Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > What Camera Should I Buy?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 14, 2004, 6:45 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 4
Default

Hi guys

Need help picking between the

Kodak DX6490

and

Panasonic DMC-FZ10



I know the panasonic has 12x zoom and Kodak 10x but the docking station with the Kodak is cool both are 4 megapixel

so is the Panasonic worth the extra money, or what cam should i buy for around £350
Skirgey is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jul 14, 2004, 7:15 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 141
Default

maybe the Kyocera M410R?

Or the minolta z2?

Good luck!


ed33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14, 2004, 7:29 AM   #3
TC3
Senior Member
 
TC3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,169
Default

I just read a review on the Kodak....not impressed and the Z2 is crap so either the Panasonic or the M410R which i have is good
TC3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14, 2004, 7:34 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 141
Default

Is that to me:?

I'm just trying the help the other fellow by giving him some idears..

I'm still waiting for a (some) reviews on the pentax...

Ed

ed33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14, 2004, 7:35 AM   #5
TC3
Senior Member
 
TC3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,169
Default

ed33 wrote:
Quote:
Is that to me?!?

I'm just trying the help the other fellow by giving him some idears..

Ed
My mistake my man i didnt see who started the thread and thought it was you....have you found a camera though?
TC3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14, 2004, 7:44 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 141
Default

I'm still waiting for a (some) reviews on the pentax...
Ed
ed33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14, 2004, 11:06 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 4
Default

Thanx guys

I looked at the Minolta no battery pack or anything with it..

I will keep looking see what i can find, any other cameras with 12x zoom u guys know of ?
Skirgey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14, 2004, 11:57 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Indian Rocks Beach, FL
Posts: 4,036
Default


With the announcement of the Minolta Z3 there are now 3 cameras at reasonable prices with long zoom lenses and stabilization. Stabilization provides so much more versatility I see no reason to not get it.

Minolta advertises 3 f-stops for their stabilization. Some people with FZ10s think they get 3 f-stops as well. I think that might be a little optimistic, but it is certainly more than 2. 2 f-stops lets you take a photo with 1/4 the light for equal sharpness compared to not having stabilization. 3 f-stops would let you take the picture in 1/8 the light. It lets you use the camera handheld in many situations you would need a tripod without stabilization.

If you use good technique you should use 1/380 second shutter speed for a full zoom shot with an average 10X zoom camera. If you don't make large prints or extreme crops you can get by with a lower speed. Burst mode improves your chances of capturing the image closer to a null in your handshake. But all of that applies to stabilization as well. You can still get the same quality in 1/4 to 1/8 the light no matter what standard you apply.

Most people think of long telephoto shots with stabilization, but it gives some impressive available light capability at wider angles as well.

Stabilization doesn't help at all for subject movement. The f2.8 at 12X on the FZ10 would give a definite improvement over the probably f3.7 on the Z3 for subject movement.

If the FZ10 is too pricey check out the Canon S1. It is only 3Mp, but is a 10X stabilized camera. It is more compact than the FZ10 but almost as heavy with the 4 AA batteries. I wouldn't base my camera choice on a docking station. The difference between 10X and 12X isn't that big a deal.
slipe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14, 2004, 1:11 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 4
Default

Thanx slipe m8

I like the Panasonic i have to say but i just dunno i am so stuck

i had the Sony DSC-P51 got rid of it coz i want better my m8 has the fuji finepix s500

and thats a nice cam too..

i have made a short list i am stuck on these


Kodak DX6490

Panasonic DMC-FZ10

KYOCERA FINECAM M410R


Canon POWERSHOT S1


Fujifilm S5000

The Sony caught my eye days ago but the smaller LCD screen puts me off a litlle

i am registerd blind so the bigger the screen the better for me but i dont want to miss out on the best one just coz of screen size, its doing me nutt in i just cant pick

so its up to u guys ...sorry LOL
Skirgey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14, 2004, 1:43 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Indian Rocks Beach, FL
Posts: 4,036
Default

Skirgey wrote:
Quote:
i am registerd blind so the bigger the screen the better for me

Have you actually looked at them in a store? All of the cameras you have listed have electronic viewfinders rather than optical ones. Some people have problems seeing the whole scene with some EVFs and eyeglasses. And the resolution isn't as crisp as optical finders. Long zoom lenses pretty much require EVFs because they can't get the optical ones to zoom far enough.
slipe is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:08 AM.