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Old Mar 7, 2011, 3:23 PM   #1
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Default ZS7 vs FZ35..Which one???

Hi folks. I am really tensed in choosing between ZS7 and fz35 Which is better bang of the buck? As I have seen nearly both are equal in IQ compartment. The difference is only of size? Is it advisable to spend few $$ more and get FZ35 rather than ZS7? Camera will be everyday use camera. So what you guys say. Thanks in advance
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FZ35 is much better indoors and has a much better on board flash...it also will leave you open to add a Close Up lens and a teleconverter later if you desire...
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The FZ35 is the clear choice for a better camera.

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Old Mar 7, 2011, 11:19 PM   #4
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If you don't mind the size of the bigger cam, then there's no doubt. I own both the ZS7 and the FZ40 but if size was of no concern, I would only have the FZ40.
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Old Mar 8, 2011, 10:51 AM   #5
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Thanks LTZ and Sarah.

@FiveO How much is the difference between the size and weight? If you dont mind can you please share the pic of poth side by side. I would be highly grateful. Size..hmmm would it matter when I take it to universiy (with tons of books :P) becuase i think zs7 will fit in my baggy jeans
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If you just want a snapshot camera, there are better, less expensive cameras that perform better and provide better IQ, while still fitting in a pocket. The ZS7 biggest fault is its marginally fair indoor image quality.

A Canon SX130 would be a good alternative choice.

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Thanks Sarah but main problem with Canons (with AA batteries) is that their flash recycling is slow and its i think 6-7sec in SX130. but still it'll not be pocketable
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Thanks LTZ and Sarah.

@FiveO How much is the difference between the size and weight? If you dont mind can you please share the pic of poth side by side. I would be highly grateful. Size..hmmm would it matter when I take it to universiy (with tons of books :P) becuase i think zs7 will fit in my baggy jeans
Panasonic's website can give you the specific sizes and weights of each camera; I don't know offhand. Here's a pic of the two side-by-side. As a casual shooter, I can tell you that I rarely carry the FZ40 due to its size. It's compact compared to a DSLR of course, but the ZS7 (or the S95, which I also own and used to take this pic) can easily be slipped in my pocket so those are my everyday cameras.


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Old Mar 8, 2011, 2:50 PM   #9
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Thanks very much FiveO. Like you I am also a casual shooter so I think ZS7 will suit more. What do you think?
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I want that it wont happen that I'll thought, would I have spent 19$ more and got the better thing
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