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Nov 4, 2006 10:52 PM

Need a camera for your food shots--try this one (Panasonic DMC-FX01)

I just went to Asheville, North Carolina, which is a great little city with many restaurants (okay the sushi is better here in L.A. and it's warmer in November...). For this trip I bought a Panasonic DMC-FX01, which is a nifty little 6 megapixel camera with a huge LCD screen, wide angle lens and a Leica 3.6 optical zoom (for all those shots of fall foliage I took) and optical image stabilization (and $150 or so cheaper than an equivalent Canon model). It also has a number of different scene modes. I tried the food mode with my first ever meal of fried green tomatoes (on a croissant--very Asheville--Southern but hip) and the picture is so good everyone who sees it thinks I'm a professional photographer!! (and actually I'm a complete dodo as far as photography is concerned). I highly recommend this camera and I think I will take it with me to shoot some sushi that I'm about to eat tonight (Sushi Zo--for those of you in the L.A. area).

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    1. re: Candy

      I just put it on a page. (Had never posted a photo link before on CH).

    2. Hmmm, didn't realize I need a new camera till I saw your post. What does the food "scene mode" do for you? That picture of a fried green tomato sandwich does look great.

      1. More pics please!!!

        1. I want to eat that RIGHT NOW!

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