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TZ3 at Office Depot closeout for $130 0 0%
TZ5 at online Authorized Panasonic Dealer $230 2 100.00%
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Old Aug 24, 2008, 3:14 AM   #1
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Can't Decide which one go with : (Old Version or New Version)

$130 - TZ3 at Office Depot on closeout

$230 - TZ5 at J&R.com an Authorized Panasonic Dealer & Hopefully a Reputable Seller

The extra $100 is no problem, but I probably won't use Video (Sound output doesn't sound too good) and I usually end up changing cameras every few years (but then I haven't found a really great one yet)

I do like, that in now has face recognition & improved sensor, but is that alone worth $100 ?

I will be using it mostly for trips, at parties, and for FUN

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Old Aug 24, 2008, 9:46 AM   #2
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Make sure you are dealing with a reputable (not just authorized) dealer. You can/should check them out at http://www.resellerratings.com

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Old Aug 26, 2008, 11:20 AM   #3
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Have you considered the TZ4? I have onewhich I bought at Costco for $269.99. A friend of mine has the TZ3 andI thought it was much slower. Haven't seen the TZ5 for comparison though.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...amp;lang=en-US


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Old Aug 29, 2008, 6:29 PM   #4
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Go for the TZ5, if not for anything else then the superior LCD with twice the resolution.

And if you ever wanna capture a movie you would kill for zooming while filming.
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Old Aug 29, 2008, 7:25 PM   #5
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Figured best way to decide was to just pick one up from a local store with a very good return policy.
Not a sunny coastal day, but shots in IA on the TZ5 look very good, but so do the pictures on the TZ3 in Scene2 mode - Still need to take more sample pictures.

Found best TZ3 price at Jr.com - Link through Microsoft Cashback and you can get the TZ5 for around $230
http://search.live.com/cashback/prod...18003/11687940

The LCD does look nicer on the TZ5 and it is a little smaller than the TZ3. :? I'm so confused!

Is there any way to turn OFF digital zoom in IA mode ?
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Old Aug 29, 2008, 7:56 PM   #6
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Bought a TZ5 yesterday (TZ15 here in OZ) to supplement my FZ20.

About 20 shots so far & no complaints at all.
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Old Sep 4, 2008, 4:52 PM   #7
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:|Finally went ahead and pulled the trigger - TZ5 :|

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