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Old May 28, 2010, 5:34 AM   #21
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One thing I'm religious about is using the wrist strap when I'm holding my p&s. When I pass it to a family member to use, I request that they use it too. Just to humour me. If they won't, they don't get it again. Tension rises when I need to ask non-family members to take group shots. Just have to let it go sometimes.

Boats seldom flip or crash. So other than those catastrophies, there shouldn't be any problems. You don't need much zoom. In fact, for fish pics, wider would be better. My main thought is: get something and start grabbing memories. now.
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Old May 28, 2010, 6:15 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by frank-in-toronto View Post
One thing I'm religious about is using the wrist strap when I'm holding my p&s.
Me too - now. I never dropped my Canon in 3 years. Then I drop the ZS7 twice in 2 weeks or less. I think part of it was constantly rushing between 2 cameras (ZS7 and HX5V) to test them out.
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Old May 28, 2010, 6:59 AM   #23
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Here's a thought. Get the camera you otherwise want and put it in one of these:


A significant benefit to using one of these over a waterproof camera is that it floats; if you drop it, it goes up, not down.
  • The lens is the thing.
  • 'Full Frame' is the new 'Medium Format'.
  • "One good test is worth a thousand expert opinions." - Tex Johnston, Boeing 707 test pilot.
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Old May 28, 2010, 1:54 PM   #24
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Default Panasonic

Thanks everyone. I am pretty sure I am getting the Panasonic zs5. I like the idea of a wider lens for close ups.

I will keep looking for a few days and make my decision soon.

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