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Old Apr 9, 2010, 11:14 PM   #11
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The Panasonic ZS1, like its sister camera, the ZS3, has been noted to have a slightly green color cast when AWB is used. I find that to be easily correctable with some post processing. The other noted negative item is the ZS1's very tiny and weak built-in flash unit. I have found that is also very correctable as well by using a $15 to $20 accessory slave flash unit. The one I use is a Zeikos brand slave flash and it works quite well, returning the indoor image quality to normal again.

I had not mentioned the ZS1 because you had specifically asked for HD video, which is not available on the ZS1.

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Old Apr 10, 2010, 11:43 AM   #12
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Right...I realized that after reading that somewhere. I can probably live without the HD video however, if I go up in price, is there a better compact ultra zoom camera that I could get for around 250 or so and if I did, how much better would it be than the ZS1?
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You are about at the optimum point for your price range. You would have to go up to around $350 to see any sizable improvement.

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Old Apr 10, 2010, 12:02 PM   #14
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I appreciate your response. I would be willing to step up to 250 if I could see considerable differences but since I am actually going to purchase 2 of these (one for myself and one for my daughter) the extra 200 or so would not be wise for me to do. Thanks for all of your help in making my decision
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What is the model number of the Zeikos slave flash you recommend for this camera?
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I don't see that it has an actual model number, but it looks like this:

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