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Old Sep 24, 2003, 9:32 AM   #21
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When a camera is designed there are two basic paths you can take. We tend to favor hardware signal processing, where a specific circuit design is created to perform the tasks at hand. Of course itís not 100% hardware but in the case of the FZ1 and FZ2, the differences we have are actual circuit differences.

Other manufacturers design around a largely based software or ďfirmwareĒ based processing system. While it better lends itself to adding features later on, it doesnít allow you to design an optimized circuit to perform an individual task. The highly praised video quality of the FZ1 attests to what Iím trying to explain.

Since we havenít yet introduced the FZ2 here in the U.S., Iím unable to comment on specific differences, partly due to company policy but more so on my lack of detailed technical data on the FZ2. Iím will be preparing a detailed comparison which I will share when / if the FZ2 is released in the U.S.
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Old Sep 24, 2003, 9:41 AM   #22
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FZ2 is now selling in the UK.. The shop listed here sells for a very reasonable £269 but only in Silver...

http://www.bestcameras.co.uk/shop/ac...sonic_213.html
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Old Sep 25, 2003, 7:04 AM   #23
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Hi Nathcoo,

I read that your FZ2 comes from topfoto. I ordered mine last week... hope it arrives soon

In wich languages are the camera menues? And the user manual?

What about the warranty? Will the technical service in your country accept the equipment, or you must go to germany? (I understand you live near topfoto...)

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Old Sep 25, 2003, 7:39 AM   #24
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In wich languages are the camera menues?

English or japanes !


And the user manual?

You recieve in the box all the european languages +- 2 kg
( traduction are sometimes funy )

I hope to have no problems !
But if ... I send it to germany.
It's only 150 km from brussels.
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Old Sep 25, 2003, 8:05 AM   #25
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damn i bought my fz1 one month ago for 530Ä now the fz2 is available for 434Ä!!
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Old Sep 25, 2003, 9:14 AM   #26
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Thx for your quick answer Nathcoo!

In my case, Spain is more far away from Germany...
I wish no problem for our new toys, only good shots!

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Old Sep 28, 2003, 9:04 AM   #27
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I had no problems getting a FZ2 in the UK from [email protected], they seem to have plenty of stock last week. I paid £320, I know its advertised less elsewhere but they had no stock.

[email protected] stores can be found from www.panasonic.co.uk


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Old Sep 28, 2003, 3:19 PM   #28
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Yeagh theer available now from most shops... best price 260 quid But no black

am thinking of ordering from nomatica.com anyone used them before?
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Old Sep 28, 2003, 4:54 PM   #29
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I contacted Nomatica by email last week and got no reply from orders, so I telephoned them and they had none in stock despite their website indicating they had. Also tried Best Cameras last Wednesday at first they said it was in stock but when I wanted to place an order they had none. So I ordered from [email protected], a bird in the hand and all that.....

I would rather pay a bit extra and have one since I have been able to use and get to learn over my holidays.

By the way Nomatica is French and you are charged in Euros so the price will fluctuate until the transaction goes through also make sure Panasonic will provide warranty support because to ship it to France for a problem will cost you.
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Ah right.. thanks for that... appreciate the feedback
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