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Old Apr 29, 2010, 10:44 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

Im looking for a new camera, and want something easy to use with a good zoom (preferably 10x or higher). I own Samsung ES60 fairly good for a starter, but would like to upgrade into something more. I love taking pictures. I like to take scenery pictures and need a new point and shoot camera. What can you recommend that has these criteria:

Wide angle lens
Ability to shoot HD video
Manual controls (seems like adjusting aperture is key to making those fuzzy/focus shots)
rechargeable battery (no AA)
clear macro shots (bugs, flowers)
some wildlife (would really like to be able to get shots of hummingbirds)
Panoramic Feature

I also noticed that I have taken many night time shots too but they always end up not so good so something with night time performance would be nice.

I have read many reviews and discussions and I have narrowed down my selection to these digicams.

Panasonic ZS3/TZ7, ZS7/TZ10, FZ35 and Sony HX5V.

I read many positive reviews for all the above along with their own specific disadvantages.I had intended to go with the ZS7 in the beginning, but some negative reviews that appeared in the forums regarding the image quality had made me to think again. Now I am confused on which camera would be a better choice.

I use the camera for general purpose: my family, travel, anything.Always take the camera with me.I will be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos. As I travel a lot, I need one which takes good quality images and HD video.

Some advice from the members will be very helpful.
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