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Old Mar 4, 2011, 1:07 PM   #1
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I would rule the P100 out. Both in terms of IQ and refinement, it's way behind the FZ cameras. The FZ35 does slightly better in low light than the FZ40 (though both suck) and has less visible noise throughout the ISO range. Side-by-side, the FZ35 should pull more detail than the FZ40. The FZ35 is also smaller. Having had both of these cams, I found the difference in IQ to be extremely small and I found the colors to be better on the FZ40. I also greatly preferred the button layout on the FZ40. The FZ35's layout is very non-intuitive imho and I really didn't like the joystick (though some love it). The FZ40 also has an extra 6x zoom and I believe a wider wide angle. You can't go wrong with either camera really, so it's just a matter of what's most important to you.
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Add the Nikon P500 to the competition.Looks promising,and the Canon SX30is.
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Nikon P500 isn't even out is it? The SX30 has a ridiculous amount of CA, feels cheaply made, has no maximum ISO option, and is extremely soft at the wide end. It does have nice color though and seems sharp at the long end.
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No, the Nikon P500 is not even on dealer's shelves yet. If the price is a priority, you will save $150.00+ purchasing the FZ35, a highly positively reviewed camera. For me there would be no doubt at all. I would buy the FZ35, why there is still inventory available.

The balance of the remaining FZ35 inventory is going rapidly, and as of today (04 March) the price began to increase once again, a sure sign that we are nearing the end of the inventory.

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Thanks a LOT everyone for their feedback. I know p500 is VERY slick as per the nikon.com specs but it's asking a bit too much from the piggy. So i'd rule it out based on i don't have cash for that OR an sx30is :P

Would you please grade hx1 parallel to an fz40?

Because as FiveO mentioned, joysticks are annoying and unprofessional compared to a dial, so i would also go for fz40 if IQ is not very different from fz35
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PLUS if anyone has an FZ40 can they upload some real low light pics?

Without a flash and any setting they like?
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Here is the FZ40 at ISO 3200.

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PLUS if anyone has an FZ40 can they upload some real low light pics?

Without a flash and any setting they like?
Here's one taken at the zoo in one of the indoor buildings, which have very poor lighting. This was taken at ISO 800. ISO 800 is quite soft as you can see and thus wouldn't be suitable for larger prints. However, color retention is unusually good at this level for a Panasonic camera and thus these still look very good for smaller prints. I am sure you wanted some pics taken in a pitch black room or something similar but I don't have any. This pic shoudl give you a good idea of high ISO performance with this camera though.

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Thank you for the assistance people for the extra effort.

So i guess i should go for the 40 then
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