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Old Aug 24, 2011, 2:41 PM   #1
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Recently i mentioned buying a DSLR to replace my FZ38 , i'm now thinking this might not be the best option . I'm happy with my camera but being as i have some money to spend i'm thinking of upgrading .
Can anyone tell me , is the FZ100 worth upgrading to or is there anything else worth considering . I'm looking at under 400
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I don't think you will see a large improvement from FZ38 to FZ100 (many actually consider the FZ38 to be better). If you want to see a significant improvement, you may want to consider a micro 4/3 format. Not a DSLR but interchangeable lens. What type of photography do you like to do?
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I don't think you will see a large improvement from FZ38 to FZ100 (many actually consider the FZ38 to be better). If you want to see a significant improvement, you may want to consider a micro 4/3 format. Not a DSLR but interchangeable lens. What type of photography do you like to do?
To be honest i just like to take what i can see (always chasing that great shot) What kind of selection of lenses would i need , i have looked at this type of thing , is the IQ good with these cameras ? Can i use filters etc ?
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G'day FZ

I've also got an FZ35 - and while it's a great camera in sunshine, my specific model falls down badly in low light
Just got an G2 with the 14-140 .... well over your 400 range tho - and it has heaps better IQ

I suggest you stick with the 35 until your budget improves
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G'day FZ

I've also got an FZ35 - and while it's a great camera in sunshine, my specific model falls down badly in low light
Just got an G2 with the 14-140 .... well over your 400 range tho - and it has heaps better IQ

I suggest you stick with the 35 until your budget improves
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I think if you like to shoot scenery, any of the Panasonic micro 4/3 (GF, GH, G) will work for your with the 20mm lens. If you check online often, you can find good deals. Here are some examples of my GF1 + 20mm. Unfortunately the GF1 is really expensive right now but other models are cheaper.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pa...ssion-gf1.html
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I think if you like to shoot scenery, any of the Panasonic micro 4/3 (GF, GH, G) will work for your with the 20mm lens. If you check online often, you can find good deals. Here are some examples of my GF1 + 20mm. Unfortunately the GF1 is really expensive right now but other models are cheaper.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pa...ssion-gf1.html
Woww fantastic photos . Thanks for your help Saly
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How about a GF2?

http://www.jessops.com/online.store/...0053/show.html

Is this too close to your limit, GF3, comes with 14 - 42mm,

http://www.digitaldepot.co.uk/camera...ens-black.html
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How about a GF2?

http://www.jessops.com/online.store/...0053/show.html

Is this too close to your limit, GF3, comes with 14 - 42mm,

http://www.digitaldepot.co.uk/camera...ens-black.html
Aye been looking at these . Think i read somewhere the GF2 evf got slated in a review ? Or was that the G10
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Only thing I might suggest is going to a store that sells the cameras that you are interested in and give them a test drive. Ask yourself does this camera fit my hands; do I like the layout of the controls; does it have a logical designed menu setup? Take some shots and take a look.

I'm thinking about the purchase of my first DSLR and have been checking out some of the ones that are in my budget. One thing I have found useful is before I go to check out a camera I download the owner's manual and get a good basic understanding of how the camera works.

There are nice budget priced DSLR's out there that can take very nice shots.

This one is on my short list.

http://www.jessops.com/online.store/...9341/show.html
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