I finally decided to “retire” my old faithful Canon point and shoot. It has served me faithfully since 2006, and has traveled in my briefcase, glove box, backpack and pocket, never complaining about playing second fiddle to a “real” camera, always ready to do it’s best when needed. But it’s a new decade (!) so it’s time to trade up to longer glass, more megapixels and newer technology like image stabilization while still fitting in a shirt pocket.
The Panasonic DMC-ZS8 is all that and a bag of chips. I’m still getting familiar with it but this photo was a test of it’s macro capabilities. This is straight out of the camera, and was taken at f/6.8, 1 sec, in macro mode, with the camera stationary on the table and using the timer to minimize shake. Click on the image for a larger view and look at the serial info under the number 6 on the watch face – I think it holds up well. And I think you’ll be seeing more from this cam in the future. Posted by Ed