Friday, December 12, 2008

My bridge camera ... Panasonic Lumix FZ28

I finally bought a bridge camera... and currently still around 2 weeks old. The 4 GB SD memory card still have many empty space. With the presence of this new gadget or shall I say toy, I am transform back in time, perhaps 30 years back.... like a small boy experimenting with his new toy.

I need to upgrade to a better camera, since my compact camera have many limitation, not enough zoom, slow in auto focusing and image capture, no enough wide angle.. just to name a few.

I need a camera with quite a powerful zoom so  that I can capture moment..... with normal compact, you have to be so closed to the subject to capture the photo.... which will make the moment less natural or worst, gone... due to disturbance of serenity or harmony.. such as if you want to snap photo of bee or butterfly on flowers.. Or capture human expression... 

The camera come with adequate wide angle although still not comparable with DSLR but better than my compact camera...the above photo show the advantage of wide angle lens.This is Pontelan, the bad cat belong to my brother living next to my kampung house.... I don't know why she kept coming in and pick up fight with our cats, Minciku and Macan Tutul....She's quite heavyweight in size....

My son looking hermit crab among the rocks at Tanjung Mas Muar.

Perhaps the main reason I choose Panasonix Lumix FZ28, is the price... RM1460.  You can get it cheaper in lelong.com.my, but I have more trust on the old face to face  commerce style...especially if you are dealing with merchandise worth more than RM500. 

I read through the comments from users, amateur and pro, most of them give high rating for this camera... This camera is meant for people who want most of the features of the DSLR, lightweight, compact, quite high quality image, wide angle lens with macro to telephoto... without need to exchange the lenses... and capture video...

For me, this camera is good enough for me.... although a few reviews said the image is not as sharp as DSLR.... bridge camera cannot be as good as DSLR. One of the main reasons is, the photo sensor is switched on all the time and exposed to light during the camera operation.... If you remember from the Physics lecture, this will saturate the photosensor and create noise ....

In DSLR, since you are viewing using the viewfinder, the photo sensor only exposed to light in microsecond during the button snapped to capture image.

Furthermore, the photo sensor in bridge camera is much smaller compare to DSLR... Bigger is better ma....

Anyway, this camera is a compromise between function, agility, quality ...and pricing... 

The last factor is the main factor for me....

4 comments:

AVENIDA TRES # 236 ENTRE GRAL PIÑA Y H. CABORCA JESÚS GARCÍA, HERMOSILLO, SONORA, MÉX. said...

Hello, mis mejores deseos para tí...God bless you.

Syed said...

Nice Camera.

You should send Pontelan to anger management therapy.

Wan said...

wow!!! a new toy, I think you need more that Lumix FZ28...

I also plan to buy a new camera, not decide yet which one? it will be a bridge camera or DSLR..

orangmuar said...

Syed: Nice camera or nice picture?... anyway I caught pontelan red handed/paws ..trying to steal Whiskas the other days... I haven't seen her lately intruding the house.. perhaps she's ashamed of herself...

Wan: buy la one ... from review read www.dpreview.com .. perhaps you will get some ideas...