Another test of the extended optical zoom mode, which gives 3MP photos only but extends the zoom to 21x. This is right across the valley, a distance of about two miles.
Using 3MP mode, the optical zoom is extended to 21x. There may be advantages in terms of focus and exposure over merely cropping a normal pic. I wonder too if the apparent 'compression' of distant objects is enhanced. This is a shot of a place perhaps a mile away.
Panasonic TZ7 in brown. Added to my 'collection' (shhh... it's not meant to be a collection...) in 2009.
ISO1600 on the TZ7 a big improvement over previous Panasonics and almost usable.
ISO 1600 on my FX01 for comparison
TZ7 performs better than expected at ISO1600 (this isn't straight out of the camera though).
Sybil in the front porch
Tulip and narcissus
My mother and grandson Mark
Mark performing the delicate task of eating a chocolate rice crispie bun
Martin cutting into his 40th birthday cake. Mia at the front, Emily left, Rebecca right (they're Lynne's daughters).