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Old Sep 15, 2006, 9:32 AM   #1
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I understand that the 7 is 6 MP and the 30 is 8 MP, but other then that, whatare thedifferences?
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Old Sep 15, 2006, 9:49 AM   #2
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Size and MF mainly
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Old Sep 15, 2006, 11:06 AM   #3
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7 doesnt have a hotshoe
7 has a larger LCD

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Old Sep 15, 2006, 12:18 PM   #4
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Well the 7 is smaller, does not allow you to shoot in RAW, no manual focus ring. I think the 7 has the better engine in it tho, the Venus III, where as the 30 has the Venus II.


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Old Sep 15, 2006, 12:56 PM   #5
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What impact does the better engine have? I hear alot about the 30 having a noise issue, does the better engine improve this problem?
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Old Sep 15, 2006, 1:07 PM   #6
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it seems the Venus III gives a very watercolour effect to 'wash out' the noise. I guess the common feeling is the FZ7 would inherrantly have less noise in the first place, and the older Venus II engine had a more suble approach to noise.

you can usually find sample images to reputable online tests

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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the FZ-7 has a fixed LCD, while the 30 has a swivel/rotate.
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Old Sep 15, 2006, 4:08 PM   #8
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The FZ7 uses the same Venus II engine as the FZ20.


Venus III is used only in the FZ50 (and TZ1).

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Old Sep 15, 2006, 6:12 PM   #9
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The big differences are the size, the hotshoe, and focus rings. The FZ7 has manual focus but you use the joystick to control the focus.
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Old Sep 15, 2006, 10:32 PM   #10
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the FZ-7 has a fixed LCD, while the 30 has a swivel/rotate.
yes its fixed, but larger

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