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Old 24th June 2009, 11:04   #3286
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I used to have a superzoom/bridge DSLR - Lumix FZ8, it's nifty and portable - I really miss it sometimes when lugging around my dslr. The Lumix is decent, as is the Olympus SP-590UZ [26mm]
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Done & finalised on the Lumix LX3. Much appreciate the prompt help & understanding of my requirements.
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GTO i think you should check once with ol man also before you pay up.
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Our old man may convince him to get a Full frame DSLR


and most DSLR's are good at point and shoot like D60 etc

But issue is you may get tempted to get a better lens and a better flash.

Almost like the ICE section.
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Old 24th June 2009, 13:35   #3288
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Given GTO's requirements :

- Wide angle <28
- Low image noise
- Reliable full-auto mode
- Pocketable size

Since the FX36 was too noisy, SX10 doesn't have the image quality (though an hugely versatile lens and lots of features), and most other cams didn't have a wide angle lens - I suggested the canon SD890 IS. (Which i still think is a great camera for the purpose).

However, at the time i did not know about the Lumix LX3. The wider lens, lower pixel density, RAW ability and better quality video mode definitely make this a better choice!
(Cons: Slightly bigger size and not as friendly an interface).

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PS - Rush, i suggest a 4GB memory card.

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Given GTO's requirements :

- Wide angle <28
- Low image noise
- Reliable full-auto mode
- Pocketable size

However, at the time i did not know about the Lumix LX3. The wider lens, lower pixel density, RAW ability and better quality video mode definitely make this a better choice!
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PS - Rush, i suggest a 4GB memory card.
http://a.img-dpreview.com/news/0807/...ccessories.jpg

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Old 24th June 2009, 13:51   #3290
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can the panasonic take 16:9 pics too ?

if so, GTO it would be a treat to the eyes to see your review pictures on a widescreen laptop/tv
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Old 24th June 2009, 13:56   #3291
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GTO once you get the LX3, I suggest you take a trip to Bangalore, and learn how to shoot cars from the old man. There is nobody better than him. Learn from the master himself!
Wnenever I shoot white elephant , I always have the old mans shots as inspiration in my head!
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Old 24th June 2009, 14:40   #3292
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Damn LX3 seems to be a popular cam, out of stock at retailers include biggies like jjmehta .com , Digital Camera , Digital SLR , Video Camera , Apple iPod , mobiblu , Sandisk.
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Old 24th June 2009, 15:16   #3293
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Frankly one should go to Rudra to pickup the finer points of photography, not to learn basics. But GTO clearly wants to point and shoot, he doesn't want to fiddle around. Besides, his compositions are already very decent, can't get more without getting technical.

Rudra: Move out of Auto mode, use raw format.
GTO: Nooooooooooo.....

End of Class.
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Man, that is a nice picture! What was it shot with!?

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can the panasonic take 16:9 pics too ?
Yes, and 3:2 as well. There is a button/slider on the top of the lens to select this.

LOL Samurai, though you forgot one key part >>
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Rudra: Move out of Auto mode, use raw format.

< cigarette break >

GTO: Nooooooooooo.....

< cigarette break >

End of Class.


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Old 29th June 2009, 08:09   #3295
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My parents need a camera
Their needs:
1. Point and shoot, pocket-able.
2. 28 mm wide angle at least. (24mm would be great)
3. Macro facility
4. Decent battery life.
5. 4x to 5x optical zoom.
6. Budget about $250.

They go on Himalayan treks where they dont necessarily have charging facilities.

I remember Samurai having such requirements sometime back. And he chose some Panasonic model (IIRC). I couldnt search for that post.

Please advise.
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Old 29th June 2009, 08:28   #3296
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I got the Panasonic Fx-36 (same as FX-35), but it was soon followed by FX-37.

Slim / Ultra Compact Camera Group Test (Q4 2008) Review: 15. Conclusions and ratings: Digital Photography Review

But they have brought on lot more models in the same range.

DMC-ZS3 (Lumix TZ7): 'Compact Super Zoom' Camera Group Test (Q2 2009) Review: 16. Conclusions and ratings: Digital Photography Review
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX580 (Lumix DMC-FX550) (No reviews)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48 (Lumix DMC-FX40) (No reviews)

All these have 25mm wide and 5X zoom. Does anyone know why Panasonic Lumix insists on different names for different markets?
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My parents need a camera
Their needs:

They go on Himalayan treks where they dont necessarily have charging facilities.
add AA battery to the requirements. they can buy it in bulk and use as needed.

my nikon L6 has been pretty good so far in most of these areas.
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Old 29th June 2009, 09:33   #3298
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When I trekked in Sikkim, I didn't have charging facility for 6 days. All I did was carry couple of extra batteries. Just be mindful of how much charge is left and keep the camera off when not in use. I didn't even need the second battery until the last day, I take lots of photographs.

Adding AA battery support to the requirements will severly compromise your photographic requirements.
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Adding AA battery support to the requirements will severly compromise your photographic requirements.
actually the AA adapter mitght be the best thig I got for my 40D. On a set of 6 NiMH AA batteries I get 40-60 photos. In a pinch the AA adapter keeps me getting stuck.

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GTO, DSLR is not for you. You will be best with a superzoom P&S
I was thinking micro 4/3rds.
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Nope, don't. Shoot most cars in direct sunlight.
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In pocketable cams the best out there is the LX3.
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Done & finalised on the Lumix LX3.
Wish Viddy finalised his cars this fast.
24-60 the LX3
24-100 the Panny FX550
24-200 the Samsung WB550/Panny TZ7

The LX3 is the only one with good low light ability. The Samsung is poorest in low light.

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GTO i think you should check once with ol man also before you pay up.
"The Man" has got his heart set on the G10.
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Old 1st July 2009, 23:14   #3300
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do lenses lose capability to focus/zoom properly over time?

I have recently noticed that even if I use a stable tripod, I can never get sharp pictures from my S2 IS when zoomed in.

or is it that's how it is? nothing to do with age of camera.
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