I have a tripod for when I get serious Mike, if I know I am going out to get something specific. I will have a look for that 5 exposure feature, I have not read all through the instructions, it may feature it. ThanksThe trouble with any zoom lens is camera shake at high resolutions if you do not use a tripod. Optical zoom is vastly superior to digital. Practice makes perfect. A good quality tripod is worth buying but that's more gear to carry. The camera may have a multiple exposure feature where 5 images are taken when the button is pressed at exposures either side of your setting which gives you the chance of a clean pic properly exposed.
Nope can't find it Mike in the instruction index, I don't think it has this option, shame because it sounds a good idea. There are still lots of features for me to work out yet although the auto setting works fine for me.Mark the feature us called bracketing. It's either 3 or 5 exposures and some cameras like my Sony give you the option.
This is Panasonic, a bit more zoom, 30 +60 digital. It has Leica lens as well Seth, I assume that is good. The nice thing with this one is you can hold up to your eye to view through the viewfinder and it automatically switches to that mode however, it is a bit small image, like looking through a pair of binoculars the wrong end but I am getting the hang of it and those screens dont always work for me especially in sunlight and it is a bit steadier in the viewfinder mode.. I am practicing taking bird shots with it, I can't say it is more difficult than the bridge camera but I do need to practice a bit more and get used to it. The great thing for me is I can carry it about all day without it being a burden. I have yet to take fish shots but that shouldn't be a problem. All in all I am pleased I have bought it, had a small windfall and have not wasted the money, so far - Might yet spot a bit of tasty garden cane though.I carry a small Panasonic compact camera in my fishing waistcoat, for catch shots etc, it has a 20x optical zoom, and a 40x digital zoom, it has a Leica lens as well, and shoots HD video as well as stills, it’s a good little camera and takes decent photos as well, just uses the screen for a viewfinder, no other option.
It’s ideal for when I’m fishing, and I have my big Panasonic bridge camera for when I’m walking or bird watching.
This is the one I got Keith, there are other in the range like the tz71I still take my old Cannon compact camera with me when I’m fishing because it also has an eye viewfinder so can be held up to the eye to frame the picture. This is an invaluable extra especially on bright sunlit days when looking at a screen on the back of the camera is virtually impossible.
Cannon stopped doing the eye viewfinders on their later compact models and my cannon is getting a bit old, so I might have a look at the compact camera that Mark has in time for my birthday.