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Old Apr 23, 2010, 11:39 AM   #41
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Eugenio-

In my opinion the Panasonic FZ-35 is more consistent and dependable in terms of image quality. Given the choice of a FZ-35 or a HS-10, I would choose the FZ-35.

It is most probably because I have greater experience with the FZ-35. All in all the HS-10 is a fairly complex camera.

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Old Apr 23, 2010, 12:20 PM   #42
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But since someone can deal with that complexity, it would be a better camera?

My photography skills are not advanced at all, but I'm sure I'll improve them...so perhaps if HS-10 is complex, I can manage it!

what more shocks me from HS-10 is its fast sensor and related good features, as its stonishing wide-angle...it tele is nt a big issue for me...

G11 is very interesting due to its very good IQ...and let's see what happends with LX3 and FZ35 replacements!

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Eugenio-

If you are asking me my opinion, I see the FZ-35 as a better option for you, but I will leave that decision up to you.

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Old Apr 23, 2010, 2:12 PM   #44
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What about IQ?
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 3:33 PM   #45
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Eugenio-

The Panasonic FZ-35 has very good image quality, just like the Fuji HS-10.

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Old Apr 26, 2010, 10:47 AM   #46
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After the 2nd weekend with the possibility to use the HS-10...which are your feelings?
Is it still hungry for batteries? Which type of batteries are you using?

So, based on what you wrote in your last post, the Fuji has very good IQ, because you always have praised the FZ35 due to its IQ (considering this level of cameras), so I can assume the Fuji has very good IQ too...

Comparing IQ wiithin LX3, G11, FZ35 and HS-10...which would be your ranking?

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Old Apr 26, 2010, 11:15 AM   #47
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Good Morning, Eugenio-

As a group, we have determined that certain batteries will cause the low battery waring light to illuminate early. The HS-10 actually still has plenty of power. It you continue to shoot, you can get as many as 200 shots after the low battery warning illuminates. So, the fault lies with the low battery warning system, not necessarily with the camera.

The sharpness of individual cameras seem to vary somewhat. The result is that some HS-10 cameras at least appear to be sharper than others. If you have been following the HS-10 threads, my good friends, Gary Toth and GreenBaron have very sharp HS-10 cameras. Some of the other posters are not equally as sharp. You can actually see the difference.

I have found that I, personally do not use the long end of the zoom anywhere as much as I had thought I would. I have continually shifted back and forth between the FZ-35 and the HS-10 and I have never felt zoom limited at all.

I feel that the FZ-35 is a much more consistent camera that produces equal image quality while having all of the needed features. If presented with a choice between the FZ-35 at a cost of $(US)303.00 and the HS-10 at a cost of $(US)499.00, I would very quickly save the almost $(US)150.00 difference and choose the FZ-35 camera.

Ranked strictly on the basis of image quality, and ignoring zoom, physical size, and features, I would arrange your list of cameras as follows:

Canon G-11
Panasonic LX-3
Panasonic FZ-35
Fuji HS-10

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Old Apr 26, 2010, 2:32 PM   #48
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Which batteries are you using? how many shoots are you taking with them?

Are the functions related with high-speed CMOS sensor useful?
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Sarah, have you updated the firmware?
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Eugenio-

Yes, I have updated the firmware and I am using Eneloop batteries.

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