As my husband is a photographer, and I work along side him with the business, although when using my phone to take pictures I am useless, I do have an interest in photography and cameras.
Unfortunately, as our camera is a professional one and when out and about can get a bit bulky with the camera body and various lenses etc. I started to think about getting a little camera that I could pop in my bag that would not take up much room and was easy to use. Also one that I could use to take pictures for my blog, as I do not seem to get on very well with my phone camera. I came across and kept going back to the Panasonic Lumix Range, I am familiar with this range as my parents have a Lumix camera and find it really easy to use.
I know there are many brands that make cameras out there, and a huge variety of prices, and would always tell anyone to do your research, read reviews and go for the best camera your budget will go too.
Whilst searching I kept coming back to Lumix and have narrowed my search down to 4 cameras.
The LUMIX CM1 is a little bulkier than others, currently on offer for £399. The Lumix CM1 offers a huge sensor that captures stunning photos. It is in fact a communications camera as it also can be used as a phone and runs on android.
The Lumix LX100 is currently on offer for around £500. The Lumix LX100 offers excellent manual controls, great image quality and range.
The LUMIX DMC-LX7 is currently on offer for around £260. The LUMIX DMC-LX7 offers excellent lens and fast aperture, loads of shooting features.
The LUMIX DMC-LF1 is the cheapest of the cameras for around £160. The LUMIX DMC-LF1 offers wide zoom range, good image quality, built in electric view finder and wifi connectivity.
Here are 4 that I would love, I suppose it does really depend on budget and what you want from a camera and what you intend to use it for. Ultimately with anything photography related the choice will be left to my husband, but I really do need a small camera that I can carry around and is easy to use. These all fit with what I would use it for.
Which would you choose, money not being a factor.
Although this is a collaborative post with Panasonic, we are currently looking for a smaller camera like this, for me to use.