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Old Nov 22, 2003, 3:35 PM   #1
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Default C-750 vs Panasonic Lumix FZ10

I'm trying to buy my first digital camera and would like your views on the benefits/drawbacks of these two cameras. I mainly take pictures when traveling or hiking (though I will use it for family shots, etc. as well). I like pictures of wildlife. landscapes and landmarks. Because of this I am looking for a large zoom, durability and good quality as well as size and weight. I like that the C-750 is smaller and lighter, but am worried about the lack of a stabilized zoom such as the FZ10's. I really don't see myself carrying a tripod around or having time to set it up for those impromptu animal shots (I visit Alaska once a year, as well as other places I'd shoot wildlife and scenery).
Any opinions on the tradeoffs of these two cameras in my situation?
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Old Nov 23, 2003, 1:08 AM   #2
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Default C-750 vs Panasonic Lumix FZ10

I was gonna ask the same thing. I currently have an Oly 2100 UZI and I still love it. I've had it for 2.5 years and I love Olympus's image quality. I've printed 8 X 11 pics w/ 2 mp and it's crystal clear. However, I would like to prints pics larger than that and am looking at the 4MP cameras.
Since the C-750 doesn't have an image stabilizer, while the FZ10 has, the FZ10 looks very very tempting. One thing I like about the C-750 is that it is compact for a 10X zoom camera.
If I can get quality images using the B-300 lens into the FZ10, that would be a smokin 20.4X optical zoom.
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Old Nov 23, 2003, 12:44 PM   #3
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I cannot comment on the FZ10 but I used the FZ2 which was image stabilized and I thought the C-750 provided crisper images handheld without any stabilization.

Check out www.kevin-bates.co.uk for Olympus images all are handheld I do not use a tripod.
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Old Nov 23, 2003, 6:45 PM   #4
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I have the same question posted in Newbie Help, if anyone has some more recommendations.
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Old Nov 28, 2003, 8:05 PM   #5
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terry lyn you must be clairvoyant. i just sold my leica digilux 1 and am looking for a replacement and have narrowed it down to these 2 cameras. the panasonic has more convential appeal to me (like my leica) but 2x the weight. i mostly do outdoor artsy type shots when hiking, so wieght is a big factor. can the editor help us out here?
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Old Nov 30, 2003, 2:45 PM   #6
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Did you compare sizes Oly750 and FZ10 ... brrrrr ... terrible the FZ10 size!

I had an Oly700 and I liked it - now I have an Oly750 ... and like it!
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Old Nov 30, 2003, 7:49 PM   #7
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Default FZ10 weight and size

Well, I ended up purchasing the FZ10 while I was in Texas over the holiday. The weight feels MUCH lighter than it is listed, if that helps anyone. It was a concern of mine. The only thing I've seen (and just started really playing) is the size. It is pretty bulky, with the lens being a bit top-heavy. I do understand the reason for this and would rather have a good lens than a cheap plastic one, but it certainly does make me yearn for the smaller size of the C-750. On the bright side, the LCD is 2" and makes a big difference to me. I did find a case that fit it well and makes it seem much smaller to carry around. Hint - put it in with the back flat down and the lens facing up rather than sideways as normal - makes it seem much smaller and less cumbersome. So other than not being able to put it in a pocket or purse, I think the benefits will be worth it. I appreciate all the help I've been given. If anyone has specific questions, feel free to email me, and I'll check here occasionally as well.
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