A couple years old now, our little automatic camera is still a favorite thing. In the eighties we had the big pre-digital SLR and a bag of big expensive lenses and have shifted to smaller and smaller and better and better point and shoot cameras every few years.
When we bought this Panasonic Luminix (http://www.n1wireless.com/panasonic-lumix-dmc-zs40-digital-camera-black-with-16gb-sd-card.html?fee=4&fep=2928&gclid=CPrVt5XT7M8CFQsbaQodsYMEeQ), I was looking for a camera with a great zoom lens, some user control and point and shoot quick snaps. It had to fit in any of my small handbags and have a good lanyard for wearing around my neck.
(Note: this is an iPad camera photo)
The biggest reason to upgrade was I wanted to be able to shoot clear shots and be able to transfer them to my IPad on the road–for email and blog sharing. The transfer is a little bit clunky but once you’ve done it a couple times, it’s easy.
This camera will give amazing hand-held pictures even in low light. The zoom is downright awesome.
I still have user trouble trying to quick capture something like a butterfly moth in motion using the macro feature–frustrating. And it can be irritating when I’m in the wrong mode to put the flash where I want it, but these times are few and the Intelligent Auto mode does a nice job.
We really enjoy this camera and love the compact size. Two thumbs up from us!
So, if you are looking for a new Internet ready compact camera that takes great shots, check out the Panasonic Luminix DMC-Z540.
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