Jessica Watson talks about the Lumix Cameras used on her incredible voyage around the world

Panasonic Australia Managing Director meets Jessica Watson to find out how she used her Panasonic Lumix products on her succesful bid to become the youngest person to sail solo non-stop and unasissted around the world.

Prior to Jessica’s 210 day trip Panasonic MD, Steve Rust, met up with her to supply her with some Panasonic products to take on the journey. We provided her with 2 DMC FT1 Rugged LUMIX Cameras, 1 FZ35 Camera and 1 HDC – TM200-K Camcorder to document the trip in image and film.

Panasonic Australia Managing Director Steve Rust recently caught up with Jessica again to see how the Lumix products faired on the round the world journey. She describes the FT1 as being perfect for wet days when it was ‘too dodgy to take anything else outside’, whereas the FZ35 was well suited to taking pictures on ‘those amazing still days’.

We wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate Jessica on a tremendous achievement, Well Done Jess, from everyone at Panasonic Australia HQ! Don’t forget to look out for Jessica’s book ‘True Spirit” which is available from 28th July, and if you would like to meet Jessica in person she will be signing copies of the book at the Sydney International Boat Show on the 29th July.

To view the photos Jess took on her Lumix cameras click here

You can read all our blog updates about Jessica’s incredible journey here, and any video reports on our official YouTube channel here

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  • Hi Panasonic, Thanks for the amazing interview with Jessica Watson on her return on the Pink Lady – talking about the great Lumix cameras on her voyage. I must comment that while I was listening to the interview, the promotional Panasonic commentary was heard playing in the background at the same time – somewhat distracting! I’m not sure if everyone has the same experience…but it might be worth looking into. I’m saving up now for one of the GF-1 cameras with 20mm F1.7 lens!! Looks great. Cheers, Alan