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misbehave Nov 27, 2006 2:21 PM

Right now, we have Panasonic DMC-LZ5K and FUJIFILM FinePix F20 in mind.
I like the F20 high iso feature but hate the xD storage requirment.
I like the Lz5 lens stablizer, high iso, and SD card storage, but I worry it's image quality not as good as F20.

Which one is better? Any other model do you recommend?

mtclimber Nov 27, 2006 4:20 PM

The Fuji F-20 will have measurably less noise than the Panasonic. How do I know you might ask? Because I own both a Fuji F-10 and the F-30 as well as a Panasonic TZ-1.

I would not buy another Panasonic camera if there was any chance that I might use an ISO setting of 200 or greater.

Clearly the F-20 is a better choice based on your conditions.


misbehave Nov 27, 2006 6:18 PM

Thanks for the tips.

How about Canon A540 and Canon SD600? How do they compare with F-20?

KALEL33 Nov 27, 2006 6:31 PM

They have better normal to bright pic quality, but they cannot match the low light capabilities of the Fuji.

misbehave Nov 29, 2006 10:34 AM


Just ordered the F20 with a 1gb xD from
They seem to have the best deal around.

Where can I find some aftermarket battery pack for this camera?

mtclimber Nov 29, 2006 12:35 PM

Extra batteries are easy to find on ebay.


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