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Old Dec 1, 2008, 9:55 PM   #1
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Hello there,
I'm in the market for an ultrazoom, something thats close to 250 $ range. I have read some reviews and find that the Panasonic DMC FZ28 has lots of fans around here. But the thing that is stopping me from buying this its weight. I'd like it to be as compact as possible. Also I need zooming during video. Am considering also the DMC TZ4/5 which is compact and has video zoom, but it lacks manual controls.
Are there any other viable options for me?

Found this link to buy the dmc fz28.. seems to be a great deal

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...590&is=REG

Am not really a professional shooter and would like to keep the weight to a minimum. (:
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Old Dec 1, 2008, 10:10 PM   #2
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I use the FZ-28 a lot and find it to be an excellent camera. Yes, you can zoom while doing a video clip on a FZ-28. If low light level photography without flash is a priority, the the FZ-28 is a great choice.

Here is a FZ-28 low light level photo sample.

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Old Dec 1, 2008, 10:21 PM   #3
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Yes I did see the pic you posted in another thread. Its not the features I'm concerned about, more concerned about weight. I don't want to lug it around to parties and trips. Any other lighter cameras that come close to the FZ28?
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Old Dec 1, 2008, 10:34 PM   #4
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I am sorry to say that IMO no other camera cames close to the Panasonic FZ-28, ijn terms of capability,and I am a Digital Camera Instructor and a DSLR user as well.

I tried the Pannasonic TZ-5 and TZ-4 lookijg for a smaller camera and they just do not have the IQ that the FZ-28 has in spades!

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