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Old Oct 2, 2006, 3:16 PM   #1
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:-)Hi to All,

My previous digital camera experience has been with a Coolpic 4300.

I want something with a 12x zoom. I have narrowed it down to the DMC FZ7 and the DSC H5

Please advise,

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Old Oct 2, 2006, 6:47 PM   #2
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If you intention is to do a good deal of existing light photos, the Panasonic FZ-7 is not the best choice as it shows a lot of noise. The Sony H-5 is much better noise-wise than the FZ-7. The H-5 does well through ISO 400 and is much better than the FZ-7 above that.

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Old Oct 3, 2006, 1:36 AM   #3
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I'd go with the Panasonic. Here are some additional opinions you could consider (lsnapshot inks from various reviews and forums):

http://www.retrevo.com/search?q=Whic...or+Sony+DSC+H5
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Old Oct 3, 2006, 11:30 AM   #4
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its true FZ7 is history beyond iso400
'if' you are buying a camera on that basis

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Old Oct 3, 2006, 11:35 AM   #5
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sony is much better, i have saw pics of both and the sony is the winner.
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I agree, Marieta-

The FZ-7 is really marginal at ISO 400. You might be able to print 4" X 6" prints. The Sony H-5 is MUCH better.

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When we travel I take a lot of shots thru the car windows. I downloaded the manual for the H5 and I don't see where it tell how to do this. Is it there and I missed it?

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It is very easy to do on the Sony H2 or the H-5: Just go to the Landscape Mode (found in the Scene Modes) and fire away. That will enhance the saturation a bit and pre-focus the camer at infinity.

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