A new compact camera with a more powerful zoom capability
I was looking for a compact camera with a greater zoom power than what my Canon Powershot SD800 IS is capable of. I found one with a 10x optical zoom with the Panasonic DMC-TZ5, a compact camera a tad bulkier than my Powershot which was on sale at Costco for $269 minus a $70 discount. I am a sucker for what I perceived as a good deal, so I went ahead and bought it. So far I am happy with the results that I am getting out of it and for a price that I considered a steal LOL.
I took a shot at this Monarch butterfly at a Nature Restoration project.
I took this shot....
and this one....
and I stitched them together into this photo of a small lake.
In the background (slightly left of the midpost) too far to notice, are two guys doing clean-up work.
I zoomed on them (10x) and this is the result. Probably with a top of the line camera, I can do better but I am happy with what I am getting with this compact camera. What do you think?