PANASONIC TZ100 USER EXPERIENCE

PANASONIC TZ100 USER EXPERIENCE
'When I went to The Photography show earlier this year I played around with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ100 and was very impressed by it. Following on from that I've had the opportunity to try one out for a few days and the following are my impressions of it.'
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NEW STREET PHOTOGRAPHY - CAMERA POLARISATION

NEW STREET PHOTOGRAPHY - CAMERA POLARISATION
'Maybe they will just die out and we'll be left with souped up smartphones and the software to make their images look great and one end and monster pixelated, ultra high performance, ultra high price picture creating machines at the other. However, one thing is for certain, there are too many 'ordinary' cameras out there chasing an ever decreasing number of people who want to buy them and something, inevitably has to give.'
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The Canon G7X - have Canon made a great mirrorless camera?

The Canon G7X - have Canon made a great mirrorless camera?
'Despite all my prejudices about Canon and very small cameras I think that the answer to the question in the headline of this article is yes. Based around the Sony 1" sensor as in the RX100 series, Canon have added a 24-100mm (35mm 'equivalent') f/1.8-2.8 lens, a selfie friendly live view screen and HD video in a very small package that, for what it produces, can actually be described as cheap.'
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How does the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1 compare to the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II? - Is this a 'photographers smartphone?'

How does the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-CM1 compare to the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II? - Is this a 'photographers smartphone?'
'There are many ways that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 smartphone / camera phone can be seen as a fixed lens compact camera with extras! Certainly with the 1'' sensor the expectation is that image quality will be closer to m4/3 cameras than other smartphones. And that is indeed the case. (See comparison with Nokia Lumia 1020 HERE) But just how close is that?'
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Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1 Review - Part 1 - First Impressions

Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1 Review - Part 1 - First Impressions
'The Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1 isn't going to turn the smartphone market on it's head, but it's without doubt going to impact on photographers who use their smartphones seriously or want a very small, very light, high quality backup compact camera. And why on earth Panasonic aren't getting this into shops and advertising it on television I don't know. This is a little wonder. And I just wonder in the future how often I'll be out shooting with this and leaving all my standalone cameras sitting on the shelf wondering what on earth they have done to offend me. '
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