10 pm

I would take it to Kryal Castle, in Ballarat, and take photos of all the gorgeous bluestone architecture before they sell and close the place.

My sister had her birthday there on the weekend, but all my photos came out blurry because it was too dark.

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TJ August 27, 2010 at 10:08 am

I'd love to take the Panasonic TZ10 to southern Western Australia during the spring season to take great close up photos of all the beautiful wild flowers and birdlife.

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Sally August 29, 2010 at 3:23 pm

I'd take it with me every where I go

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alternatebrain August 31, 2010 at 4:27 pm

I have been photographing most of my restaurant experiences for many many years.
Even a fifteen course degustation menue in Tokyo did not inhibit me and my big camera.
BUT – I would love to have something small, but something with high quality I could take to Claude's in Sydney, & hopefully not look like a foreign tourist.

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pookie7474 September 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm

What a fantastic competition and a gorgeous camera! Boy do I need a new one, I still use a film loaded ancient one and definately need to get me a digital camera!!
Where in the world would I take such a camera?? Well to start with I would like to take it back in time to when my beautiful grandmother was still alive and I would take many photo's of her as my family only has about 3 of her, which is sad. I guess we took for granted that she would be around for a lot longer. More memories would be nice.
I would then make sure I took it everywhere with me so I could capture every special moment I came upon and I could also take photos of all the wonderful food I get to cook and eat.

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April @ My Food Trail September 4, 2010 at 9:58 am

Thanks to everyone who entered the competition. Entries are now closed! Nuffnang will contact you if you have won. Good luck!

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