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Old Jan 2, 2007, 10:55 AM   #1
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Looking to upgrade from a Panasonic DMC FZ4 ot the Sony A100. Any user comments on this camera for wildlife photography? Does the camera has IS?
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Old Jan 2, 2007, 11:45 AM   #2
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The panasonic FZ series are great all around camera with the very high telephoto zoom. But you are comparing a PnS digital vs a dSLR. With the dSLR you are not limited to the lens that is mounted on your lens. But again you will spend A LOT more money on the A100 but you will get a better camera/better picture.

Both camera has Image Stablization. The panasonic is on the lens and the Sony is in the body.

Also why the FZ4? Did you get a killer deal on it or something? They have the newier model the FZ7 now. Typically newier model have higher res, faster response time and better jpeg processor.
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The FZ4 was a clear out & it was my first digicam. I am now looling to going DSLR with longer lenses.
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Looking to upgrade from a Panasonic DMC FZ4 ot the Sony A100. Any user comments on this camera for wildlife photography? Does the camera has IS?
Did you bother to read the review of the A100? Off of the very 1st page:

Super SteadyShot anti-shake system with viewfinder indicators

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JTF,

If you're looking for a DSLR camera with built in IS, check out the reviews for the following to see which one may suit you:

Sony Alpha 100 ( IS, Dust reduction ) 10 mp
Pentax K10D ( IS, Dust reduction, 72 weather seals ) Many here do birding with this camera. This one is 10 mp.
Pentax K100D ( IS ) Many here do birding with this also. This one is 6.1 mp.


I've been researching the same for weeks and have read lots of reviews. I don't want to give my opinion, since I'm a newbie myself. Go to the review page here at Steves ( sorry, but no review here for K10D yet ), you'll have to go to www.dpreview for that. Also go to www.pophoto.com for additonal reviews and do a google search for much more information on each camera.
You can also get many owner reviews for each from www.bhphotovideo.com
and you can even go to www.circuitcity.com to see reviews on some cameras.

Good Luck.
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