The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

29 May 2006

Another bullet bitten

About two years ago, I resolved to get myself a digital camera, if for no other reason than to improve the production values (such as they are) of the travel logs from the World Tours. One should never underestimate my capacity for procrastination, however, and I managed to delay the purchase of one of these contraptions until this morning.

mulberry treeThe contraption in question is Panasonic's Lumix DMC-LZ3, and while its image quality, by most accounts, is no better than average for this price class ($200ish), it had one gee-whiz feature I thought was worth having — a built-in optical stabilizer, for when the camera is being operated by Mary Anne with the shaky hand, or worse, me — and there's the fact that, unlike my experience with some brands, I have never had any trouble figuring out all (okay, "most of") the bells and whistles on a Panasonic product.

calendar girlThese were my first two attempts: