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Old Nov 4, 2010, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default Help deciding between Panasonic FZ35/38 and TZ-10/ZS7

I have been doing a lot of research to decide on my next digital camera. I am upgrading from an old Cannon A-80. I also have an old Hi-8 Sony Camcorder.

I am planning to get a good digital camera that would hopefully help me in both still and video. This way I need not carry my bulky camcorder everywhere. For long duration events like Concert etc., I can still use my old camcorder.

After lots of research, I finally short-listed Panasonic FZ-35/38 or Panasonic TZ-10 OR Sony DSC-HX5V. Looking at some of the reviews, and sample photos, I decided against Sony HX5v.

Now, I am kinda torn between the two Panasonic models. Size is not necessarily a major concern, though I expect my whole family to use the camera (wife + 2 kids).

It seems that the FZ-35/38 has better photo quality, particularly in low-light and higher ISO. I am not sure, if there is any difference in video quality between the two cameras.

Can you folks provide any insight and/or advise that would help me take a decision?

Thanks in advance,
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Old Nov 4, 2010, 12:21 PM   #2
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Neither one is going to be good in low-light or high ISO but the FZ-35/38 will be better. The ZS7 is a good cam but if size isn't a concern, then definitely go for the FZ-35/38. It's going to be more versatile with the longer zoom and you'll gain at least some advantage for low light/high ISO.
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