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Old May 11, 2005, 5:10 PM   #1
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i'm looking to buy the fz20 sometime this weekend. i'm just looking for some comments on the camera, what you guys think of it...so on.

i shoot for an automotive online magazine and im looking for a good camera to shoot stills, road shots (moving vehicles), and i will be shoot from moving vehicle at times.

what turned me on to this camera was the 12x zoom, the stability control, and the leica (sp*)lense.

i'd like to know how the battery life is and how well it shoots in low light/night time settings.

any comments would be appreciated.
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Old May 12, 2005, 12:21 PM   #2
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Old May 12, 2005, 12:32 PM   #3
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LOL..I guess everyone wants you to search these forums. This question has been asked and answered a million times, at least...lol. I for one love the FZ20. Look around and you will findthousands of pages worth of information as to why.

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Old May 12, 2005, 12:45 PM   #4
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Yeah - another satisfied user here. The low light will probably get you some noise, but flash capability is good. I use a Vivitar 285 when I need more than the little onboard unit puts out. Also great for bouncing the flash for a more natural look indoors. The flash and the manual zoom are the only upgrades over the FZ5, and for your use the 5 might do it and is a smaller, lighter, cheaper package. Buy a big memory card - 1GB fast, and a spare battery. (I use a PQI SD card, and an aftermarket battery spare.) Tom:-)
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Old May 12, 2005, 12:45 PM   #5
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double posted! don't see a delete. Tom
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Old May 12, 2005, 5:30 PM   #6
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thx guys. sorry if this thread was unneccessary. i've looked in the forums and have gotten a lot info. this site is a great resource. i've been looking into this camera for about 2wks. i think i could give advise on it. lol.

i was just lookin for the battery life info and low light info...i could find anything about that anywhere else.

agn thx for the replies.
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Old May 12, 2005, 10:35 PM   #7
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Warning: DON'T BUY THE FZ20!!!

Bad idea!:-?

Run, run away before it's too late. I know, I've been there.:?

It's a very addictive product. You will spend lots of money adding a tele-converter, close up lens, wide angle lens, external flash, wired remote, hoods, adapters, a cozy camera bag, filters... then you will take it out every night an stroke it, clean it, talk to it and call it MY PRECIOUS.:!::crazy:
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Hiroshi wrote:
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Warning: DON'T BUY THE FZ20!!!

Bad idea!:-?

Run, run away before it's too late. I know, I've been there.:?

It's a very addictive product. You will spend lots of money adding a tele-converter, close up lens, wide angle lens, external flash, wired remote, hoods, adapters, a cozy camera bag, filters... then you will take it out every night an stroke it, clean it, talk to it and call it MY PRECIOUS.:!::crazy:
'thats what i'm talkin about'
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you'll enjoy this camera , very powerfull for the money .Also If your in a hurry the fully auto mode will take good shots as well , with a steady hand and good light conditions :|.
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Old May 13, 2005, 12:04 PM   #10
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truckshc, Hiroshi is right. I can go out after work and take maybe 100 photos at a timeand will have to change batteries every third day or so. I would reckon somewhere around 300 shots. I leave it on a bit too much when chasing butterflies and such. Batteries are fairly inexpensive. So I have two. I seldom ever use the LCD. The EVF can often leave a lot to be desired making a clear focus tough to obtainat times. I just take plenty of shots. They're cheap. All in all its a magic little camera. It hasallowed me to see wonderous things around me I never really noticed before.
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