Saturday, 21 January 2012

I'm my own worst enemy

The camera is no longer within guarantee so I can't return it. The aqua tint has been a problem since day one so I could have done something about it last year. But I didn't, because I was too busy, or too depressed, or too forgetful, even though it ruined my holiday photos from New Zealand. It seems to affect outdoor photos only and turns everything blue or grey a strange shade of turquoise. It's annoying me. Almost as much as I am annoying me at present. Of course, I can adjust the colour balance on the computer afterwards but that's no fun when you have over 1000 photos.

So, it's the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8. I'm not sure I'd buy a Panasonic again after this. What sort of camera do you have and does it have any peculiarities?


  1. I've got a DMC-TZ9 and to be honest I've been very happy with it. I have nothing else interesting (or, indeed, uninteresting) to say about cameras.

  2. A bit of research shows that the TZ8 does in fact have a feature which 'enhances' colour reproduction and I would guess this is what I am experiencing. Frankly I'd rather do without it. Otherwise it is indeed a very nice camera (if I recall correctly the TXZ8 and 9 are actually the same camera).