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Old Mar 20, 2011, 10:35 AM   #1
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Hello all

I've owned a few cameras in the past, but all have been pretty basic and inexpensive digital cameras which have basically done the job of taking some half decent photos but never really having anything to capture the perfect photos.

In April I'm off to NYC for my first time and would like to purchase a camera between 100-200 ($161-$323), I'd like a camera which will be capable of capturing the most perfect shots within this budget. Another thing which I'd appreciate is advice on a camera within this budget that has the best possible night time functionality, i.e a camera which can allow me to adjust shutter/aperture speeds etc. for those perfect shots of Manhattan's skyline at night.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

I'm so far by tempted by the Kodak Z950 and the Panasonic FZ35

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Old Mar 20, 2011, 11:51 AM   #2
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I would recommend the FZ35, both cameras are around the same price but the FZ35 would get you a more zoom, plus the full manual mode is easier to get into and use.
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I also recommend the Panasonic FZ35.

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Old Mar 20, 2011, 1:51 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, what are your views on the Panasonic TZ10 for a more compact camera for my trip?
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If your photo are over 75% outdoors, the TZ10 will perform well. However, Panasonic is rather famous for its very weak built-in flash units. I use a Slave Flash with my ZS5 when shooting indoors.

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