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Old Mar 8, 2006, 4:39 PM   #1
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I am really starting to lean towards the FZ7 as our next camera. Could some one let me know how good the heart mode settings are indoors? Am I better off going to a lesser camera such as the LZ5? About half of the pictures would be taken indoors with a flash. Also I am hoping that red eye is not too big an issue. Steven
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Old Mar 9, 2006, 1:01 AM   #2
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Nobody's replied to you?

I have an FZ3. I never use the heart. I don't really understand why the heart setting is there.

In general I use P mode.

If I want to force a shutter speed or aperture I use A or S.

For indoor photographsif I don't have the time for fiddling about I use the Scene Party mode.

I haven't noticed a big problem with red eye. The flash strobes to fix it, and I generally think that strobe anti-red eye works pretty well.
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Old Mar 9, 2006, 11:38 AM   #3
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THanks for the input, Is the scene part mode a setting on the top or is it a menu item off of the back. Steven
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Old Mar 9, 2006, 12:27 PM   #4
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THanks for the input, Is the scene part mode a setting on the top or is it a menu item off of the back. Steven
Steven,

Yes you turn the dial on the top to scene mode and then you will get a menu to pick from. Once you have done that you are ready to shoot. I did not use the heart mode on my FZ3 and I don't think I will use it on my FZ7 but it is the quickest and easiest way to get started. I would recommend using the "P" mode on the dial for most things until you spend some time with either camera.

ANY Panasonic can be used as a PS camera. The real question is how much room for growth do you plan on? What amount of optical zoom do you desire? How big are you willing for the camera to be? Finally, how much are you going to spend? Those items will direct you very quickly to the camera that will fit your needs.

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Thanks, My wife is a p&S person, does not want to touch anything except the on/off, zoom, and shutter button, and she will use the camera 60% of the time. I like to play and will use the menus. But if moma ain't happy............ Steven
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Thanks, My wife is a p&S person, does not want to touch anything except the on/off, zoom, and shutter button, and she will use the camera 60% of the time. I like to play and will use the menus. But if moma ain't happy............ Steven
I would then say lean to the one that she thinks looks the best

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I have her down to the FZ5/7 and the S2, I am leaning towards the FZ7. Steven
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