Canon Powershot A630 substituted with Panasonic Lumix FZ38

Just in time for the upcoming Borneo trip, I decided it’s time for a change. Even if the Powershot served me well for two years, I think it’d be nice with some newer technology and better zoom. Just imagine you have an Orang Utan in a tree 20 meters away, but you hardly see him on the picture? After some weeks research and a hard battle between the Powershot SX20 IS and the Panasonic, some real life handling in a mall and the Camera Labs test by Gordon Laing (including his You Tube presentation) gave the Lumix an edge.

Panasonic Lumix FZ38 after unpacking

Panasonic Lumix FZ38 - the whole package

Evolution of all my cameras so far:

Aiptek Pocket Cam - Canon Powershot A630 - Kodak LS 753 Zoom - Panasonic Lumix FZ38

Sadly weather was too bad for serious tests, but be sure to check Flickr to see first results.