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Old May 19, 2010, 2:01 AM   #21
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I am not sure they do, but neither camera are really good in the low light. The same ccd sensor will not give you great low light performance. But you can set them up for long exposure, and get some decent low light shots at 400 or 800 iso. Also unlike a dslr, they use a contrast base focus system.
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I am not sure they do, but neither camera are really good in the low light. The same ccd sensor will not give you great low light performance. But you can set them up for long exposure, and get some decent low light shots at 400 or 800 iso. Also unlike a dslr, they use a contrast base focus system.
In case you misunderstood, I am talking about FOCUSING using that red beam light. Otherwise, how can they focus? Long exposure or higher ISO will not help focusing...
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Okay, thought you meant using the flash to aid in focusing like some dslr can with the built in flash.

The HS10 and the FZ35 fires a invisible light to help it attain a focus. On the FZ it is on the left side of the camera, on the HS10 it is on the upper right side to the right of the grip. If you look at the two camera you will see those little circle rings in those location. But you will not see the light on your subject.
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But both of the camera have AF assist illuminators, just now sure if it is from the flash? every time I played with the 2 cameras at the store, there was enough light.
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...If you look at the two camera you will see those little circle rings in those location....
Thank you, shoturtle, for the moment I am trying to look at one of them!
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Old May 20, 2010, 3:09 AM   #26
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I only need a little 'push' to discarde one, among 'panasonic fz38' and 'fuji HS10'.
Who is going to give it?
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Old May 20, 2010, 3:10 AM   #27
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For your work the 25mm over the 28mm, HS10
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Thank you all for your answers, this has been great help for me. So, now I will have to choose one of panasonic fz38 and fuji hs10, but one more I hope final) question: I already bought two months ago Nikon p100, with which I am rather disappointed. Is it wise to exchange Nikon with one of the others, or I will regret it for some reason, afterwards?
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if you can exchange it i would. Both the fz and hs10 can do what the p100 can. It make little sense to keep both
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Kibaris-

Dump the Nikon P-100 and get the FZ38. It is a very user friendly camera and we have a lot of FZ35/38 users in our Panasonic FZ-35 P+S folder who can give you some pointers.

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