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Old Apr 12, 2010, 9:02 AM   #21
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@ Sarah:
Waiting with bated breath for your comments on the HS10..
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Old Apr 12, 2010, 9:26 AM   #22
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The HS-10, if it is on schedule, should arrive this afternoon, Monday April 12th.

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Old Apr 12, 2010, 3:29 PM   #23
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I saw on the other thread that you got the camera, and that you rate it 4 on 10.

I also saw the pic you posted of the red hot poker blossom...

Do you still say the HS10 is better than S800EXR? Do you think I should start looking for the next best alternative?
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Old Apr 12, 2010, 3:37 PM   #24
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Yes, the HS-10 is better than the F70EXR or the F80 EXR, and it about equal to the S-200EXR.

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Old Apr 12, 2010, 3:42 PM   #25
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Thank you for the quick reply..

I wish to ask you a few more things; I read on another forum there were a few problems with the camera such as:

  • Taking too long to AF
  • Long flash cycle
  • LCD tilted activates EVF
  • Shake indicator seen even at 1/50 with IS activated
  • Slow Auto review
  • Camera heating up
If you could throw some light on these, I would be much obliged. I'll be waiting up if you can reply now, else I'll go sleep and check tomorrow..
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No answer, right now! I have to go teach a class at the Community College on Photoshop. Catch you in 3 hours.

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Old Apr 12, 2010, 8:26 PM   #27
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We have a very small amount of hands on time with the HS-10. However, what we have see thus far has been a real let down. That pushes the Olympus EPL1 more to the top of the barrel. For just $100 more you get a whole lot more lens quality and image quality. After checking out this sample, don't you agree?

Here is an EPL1 sample that I took at Bradley's doctor's appointment on Friday. If the EXIF is not attached, please just let me know, and I will provide the EXIF data.

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Old Apr 12, 2010, 9:43 PM   #28
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At ISO 800 it is quite good, but it's way over my budget.

Please provide some answers to these:

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  • Taking too long to AF
  • Long flash cycle
  • LCD tilted activates EVF
  • Shake indicator seen even at 1/50 with IS activated
  • Slow Auto review
  • Camera heating up
Also I think I should start looking for the next best thing under $500. Which is it?
Panasonic FZ 38?

What should I buy?? Now I'm totally confused..
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Old Apr 12, 2010, 10:14 PM   #29
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That is a hard call because, if Panasonic is adhering to the normal introduction schedule, there will be a FZ-35/38 replacment introduced in Summer 2010. I think that the FZ35/38, now at $(US)300 is about as low as it is going to go.

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That is a hard call because, if Panasonic is adhering to the normal introduction schedule, there will be a FZ-35/38 replacment introduced in Summer 2010. I think that the FZ35/38, now at $(US)300 is about as low as it is going to go.

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Indeed, and I just ordered a FZ35 also, close to $ 300.00. Judging by past updates the next FZ, may just use the sensor from the ZS7 and add a few zoom x and may increase the LCD pixel count. I don't think they will switch to a CMOS sensor. But one cant really tell at this point...
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