Panasonic DMC-FZ1

My first digital camera, what you would call today a "bridge" camera. I don't remember when I bought it but it had an amazing zoom range (about 35mm-ish to 400mm-ish) and stabilized lens.

With 2 megapixels, it's a joke these days but I always enjoyed taking pictures with it.

The downside was terrible sensor noise (camera was capable of 50-400 ISO) which started at ISO 200 and was unbearable at ISO 400.

It had many scene modes and they brought a firmware update which added A and S modes.

Maybe I will use this camera for infrared photography or give it to my sister...

The Panasonic DMC-FZ1 was a fine camera for its day.

As pointed out though, those two megapixels were great in 2002, but way off the pace in today's camera market!

One of the best things about this camera was the fantastic lens. It had a large 'front element' which meant that good quality light reached those two megapixels.

And the fact that it still works is testament to the build quality!

Thanks for the submission,


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