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Old Jun 10, 2010, 12:23 PM   #11
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The difference between the Panasonic ZS7 and ZS7 is twofold: LCD on the ZS5 has 230K, whereas the ZS7 LCD has 460K, and the ZS5 does not have the AVCHD HD video format.

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Old Jun 10, 2010, 2:04 PM   #12
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Thank you
I have a hi-def camcorder for movies so am fine with that

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Old Jun 21, 2010, 3:39 AM   #13
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Went to the stores to get my hands on a few models.
I hate the location of the popup flash on the S90 so that was out straight away.
Still a 3 way slugfest between the Canon Ixus 310 and the Sony TX5/7
The 7 is slimmer than the 5 [due to the waterproofing?] but the latter is still a good slim size.....
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Old Jun 21, 2010, 9:01 AM   #14
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The TX-7 is a well performing camera. There are lots of photo samples and comments in our Sony P+S folder.

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Thanks - I shall take a look.
In the store I visited there was a 100 difference between the TX7 and the Ix300 [canon was cheaper!].
Will check out the samples for both as ergonomically either would be fine for me and "the boss"

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Its best to look at both the Canon SD-4000/Ixus 300 as well as the Sony TX-7, both are new cameras and while designed for somewhat different applications, do compete with each other.

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Old Jun 22, 2010, 2:36 PM   #17
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I also received another camera this morning: the Casio EX-FH-100. It just received top place in a DPR review of 13 compact zoom travel cameras. It has a nice 24mm wide angle, is high ISO capable, does HD video with zooming, and has 10X optical zoom.

For a pocket size zoom camera it is rather impressive.

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Old Jun 29, 2010, 4:44 AM   #18
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many thanks Sarah.
How does it stack up against the other 2 in terms of low light pictures?
The Twilight mode of the Sony is very attractive to me and I would like to make this the "killer" decision in the next camera [impressive/natural looking evening/indoor shots]. That sweep panorama also looks appealing.

(heads off to read some Casio reviews...)

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The Sony TX-7 appears to be the best choice for low light, barring the Samsung EX-1, which is even better.

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Old Jun 29, 2010, 3:46 PM   #20
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Thanks.
I think I am going to save myself a headache and stick with the Sony: Twilight View, Sweep Panorama, really slim.
Will go again and play to see if I want the TX5 or 7
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