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Old Feb 25, 2006, 8:57 AM   #1
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http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_reviews/fz7.html

"Bottom line - I was very happy with the FZ7. It is a robust performer that captures beautiful 6-megapixel images, possesses a generous 12x zoom range, and let's not forget it can be easily used by every person in your household or office. With 6-megapixels, you can create stunning prints up to 13x19-inches. We feel the FZ7 will make an excellent choice for any consumer in the market for an affordable "super-zoom" model. With an MSRP of under $400 dollars, it offers a great "bang for your buck" and is sure to be a very popular model this year."
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Old Feb 25, 2006, 9:39 AM   #2
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every feature the fz5 lacked, that led me to buy the fz30, the fz7 has - i wish it were around 3 months ago i could've saved $150!!!
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Old Feb 25, 2006, 9:51 AM   #3
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Hardly seems like the same camera Simon reviewed.

I posted over there that its a snob thing ....Simon admits to likeing the FZ line, its just he seems ashamed to put that in the review.

That will most likely get me a ban over there.
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Old Feb 25, 2006, 10:07 AM   #4
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Simon is just a little more demanding than Steve. The current best delivered price at Pricegrabber is about $340 for either. I'd go with the FZ7 for sure. Those who have both seem to unanimously prefer the FZ7.
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Old Feb 25, 2006, 10:34 AM   #5
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Very weak review IMO. NO mention of manual focus, High power and/orHigh angle LCD. Totally misses full explanation of 'display mode/LCD button! How could this have been left out??
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Old Feb 25, 2006, 10:41 AM   #6
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Who is "Simon", and where can I read his reviews?

Thanks.
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Old Feb 25, 2006, 10:45 AM   #7
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Simon wrote a review at www.dpreview.com
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Old Feb 25, 2006, 11:06 AM   #8
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Really like the features of the Panasonic FZ7 but concerned about the noise. How bad is the noise compared to something like the Canon S2 ?
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Old Feb 25, 2006, 3:25 PM   #9
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Really like the features of the Panasonic FZ7 but concerned about the noise. How bad is the noise compared to something like the Canon S2 ?
If I check the picture in steves review at 400 iso... looks good to me! Yes there is noise, but noise is not a problem to me when I look at the whole picture at screensize.....

If you chech these photo's, there is noise in every picture taken by different camera's. You tell me wich picture has the worst noise!

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=17346138

A few years ago people only had a analoge (compact) camera, and picture quality was judged by the printout. Since digital camera's have more MP's, pictures are judged allmost based on one pixel. I think picters should look good, watching the whole picture, or maybe half of the picture, but not 1/25th of a picture.

I also like the features of theFZ7, ans also like the FZ30, but also the S2. Noise is allways an issue, unless you buy a DSLR, and even then....

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Gene.. I doubt they'd ban you - ur too good to get banned.

Actually I had a look at the ISo 400 sample shot that Steve took and if you compare the ISo 80 to the ISO4000 at 100% crop, I'd say the 400 wasn;t too bad at all.

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