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Old 27th November 2009, 14:31   #3556
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Good News for FZ35 Fans and Potential Buyers!!

FZ35 now available in India for around 19k-22k on ebay with dealer warranty and 14 days money-back for manufacturing defects. I have personally bought my old Canon digicam from one of these dealers call JK_Camerazone in chennai. He is reliable as far as I can tell, but our friends in Chennai and help us here.

Guess its better than getting no warranty on imported pieces..

FZ35, Digital Cameras, fz28 items at low prices on eBay India
Its an open box pack. I asked for it when it was sold by one in Delhi. You get Dealer warranty - no manufacturer warranty. Typically, guys from US get this in India and then sell it here so it comes as open box.
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Old 27th November 2009, 22:40   #3557
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Inspite of all the posts here and elsewhere on the internet, I went ahead and ordered a Canon SX20 + some accessories anyway.
Lets see how things go.
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Old 29th November 2009, 12:46   #3558
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Guys,
I am planning to get a basic digi cam from US through a friend. Have shortlisted these:

Canon Powershot A1100IS
Sony Cybershot W220

Both of these are at around 130$. Anybody using these cameras here? Any comments/review on these?
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Old 29th November 2009, 20:59   #3559
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Zenster, Try to get the FZ35 from the US if possible. I bought FZ28 last year from the US and I am extremely satisfied with it. You can't go wrong with a Panasonic Superzoom.
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Old 30th November 2009, 08:09   #3560
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FZ 35 , iN US now it's around 13 k :-)
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Old 30th November 2009, 22:58   #3561
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FZ 35 , iN US now it's around 13 k :-)
Hey Hrishi, thanks for the info. Could you also point me to a reliable source where I can get this picked for 13k in US, i have a friend in California presently.

Thanks.
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I am looking for a small pocket camera. Budget $500 (Rs. 25-30K). 75% shots will be indoors in poor light (family dinner etc..).

So low light and strong flash (I intend to diffuse the flash using a white plastic card) are essential. Shutter/Aperture selection would be nice. A fast (f<2.8) Lens from 28-80 or 24-60 (a la LX3) is also essential. Lastly JPG IQ is king. I dont want to waste time in post (in PC) processing.

I just want to take photos stick the SD card in my PS3 and watch it on the TV. Instant gratification

The ones that almost fits the bill are the Panasonic FX500 and Canon S90. I have also heard a lot of good things about the Leica CLUX3. What about the Panny LX2/Leica DLux3?

Following have been eliminated:
Canon SX200/Nikon P6000 (slow lens, too big)
Panny LX3 (a bit too big - that lens should have been tucked in!)
Leica DLUX 4 (too expensive)
Panny FX580 (low light performance might be suspect)
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Hi Zenster,

Pls. find below 2 sample snaps captured using Panasonic FZ35.

The Flower snap was captured using Macro mode & Manual Focus. The Moon Shot is captured by custom settings still, I need to expertise it



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Hey Guru, Congrats on getting the FZ-35 pal. Remember we discussed a few things about it some weeks ago... How is the cam performance? any sample shots you can post please? and more importantly what deal did you get and where?

My purchase got derailed since I went in for a phone upgrade instead
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I saw some awesome, "unbelievable" prices for digital equipment, including DSLRs on smartshopper.in. Does anyone have experience in buying from this site? How reputable is it and are the products grey-market to be sold at such a rate? And the warranty?
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Old 1st December 2009, 21:36   #3565
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Hey Hrishi, thanks for the info. Could you also point me to a reliable source where I can get this picked for 13k in US, i have a friend in California presently.

Thanks.
Here are a couple of website that list best digital camera seller. you can pick the best offer from trusted seller going by reviews and website's trusted seller.

for eg the below website for panny fz35.
Panasonic DMC-FZ35K 12.1MP Digital Camera - Black: Compare Prices, View Price History and Read Reviews at NexTag

look at top 10 sellers. their seller ratings, the reviews and their current offers. the pick of bunch is 42nd photo with lowest price and free shipping and cleaning kit.

another website is PriceGrabber.com - Comparison Shopping, Online Shopping, Product Reviews

hope this helps to prospective buyers. good luck
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just found out why everybody has been complaning about image quality of SX20IS, it does not allow super fine JPG. which means probably the JPG compression is killing the image quality. hopefully CHDK (when it's available) will allow raw to be extracted.
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Guys am going to buy a camera this week. Please advice which among the 2 is good. Fuji finepix S2000HD or Nikon P90? My budget is around 25 to 30k.However 2 of my colleagues are using Fuji and they got it at 13k with warranty. It looks like VFM. But when it comes to technicalities of cams i am a dud. Please let me know if there better options in that price bracket other than what i have mentioned.
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Guys am going to buy a camera this week. Please advice which among the 2 is good. Fuji finepix S2000HD or Nikon P90? My budget is around 25 to 30k.However 2 of my colleagues are using Fuji and they got it at 13k with warranty. It looks like VFM. But when it comes to technicalities of cams i am a dud. Please let me know if there better options in that price bracket other than what i have mentioned.
Torque123 , your request is slightly OT and should be in the "Digital Camera " thread and not the " DSLR" one. I trust that the mods will move this reply , so here goes my suggestion

With that kind of a budget , include the FZ28 ( FZ38 is out as well ) , S9600 and Powershot S3 IS . Infact , my favourite suggestion would be the Samsung wb500 , but I dunno if your ok with the brand .
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Torque123:
at 30k - do consider buying one of the constant aperture cameras like the panasonic FZ30 (once upon a time which had come!)
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Guys am going to buy a camera this week. Please advice which among the 2 is good. Fuji finepix S2000HD or Nikon P90? My budget is around 25 to 30k.However 2 of my colleagues are using Fuji and they got it at 13k with warranty. It looks like VFM. But when it comes to technicalities of cams i am a dud. Please let me know if there better options in that price bracket other than what i have mentioned.
'Super Zoom' Camera Group Test (Q1 2009) Review: 16. Conclusions and ratings: Digital Photography Review

The word in the market is that Nikon never had good compacts, Fuji is losing its leadership and Panasonic is coming on very strong.

Not bad for a brand that had a bad name for unacceptably noisy (bad image quality) cameras from the day it ventured into camera manufacture till just last year.
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