Food shot: Aburi Sushi from Ryoshi, Bali

What pictured here is my attempt at using Panasonic Lumix DMC FH-7 which I acquired recently from Bali Creative Festival 2011.

Compact and lightweight, it boasts fascinating features like touch-shot which enables you to pick a focus area and take a picture with a tap on its LCD display, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) paired with a very high ISO rating up to ISO 1600 which is very convenient for close-up and indoor macro shots. It is also capable to sport a good isolation with its narrow Depth of Field (DOF) during close-range shots, producing a good blurred background as illustrated.

One definite disadvantage though: it doesn't have the comfort of on the spot publishing as HTC Salsa does :).

I'll be back with more details on its fitness for casual food photography later on. (byms)