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Old Jun 9, 2005, 8:26 PM   #1
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Hi there,

Newbie here so please be gentle!

Well, I thought I'd settled on the FZ5 but am hesitant due to the reviews and posts I have read dealing with low light problems and also because I've been to a shop and feel it's a touch too small for my large hands! Although, maybe that's something I could get used to seeing as I'm currently using a Canon Ixus i (powershot SD10)!

I wouldn't mind spending a little more if I can get preferably a 12x zoom and something that will cope better with hand-held low light situations.I go to a lot of football (soccer) games and my camera comes with me! The problem is, as many games are during the winter, theytend to end up being floodlit affairs. I should also point out that using a tripod at the games is not possible as I'm there as a fan!

I want to get something that I can "grow into" and also use as an all-rounder.

Can anyone help, or should I stick to the FZ5 or even the FZ20? Am I worrying too much about the bad low-light reviews?

Yours hopefully,

Karen :bye:
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Old Jun 10, 2005, 11:46 AM   #2
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Yes, I have the exact same concern about the FZ5 - the reviews for low light and focusing performance have been very poor.

Can anyone tell of their experience of this, and/or howyou got around it?

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Old Jun 10, 2005, 11:57 AM   #3
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I had the S7000, (only 6X optical zoom, and some complained of noise), and it did ok in low light. However, if you want really sharp pictures in low light, most people will tell you to get a DSLR. The Fuji FinePix F10 is pretty good in low light, but it has just 3X optical zoom. If you can wait 3 to 6 months, Fuji may be putting that sensor into a longer zoomed successor to the S7000 or S5100.


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Old Jun 10, 2005, 12:10 PM   #4
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Thanks for your input Robbo, it has been duly noted.

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Old Jul 30, 2005, 10:19 PM   #5
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HI there,

Well I took the plunge and went for the S2 on the grounds of the AA batteries, fits in my hand betterand swivel screen. Overall I'm extremely happy with the camera, just wish the resolution of the lcd and evf were better.

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