New Camera – Thanks Panasonic

// February 17th, 2010 // Hobbies, Toys

In December we bought a new Panasonic plasma TV, and of course, as happens these days, we got something free with it. That free thing arrived today after much form filling and waiting – a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1. These rugged little beauties cost $600 in the shops so I was very happy to get one for “free”. Also I am sick of lugging my giant Canon EOS around with me on family outings!

I particularly like that it is shockproof to 1.5m – perhaps even Janproof? She has dropped 2 of our digital cameras and destroyed them in the past. Also it is waterproof to 3m, so if Archie tries to flush it down the toilet, it may survive, unlike Jan’s iPod. And it shoots HD video as well, not sure what the quality’s like, but hey! HD in your pocket’s gotta be good. And did I mention that it is ORANGE? How cool is that?

Here’s some quick test shots I did:

Dins & Archie
Indoors with flash

Pot Plant
Outdoors in bright sun

Cactus
Macro-ish – it doesn’t actually have a macro button that I can see?

Self-Portrait
Self-portrait mode – whatever that is.

One Response to “New Camera – Thanks Panasonic”

  1. emily says:

    Update: I found the macro button. And the HD video appears to be shit – at least the software to import it is!

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