Panasonic LZ5 - Macro and Focus|
According to Mark Goldstein: "The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 dealt well with chromatic aberrations, with limited purple fringing effects appearing only in high contrast situations. Macro performance is average, allowing you to focus as close as 5 cms away from the subject. The built-in flash worked well indoors, with very little red-eye and good exposure. Focusing is very quick in good light and the camera happily achieves focus most of the time indoors or in low-light situations, helped by the focus-assist lamp."
Panasonic DMC LZ5 - Noise and Scene
Mark continues: "There is virtually no discernible noise at the slowest settings of ISO 80 and 100, but there's already quite a lot of noise at ISO 200 and the image quality has deterioated a lot at ISO 400. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ5 has a new High Sensitivity scene mode which promises to reduce blurry images, particularly of moving subjects indoors, by raising the ISO speed to a maximum of 1600 and therefore allowing for a faster shutter speed. This mode allows you to handhold the camera without using the flash and get more natural results, whilst at the same time freezing subject movement more successfully. There are some obvious drawbacks with this special scene mode, notably a significant reduction in resolution..." You want to learn more about the Panasonic Lumix digital camera? Continue to read the Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ5 review at PhotographyBLOG.
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