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Old Nov 8, 2009, 1:30 PM   #21
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If you crop an image so that it looks like you used twice as much optical zoom, you'll end up with about 1/4 the original pixels (i.e., you'll have a 3 Megapixel image versus a 12 Megapixel Image), which may be acceptable for most print sizes up to about 8x10", depending on subject type. If you crop it even more, you could end up with a relatively low resolution image.

So, it depends on how much you want to crop and what the images will be used for (as you can't crop as much as you think if you want to allow for larger print sizes).
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Old Nov 12, 2009, 10:11 PM   #22
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I finally purchased the Panasonic. The reasons were the following:
1. Most of my shooting would be in daylight
2. It had to be easy enough for the whole family to use
3. Real good IQ for what I need it for
4. The ability to zoom if I ever needed to without using multiple lenses
5. HD video
6. Portability
7. Full manual mode if ever needed it
8. No need for fast action photography.
9. Low cost
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Old Nov 14, 2009, 7:39 PM   #23
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Hi there, Anthony_b-

Congratulations on your new camera. I know you will enjoy it a lot. Post some photos when you have a chance.

Have a great weekend.

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Old Nov 14, 2009, 8:59 PM   #24
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I will, just took it out for a spin today and took about 80 shots and some HD video. After watching the photos on my 60 inch Lcd screen, all I can say is WOW !! I'm really happy with it. Last night I did some indoor low light zoom with no flash and was pleasantly suprised as well. At the theme parks today I carried it all day with me and I used that zoom lense when I needed it.

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Old Nov 14, 2009, 9:17 PM   #25
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It sounds like you are enjoying a very versatile camera.

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Old Nov 15, 2009, 5:38 PM   #26
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Here are some samples....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/


(they're the first 4...dated Nov. 15th)
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Old Nov 15, 2009, 5:42 PM   #27
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They all look good. I would crank in about EV-0.3 all the time on the FZ-35, but that is just my personal preference.

Have a great day.

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Old Nov 15, 2009, 6:23 PM   #28
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Is that done in P mode only ?...I had it at 0, I'll try it.
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Try it and see if you like it. Yes, it is available in the "P" for programed Auto mode.

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Nice pictures! Very vivid! I like them very much!
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