One of the main reasons, for me, of getting a DSLR would be for the superb depth of field control, but it’s something I’ve never explored on my Panasonic TZ10. I think the main reason is because it’s a compact camera and you just never expect too much, even though it does have an aperture priority mode. The effective quality is a far cry from a DSLR but it does offers a range of f3.3-6.3
Off I went to the bushes where I often go during lunch and once again I took photos of bees. I have to say, that even though the sensor is minuscule in comparison to one you’ll find in a DSLR and the compact system cameras that have become popular, the results are not bad. It struggles badly with objects that are very close to the subject but it produced some impressive bokeh in photo 4.
As my DSLR plans have been put on hold for a while, thanks to receiving and then re-selling one in the space of 24 hours, my project for the summer will be to explore and test every setting and scene mode that the Panasonic TZ10 has to offer. I may well surprise myself with the results.