No, the cat is not the new toy. He’s old. Really old. What is new is the camera that took his photo. I am now the proud owner of one Panasonic DMC-TZ7. (It is sold in the U.S. under the model name DMC-ZS3, don’t ask me why). My trusty Sony Cybershot just wasn’t working well anymore. I fought for an hour with software and photo image to try to get a decent photo of some yarn on Sunday. Today with the new camera I just aimed and shot and look what came out:
So, why a new camera in such a hurry? Cuz I take photos nearly every day, that’s why! And we are going tomorrow to PukkelPop and I want to take photos (and yes, we have house sitters for house and cat).
I scraped up some money and went shopping. Actually, the money scraping for the most part was purely coincidental. It’s a long story, but my employer screwed up my pay for a few months (making a very long story short) and they are finally paying me the back due at the end of this month. Without interest I might add (it’s been going on for a year now), but I’m too sick of the story to argue about .5% possible interest. Anyway….. the shopping….
I first checked all the online prices to know what I COULD pay by shopping online. Then I went to a camera shop on het Spui in Amsterdam. I was willing to pay a little extra for personal service. What I WASN’T prepared to pay was 80 euros more!!! They must be kidding! I went to another camera shop in Amsterdam and their price was only 40 euros more than the online price, but it had to be ordered. I was then frustrated.
Then I flew off to Sweden for 2 days of meetings (I actually just got home, kissed the hub quickly, then dug into the camera box and am writing this post – but I do get ahead of myself).
DB and I continued to sms each other on the camera situation. He found it on Bol.com for a good price and I said to go ahead and order. I am amazed to say that it took 24 hours from order to home delivery, and at the best price. Pretty impressive.
I love new toys. This one is pretty exciting. 12x zoom in a small size. Nice macro photos (see above). Loads of scene modes and also the ability to program your own (kind of). Here’s a review from my favorite camera info site.
It’s not a new digital SLR, but for a small compact camera, I think I’m going to love it.
Did I mention it does HD movies????