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Old Mar 1, 2005, 6:32 PM   #41
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I`m thinking of buying the Fuji S5100,will it perform ok with night shots ?

Can anyone send me a couple of examples ?

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Old Mar 2, 2005, 6:26 AM   #42
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If the subject is well lit, they will be good, Here is an example of some night shots with the S5100, scroll down:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...ht=night+shots


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Old Mar 8, 2005, 10:36 AM   #43
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You were talking about "Neat Image" for working around the noise problem and i did just that with your pic and the result is pretty good considering that i used just the plain simple automatic configuration.When i see what "Neat Image" is capable of doing i`m now less worried about noise in low light conditions.

I`m having trouble choosing between the new PAnasonic FZ-5 and the Fuji S5100 .I thought the KM 5 was the most complete of all ultra zoom cameras but i don`t like it`s handling and the pics aren`t as good as the other 2.

The Fuji is 180 euro cheaper then the Panasonic and it`s very very complete,it`s got all the features i`m looking for except the IS.I doubt that the capabilities and picture qualities of the PAnasonic are worth the difference?

What do you think i should do ? Any other cameras in mind ?
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Old Mar 8, 2005, 8:38 PM   #44
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IMHO (I have FZ10 and this is my observation) IS is great feature, but has limited usage in low-light situation - it is rather helper with mild shutter speed (say 1/20-1/60) while using long tele. When it is not enough light and you force to use say 1/8-1/15 then IS will help you (although in this shutter speeds only marginally - 30% or so still came blurry), but you have problem with your subject - it can move. Below 1/2 or even 1/4 IS is useless and tripod required. So. I mean if you plan to shoot stationary objects in low-light, than IS will help you (very little, but still). But if you going to shoot moving objects (i.e. people) in low light, then IS useless. Anyway my answer to you is - "No, IS does not worth extra for low-light shooting"

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Old Apr 3, 2005, 5:20 AM   #45
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I`ve made up my mind and this week i`m going to buy the new Panasonic FZ-5.

It`s much smaller and easier to carry around then the FZ-20.

I read the review on "dc resources" but i waited for a second opinion on the "megapixels" site.It is now out and the conclusionis that the FZ-5 isa fantastic camera,probably the best super-zoom camera on the market.

http://www.megapixel.net/reviews/pan...z5/fz5-gen.php

Here in Brussels they are allready in the shop selling at 499 euro.


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Old Apr 3, 2005, 10:42 PM   #46
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I too am looking at an upgrade for low light night shots. The only other solution is a tripod and a shutter delay. Had some sucess this way with the canon A80 I have but a DSLR with a fast lens is the real solution.
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Old Apr 4, 2005, 4:10 AM   #47
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Yes of course a DSLR is the best in every way but it costs more then 3 times more because you need to buy extra lenses.

Another problem is the size therefore a FZ-5 is perfect....it`s quite small to carry around and it`sgot a goodpowerfull lens for only 500 euro.
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Old Apr 9, 2005, 2:15 AM   #48
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The reviews of the panasonic FZ-5 are finally out...the one from Steve`s will surely be as impressive as the other ones.

I`ve finally made my decision about which bridge to by...it will be a FZ-5.... i wanted a small camera with a super zoom and good sharp pics. The only things it lacks for me is :

- no AA batteries

- video only in 320 and not 640.

I`ll be sending pics immediately when i purchase it...see you all soon.



http://www.digitalcamerainfo.com/con...ra-Review-.htm

http://www.megapixel.net/reviews/pan...z5/fz5-gen.php

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/panasonic/dmc_fz5-review/index.shtml
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Old May 1, 2005, 8:08 PM   #49
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So i bought a Panasonic FZ-5 and as you can see it makes great night pics.
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