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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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.
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