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Old Oct 27, 2004, 7:14 PM   #1
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I guess the hardest part of buying a new camera is decinding what to buy!:?

I'm almost decided on the Panasonic Lumix FZ20, but I'll wait a while more until the review for the Coolpix 8800is available. I hope the Coolpixhas less image noise too. Image detail on the FZ20 is fantastic! This camera seems almost perfect to me, mainlly because of the lens! I just wich it had less image noise, better LCD (anti-glare coating),better EVF (more resolution) and a swivel LCD or EVF.

Regarding the FZ20 EVF -Whatis your opinion about it? Is it good enough to focus your images without the LCD?
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Old Oct 27, 2004, 7:51 PM   #2
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I have an FZ20 and love it. I just looked at the Preview of the 8800 at:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/nikoncp8800/

This looks like a very nice camera. You will find a lot of good information on this forum, about the Lumix line as well as on the Nikon threads about the Coolpix line.

Also you can check out the reviews of the 8700 at:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikoncp8700/

and

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_...nikon8700.html

Although I can not make the choice for you, I will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have regarding the FZ20.

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Old Oct 27, 2004, 7:53 PM   #3
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Steve's done a review on the 8800.. here it is:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_...nikon8800.html

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(FZ10 user !):?:O
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Old Oct 27, 2004, 7:57 PM   #4
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Woops ..just checked the conclusion... and it was just a review model steve had looked at.

Sorry ! I'd still check through it.

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Old Oct 27, 2004, 8:52 PM   #5
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Funny, I was just going through the specs on the 8800 last night. Impressive beast if that noise level works out. I use an FZ10 and I can't find a fault for what I want. Thats the whole point though, it suits me, not everyone. So yes we need to pick carefully for what we all want, our needs are different for sure. The FZ20 I don't know enough about, certainly read a few things I'm not so sure about with it. Enough said :-)

Good luck with your choice, the 8800 looks darn good though :-)

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Old Oct 28, 2004, 12:58 AM   #6
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bobc wrote:
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I have an FZ20 and love it. I just looked at the Preview of the 8800 at:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/nikoncp8800/

This looks like a very nice camera. You will find a lot of good information on this forum, about the Lumix line as well as on the Nikon threads about the Coolpix line.

Also you can check out the reviews of the 8700 at:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikoncp8700/

and

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_...nikon8700.html

Although I can not make the choice for you, I will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have regarding the FZ20.

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Try this

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/nikon/coolpix8800-review/index.shtml

Nikon 8800 has capability to ensure zero shake since it has Remote control.
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Old Oct 28, 2004, 4:04 PM   #7
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Thank's.

Yes, it's a preview - no sample pics yet. The 8800 is on sale, so maybe the full review will come soon.
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Old Oct 28, 2004, 4:09 PM   #8
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Thank's bobc. I had alreadyread those reviews. Can you share your opinion about the FZ20's EVF? Is it really usefull? With 114k pixels it's has considerable less definition than other long zoom cameras
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Old Oct 28, 2004, 4:41 PM   #9
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It's usable. It could be better, and goes dark in manual(unless you jack the ISO up to 400 when composing the shot). I have taken many great pics with mine.

I will say the the8800 looks like a great camera, but hasabout double the price tag. The way technoligy is changing there is allways somethingbetter in the making. I am hoping that the next Lumix comes out with a better EVF/LCD and a bigger sensor, but you can't beat this lens.

You should do some research and compare some sample pics if you can find some on the 8800.Which ever one you choose you will be getting a great camera (from what I can see about the 8800).

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Old Oct 28, 2004, 4:47 PM   #10
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Final 8800 reviews should be just around the corner I would think

Consumers have had the camera for about a month now.
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