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Old Mar 2, 2004, 11:45 AM   #1
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I want to buy a new digital camera, a 10x optical zoom one
can i get some recomandation for a 10x camera :shock:
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Old Mar 2, 2004, 12:11 PM   #2
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Take a look at the Panasonic FZ10. It has a 12X stabilized zoom that maintains f2.8 throughout the range. Canon is about to release a 10X stabilized 3Mp S1 that is smaller and will likely be cheaper once the price stabilizes.

If those are too pricey I would look at the Oly 750, Oly 740, Minolta Z1, Kodak 6490 and Fuji 5000 in that order. Minolta is about to release an improved Z2, but the initial price is likely to be a little high.

Stabilization is a good feature in a long telephoto. It is also great for available light without flash or tripod at wider angles.
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Old Mar 2, 2004, 12:17 PM   #3
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Fuji s5000 if you arent planning of producing prints larger then 8x10...

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_...uji_s5000.html
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Old Mar 2, 2004, 12:53 PM   #4
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if it would be between OLY 750, Kodak DX6490 and Panasonic DMC FZ10, the 3 10x zoom, i'm thinking about price/features, because i am not a pro and i haven't worked whit none of them
is the best choice the OLY?
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Old Mar 2, 2004, 2:31 PM   #5
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I have used the Oly 750 and the Kodak 6490 and both cameras produce very good pictures. The stablized lens of the FZ10 is very appealing but is a little more pricey.
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Old Mar 2, 2004, 3:10 PM   #6
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Old Mar 2, 2004, 5:09 PM   #7
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Don't know why it's never mentioned but while the Toshiba M700 may not be the best camera in this class I think it gives the best bang for your buck.
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Old Mar 2, 2004, 7:21 PM   #8
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New ain't always best...

Take a look at the Oly 2100UZ or the Canon Pro90IS. These cameras share a Canon 37-370mm stabilized lens. Both take great pictures. Both are out of production but are availble on the Web if you look around.

I use a Canon Pro90 and have had great success printing large format (13 X 19) pictures. 8 X 10's turn out great. Nobody sells a camera that will do a better job.

These cameras are a little slow in focusing in low light. My next camera will be a DSLR, but I haven't seen a better solution yet than my old Pro90.
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