In a long-line of new cameras I now present…
My New Camera!
My first digital camera was a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ1. It died on our trip west in 2007 so I was forced to borrow my Mom’s Canon. I replaced it with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7 because I had been happy with the first one up until it died. One of the things I confirmed was that when travelling I like using regular batteries. Hanging out in campground bathrooms waiting for a battery to charge was not “on.” So when my trusty Panasonic died at the end of our last sailing trip it was time to go shopping again.
But cameras that run on AA batteries are few and far between. I finally landed on the L830 because I figured on the boat that compact was not the biggest concern and the 30X zoom would finally allow me to take a picture of a whale or dolphin that wasn’t just a speck. It takes 4 AAs instead of 2 but the battery life is supposed to be pretty good (another thing I don’t like about the rechargeables).
So I guess we will see; I havent had any opportunity to try it out yet. I got some stunning images with the old Panasonic and I will miss it but that’s what happens in this fast-paced world of ours.
Some favourites from the old camera: