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Old Mar 12, 2006, 12:03 AM   #1
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I noticed the category of semi-professional digicams on this websites link under best cameras. Z3http://www.steves-digicams.com/best_cameras.html

Is that category better or worse than super zoom?. I was planning on purchasing a Panasonic FZ30 which seems to offer the best options in a super zoom.The FZ30 seems to offer lots of bang for the buck but I just noticed the term "semi-professional digicams" under the web link above and didn't quite understand the distinction.
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looks to me like the only real difference is the extra zoom you get with the FZ30. a few of the "semi-pro" digicams offer things the FZ doesn't, and vice versa, but i expect if the FZ were 8x zoominstead of 12x, it'd be in that "semi-pro" category.
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I'd personally say the FZ's easily fall into the semi-pro digicam - its just that they're also the best Ultra Zoom's around. Looking at that list the FZ5/7/20/30 are easily as good or better than anything there except for the Sony R1 which is a different beat altogether.

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Old Mar 12, 2006, 12:23 PM   #6
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squirl033 wrote:
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looks to me like the only real difference is the extra zoom you get with the FZ30. a few of the "semi-pro" digicams offer things the FZ doesn't, and vice versa, but i expect if the FZ were 8x zoominstead of 12x, it'd be in that "semi-pro" category.
I guess I just got thrown by the words semi-pro. It was late and I have been looking at some many reviews that I didn't have the energy to read up on those models. I think I will stick with my instincts get the FZ30.

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I'd personally say the FZ's easily fall into the semi-pro digicam - its just that they're also the best Ultra Zoom's around. Looking at that list the FZ5/7/20/30 are easily as good or better than anything there except for the Sony R1 which is a different beat altogether.

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Thanks... I think I will stick to the FZ30.


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