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Old Sep 9, 2010, 10:32 AM   #11
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Nice to see you Tullio, do you recommend them then?
Z-950 Price is very good indeed.
I can't understand how they upgrade a camera to FX80 but still FX70 takes better quality photos. Also with irritating zooming sound while taking HD Video. Take a look at it please.
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Old Sep 9, 2010, 10:20 PM   #12
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Likewise, imut.

I don't even know how many model upgrades turn out to be worse than their predecessors. The thing is, camera manufacturers release new models on an yearly basis (sometimes even sooner) and many times the new models is pure marketing gimmicks. What I don't like about the Kodaks is the fact that their lenses usually start at 36mm wide, which is not really wide enough for indoors (specially in confined spaces) and/or landscape. Also, the kodak build is poor. The cameras feel flimsy and cheap. Their bodies are usually made out of plastic and give you the feeling that if dropped, they will break into a million pieces. Sure the price is good but...

Personally, I will not recommend any of the models you are considering. I'd look into the ZS7/TZ10 or the Canon SX130 as my preferred choices.
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Old Sep 9, 2010, 10:36 PM   #13
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The ZS7/TZ-10 camera has very good outdoor image quality. However, due to it having a small and weak built-in flash unit, the indoor image quality is only poor to fair. Flash Range ( the distance between camera and subject) must be limited to just 2 meters, to attain the proper exposure.

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Old Sep 9, 2010, 10:39 PM   #14
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...Flash Range ( the distance between camera and subject) must be limited to just 2 meters, to attain the proper exposure.

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Well, there are things one can do to improve that range significantly. The flash output can be increased and if you combine that with an ISO setting of 400, the flash will illuminate much further.
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The SX130IS could be a good choice here. Thats another 1 I would check into.
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Old Sep 10, 2010, 12:29 AM   #16
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According to the specs, the SX130 flash is rated at 3m while the ZS7 is at 5.3m.
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Old Sep 10, 2010, 4:03 AM   #17
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I even don't use flash with my FZ35, what i do i take the photo with higher ISO and if i get noise so much i use noise ninja or something like that. At this point i don't consider flash to much. My main consideration is compact-good HD video recording and a little bit configurable (A-P-ISO settings) and in addition good image quality. i will look into sx 130 now
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the reason the fx70 take better photo then the fx80 is the same reason why the panasonic fz35 takes better pictures then the fz40 and fz100. The put or pixel in and pack them to tightly. So they lose their sensitivity resulting in low image quality. Point and shoot cameras with 8-10mp tends to have high image quality then camera's with 12-14mp.
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Are talking about pixel density? for instace 39 /cm2?
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yes, pixel density is to tight with the high MP cameras. 12mp do out perform 14mp camera in IQ is the general consensus
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