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Old May 30, 2010, 4:43 PM   #11
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I just went looking at the Panasonic TS-1. And frank I was rather surprised at the very good still image quality and the excellent video quality. The TS-1 is Panasonic's answer to the Olympus Tough series and it is clearly a step above the other all proof cameras.

Having now been replaced by the TS-2 you can now find the TS-1 at around $250 rather easily. It just my opinion, but I think that it is well worth your serious consideration.

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Be sure to check out the HZ30W in person. I looked at the HZ35W when I was shopping for a new cam and tried it out. It's probably not much bigger than the ZS7 but it feels too big for a pocket. It also suffers from quite a bit of purple fringing. It is very well built though.
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Be sure to check out the HZ30W in person. I looked at the HZ35W when I was shopping for a new cam and tried it out. It's probably not much bigger than the ZS7 but it feels too big for a pocket. It also suffers from quite a bit of purple fringing. It is very well built though.
Thanks for the feedback...that is also one big consideration. I like the small size of the ZS5.

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Old May 31, 2010, 11:48 AM   #15
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I also like the small size and the image quality of the Panasonic ZS5. I have looked at the HZ30W and HZ35W and I did not like the fit and finish on them I own a HZ15W and its image quality has been below par.

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Just went to the Electronics store and held the ZS5. I really like the size and button placement.
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Old May 31, 2010, 4:15 PM   #17
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It sounds like you are getting close to a decision. I was also out this morning and checked out the ZS-5. It sure looks good, but I already have a ZS1 and ZS3.

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Do you know why there is a "k" on some models? One website, buydig.com lists it as Panasonic DMC-ZS5K LUMIX 12.1 MP Digital Camera.


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The added letter in the model description indicates the camera body color. In the case of the "k," it indicates black.

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From a novice who has tried the Samsung HZ15W, Canon SX120, Kodak Z950 and Panasonic ZS5. I normally shoot in auto mode and shoot "capture the moment" pictures. The ZS5 is better than any of them in terms of image quality and speed. The flash on the ZS5 is a little less but for me it is worth it to have the IQ and speed. So far I really like it. Let me know if you are interested in any other info from a novice. have fun.
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