Why I Like My New Small Sensor Camera Part 1

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty

I have a new camera, Panasonic DMC FZ 100) for xmas but couldn't wait to open it.  It is an upgrade to my FZ 18 but has a new CMOS sensor.  The main thing this sensor does over a CCD type is that it allows for auto focusing during burst modes.  The camera can take 11 FPS at a 14 mpeg size.  Quite a feat.  The other big item especially for me is that now I can mount an aux flash on the camera.  This is important because my add on wide angle lens interfered with the camera flash and left a big shadow.  I am not sure it takes any better pictures then my FZ 18 but I will find out.  It also has a 25 mm lens that goes out to 600 mm.  Here are a few pictures taken with the camera. 

Keep in mind these were taken without changing the lens on the camera.  My big thing with the camera is that if you can't see it you can't take a picture of it. The shot of the lady with the dogs was taken across the lake un the first picture.  The Honey Bee Golf Course in Virginia Beach is even pretty in the snow.

Glenwood Virginia Beach

Glen Wood Virginia Beach

Glen Wood Virginia Beach

Glen Wood Virginia Beach

Glen Wood Virginia Beach

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Comments (13)

Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Gene, wow!  I like them all, but the one with the bridge and it's reflection is just wonderful. 

Dec 18, 2010 03:20 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Gene - Those are pretty impressive pictures you've taken with your new camera.  I'm sure it will get plenty of use during the holidays:-)

Dec 18, 2010 07:07 PM
Iran Watson
Georgia Elite Realty - Marietta, GA
Marietta Real Estate Agent - Photographer

One of the reasons I like my small sensor camera is because of the fact that the camera itself is... small.  Don't get me wrong, I love my DSLR and lens, but I don't want to lug all that gear around everytime we go out.  Having a compact camera that is easy enough for anyone in my family to use means that we can always have a camera around no matter what the event.  Some of my favorite photos where taken with my Canon P&S. 

Listing photos, now that's another story...

Dec 19, 2010 02:54 AM
Terkel Sørensen
Real Estate Places - Temecula, CA
Realtor, 951.805.0773 , Bank owned and Short Sales

 nice shots, looks like the macro works just fine.

Feb 04, 2011 03:34 PM
Mike West
Heritage Oak Properties - El Dorado Hills, CA
El Dorado Hills, CA CDPE, CNE, Licensed Loan Origi

I agree that a small camera is more convenient.  However, you can't beat the quality of a shot you get with a good SLR with a good lens.  In my mind the detail is well worth the inconvenience

My wife wanted me to take a picture of our Koi pond so that she could e-mail it to frends the other day.  The IPhone camera is about as convenient as they come, but the lighting was bad at the time and all I got was contrast.  When I used my 5D Mark II I had no problems.

It is nice to be able to increase your WOW factor and the right tool certainly helps.


Feb 18, 2011 07:33 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


I really like the quality of the pictures and the size of the camera does matter. There are times when you don't want to lug all that stuff around with you. You can do that now and still get great results! This is great information! Thank you.


Mar 17, 2011 03:36 PM
Mike Yeo
3:16 team REALTY - Frisco, TX

Nice shot and great pictures. I shot with my old Canon 20D and I always enjoy taking photos. How much was the camera?

Mar 24, 2011 02:04 PM
John Manuwal
Keller Williams Northwest Montana - Kalispell, MT
Kalispell Montana Agent and Photographer

I love my 5d but sometimes sound like a door closing when you take a photo. The shutter is noisy. My t1i is better. But my old lumix is the best, know one hears it. Sometimes not being heard is what you need. Plus having it fit in my pocket is sure nice too.

Jun 05, 2011 04:10 AM
Lori Young
Young Realty Group, Inc. - Naples, FL

Some of these smaller cameras are making it so easy to capture outstanding photos.  Great job on your blog.

Oct 13, 2011 05:29 AM
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

The images that you captured are beautiful! Getting a new camera (or other gadget) is always fun! Have fun using this during the holiday season!!



Dec 06, 2011 09:07 AM
Doris Freeman
Zach Taylor Real Estate - Gallatin, TN
Broker/Agent, 615-961-7799

Great pics, you should get some wonderful ones today.  Merry Christmas

Dec 24, 2011 12:10 AM
Paul Viau
Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog - Halifax, NS
Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog + Photo Services

Gene - It's amazing what today's technology brings !  I picked up a mini pen camera -- an E-mp1 olympus.

I use it for pole photography because it's light. I swear sometimes because it out performs my old campanion

40D .  For $500 bucks! Whats the world coming to.  LOL

Mar 11, 2012 12:34 AM
John Wingate
EXIT Shore Realty - Salisbury, MD
Salisbury MD Real Estate, 302.339.5185, Salisbury, MD Homes

Great pics!!

With this hott weather were having on the East coast as well as the West coast...I'm ready for some snow :)

Jun 24, 2012 11:26 PM