Friday, February 05, 2010

Panasonic DMC-TZ10 - Alternative to Sony?

The Panasonic DMC-TZ10 offers very similar specs to the Sony DSC-HX5V I already have ordered. Long zoom, HD video, GPS tagging, compact, etc. Today I found a pre-view of this camera (goes on sale in US in ~march 2010, no pricing yet, so it cannot be pre-ordered) over at CNET Asia. Click hereto read about it. Full size photos are available.

My "problem" with Panasonic has always been the way the photos (sometimes) look when you look closely. If you download some of the photos in the pre-view and take a close look, you will see what I mean. Here is a 100% crop from the first photo if you follow the link to the preview.

I just do not think that is looking pretty. Although I could not read what ISO this image is taken at, I would think it would be close to base (~100-200) and in that case, it should look better. My opinion...

1 comment:

Vitaly said...

That's a pre-production sample. I expect better quality from production models. Sony HX5 is nice, but if Panny's image quality is comparable, it's a clear winner for me. Extra 2x will really come in handy on a safari.