My Sunday Photo for this week is titled Panasonic LUMIX TZ110 First Photos
Photography is my favourite hobby, so when Panasonic offered to send over their compact LUMIX TZ110 for review, I jumped at the chance. The LUMIX range of cameras always seem to perform well, so I was very keen to get my hands on one and put it through its paces.
As luck would have it, the arrival of the new camera coincided with wet weather, including a few of the heaviest downpours so far this year. Not exactly conducive to getting out and about and taking some happy snaps. Not to worry, there will be plenty of time for that. Instead I made do with what I had. I spent some time testing the low-light performance and the zoom range. The following photos are some of my first shots with the Panasonic LUMIX TZ110. All of the photos were taken in RAW format and have undergone light post-processing.
What Does the monkey think of the Panasonic LUMIX TZ110? He seemed happy enough to pose for a photo!
This was taken in reasonably low light. The TZ110 automatically selected ISO3200 for the shot. I applied a little noise reduction to the RAW file and I am very happy with the result. Low light photos are often problematic with a point-and-shoot, but the TZ110 looks like it up to the task. I’m looking forward to experimenting with it further.
Okay, a cordless house phone isn’t the most inspiring subject for a photo ever, but I wanted to test out the sharpness of photos taken in the “macro” setting. Again, I think the compact Panasonic LUMIX TZ110 performs this task pretty well. The numbers (and much smaller letters) on the keys are crisp, even at 100% zoom.
The noise is fairly minimal and at f5.2, the focus is sharp over most of the subject. I find the way that the focus gradually softens pleasing and I’m impressed with the automatic metering. It did an exceptional job of balancing the highlights of the white phone with the lowlights of the shadow.
Rain, Rain, Go Away…
As I said before, with the arrival of the Panasonic LUMIX TZ110 came a heavy downpour. While I couldn’t get outside to take some glorious beach panoramas (they will come), I did take advantage of the available conditions. I took the following photos at the maximum zoom length of 91mm (which is equivalent to 250mm on a full-frame camera).
Stay tuned for plenty more photos from the Panasonic LUMIX TZ110 over the coming weeks. I’m looking forward to actually taking it out of the house and giving it a proper test. So far I’m impressed by the versatility offered by such a compact camera.
Disclosure – Panasonic provided Blog Of Dad with the Panasonic LUMIX TZ110 free of charge, for the purpose of review. The views expressed in this post are entirely my own, based on my experiences with the Panasonic LUMIX TZ110. For further information, please visit my disclosure statement.