Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > What Camera Should I Buy?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Sep 18, 2006, 11:48 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1

:|I'm about to buy my first digital camera. Actually I'm between these two. Can you help me? Both can take good images in he close range (5/8 inchs)? the absence of a stabilizer is very notorious?

Thank you.

Tatirus Rex

tatirusrex is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Sep 18, 2006, 12:26 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 822

Yes, image stabilization is very nice to have on a super zoom. Those models might be good budget choices, though, if the price is right. But right now in the US, it looks like the Panasonic FZ7 is around the same price, with image stabilization and very good photo quality. And the Sony H2 isn't all that much more, and the one I'd likely prefer. Prices and availablity can vary in diiferent countries though.

Of the 2 you mentioned, I would lean towards the S5200. I think it takes a bit better pictures, though it does suffer some purple finging in very bright high contrast daylight photos, particulaly around tree branches. It was a bit cheaper here a couple of weeks ago, I think.

kenbalbari is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:58 PM.