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Old Jan 17, 2011, 6:20 PM   #11
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FiveO, since you have been shopping with 6th Ave for such a long time, would you recommend them? Amazon's price is just slightly higher than 6th Ave's, so I'll probably stick with Amazon anyway, but I'm curious as to your experience with 6th Ave.
I would go with Amazon for the few dollars difference. Amazon gives you 30 days to return the camera and you only pay shipping if you decide to return it. 6th Ave only gives you 10 or 14 days (seems to depend on which rep you ask) and if it looks like you used the camera at all they will reject the return. They are a legitimate business and often have good deals on electronics, but they operate under the same business principles as the stereotypical car salesman.

I purchased my ZS7 from them, as well as my plasma TV and a number of other items over the years. The ZS7 was $330 and I got it when they were $399 everywhere else. My plasma was $700 off MSRP and $250 cheaper than any other store at the time. So if the savings warrant it, I won't hesitate to shop there but if the difference is less significant ($10-20) then I would definitely shop at Amazon or B&H first, both of which have better return policies.
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Old Jan 25, 2011, 9:48 PM   #12
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hi i was wondering if 2.7 was really that much of a difference from 3. i can get the zs5 for 180 or the zs6 for 200 and was wondering if the 20$ was really worth the extra .3 of an inch?
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hi i was wondering if 2.7 was really that much of a difference from 3. i can get the zs5 for 180 or the zs6 for 200 and was wondering if the 20$ was really worth the extra .3 of an inch?
There are other upgrades besides just the screen size. The zs6/zs7 also have a faster max. shutter speed. I believe there are other differences as well. Personally, I ordered the zs7 and am waiting for it to arrive today or tomorrow.
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If you get a camera with a GPS feature be sure to delete EXIF data from any pics you post online unless you want the world to know EXACTLY where that picture was taken within 15 feet.
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If you get a camera with a GPS feature be sure to delete EXIF data from any pics you post online unless you want the world to know EXACTLY where that picture was taken within 15 feet.
This hasn't been too much of a problem for me. The only time when I don't want the GPS tags intact is if I take pics from home, work, or the home of friends/family. I have, however, found that Picasa and numerous other apps don't properly remove the GPS tags. I finally settled on EXIF Tag Remover. It's not free but it's only $20 and it does have a free trial.
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