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Old Oct 21, 2004, 12:44 PM   #1
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Hi... Long time lurker making the plunge. Now that the 5700 is about $420 it looks like a great deal. The Panasonics are appealing due to the 12x. Also... as long as I don't need an external flash or additional 1MB sensor should I save $100 and get the FZ15 instead of the 20? Enquiring minds want to know!

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Old Oct 21, 2004, 1:54 PM   #2
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Lets see, the only other difference is sound on movie recording. If you don't need that and don't need the external flash (or can live with a slave flash) why would you get a Z20 vs Z15. The processor is the same, the lens is the same. I had a flash that would fit on the Z20 and CC had $60 off the FZ-20 so for me they were the same price (slave flash would have cost more that $50). No one has claimed that the noise is worse of the FZ-15... I think you have sort of decided. Personnally I'd look at the use of bounce vs. direct flash before I ruled out external flash, but thats just me.

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Old Oct 25, 2004, 11:19 AM   #3
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OK... What about the 5700 vs. the FZ20 then?
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Old Oct 25, 2004, 8:51 PM   #4
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OK... What about the 5700 vs. the FZ20 then?

These are two mighty fine camera's. No bad choice here. Based on your stated

needs, I suspect that your children will likely be involved involved in sports activities.

My experience left me with the wrong camera. not enought zoom. Based on that

need alone, I would go for the FZ 15/20. It's 8x vs. 12x. That's big, plus the image

is stablized, and the Nikon 5700 is not.

Either one is a good choice, It's just that I have become a real sucker for the

long stabilized lens.

Hope this heps.

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