An old digital camera

I was assembling these pictures for another purpose when I realized that I had never done a full post on this camera: A Panasonic Lumix ZS-3.

I had bought a Panasonic Lumix LX-3 in 2010. I really liked it and it had a nice 24-60mm lens, but I felt I needed something with more reach, so I purchased this Lumix ZS-3 with its 25–300 mm lens. I was still comparatively new to digital cameras at the time and didn’t realize that both of these cameras (and particularly this one, which has an even smaller sensor than the LX-3) have a very small sensor and all of the problems with image quality that come with that. Still if you work within its limitations you can get some decent pictures and I really liked the small size and long zoom range.

Woman running through fountains at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, 2010.

Goslings, Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Pleasantville, NY, 2010.

Birds nest and stained glass. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, NY, 2011.

Iguana. Some Caribbean Island (I forget which), 2011.

Beach Scene – Turks and Caicos Islands, 2011.

Spider. Scarborough Station, Briarcliff Manor, NY, 2010.

It served me well for a couple of years until I swapped it for a an Olympus Pen-F. For a complete review see here.

Gone but not forgotten – Canon Powershot S50, Panasonic ZS3, Panasonic ZS7

I tend to hang on to my cameras and have only disposed of a few, usually in a good cause. Here are three that got away (There is a fourth, but I think that’s a topic for another post).

Canon Powershot S50.  As I recall one of my first digital cameras was a Canon Powershot S10. Unfortunately I left it on a train. After lots of soul searching and research I decided to get a Canon Powershot S50. I left this camera in a taxi in Geneva, Switzerland while attending my daughters wedding.  Curiously both the S10 and the S50 were eventually returned to me.  My granddaughter expressed an interest in photography so I gave her the Panasonic ZS7 (see below). It only seemed fair to give her brother something too so I gave him the S50.

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