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Old Apr 27, 2010, 7:57 PM   #61
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That is what the professional reviews also point out: the image quality, particularly at ISO 400 and 800 are better with the ZS3, than the ZS7.

That makes the ZS1 selling at Amazon and J & R for $(US)179.00 plus shipping look pretty good. That is unless the GPS is a "must have" for you.

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Old Apr 27, 2010, 8:02 PM   #62
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indeed. i am glad i grabbed my ZR1 while it was onsale at Costco.
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Old Apr 27, 2010, 8:16 PM   #63
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Sarah,

Thanks for the high ISO shots. The 100% crops are telling and give us some idea, but they're only of a very small part of the picture. I'm wondering overall, how do you find the shots you took at those higher ISOs. Think they're usable when not pixel peeping and for good quality prints?

That's a good point re:deals on the ZS1/ZS3. If I had access to that one for $179, I'd take it for sure! By the way, what is "J&R"? Have seen it many times but am not sure which store that is.
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You see you have made no indication during your registration where you reside. Therefore, chances are high that a person replying will assume that you are indeed a USA resident.

The ZS7 photo samples taken at ISO 200, 400, and 800 would I estimate make very suitable 4" X 6" or 5" X 7" prints.

"J & R" is short for J & R Music and Video (www.jr.com).

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First of all, MANY THANKS SARAH! MANY THANKS! Your work is great!

I think it would be very useful if you could make these comparision (HX5V-ZS3-ZS7):

1. ISO comparision,
2. Low light photos (and check if HHT is really useful)
3. Low Light videos ( Hx5v is said is less worse in MP4 and 720p instead of 1080i and AVCHD, but I donīt check it)

At the moment, my first impressions:

Zs3 i s great, Zs7 is a back step, and Hx5v is AWFUL, bad colors, terrible detail, what do you think?
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You see you have made no indication during your registration where you reside. Therefore, chances are high that a person replying will assume that you are indeed a USA resident.

The ZS7 photo samples taken at ISO 200, 400, and 800 would I estimate make very suitable 4" X 6" or 5" X 7" prints.

"J & R" is short for J & R Music and Video (www.jr.com).

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I am no expert on the subject, but I think I did better the photos of hx5v ... can it be?
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Yes, I will keep adding more photo sample taken under varying light condition with the ZS3 and the H5X. We have already completed the ZS7 ISO 20, 400, and 800 photo samples.

However, as I noted previously in this thread, this is a time consuming project. I will get the additional photo samples as time allows. It has to be that way because I am a full time wife and care giver to my disabled husband, and I am also still teaching.

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I do not quite understand the point you want to make. Perhaps it is a language problem. As I mentioned in my reply to Zychymalaga, we will get to more HX5 photo samples. But, as this is time consuming, it has to be done when I have free time.

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As I mentioned in my reply to Zchymalaga, we will get to more HX5 photo samples. But, as this is time consuming, it has to be done when I have free time.

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Thanks Sarah! I understand you! And I appreciate your job! Also thanks to your patient model .

I also read with interest your photo comments!
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Thanks for your post and your understanding.

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