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Old Apr 25, 2005, 2:42 PM   #1
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1. WA - say down to 25/26 mm.
2. Zoom with an IS system. Doesn't necessarily have to be 420/12X, might only need be 300 to 350mm, which would be a 6 to 8X zoom. (Personally, I would take a 20 to 200mm focal length [WOW] over the current 35 to 420mm...)
3. Waste-level viewer, and/or a swivel lcd
4. Manual focus-ring
5. RAW
6. Useble iso up to say, 800 (being reasonable here...)
7. 4 "good" megapixels, sensible pixel:sensor size ratio.
8. NO IR FILTER!
9. TTL flash, electronic shutter syncs at all speeds
10. LOW LIGHT GAIN-UP - esp when flash is activated.
11. Dials for common settings, not a menu system.

Do this, and you have a DSLR-killer.
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And it would kill off Canon's attempt too!

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Old Apr 25, 2005, 3:56 PM   #3
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12. AA's.
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I like Nicks idea . If you make one Nick I'll buy one.





And why in the world would anyone want AA's
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Old Apr 25, 2005, 5:43 PM   #5
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And why in the world would anyone want AA's

There are easy to obtain and replace no matter where you are.

Panasonice have also now introduced brand new technology for batteries that out lasts alkaline 2 to 3 times and are specifically designed for digtal cameras. Cant remember the name at the mo.

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NickTrop wrote:
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1. WA - say down to 25/26 mm.
2. Zoom with an IS system. Doesn't necessarily have to be 420/12X, might only need be 300 to 350mm, which would be a 6 to 8X zoom. (Personally, I would take a 20 to 200mm focal length [WOW] over the current 35 to 420mm...)
3. Waste-level viewer, and/or a swivel lcd
4. Manual focus-ring
5. RAW
6. Useble iso up to say, 800 (being reasonable here...)
7. 4 "good" megapixels, sensible pixel:sensor size ratio.
8. NO IR FILTER!
9. TTL flash, electronic shutter syncs at all speeds
10. LOW LIGHT GAIN-UP - esp when flash is activated.
11. Dials for common settings, not a menu system.

Do this, and you have a DSLR-killer.
1. Can get that with dcr6600 on the fz.
2.Can't live without 12x. Sometimes more.
3. Waste? Agree. But would be nice.
4. AF is already very accurate and getting better with each new offering.
5. Not that important but easily done.
6. Dont hold your breath.
7. 4's good.
8. YES!! IR is very cool indeed!
9. Yes. Not an indoor flash freak but could become one with the proper equipment.
10. Yes. This seems like a no brainer. Dont all camera have this?
11.Yes. This also seems like a no brainer. Duh!


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Old Apr 25, 2005, 6:06 PM   #7
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nimh AA's last a heck of alot longer than the proprietary batteries is why and they are cheap.

I get four2400 mAh for $8.99. Lasts twice as long as my pana batteries in my DSLR.

um that's why.
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Old Apr 25, 2005, 6:08 PM   #8
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And why in the world would anyone want AA's
Cheap, replaceable in a pinch at nearly any store of any type on the planet, will still be widely available in 10 years, can use NiMH's I already own, standard among most devices so one charger + NiMH set will run everything from your MP3 player to your flashlight to your *cough* camera.

I bought the FZ5, but I very nearly didn't based solely on its use of a proprietary battery. That, plus a few things mentioned in the first post are what stops it from being the perfect camera in my book.
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Old Apr 25, 2005, 9:19 PM   #9
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Thats what makes the world go around ..I had cameras with AA's and will not go that way again.
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Old Apr 25, 2005, 9:35 PM   #10
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I bought the FZ5, but I very nearly didn't based solely on its use of a proprietary battery.
You'll get over it. You can change the Pany battery in the dark.... drunk.It's difficult with 4 AA's getting them right end up and what not. And then you drop one.


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