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Old Mar 20, 2006, 12:18 PM   #1
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Hi all. I have an Olympus C-770 which I find is a great camera.

But I am looking for a smallish camera, not much bigger than my Olympus, which has minimum 10x optical, min 4mp and Image stabilisation (optical would be good), sound with vid recording also.

Its been a while since I bought it, so I wonder if you can fill me in with any cameras that might suit. I have been looking at the Panasonic FZ-5 in reviews, but not sure how much bigger it is to my Olympus.

Your thoughts much appreciated.

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Old Mar 20, 2006, 3:36 PM   #2
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The FZ5 or its replacment FZ7 would be ideal, although the FZ7 is a wee bit larger and the LCD resolution is not as good as the 5's. The FZ5 is pretty small indeed and meets all of the criteria - 5MP, 12x Opitcal, IS, Video+sound - the only real minus is the lack of a hot shoe. Its has some very good reviews from all of the sites so I don;t think you can go wrong at all if you get the FZ5.

The URL below shows you how small teh FZ5 really is compared to the FZ20 --I have an FZ10 which is identical in size to '20.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/Pana...comparedto.jpg


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Old Mar 20, 2006, 6:04 PM   #3
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Take a look at these cameras:

-kodak dx6490 http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/dx6490.html

-kodak dx7590 http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/dx7590.html

-Kodak P850 http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_reviews/p850.html

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Old Mar 20, 2006, 7:51 PM   #4
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Many thanks guys. I see I'm on the right track.
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