[long] Re: [clug] OT: digital cameras

Pietro Abate Pietro.Abate at anu.edu.au
Sun Jun 13 10:44:39 GMT 2004


On Sun, Jun 13, 2004 at 07:49:00PM +1000, Edward C. Lang wrote:
> >> I want to buy a DC and after browsing the web and reading review I
> >> decided to get a panasonic dmc FZ-10 (it's a 4MP with a 12x optical).
snip very useful comments ...
> Pietro, have you firmly decided that you want the larger zoom range over
> higher image resolution? I mean, I don't want to put doubt into your mind
> at this late stage, I'm just curious.

Let's face reality... :-) if you want to get a 5MP under 1K you have to
compromise. There's a number of 5MP cameras (minolta's are really nice)
with 7x or 8x OZ but they are all about 1.5K or more. The HP Photosmart
495 seems a good compromise but I read different reviews and I'm not
really convinced about this camera (I didn't try it personally). I
haven't find any camera with the same value for money as the FZ-10. I'll
be very happy to have suggestion in this direction... And yes, I'd like
to have a good zoom (not less than 7x ...). With less budget constrains
the Minolta DiMAGE A1 or the Nikon Coolpix 5700 would have been my first
choices... The Olympus C-770 has also a fantastic set of features
(better than the FZ-10), but doesn't have the IS (and it's 900$...).

As you can easily understand I'm still really confused...

I'll be happy to hear your comments...


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