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Old May 27, 2010, 5:34 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by sirdomino View Post
What significant issues are you specifically referencing for each?
Take a look at the HX5 First impressions post here at Steve's. It's a real long thread but I think it will help with your decision. Although there are some real decent shots, the great majority of them lack resolution, contrast, color saturation, and the list goes on and on. After I browsed to the entire thread, it became clear to me that the HX5 has its fair share of issues.

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Old May 27, 2010, 7:45 PM   #12
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I ran an extensive personal test of both the Sony HX5 and the Panasonic ZS7. When I was finished it was very clear to me that the HX5 has some serious problems (unstable WB, a lack of image sharpness at times, and a high ISO capability that worked well at times, and at other times failed to work successfully).

Yes, the video is very good, but the sound is somewhat muffled. The Hand Sweep Panorama, and the Twilight Mode are impressive indeed, but they were not enough to overcome the basic image problems.

The Canon SX-210 also has a well documented record of major flaws such as the lens shadow caused by the SX-210's built-in flash unit when shooting flash photos at 4 feet or less, the built-in flash that pops up whether it is need or not when the SX-210 is powered on.

The clear winner in this category is either the ZS3, the ZS5, or ZS7 from Panasonic.

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Old May 28, 2010, 12:18 AM   #13
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thnx for all the input guys! i think i'm going for the zs7.\

thnx again!
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