Thursday, November 10, 2005


Bought a Panasonic Lumix FX-8

As my old Kyocera FineCam unceremoniously decided to die a death last weekend - something broke in the lens retraction/extension system - I had to go out and buy a new one. Although the latest Lumix is the FX-9, I succumbed to the Japanese female shopping instinct of my wife, namely anything in pink is intrinsically more desirable. The FX-9 only has a burgundy red option, so that was quickly passed over for the pink FX-8. It also saved 6000 yen, which was the most important factor for me.

The key feature we wanted from the new camera was the anti camera shake system, but after a session trying to photograph kittie, what we actually want is an anti kittie shake feature. There must be a fast focus and fast shutter setting somewhere, but we haven't worked out how to use the thing yet.

A full review will be forthcoming once we get used to the camera.

i've been using an fx-7 for over a year now, and in september i bought the new fx-9. it's really perfect. especially the ois feature is great; it allows you to take great pictures even when you're still shaking from a bad hang-over! excellent choice (i did go for a slightly more masculin blue colour though ^-^)
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