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Old Aug 19, 2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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Hi all, noob poster here.

going on hols in a couple months and i'm wanting to get a good bridge. i've trawled loads of stuff and review sites, and i think i'm down to the above mentioned cameras. i'm going to vegas and related national parks, so there's be a ton of landcapey stuff and i'm hoping to try night sky pics at monument valley ~ tho i realise by their very nature a bridge isn't the best option for this, it's the only budget i have.

far as i can tall, the Panny's top for IQ etc, the downside is the price, and things like extra batteries are a bit silly too.

any opinions, thoughts or other suggestions would be greatly welcomed.

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Old Aug 19, 2012, 2:07 PM   #2
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My two cents. I use the FZ150 and find its ease of use, high ISO, small size and continous shooting modes puts it ahead of the Fuji. The Fuji, however, has a mechanical zoom and a vast array of modes for many shooting situations including improving high ISO shots.

If size matters, go with the FZ150. There would be a much steeper learning curve with the Fuji, but once learned has the potential for good shooting.

Check out this link to Amazon customer reviews for a discussion of shutter speed limits for the Fuji. Don't know how it applies as the writer doesn't specify what modes he is in. http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-FineP...owViewpoints=0

Note that niether of these cameras is a DSLR and will not give you that range of shooting options.
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 2:29 PM   #3
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Hi Killerwolf...
With regards landscapes and such like,either should be fine- even the night shots if you use low iso settings and longer exposures.
In my humble opinion,the Panny offers finer detail in its shots,with seemingly less noise reduction being applied- which might prove beneficial if you will be making large prints.
The Panny' offers faster autofocus and much better video capture also.
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Old Aug 20, 2012, 2:42 AM   #4
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thanks very much for the replies.

seems the Panny's the one to go for, despite the cost. i was hoping the FZ200 might come out soon because usually previous models drop a little in price, other than that i'll just have to grit my teeth and pay up, lol.
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Old Aug 20, 2012, 3:13 AM   #5
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Actually- the FZ200 has literally just come out,this weekend...!
So you might get lucky....!
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Old Aug 20, 2012, 7:31 AM   #6
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the fz150 is a great camera - the fz200 is yet untested by users. if you're going on a holiday, having a camera that's well known and liked might be a big plus.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 10:27 AM   #7
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thanks for the info. good point too about an established product over a new one. got a few weeks, i'll keep looking in the hopes the prices start to drop.
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