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Old Jul 27, 2010, 3:25 PM   #1
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Until recently our only camera was my wife's Panasonic FZ5. I am now shooting a Canon T2i while my wife is still using her FZ5. Last night night she was ordering some prints and stated that my pictures were far superior to her's and she could hardly stand using her camera anymore. She also stated that while she loves the pictures mine takes, she HATES the camera, just too much to worry about. My wife uses only the full auto mode settings. I would like to surprise her with a new camra for her birthday next month. Requirements are great IQ in full auto, Great image stabalizing, at least a 12X optical zoom and reasonable shot to shot time. HELP!
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You may want to get her a micro 4/3, if image quality is the most important thing.

But if you want just something better look at fuji HS10 or the panny fz35. They do not do as well as a dslr indoors, but outdoors, they are very good.
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While it only had 10X optical zoom. The Kodak Z-950has a great Auto Mode, does do HD video and you can zoom while filming. www.amazon.com has it on special at $100.95.

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Question, how much are you looking to spend on this surprise present?
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I would like to keep it under 400. The 4/3 group is too much for her, she also will never use video (my 7 yr old daughter may, but not my wife). The priority is IQ, Stabilization and response.
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I would seriously look at the fuji HS10, it is very good.
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you realized the the olympus m4/3 camera can be used just like a point and shoot with all the scene modes and art filters.
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here are some HS10 samples others have posted.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fu...serie-day.html
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However, in all fairness the HS-10 is really not designed to do well in the Automatic mode. It is a fairly complex camera.

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Now let me see if I've got this straight -- you got a new T2i and your wife has expressed an interest in being able to take similar pictures. You're hoping to buy her off with a P&S. Am I right so far? Good freakin' luck, Chuck.
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