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Old Jun 19, 2010, 7:10 AM   #31
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Quite excited about it...hope i don't regret taking this deal
I'm sure you won't regret it. The FZ38 is a fine camera.

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and that i get a nice and long camera life
I hope you have good luck and many years of good service
out of it. Panasonic cameras are famously reliable, so it
should serve you well.

On a slightly racist note, the Lumix is made in Japan. As a
European, I hate to say it, but I would have more confidence
in a Japanese made camera than I would have in one made
elsewhere, even if it carried a Japanese brand name. The same
applies to cars, although that is well off-topic for this forum.

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Have fun with it. Don't forget to come back and show us some of your
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Old Jun 19, 2010, 12:38 PM   #32
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On a slightly racist note, the Lumix is made in Japan. As a
European, I hate to say it, but I would have more confidence
in a Japanese made camera than I would have in one made
elsewhere, even if it carried a Japanese brand name. The same
applies to cars, although that is well off-topic for this forum.
I agree and there's nothing racist about it at all. Japan, as a whole, has a different outlook on work than most other nations. To many Americans for example (and I say this as an American), a job is just a job. In addition, many companies in the US fail to supply adequate training in the interest of budget cuts. Many companies head to countries like China where labor is cheap and many workers may be untrained and unskilled in the field in which they work. Materials are also of lower quality due largely to the fact that the idea in the first place was to save money. No point in getting cheap labor and paying a bundle for parts. It's just an entirely different culture.
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Old Jun 20, 2010, 8:54 AM   #33
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Japan build is great!!!

Can't wait for it to arrive and will certainly be posting some pics later
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It's here its here

So many many options...i need to take this easy lol...
Where is this "manual" of tips and tricks i saw around here before?

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Congratulations on receiving your new camera.

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Old Jun 22, 2010, 9:54 PM   #36
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Hi Orion,

Another congratulations on your new FZ38. The FZ series cameras are great cameras.

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Old Jun 23, 2010, 2:21 AM   #37
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Thanks guys,
I got a bit overwhelmed by all the different camera settings.

I've been looking for it but have failed to find the thread where someone (was it you sarah?) had put "guidelines" into beggining photography with the FZ38.
I didn't save it first time i saw it and can't find it now.

Any other recommendadtions on how to go about it at first are welcome

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Any other recommendadtions on how to go about it at first are welcome
One "gotcha" that happened to me with my FZ50. On a vacation trip I was experimenting with high ISO night shooting. It never dawned on me that the FZ50 would remember the ISO setting after it was powered off. The next morning, the first 10 or so shots were taken at the high ISO with exposure compensation way negative and I couldn't figure out why until it dawned on me that the FZ50 remembered the high ISO setting from the previous night.

Hope this saves you from making the same mistake. Verify which settings your FZ38 remembers (maybe all) even when it's powered off and the battery removed. Always reset experimental settings back to normal when done.

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Old Jul 22, 2010, 6:05 AM   #39
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Hi Orion,

I too am interested in purcahsing the Lumix FZ38 and I think it seems to be a really great camera. Have you bought one yet, or did you decide against it? The only thing that concerns me is the size - is it too big for me? I would need a larger case while with my old camera (Lumix FX8, 5MP), I could just slip it into my pocket when I felt like it. Presumably this isn't impossible with this one, depending on the size of my pockets, and I hope that it isn't too heavy and cumbersome. I feel that I'm in a very similar situation to you, and I too am considering the Lumix TZ7/8/10 cameras. On that note, is there a TZ9? Confusing!

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Hello Sarah & other good people,
I am a newbee here using sony T10, N1, Nikon S7 and very regularly reading your posts on this forum since long. I am plannning to buy a superzoom but am confused between FZ35, ZS7 and FZ45. I searched a lot about CCd and Cmos. I believe CCD is best for better still photography.Since CMOS are good for faster, high quali video, i have made a primary compromise that i can do with 720 video and not full HD and so camera without CMOs is fine. Now FZ45 is with dense packaging of 14 mp over same size CCD as in the FZ35. Similar arrangement is there in zs7. Now since everybody is saying on Forums that ZS7 IQ is not good for indoors, wont be similar problem be found on fz45?and thus do you think that there will be deterioration of IW in fz45 than in fz35? Should i buy fz35 now or i should buy zs7 now and fz45 later? Thank you very much to you all in advance. wish you great day ahead..
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