20 November 2012

My new Panasonic Lumix LX5 Camera

My camera has been showing signs of dying.  Each time I turn it on, a message on its 6-year old LCD screen reads "no access".  I have to switch it on and off again so that it'll re-set and function well.  "I think it's going to die on me soon", I told Mickey.  The sheer thought of it brings me to a state of panic (I have no back-up digital camera!).  

I've always loved taking photos.  I'm actually the type who goes to a photo lab to have them processed.  I even invested in acid-free Henzo photo albums from the UK (I used to buy them in a specialty bookstore in Rockwell called Quill).  I still have a few of them with me.

The other week, Mickey surprised me with a new camera.  It was a lovely Panasonic LX5 Lumix Camera.

(The next two photos were taken by my old digital camera - A Sony Cybershot DSC-T5)

Notes from the Manufacturer:
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 is a unique compact digital camera offering photo enthusiasts the ideal way for capturing professional-quality photos and High Definition (HD) video. With an ultra-bright F2.0 ultra-wide-angle 24mm Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens, the Lumix LX5 minimizes image distortion, resulting in stunning, true-to-life images with outstanding resolution and detail.  

Panasonic Lumix LX5 highlights

The 24mm wide angle lens offers extraordinarily large viewing space and now the optical zoom is extended to 3.8x (90mm) making the LX5 even more versatile.

The F2.0 lens is twice as bright as a F2.8 lens, making it easy to produce beautiful photos with a soft-focused background thanks to the shallow depth of field provided by the extra light.

In addition to the newly-designed lens, the Lumix LX5 features an image processing engine that combines technologies resulting in professional-quality photos, especially in low-light situations. Like its predecessor, the Lumix LX5 features the highly-acclaimed 10.1-megapixel CCD, but it has an expanded dynamic range by increasing the sensitivity and the saturation. 

Expect better photos in my next posts :)   Thank you Mickey for the wonderful surprise!  

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