Friday, 2 February 2007


Into February now and the sales are still running. This camera shop has just started a winter sale, and there do seem to be some genuine bargains
- this TZ1 is even cheaper than Amazon's price. It looks like a great camera - amazing zoom for such a small body - does anyone know how well it performs?


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Mimmu said...

I have used Canon, Hp and Pentax.
Pentax stopped working, when I carried it in my bag 10 minutes in
-3 degrees Celsius. The guarantee does not pay it, they are saying, it`s moisture damage.
My advise is, keep asking, how camera
can bear a cold and rainy day.Pentax Optio A 10 was totally broken after that and I was 345 euro poorer, the price was that.
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blueboat said...

Thanks Mimmu,good advice. Belfast isn't particularly cold but it is so damp - most of the year round!
Have a lovely time with your girls!

isabella said...

I'm also shopping for a new camera (mine Kodak should be in a museum by now- only 2.2MP!). Good luck and please let me know what you've decided.

Susan said...

Funny you should post this today. I just bought a panasonic this afternoon. The DMC-FZ50. I am will be fidling with it for a while to figure out all the bells and whistles on it. But it also has an automatic feature for idiots,so I can use it like a point and shoot, while I am learning the other features. Untill now I have been using a simple Canon SureShot A610 with good results. But I have got to the point where I want more zoom power and hight resolution.

Fallible said...

Hey there :) I just discovered your blog; looking forward to more pics :)

That price is pretty good for local shop... any hints which one?

You can get it a little cheaper here (found with froogle):

but delivery would probably push it over that :/

On the quality:

Z said...

Hi Belfast, I'm using the Panasonic FZ7 and pictures taken with it can be seen on my Villigen blog. I considered the TZ1, but decided to go with the FZ7 instead. The FZ50 which susan before me mentioned was also interesting, but is much too big for me to take everywhere with me. I'm happy with my choice and my only real gripe is about the LCD display -- really lousy resolution. But in a pinch, one can use the EVF.

blueboat said...

Thank you all for your comments and advice. I decided to go ahead as the camera was at such a good price and I really wanted something portable with a good zoom (I have a fabulous Sony H2 with a terrific zoom, but its a bit to big to throw in my handbag) that I can carry with me all the time.

blueboat said...

Oh, and by the way Fallible, the shop is LIZARS. This is fairly small photographic chain operating in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Their website is at and they are offering the TZ1 at £150 online, so well worth a look.