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Old Jan 31, 2006, 11:02 PM   #1
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I just want to take really sharp excellent quality photos. Is it worth the 7.1 MP of the A620, or would it be better to get a camera that has a really good lense such as the 5 mp Panasonic FZ5? Which is more important, the tele or the MP?

Also, the sky pics on the panasonic seem to be green, and in shadows features seem to lose detail.

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PS- I meant FZ5 in the topic
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Old Jan 31, 2006, 11:10 PM   #2
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Why not tell us more about the photos that you really want to take. You really might need a dSLR camera. Have you considered that. A little more detail about what you really want would help a lot.

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Old Jan 31, 2006, 11:16 PM   #3
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I am interested in a camera that is versitile such as at airshows, etc..
I am not in the market for an SLR though.
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Old Jan 31, 2006, 11:26 PM   #4
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You are most certainly not going to be able to get good pictures of airshows with the Canon A-620, which has just 3x of optical zoom! You are going to need a much BETTER camera than that. No, perhaps it does not have to be a dSLR camera. But a dSLR would certainly give you many of the extra capabilities that you will need. How can I make that statement, you might ask? Well, that is certainly a logical question.

I have photographed a lot of air planes and air shows, and I am a retired Boeing 747 Captain myself. I know the problems, and have taken many airplane/airshow photos. At the outset, perhaps you can get by with an ultra zoom. Have you looked at the Panasonic FZ-5, FZ-20, and FZ-30 cameras? That would be an excellent starting point.

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Old Jan 31, 2006, 11:38 PM   #5
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I have looked at the FZ-5 and it looked good, although the printed comparison was grainy compared with the A620.

PS-What airline? It looks as though the legacy carriers are struggling to say the least, although United is supposed to emerge from bankruptcy within the next few days.
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Old Feb 1, 2006, 11:15 PM   #6
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The Canon S2 has a wonderful zoom. I've seen examples of airport photos (large zets, etc...). I'm guessing it would work for airshows.. I will search a bit. I'm sure I saw some S2 photos of a model plane show.
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Hereare the jumbo jet ones I was thinking of.. I'll keep looking for the other.

http://www.pbase.com/danielksfok/plane_spotting


http://www.pbase.com/dennislmwong/planespotting
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You are most certainly not going to be able to get good pictures of airshows with the Canon A-620, which has just 3x of optical zoom! You are going to need a much BETTER camera than that. No, perhaps it does not have to be a dSLR camera. But a dSLR would certainly give you many of the extra capabilities that you will need. How can I make that statement, you might ask? Well, that is certainly a logical question.

I have photographed a lot of air planes and air shows, and I am a retired Boeing 747 Captain myself. I know the problems, and have taken many airplane/airshow photos. At the outset, perhaps you can get by with an ultra zoom. Have you looked at the Panasonic FZ-5, FZ-20, and FZ-30 cameras? That would be an excellent starting point.

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A620 is 4x. Much BETTER camera or much GREATER ZOOM?
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