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Old Nov 22, 2003, 3:43 PM   #1
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Default FZ10 vs C-750

I'm trying to decide on my first digital camera and would like your opinions on the benefits/drawbacks between these two. I will use my camera for traveling and hiking (as well as the family shots and all around). I like to take pictures of wildlife, landscapes and landmarks. It sounds like the FZ10 is a great camera for my needs, however the 750 is considerably lighter (for hiking,etc.) and appears to be smaller as well. Also, is the FZ10 made of metal or plastic? I've seen this question before, but haven't seen it answered. The stabilized Leica lens is the biggest selling point for me on the FZ10, but I'm still concerned about the size and durability. Also, I like that Olympus makes an underwater housing (mainly just for weather adn watersport protection, not necessarily diving). Can ya'll comment on the suitablility and tradeoffs of these two digicams based on my needs? I appreciate all input!
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Old Nov 22, 2003, 4:32 PM   #2
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Default C750 v FZ210

Although this does not directly address your needs, I think that it will be worth your reading. I came across this extensive comparison of the C750 and FZ10, on another board. I think you will find it interesting. Ms. Weber sound like a experienced pro. I hope she will not mind my reference to her post:
http://www.dcresource.com/... .../[email protected]@.ee6bdc1/465

Looks like complete url is not hypertexted,, you will want Panasonic message board and I believe the message # is 466.
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Old Nov 22, 2003, 4:32 PM   #3
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Default I don't have either yet, but...

for me the biggest drawback from having the C750 is that the lens is NOT image stabilized. Important to consider when hiking..do you want to carry a monopod or tripod? Now some people with extremely steady hands seem to be doing ok, but only you know yourself. The FZ10 is stabilized. This is a good forum, but there is more talk over here about the FZ10. Go to the Panasonic forum.
http://www.dpreview.com
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 10:41 PM   #4
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The DPReview forums need a software upgrade -- the forum format is very difficult to read, follow, etc.

As for a waterproof housing for the FZ10, generic ones are available that are basically thick plastic bags with a threaded filter (72mm for the FZ10) to attach it to the camera. Even if you're considering the customer Olympus one for the Olympus camera, you're basically doubling your price for water protection. If you're just wanting to keep some accidental moisture off the camera, a ziplock baggie (maybe modified with a UV filter) would do the trick.
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Old Nov 25, 2003, 7:17 AM   #5
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Default Re: C750 v FZ210

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Looks like complete url is not hypertexted,, you will want Panasonic message board and I believe the message # is 466.
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Jeff,

If you could, please go back to that message and then go to http://tinyurl.com or http://snipurl.com Both of these sites will condense the URL to under 30 characters. That way it is a little more manageable.

Thank you
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Old Nov 25, 2003, 7:23 AM   #6
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Okay, I found the post, here it is:

http://tinyurl.com/wgl1
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Old Nov 25, 2003, 11:04 AM   #7
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Or you can also just use the forum software URL feature differently. The following is a link to this same message thread:

Click Here for Link to Same Thread

This is done using the following syntax when typing a message:

Code:
[url=http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=79901#79901]Clck Here for Link to Same Thread[/url]
It's really easy, and to the best of my knowledge, there is no limit on the number of characters in the URL command for this software. Saves you from having to go to a separate website, etc., and then you can call the link whatever you want in order to keep things even more relevant.
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Old Nov 25, 2003, 11:24 AM   #8
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Or you can also just use the forum software URL feature differently. The following is a link to this same message thread:

Click Here for Link to Same Thread

This is done using the following syntax when typing a message:

Code:
[url=http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=79901#79901]Clck Here for Link to Same Thread[/url]
It's really easy, and to the best of my knowledge, there is no limit on the number of characters in the URL command for this software. Saves you from having to go to a separate website, etc., and then you can call the link whatever you want in order to keep things even more relevant.
Yes, you could, and I am aware of that method, but using my way the URL is visable for all to see, using the other way the actual URL can't be seen (unless you look in the browser's status bar while hovering the mouse over the link)
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Old Nov 26, 2003, 10:15 PM   #9
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How does your way show the entire URL? All I see is something about "http://tinyurl..." That could literally take you anywhere without your knowledge until you click on it since it's going through a 3rd party URL link service. At least using this site's software option allows you to see the URL when you hover over it.

Plus, I hate to sound paranoid, but I don't like to use those 3rd party URL shortening services because they then use your surfing information (as well as everyone's who clicks on your shortened link) to their own benefit, marketing, etc. They're getting something significant (and probably sneaky) out of it -- no one would provide that type of service truly for free.
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