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Old Feb 4, 2006, 2:51 PM   #1
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I want to get a Panasonic ultra zoom. I don't plan on doing too much lowlight shooting. I like the manual zoom on the fz30 but hear that the fz7's mechanical zoom will not have the lens extending out too far. The other difference for me is not having to use a lens adapter for the fz30. Price is not a factor as the fz30 can be had for 500 now.Any opinions would be appreciated.
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Old Feb 4, 2006, 3:07 PM   #2
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The other difference for me is not having to use a lens adapter for the fz30.
I'd say that's just one advantage to the fz30 but it basically comes down to size. If small is not a priority, go with the full featured fz30.


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Not familiar with the FZ7, but IMO you can't go wrong with the FZ30 ! Good luck with which ever you choose. Jim
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Size does not make a difference. Thank's.
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Thank's Jim. Have read marvelous things about the fz30 and am looking forward to getting it. Thank's.
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IMHO, FZ30 definately has more feature than FZ7.
Only one thing that FZ30 doesn't have, FZ7 capable upto ISO 1600, but if you don't using in low light environment then make no different.
But again yet to wait for FZ7 to release not sure ISO 1600 too much noise or not.
I think maybe they will come out with FZ40 soon :O
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Old Feb 5, 2006, 10:23 PM   #7
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Thank's.
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I want to get a Panasonic ultra zoom. I don't plan on doing too much lowlight shooting. I like the manual zoom on the fz30 but hear that the fz7's mechanical zoom will not have the lens extending out too far. The other difference for me is not having to use a lens adapter for the fz30. Price is not a factor as the fz30 can be had for 500 now.Any opinions would be appreciated.
I have not seen what the FZ7 can produce but I think it is worth the wait to see some samples. The FZ30 has some focus problems.



I just saw some pictures on a different forum and felt the only problem was sharpness.
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Thank's. I would like to see a couple of reviews of the fz7 first before deciding.
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Old Feb 7, 2006, 2:49 AM   #10
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DPreview.com review coming, end of february or latest early march.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=17065023

DCresource.com review also coming soon:

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/pa.../gallery.shtml
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