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Great All Round Camera -- Literally and Figuratively,
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This review is from: Panasonic Lumix ZS15 12.1 MP High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera with 16x Optical Zoom (Silver) (Electronics)
First, all the gadgets on a camera don't mean anything if the pictures aren't clear and crisp -- even blown up to 100% -- which this Lumix does nicely. (Yes, I can make 20" X 30" posters with these photos.)
I had the Lumix ZS 5, which was a big disappointment. The photos were blurry even at 25%. This camera is a BIG improvement.
I just returned from Rome where I took 360 degree-panoramic photos of the Piazza Navona, in which, due to the HDR, even details in the shadows are revealed nicely.
As a professor of architecture, the ability to discuss every building in a piazza (square) in a single photo is very important to me. And because I lead tours, too, I don't have the time to switch lenses. The Lumix ZS 15 allows me to luxury to take quick photos of my pizza and the time to eat it, too.
It has just enough MPs not to overwhelm the CMOS sensor. As for video, so far, so good. I don't miss the stereo, since the microphones are so small and close, the difference is not even audible.
I'd definitely recommend it.