My superb digital cameras
Looking behind and comparing the old cameras with the modern ones is a great way of appreciating the nice technology that we nowadays have.
2004 – Kodak EasyShare CX7310
My first one:
This Kodak featured:
A image sensor of 1/2.7″ interline transfer CCD, 4:3 aspect ratio, 2.6 µm square pixel, RGB Bayer CFA, 3.3 MP including optical black pixels
I needed a camera capable of:
- take portraits under poor lighting condions, without flash and with a low level of noise
- have at least 7 Megapixels
- have a lot of preset scene modes
- capable of recording video clips of at least 640 x 380 pixels, 15 fps and audio
I found that this camera met these requirements: Olympus mju 1000 specifications.
2007 – Olympus µ [mju:] 1000
So I decided to splash out in a terrific camera.
Olympus lens 7.4 to 22.2 mm, f2.8 to 4.7
(equivalent to 35 to 105 mm on a 35 mm camera)
Image size of up to 3648 x 2736 SHQ / HQ
Its optical x3 zoom was really nice.
2015 – Panasonic Lumix TZ60
The screen of the mju 1000 got broken. The card did still record pictures but focusing was negated.
I considered my first camera with Leica-lenses, a Lumix.
The TZ70 has a better or larger sensor than the T60, an older model, but the latter’s GPS tagging got my ticket.
Sensor size 1/2.3-type High Sensitivity MOS Sensor / Total Pixel Number 18.9 Megapixels / Primary Color Filter
Focal Length f = 4.3 – 129mm (24 – 720mm in 35mm equiv.)
Image size of up to [4:3] 4896×3672 (18M) / 4000×3000 (12M EZ)
Showing off its x30 zoom to friends is one of the great joys of this little monster. It turned me into a trophy hunter as in: