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Old Feb 7, 2010, 9:35 AM   #31
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Good Morning, Nech-

Yes, I agree with you. Give it a try. You are protected by the 14 day trial period. I own the SX100 and SX-110. I just tried the SX-110 it had a shot to shot time of 2 seconds while using flash, which is the single biggest factor that lengthens the shot to shot times.

What makes these compact zoom cameras have long shot to shot times is the alkaline batteries. I was shooting with NImH batteries, as I always do, and had no problem at all.

To preserve the EXIF data I re-size the photos in FastStone Image Viewer (a free download) and do not have any problems. Have a great day.

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Old Feb 10, 2010, 11:04 AM   #32
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Sarah,
Do you still have the samsung hz15? Did you have issues with it having trouble in low light focusing?
I compared the pics to the ones from the f70 and the truth is that the F70 pics were better... maybe I am asking too much from a small camera like this and although the f70 might be harder to use to get the BEST POSSIBLE IQ it is capable of producing.. maybe the less than optimal is better than the best quality of the samsung or canon - the only think is MAYBE the new sony hx5 with the new EXMOR sensor will be better - but here in Canada the price is $450 ... so that is a LOT more than I wanted to spend...
am I being too fussy?

I am gonna take some pics from the samsung.. along with f70 pics side by side - baby is asleep so I have a few min and I would love to get opinions. I am already getting quite frustrated an annoyed at myself for not being able to make a decision.
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Good Morning, Nech-

Yes, I completed the return on the Samsung HZ-15W yesterday, 09 February. I also had trouble with low light focusing that seemed to be hit and miss, based on my experience.

I ordered in a Canon SX-200, just to have a cross check on focusing performance and image quality. Here in the USA, the Sony HX-5 is selling for $(US)350.00, which is too expensive in my opinion. I paid $(US)299.00 for the SX-200.

It will be interesting to see if the introduction of the SX-210 pushes down the price of the remaining SX-200 cameras.

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Sarah,
I see in the samsung folder you gave this another go... here you said quality left much to be desired... compared to the others... how does it compare to the sx200 can you do 2 side by side shots.. I would like to compare..
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Old Feb 26, 2010, 11:14 AM   #35
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Here is a Canon SX-200 photo.

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Old Feb 26, 2010, 11:15 AM   #36
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Here is the Samsung HZ15W photo.

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Here are two more photos for you. This first one is again from the SX-200.

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Here is the photo from the Samsung HZ15W camera.

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Here is another from the Samsung HZ15W.

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Nech-

Just for cross reference here is a photo from the Panasonic ZS3. Please keep in mind that both of the last photos were take from a distance of 18 feet using the Canon HF-1 slave flash.

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