Panasonic Lumix DCM-LX5 - A Day in the City Part One
I was running an introduction to the camera course in the city last weekend. The session was practical which allowed participants to explore the city of Melbourne while, at the same time, learning all about how to use their cameras creatively.
I took along my new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 camera to see how it performed. This is the first point and shoot camera I've ever owned, except for my iPhone. I bought it with the idea of having a camera with me at all times. I'd had a lot of fun over the last year making pictures with my Apple iPhone G3s but, when it got down to it, the camera's 3 megapixel camera just didn't cut it. While the new Apple iPhone G4s has a 5 megapixel camera, I'm not interested in upgrading phones at the moment.
While being a bit bulkier than an iPhone, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 does provide a fair amount of flexibility and creative control (RAW, While Balance, f2.8 maximum aperture, ISO and zoom) that you just don't get on a phone camera. My upcoming trip to Antarctica focused my attention and was the motivation for making the purchase.
It was a wonderful day with a great bunch of people. I was extremely pleased with the results achieved by each participant. They can now continue their journey in photography with significantly more confidence. No longer barriers between idea and experience, their camera's are beginning to become extensions of their creative self.
I'II add some final, and quite different, pictures from the day tomorrow.
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Glenn Guy, Travel Photography Guru