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Old Aug 16, 2005, 10:22 PM   #1
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Well here i was about to order the Panasonic but now a friend is willing to sell me there Fuji s5100 for $150, its in really good shape, but is there a hugediference between the two :?? I am willing to fish out the $500 for the FZ20 if it is alot better, but if there is only minimal difference........ can you all help..... again:-)

I hate rushing into something without some good advice first

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Old Aug 17, 2005, 4:58 AM   #2
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Buy the S5100...if it comes with an extended memory card, you can probably turn around and sell it on ebay for at least $200. However, you may decide that you like it so much, you'll keep it (at least until the S5200 is released).

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Old Aug 17, 2005, 8:34 PM   #3
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OMG!In my opinion~FZ20 is much much more better than Fuji

FZ20 is a real good cam for its F2.8 big aperture.

:idea:If you don't buy it now in few month later it may disappear...



PS: In China ~There seems to be no more new FZ20.

Me~only have toregret that i haven't buy one....
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Old Aug 18, 2005, 3:17 AM   #4
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I would go for the S5100. I have one and think it was a great deal at $270, which is about what I paid for it in mid February.

I don't dispute that the Panasonic is a better camera, but is it 3 times better as it will be 3 times as expensive.

Buy the cheaper camera. Learn how to use it well. Use the money you save and a little more that you will save, and buy your "dream" camera in a year or so. By then , the FZ-30 should have become much cheaper. Who knows? Maybe the Fuji S9000 will be interesting to you then, too. Maybe one of the new Kodaks will be intriguing as well.



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Old Aug 19, 2005, 3:03 AM   #5
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I have an FZ10 and love it; however, for $150. you should buy the S5100.
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Old Aug 19, 2005, 1:52 PM   #6
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I think the only way to solve my problem is to buy both!, I am getting the Panasonic an the fuji, later I will give whicheveroneI decide I don't want to a family member, ( my personal trial in life is my family who buy generic $25 digital cameras, and then scrapbook with the resulting pictures, it makes me wince and then want to cry! )

I thank you all in for the help, ( at my husbands insistence)I have DECIDED!

When I have had time to try them out enough I'll let everyone know which is the better (for me) camera. THANKYOU

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Old Aug 19, 2005, 8:15 PM   #7
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As far as the differences....

Fuji S5100 is a 4 Megapixel
Panasonic FZ20 is a 5 Megapixel

S5100 has a 10X optical
FZ20 has a 12X optical

S5100 is a variable aperture (probly 2.8-4.5 but check)
FZ20 is fixed 2.8 aperture

S5100 runs on AA battery (4) (rechargable sold seprately)
FZ20 runs on rechargable lithium-ion (included)

S5100 uses XD memory (your locked into Fuji or Olympus)
FZ20 uses SD memory

FZ20 has an optical image stableizer the 5100 has none

FZ20 has a larger LCD screen


in fact I'd say that the FZ20 is a better camera in almost every aspect other than size and cost.

Now if the added size and cost are worth the above advantages is up to you


(Noticed that this looked a little like a bash on the 5100, so for the record, I've used it and found it to produce outstanding image quality with only minor optical defects that are common to 10X zoom cameras)
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