Note: this post is from 2007, outbound links may be broken.
Buying a new digital camera
I’m due for a new digital camera. A few years ago I bought a 5 megapixel Olympus C-5050 Zoom, which at the time set me back about 800 euros.
Now, there’s nothing wrong with this particular camera, but in a few weeks I’ll be going on vacation and I’m looking for a nice little pocket sized camera to document the trip. The C-5050 is just a little too bulky and it always feels like a bit of a hassle to carry around, especially for taking holiday pictures.
Digital cameras have improved quite a lot over the last few years, resulting in increased value-for-money. I was checking the 200-300 euro price range and couldn’t really find any camera that was outright bad. It’s kind of hard picking the best camera with so many models available.
Right now I think I’ll go for the Lumix® DMC-TZ3 (Panasonic), a 7.2-Megapixel camera with a 28mm wide-angle lens, image stabilization and 10x optical zoom.
Anyone have experience with this camera?