Posted by: coastcontact | May 27, 2012

Photography is Ever Evolving

 

As good as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 camera is, there is always room for improvement.  Thus I have purchased a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150.

This will most likely be the last camera I will buy.  It has all the features of the FZ28 but has a somewhat longer lens, much faster shooting burst speed (12 fps), a faster focusing system, and my favorite Photo Style option (STANDARD / VIVID (Brilliant effect with high saturation and contrast.) / NATURAL (Soft effect with low contrast.) / MONOCHROME / SCENERY (An effect appropriate for scenes with vivid blue skies and greens) / PORTRAIT (An effect appropriate for portrait picture with a healthy and beautiful skin tone.) There are many other addtional features too numerous to list here.

The advanced manual is 202 pages long.  No wonder they chose to provide it in an Adobe reader format.

I bought the camera with a 30 day return privilege and that time has now passed.

Two problems with the camera are:

1. Like the FZ28 indoor pictures has a yellowish cast that is apparent when there is no outdoor sunlight.  The issue seems eliminated by using a polarizing filter.  Note the camera will take 52mm threaded filters without an adadpter.

2. The camera is bulkier than the FZ28 and weighs 18.62 ounces.  The FZ28 weighs 14.71 ounces.  You definitely will notice the difference.  My compensation is using a wider cloth neck strap rather than the supplied leather strap.

Although they have seen the camera sold out at most locations it appears they have discontinued manufacture of this model.  My guess is they want to add a longer zoom and connectivity to the internet in their next iteration.

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