It's Mirrorless Monday, but it's also holiday time, and at the risk of sounding like an infomercial, here are two LUMIX cameras you should know about. With fixed zooms and minimal weight, both under two pounds, they're my favorite cameras to travel with. Plus, you'll find the FZ300 under $400 and the FZ1000 under $500 this time of year...and both with Panasonic's promotional warranty extension to three years, good on purchases through 3/31/2019.
Since most of you are working professional photographers, I don't have the level of expertise the LUMIX Ambassadors have to explain why they're shooting LUMIX for their professional work, especially with the LUMIX GH5 and Lumix G9.
However, I'm well-qualified to share my favorite cameras to travel with. Plus, on many occasions, especially if we're on the road, my wife has wanted to grab a camera, and she's got the passion and the eye, but not the technical background to think through the best way to capture an image.
What I love most about the entire LUMIX line is how compact and light they are. Then comes their ability to shoot in low light situations at times when I would never have anticipated being able to handhold the camera for the exposure. Last on the list, but really first in priority is the quality of my images. I know a few of you will roll your eyes at the idea of shooting in "IA" mode (Intelligent Auto), but it's incredibly accurate.
Check out this very short video with LUMIX Ambassador, Suzette Allen taking you through how IA mode works on LUMIX cameras.
Most of you know I don't make a living as a professional photographer, but that doesn't mean I don't share your passion. Plus, after hanging out with many of you for so many years, I know more than I let on. The difference is it would take my good buddy Tony Corbell five minutes to light a portrait, and I'd be at it all day!
Click on either of my two favorite members of the LUMIX family below and then scroll through the specifications. They're both outstanding choices as an additional camera to your working gear, or perfect to help another family member capture great images this holiday season.
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