I sent my Panasonic Lumix TZ5 to Laos a few weeks ago because I wanted Aunt Kian to have a nicer camera to take pictures of Boun Loy Vanh for Grand-Mama. Aunt Kian was fond of my camera and didn’t like using the smaller Canon Ixus 800 that I gave to her and Bee Bee (Aunt Phone’s daughter) since it was too difficult for her to use. I thought I could wait until April to buy a new camera and had my eyes set on Panasonic Lumix TZ7 since I fell in love with the TZ5 version. Then a few days before Valentine’s Day I found out about a surprise trip to Berlin. I had no choice but to shop for a new camera to take on a trip with me.

So, last Thursday I spent all day looking for the silver Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 all over the city. By dinner time I finally bought everything that I needed, an extra battery, a camera bag and 16GB SDHC card. There was no English manual that came in the box and I had to do the best I could with the settings and hope for the best. It’s a bigger camera than the TZ5 and packed with more features but I still like the compact TZ7 and will definitely get one in the near future. That way I can be a bit more discreet when making photos and clips. The above are test photos that I made with my new camera after a long day of running around Rotterdam. I rewarded myself with dim sum and stir-fry noodles for dinner.