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Old Aug 29, 2007, 1:51 PM   #1
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I am wondering if anyone here owns the The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5. I am getting ready to buy this at an awesome price.

Is this a pretty good camera? Does anyone have any sample shots taken with it?

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Old Aug 30, 2007, 6:00 AM   #2
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I use the FZ5 as a small and lightweight alternative to my FZ20 and I am very pleased with it. The photos are somewhat 'crisper' than those of the FZ20. It has a very handy focus lock feature. Follow this link:


and further, to see some of the results (most are taken with the FZ5).

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Old Aug 30, 2007, 2:23 PM   #3
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I've had the fz5 since it appeared. It's a real good camera. And I'm still happy with it.

Lately I don't use it that much anymore because I fell into the dslr trap :-).

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The most I use the camera now for is when I need something small with great quality.

It preforms great at iso100 , above you'll have to use noise reduction software, but the results are still great.


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Old Aug 31, 2007, 9:07 AM   #4
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I have had this camera for several years now. I think it is a fantastic little camera. Early this year, I took the plunge and bought a DSLR. I have not been impressed, mainly because to duplicate the quality of the lens in the FZ5 will take a thousand more dollars to get a 70-300mm f2.8 lens.I still take most all of my pictures with the FZ5, but use the DSLR in lower light situations where I need the higher ISO's.

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Old Sep 5, 2007, 1:36 AM   #5
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My wife has the FZ5 and it takes great looking pictures. We make 8x10 prints from she shots and they look as good in print as they do on screen.
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