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Old Oct 5, 2008, 3:04 PM   #1
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Hi

I have FZ20 for about 4 years and I like it, but I can get S5IS from canon and after selling FZ20 for free.

Does anybody have an opinion if it worth to upgrade?

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Old Oct 6, 2008, 1:36 PM   #2
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It has a lot to do with your use. If you like to take movies it would be worth the upgrade. If you own and use an external flash you will get a degradation of your flash photography going to the Canon. Even without the external flash I think the FZ20 has a little better flash.

I think the FZ20 is slightly the better camera for most still photography, but the difference is small. The difference in the movies is huge. I really like the articulated LCD on the S5. The burst mode is a lot better on the FZ20.


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Old Oct 6, 2008, 2:01 PM   #3
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With FZ20 I was mostly taking pictures, because movie resolution was low. I do like the face recognition and faster auto focus in S5.

How do they compare in noise level?

For a price( $148 ) that I got S5, I can still sell on ebay and actually make some money.

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I think the noise is about the same – maybe slightly better on the FZ20 with the lower density, but Panasonic sensors tend to be noisy. The FZ20 has a better lens.

That you can buy a S5 on Ebay and then sell your FZ20 at a profit might tell you something about the desirability.


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