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Old 4th January 2011, 09:34   #4381
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royalcruiser, excellent pics, very professional. I am also using FZ100 but getting very noisy pics in low light. iA mode is worst, Program mode is good. Learning to get the best out of this camera.
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Thanks, gopinathan. Some of the initial pics I took were noisy - but I've pretty much stopped using iA mode now. Stick to A or P mode. What settings are you using in low light?
Not sure if you did a FW update?
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Hi Folks after a lot of thinking have kind of decided to go for either Nikon P100 or Fuji HS10, now though Fuji specs looks good on paper am a bit worried about service part of it...

Any suggestions?
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Thanks, gopinathan. Some of the initial pics I took were noisy - but I've pretty much stopped using iA mode now. Stick to A or P mode. What settings are you using in low light?
Not sure if you did a FW update?
I have not done the firmware update. Is there a major improvement after the firware update ? In that case I can try.
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well, I should be able to let you know if there is a difference in a few days - I just did an update yesterday. Nevertheless, its always advisable to use the latest FW for any gadget. Take a look : DMC-FZ100 Firmware update service | Digital Camera | Digital AV | Consumer Products | Support | Panasonic Global
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Nevertheless, its always advisable to use the latest FW for any gadget.
It can be a good way of turning stuff into junk. Expensive paperweights.

I advise against firmware upgrades for most things unless it cures a known problem or provides functionality that you need. Otherwise, if it is not broken, do not fix it.
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I am planning to get filters for fz100 from panasonic store in kormangla. any help/suggestions will be appreciated.
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I am planning to get filters for fz100 from panasonic store in kormangla. any help/suggestions will be appreciated.
Got a UV filter for 225 just for lens protection.
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@lothirao, Fuji has just announced Fuji HS20, the successor to HS10 with a larger 16 MP EXR CMOS sensor which should potentially take better pictures.

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/dig...pecifications/

It may take a while to reach Indian shores and it's also better for early reviews to be out before reaching a conclusion.

Last edited by donzerus : 6th January 2011 at 13:11. Reason: including url for HS20
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Thanks Don, any idea how much it might be?

btw hows the "Fuji" service?



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@lothirao, Fuji has just announced Fuji HS20, the successor to HS10 with a larger 16 MP EXR CMOS sensor which should potentially take better pictures.

FinePix HS20EXR / HS22EXR | Specifications | Fujifilm Global

It may take a while to reach Indian shores and it's also better for early reviews to be out before reaching a conclusion.
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Thanks Don, any idea how much it might be?

btw hows the "Fuji" service?
Amazon is listing HS20 at $499 (pre-order price) right now. But Fuji is notorious for dropping prices too fast.

If you are ok with 15X zoom, then take a look at F300 EXR. Amazon is selling one for $199 now. It's a hard to beat compact at that price.

I got the "now ancient" F70 EXR for $179 a couple of months back

I've no idea about Fuji service in India.
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Amazon is listing HS20 at $499 (pre-order price) right now.
And there is an HS30 on the way? I'm sure I saw it on Gizmodo only yesterday --- but can't find it now.
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Hi Guys,
I am in for a point and shoot camera for my wife, though she likes to be clicked and I will be the designated photographer. Kindly suggest which one should I buy.

Canon IXUS 1000 HS/300HS/ Powershot S95/G12 or something new. CES 2011 just opened for the preview and the journalist are going bonkers over new range.

But I need to get her one within this week. Kindly suggest.

Thanks!
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If I were you, I would look no further than S95...G12 should be next in priority and IXUS should be the last in the queue.

Reason: S95 has gr8 pic quality...may be 5% better than G12..

On the positive side S95 is much lighter...on the negative side, S95 does not have swivel screen

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Hi Guys,
I am in for a point and shoot camera for my wife, though she likes to be clicked and I will be the designated photographer. Kindly suggest which one should I buy.

Canon IXUS 1000 HS/300HS/ Powershot S95/G12 or something new. CES 2011 just opened for the preview and the journalist are going bonkers over new range.

But I need to get her one within this week. Kindly suggest.

Thanks!
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