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Old Mar 12, 2010, 2:09 PM   #1
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Default Trying to decide between Canon PS SX12 IS & Kodak ES Z950...

My first digital was an Olympus... loved it. Since then I have had two Canon digital cameras and liked them. I now have a Panasonic DMC-LZ7.

I am looking for a bigger optical zoom, more mega pixels, and longer video capability than the Panasonic is giving me.

Any thoughts on these two by comparison?
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Old Mar 12, 2010, 3:12 PM   #2
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The Canon SX-120 IS has 10mp and 10X optical zoom. It has a standard video and it can use ISO settings up to ISO 800.

the Kodak Z-950 IS has 12mp, and 10X optical zoom with standard video and it can use ISO settings up to ISO 800.

However, the Kodak Z-950 runs about $20 more and has more megapixels, 12mp compared to 10mp on the Canon SX-120 camera. The Kodak Z-950 also has a slimmer physical format and uses a Lithium Ion battery, rather than the 2 AA cells on the Canon SX-120.

Thus the Z-950 has another advantage, as the recycle time when using flash shots is 30 to 40% faster on the Z-950 than on the SX-120. You see more SX-120 cameras on E-bay compared to the Z-950.

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Hi, I am and have been a die hard Oly fan for quite a while. However if I was looking at buying a new superzoom camera today I would really take the time to look over the new Fujifilm HS10. I copied some of the features but this promises to be one great little camera. I would only hold out long enough to look at some shots taken with it to see if the IQ matches the hype it's getting.
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You see more SX-120 cameras on E-bay compared to the Z-950.

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And this says a whole lot! Thanks.
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I would really take the time to look over the new Fujifilm HS10.
I actually did take a look at the HS10! But, it is more camera than I am looking for right now, but it looks amazing, for sure. Thank you for taking the time to find the specs and post some of them here.
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I agree, the Fuji HS-10 is not a camera for everyone. I also passed on it. Between the Kodak Z-950 and the Canon SX-120, while it is almost an even match, I think that the Z-950's physical form factor moves it ahead a bit.

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Sarah Joyce -

The more I read about the two cameras the more I agree with you. Thanks again for your advice!

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Sarah,
How do the 2 compare with respect to image quality? Just curious.
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The image quality of the Kodak Z-950 and the Canon SX-120 are just about even.

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