Stuff Tripping: In Taipei with the Panasonic Lumix GF7

We spent two days shooting with the camera in Taiwan, with some pretty impressive results

There's nothing like real-world usage to see how good a camera really is, and we have to say after spending quality time with the Lumix GF7 during a shooting tour, that it really is quite something.

See for yourself (all photos were shot on auto and are completely untouched), and if you haven't already, read our full review of the Panasonic Lumix GF7 to get the full picture.  

Checking out Longshan Temple. Colours captured are nice and vibrant, and despite the small sensor, the GF7 manages to pick up quite a lot of detail. It also shows good dynamic range, even managing to capture the dragon and phoenix statues against a bright blue sky in broad daylight without overexposure.

It actually isn't that bright in the main chamber of the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall. The camera still manages pretty well with minimal grain though, giving quite a balanced picture. You can make out almost all of the statue's facial features. 

It was almost completely dark in this Taipei park, with only a few dim streetlights. It's quite impressive that the camera managed to capture this image without too much blur, despite the fact that the man was moving. 

A backlit plaque at the Taipei 101 tower. If you zoom in, you can read every word clearly, even though the font is pretty small. 

Old man at work in Jiufen.

Managed to get good colour accuracy and bokeh on this macro shot without too much trouble. 

Two different generations hard at work. The manual labour shown in the statues, and the journalists photographing the sleeping dog. 

You shall not pass.

Good colour and contrast between the temple roof and surrounding greenery. 

They may not look like much, but these charcoal peanuts were really good. Can make out quite a few shades of grey in the photo too, though we're not sure it's 50.

You can clearly see almost everything on sale at this shop if you zoom in. 

That sign actually says that anyone found on the tracks will be fined between NT$1500 and NT$7500. But as you can see, nobody really takes notice of it, because the tracks are full of people. That's a functioning railway track by the way, which means a train comes through every 50 minutes. 

The reason everyone is on the tracks is to release these lanterns, which people believe carry their wishes to the gods. Every speck you see in the sky isn't dirt on the lens - they're these lanterns. 

If only we had these views in Singapore. The camera handles landscapes very well too.