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Old Oct 24, 2004, 12:10 PM   #1
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i need to shoot indoors vertically and i do a lot of tourist type photos.

i have found the canon for about $230 and the panasonic about $350 both online and locally.

comments appreciated as i only have this week for purchase.

would appreciate replies from those using these 2 cameras in particular.

i am not concerned about battery or memory, i have both already
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Old Oct 24, 2004, 12:39 PM   #2
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I have the FZ3 and am very pleased with it. I compared both cameras side by side in the store and picked the Panasonic because it felt better in my hands and I thought it was a little easier to use. These discussion forums have lots of good comments about both cameras, but I found the FZ3 to be more what I was looking for. I would make the same choice again.
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I finalized my decision between these two also...

The price for these two cameras is roughly equal. I would be wary of those really low prices--who knows if those stores are reputable?

Canon supposedly has autofocus difficulties indoors so Panasonic is better for that. Overall, Panasonic has better image quality; while Canon has more benefitial features (like AA batteries, [email protected] video, etc).

If you don't care about video, I would go with the Panasonic.
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Old Oct 25, 2004, 8:58 PM   #4
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thanks for the replies.

cc has the fz2 for about $350 plus the freebies.

went and took some sample pics with both yesterday and the fz3 at 8x10 was more then satisfactory for my needs.

our local sears does not match price so the canon was priced same as the fz3

again thanks all

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