Not long ago I wrote about my recent first-time photo outing
to the Japanese Garden
There was an interesting convergence of events that week. Only the day before my trip to Portland, FedEx had delivered my new, eagerly-awaited pocket camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50.
Only two days after the outing was my 53rd birthday. The ZS50 arrived just in time — because it’s my birthday, and I wants it.
And it also arrived just in time to come with me to the Japanese Garden. I’ve been on quite a number of photo outings
over the past four years, but this was the first time I had purposefully taken two cameras. Even though I had had the ZS50 for less than 24 hours, it was already time to put it through its paces and find out what it was capable of.
During my three hours at the Garden I took 162 pictures with my primary camera — the Olympus OM-D E-M5
— and 49 of the best shots can be seen in the Portland Japanese Garden, Mar. 2015
However, I also took 64 pictures with the ZS50 while I was there. The best 25 have been gathered into this companion Portland Japanese Garden, Stereo 2015
The reason I included the word “stereo” in the title is because about half of the photos in the album are very similar to shots I took with my E-M5 camera, which appear in the other Japanese Garden album. For those 12 similar pictures, I have included the version taken with my E-M5 camera underneath the photo taken with my ZS50 camera, so that they can easily be compared.
Of course, it is not really fair to compare images created by the ZS50 with the images created by a camera with a sensor which is 8 times larger, and which cost, with a good lens, 6 times more than the ZS50. It may not be fair,
but it can be quite interesting!
For more test photos taken with the ZS50, don’t miss the Panasonic ZS50 Test Shots
and Bird Feeder 2015
For more pictures taken at the Garden, see the listing of all my Japanese Garden photo albums
and/or the conglomerate super-album Portland Japanese Garden (All Years).
For more information about each individual outing I made to the Garden, check out the list of related articles.