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Old Dec 19, 2008, 1:34 PM   #41
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Here is a side by side photo comparison of the Panasonic FZ-28 on the left, and the Kodak Z-1012 on the right.

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Old Dec 19, 2008, 1:59 PM   #42
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You are concerned about outdoor colors. Here is a sunset taken with the Kodak Z-1012 camera.

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Old Dec 19, 2008, 2:00 PM   #43
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More outdoor color from the Kodak Z-1012 camera.

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Old Dec 19, 2008, 2:53 PM   #44
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I have the FZ28 after owning the Olympus SP550 and SP560. I also have a Pentax K200D. I think the FZ28 is a better camera than either of the Olympus cameras. It focuses faster, has a shorter shutter lag and a better burst mode. It's also slightly better in low light.

The Kodak superzooms are cheaper (slightly) and have a reputation for being easy to use.

For awhile the FZ28 was on sale for $240 online. Even now you should be able to get it from a reputable etailer for less than $275. Actually, I just checked -

bhphotovideohas it with an instant rebate for $259.

The one caveat I have is that despite its fast burst mode, the FZ28 can't compete with a DSLR and a good telephoto lens for taking pictures of sports competitions. I used the FZ28 and K200D at different evening college football games and the K200D was the clear winner.
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Old Dec 19, 2008, 3:42 PM   #45
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Thanks, Rob-

That is excellent "hands on" experience. I appreciate that.

Happy Holidays to you!

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Thanks to EVERYONE.

BTW - the B&H site is not taking orders at this time. Tried a couple times, Not sure what that means????
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B&H Photo Video is owned, run and staffed by Orthodox Jews. They close and even stop taking on-line orders at sundown.
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Old Dec 19, 2008, 5:13 PM   #48
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Thank you, TCav-

Even I did not know that!

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Old Dec 19, 2008, 5:21 PM   #49
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Almost couldn't be worse than today - tomorrow is the shortest day of the year !

Happy Holidays to all of you. I've been a member of the forum for about 8 hours and feel like I know some of you already.

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PS - But don't expect a present.
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Our present is simple, but important. We feel good that we were able to help you find the correct camera for you.

Happy Holidays to you, as well.

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