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Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 25, 2009, 6:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,176
Posted By AndyfromVA
I'd go with the Panasonic ZS1 or ZS3. Steve's...

I'd go with the Panasonic ZS1 or ZS3. Steve's review of the ZS3 called the outdoor image quality "outstanding" and said that indoors it showed "the same great exposure and color, as well as a crisp...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 25, 2009, 6:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,102
Posted By AndyfromVA
Keep in mind that the P90 has a relatively short...

Keep in mind that the P90 has a relatively short battery life (230 shots claimed by Nikon). The Panasonic FZ35/FZ38 has a battery life of 350 shots.
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 23, 2009, 7:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By AndyfromVA
The Panasonic TZ7/ZS3 is supposed to have...

The Panasonic TZ7/ZS3 is supposed to have excellent video and good stereo sound. It's also very good in taking still photos as well.
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 20, 2009, 8:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By AndyfromVA
Are you sure the SD900 was water resistant? If...

Are you sure the SD900 was water resistant?
If you want another small Canon camera, another new SD900 would be virtually impossible to find. Besides, cameras have more advanced features these days....
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 18, 2009, 5:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,333
Posted By AndyfromVA
John G. Your photos are outstanding - a...

John G.

Your photos are outstanding - a pleasure to view.
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 17, 2009, 6:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,868
Posted By AndyfromVA
As a recent owner of a superzoom, I have to...

As a recent owner of a superzoom, I have to disagree that they have "crippling limitations". My Panasonic FZ28 enables to me to take excellent shots in all sorts of conditions. Yes, a DSLR is...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 16, 2009, 3:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Posted By AndyfromVA
The Sony HX1 is also a very good ultrazoom, as is...

The Sony HX1 is also a very good ultrazoom, as is the Olympus SP590UZ. If you're willing to wait a couple of weeks the Panasonic FZ35 (FZ38 in Europe) will be available for purchase. Early...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 14, 2009, 6:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By AndyfromVA
The Sony DSC H20 has faster continuous shooting...

The Sony DSC H20 has faster continuous shooting than the Canon SX200is, manual controls and HD video.
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 12, 2009, 7:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By AndyfromVA
Here are some sample macro shots from three...

Here are some sample macro shots from three Canons that are much less expensive than the G10. While the pictures may not have the quality of the G10, they are all very good.
...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 10, 2009, 4:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By AndyfromVA
All Canon point and shoots take very good closeup...

All Canon point and shoots take very good closeup shots, even the $125 A480. Obviously, you get better quality if you pay more but the question is whether the increase in quality is worth the extra...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 9, 2009, 6:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By AndyfromVA
Whatever you buy will have some lag between...

Whatever you buy will have some lag between pressing the shutter and taking the picture. The best way to combat this is to prefocus - press the shutter down half way until focus is locked. Then...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 8, 2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 689
Posted By AndyfromVA
All digital cameras have an Auto mode, which...

All digital cameras have an Auto mode, which should suffice for most of your pictures.

These days, the only cameras with decently sized viewfinders are expensive DSLR's and ultrazooms. For your...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 7, 2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,382
Posted By AndyfromVA
Sony W220, Olympus FE-5010, Panasonic FS7, Nikon...

Sony W220, Olympus FE-5010, Panasonic FS7, Nikon S220. All come with lithium ion rechargeable batteries, which are easier to use than AA's.
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 6, 2009, 6:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,482
Posted By AndyfromVA
Panasonic stopped making the FZ28, replacing it...

Panasonic stopped making the FZ28, replacing it with the FZ35 (known as the FZ38 in Europe). The FZ35 has a better video mode and image stabilization system.
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 5, 2009, 2:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,276
Posted By AndyfromVA
Unless you can get a great deal on the A2000, go...

Unless you can get a great deal on the A2000, go for the newer model, the A2100.

As far as picture quality is concerned, the A2000 and A2100 are just as good as the A720, maybe better. Canon did...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 5, 2009, 8:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,482
Posted By AndyfromVA
Panasonic has been making digital cameras since...

Panasonic has been making digital cameras since at least 2001. They make other products but so do other camera manufacturers. Canon makes copiers. Sony and Samsung make TV's.

The G1 and GH1 are...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 4, 2009, 8:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,482
Posted By AndyfromVA
Amazon.com has the 17-55mm for a "mere" $931. ...

Amazon.com has the 17-55mm for a "mere" $931. But you can get free shipping! :rolleyes:
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 3, 2009, 9:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,482
Posted By AndyfromVA
I was thinking the standard 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS...

I was thinking the standard 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS lens. Not a bad lens for the price. The T1i package would cost about $810. Then add the Panasonic FZ35 (early reviews are very positive) to get good...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 3, 2009, 5:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,482
Posted By AndyfromVA
Considering your dislike of heavy cameras, here's...

Considering your dislike of heavy cameras, here's something to think about. How about a lightweight DSLR like the Canon T1i with the lightweight kit lens for most of your shooting and a lightweight...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 27, 2009, 6:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,282
Posted By AndyfromVA
The successor to the FZ28, the FZ35 (FZ38 in...

The successor to the FZ28, the FZ35 (FZ38 in Europe) was announced today by Panasonic. It will have the same list price as the FZ28 and lots of cool features. But it will still "only" have 18x...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 26, 2009, 5:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By AndyfromVA
He probably uses aperture and shutter priority in...

He probably uses aperture and shutter priority in difficult shooting situations and adjusts the ISO to get the best looking picture.

You can't expect a camera to take consistently good shots in...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 20, 2009, 8:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By AndyfromVA
The Sigma 150-500mm lens also weighs almost 5...

The Sigma 150-500mm lens also weighs almost 5 pounds and costs $1000. It seems like a rather extreme solution to your shooting problem.
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 18, 2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By AndyfromVA
All digital cameras these days have more than 3mp...

All digital cameras these days have more than 3mp (other than kids cameras, webcams and phone cameras).

If money is very tight for you go for a camera refurbished by the manufacturer. Buying a...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 15, 2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 28,110
Posted By AndyfromVA
You might want to check out Dbuys on...

You might want to check out Dbuys on www.resellerratings.com.

Of it's last 15 consumer comments, 10 give it only one of five checks, a terrible rating.
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 15, 2009, 6:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,350
Posted By AndyfromVA
They are very similar cameras, though the FZ18...

They are very similar cameras, though the FZ18 doesn't have the 720p movie mode of the FZ28.
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