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Old Jul 18, 2006, 1:28 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if there is an UltraCompact or Compact digicam that is also a SuperZoom? I've run across the Kodak EasyShare V610, but pcmag didn't give it a good rating. I really like the Sony N1 or T9, but can't live with 3x optical zoom.

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Old Jul 18, 2006, 2:06 AM   #2
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The Panasonic TZ1 is somewhat small compaired to other superzoom camera and it packs a 10x optical zoom.


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Old Jul 18, 2006, 12:22 PM   #3
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I agree, TZ1 is the smallest 10x zoom with IS.
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Old Jul 18, 2006, 12:37 PM   #4
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The TZ-1 is a very capable IS camera. I own one and like it very much. Like all cameras in the current Panasonic offering, it has IS. The TZ-1 does not have an optical viewfinder and like most Panasonics, it does show some noise at high ISO settings.

The size of the TZ-1 is great and makes for a lot of convenience. It will not be a camera that works for everyone, but, for my purposes it is fine. Here is a no flashsample photo from the TZ-1 taken at the max ISO setting of 800 with NO FLASH!

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Old Jul 20, 2006, 9:59 AM   #5
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My colleague just received the Kodak ^10 before a trip to india and loves it.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"the in camera stitching of three photos to give a panoramic and the 10x zoom produced great reults. you may want to wait for other reviews before ruling it out....or try some sample shots yourself at the store...
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Old Jul 20, 2006, 12:34 PM   #6
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To anyone buying 10x-12x zoom, make sure it has IS otherwise no point buying one.
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Old Jul 20, 2006, 1:35 PM   #7
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Do you mean the Kodak v610?

I don't see a Steve's review for it yet....? Are they planning on doing one?
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Old Jul 20, 2006, 3:32 PM   #8
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There is a great Panasonic TZ-1 review over at www.dcresource.

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Old Jul 20, 2006, 5:47 PM   #9
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Thanks, yeah, I found that site too and a good review on the Kodak V610. I just went to B.Buy & C.City and played with both the Kodak v610 and the Panasonic TZ1.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"I like the Kodak, but the earlier poster was correct, I don't think I can live without the Image Stablization at 10x zoom.

I'm going to read more reviews on the TZ1 and probab ly go with that one.

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Old Jul 20, 2006, 6:31 PM   #10
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Ooops, just saw that you already looked at the kodak V610



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