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Old Apr 24, 2010, 9:23 PM   #11
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Thank you Sarah... so the Panasonic 12.1MP FZ35 ($449 CDN) you would say is probably my best choice for what I am looking for?
Would I notice the image quality difference over the Nikon p100?

Sorry for all the questions, I just want to be sure I'm getting a camera I won't be dissapointed with... and i'm not familiar with Panasonic and camera's, like most I usually think of Nikon or Canon right away......

From your responses and looking at other threads and reviews,
looks like I have all sorts of good options...


so what my best choice from these........

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Nikon COOLPIX P100

Fuji HS10

Canon PowerShot SX20

Canon Powershot G11

Fuji Finepix S1800

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If you were not looking for a big zoom the canon G11 would give you the best image quality of all the camera's listed and the best low light performance. But it does not have not shoot hd or have the long zoom.

The fz35 seem to be a very good compromise. I would also look at the fuji HS10. It seems do be quite good also form the samples that have been posted here.
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[QUOTE=shoturtle;1084877 But it does not have not shoot hd or have the long zoom. [/QUOTE]

The HD and Video is not a huge concern..... I more want a good zoom option (18x,20x etc)
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from all the photos I seen the fz35 and fuji HS10 are the best bet for you as the big zoom is important.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 9:57 PM   #15
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thanks shoturtle!
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You are welcome.

look at page 23 of this thread, it is pretty impressive from the fuji hs10.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fu...amples-23.html

I seen some similar in quaility from the FZ35.

So either one would be a good choice.
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Well while I was preparing and serving dinner it looks like you and shoturtle narrowed the super zoom camera choice down to the FZ-35 and the HS-10. Naturally the next question has to be is the HS-10 worth a $(US)150.00 difference. That is what the difference is in the USA, it may be more in Canada.

I do not thing that the Fuji HS-10 is worth a 50% price increase just to get 30X optical zoom. The 18X zoom on the FZ-35 works well, and the FZ-35 is an easier camera to use.

What did you think about the Panasonic ZR1 for your wife?

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So do you think you'll be able to get the sports and concert photos you want?
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 8:30 AM   #19
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What did you think about the Panasonic ZR1 for your wife?

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Hi Sarah,

Well If I don't go with the point and shoots, the getting 2 cameras you mentioned may be a good idea. An SLR or just a bigger size camera for myself, and get her a very good smaller digital. The ZRI looks good! Plus I think she'll feel more comfortable with it and not lugging around a larger camera.
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Those were my thoughts as well.

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