Thinking about actually buying a Panasonic DMC-LZ5...comments please...

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by Jay, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. Jay

    Jay Guest

    I am looking for any additional comments on the DMC-LZ5.

    Regulars will recall that I recently asked for suggestions re: a p&s
    around $200. Many people seem to be happy with the DMC-LZ5. I expect to
    pull the trigger on this online purchase this week.

    Regarding my specs, I absolutely cannot stand camera shake, so I hope
    the OIS feature will help. I do try to use proper technique from my
    Nikon class (e.g. elbows against the body). I always import my pics into
    PhotoShop before anyone else sees them. I crop them for viewing on
    1024x768 monitors. That's it. I rarely need prints. I personally have
    1280x1024 or greater on some of the various PCs I use, but many of the
    people with whom I share the pics only have 1024x768, so that is my
    least common denominator.

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0601/06010411panasoniclz5.asp

    I guess I am not happy unless I am spending $ on digital toys. I don't
    know if anyone else has this problem... J.
     
    Jay, Feb 3, 2007
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  2. Jay

    JohnR66 Guest

    "Jay" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I am looking for any additional comments on the DMC-LZ5.
    >
    > Regulars will recall that I recently asked for suggestions re: a p&s
    > around $200. Many people seem to be happy with the DMC-LZ5. I expect to
    > pull the trigger on this online purchase this week.
    >
    > Regarding my specs, I absolutely cannot stand camera shake, so I hope the
    > OIS feature will help. I do try to use proper technique from my Nikon
    > class (e.g. elbows against the body). I always import my pics into
    > PhotoShop before anyone else sees them. I crop them for viewing on
    > 1024x768 monitors. That's it. I rarely need prints. I personally have
    > 1280x1024 or greater on some of the various PCs I use, but many of the
    > people with whom I share the pics only have 1024x768, so that is my least
    > common denominator.
    >
    > http://www.dpreview.com/news/0601/06010411panasoniclz5.asp
    >
    > I guess I am not happy unless I am spending $ on digital toys. I don't
    > know if anyone else has this problem... J.
    >

    Check here for a good review.
    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/LZ5/LZ5A.HTM

    I've been looking at the LZ3. OIS appears to work well. Seems to be a very
    good camera.
    John
     
    JohnR66, Feb 4, 2007
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  3. Marvin wrote:
    > Jay wrote:
    >> I am looking for any additional comments on the DMC-LZ5.
    >>
    >> Regulars will recall that I recently asked for suggestions re: a p&s
    >> around $200. Many people seem to be happy with the DMC-LZ5. I expect
    >> to pull the trigger on this online purchase this week.
    >>
    >> Regarding my specs, I absolutely cannot stand camera shake, so I hope
    >> the OIS feature will help. I do try to use proper technique from my
    >> Nikon class (e.g. elbows against the body). I always import my pics
    >> into PhotoShop before anyone else sees them. I crop them for viewing
    >> on 1024x768 monitors. That's it. I rarely need prints. I personally
    >> have 1280x1024 or greater on some of the various PCs I use, but many
    >> of the people with whom I share the pics only have 1024x768, so that
    >> is my least common denominator.
    >>
    >> http://www.dpreview.com/news/0601/06010411panasoniclz5.asp
    >>
    >> I guess I am not happy unless I am spending $ on digital toys. I
    >> don't know if anyone else has this problem... J.
    >>

    > I have the LZ3, which is not much different from the LZ5, as
    > per the dpreview link. One reason I got it was the image
    > stabilization. I take many photos in museums, where I can't
    > use a flash or a tripod. It does work. I've even taken
    > sharp photos from a moving train.
    >
    > Like may of the newer digicams. it lacks an optical
    > viewfinder. You can raise the screen brightness for outdoor
    > shooting, but that isn't enough in bright sunlight. But it
    > is quite a nice camera - a rebranded Leica.


    Er, not quite!
     
    Dennis Pogson, Feb 4, 2007
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  4. Jay wrote:
    > I am looking for any additional comments on the DMC-LZ5.
    >
    > Regulars will recall that I recently asked for suggestions re: a p&s
    > around $200. Many people seem to be happy with the DMC-LZ5. I expect
    > to pull the trigger on this online purchase this week.
    >
    > Regarding my specs, I absolutely cannot stand camera shake, so I hope
    > the OIS feature will help. I do try to use proper technique from my
    > Nikon class (e.g. elbows against the body). I always import my pics
    > into PhotoShop before anyone else sees them. I crop them for viewing
    > on 1024x768 monitors. That's it. I rarely need prints. I personally
    > have 1280x1024 or greater on some of the various PCs I use, but many
    > of the people with whom I share the pics only have 1024x768, so that
    > is my least common denominator.
    >
    > http://www.dpreview.com/news/0601/06010411panasoniclz5.asp
    >
    > I guess I am not happy unless I am spending $ on digital toys. I don't
    > know if anyone else has this problem... J.


    I recently wanted to get a camera even more compact than the LZ5, and with
    a 28mm wide-angle capability. Ended up with a Ricoh R5, which also
    includes CCD-shift image stabilisation.

    http://www.digicamreview.co.uk/ricoh_caplio_r5_review.htm

    One of my other cameras is the Panasonic FZ5, and my wife has an FZ20, so
    I am sure that the Panasonic range would offer you a good solution.

    Cheers,
    David
     
    David J Taylor, Feb 4, 2007
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  5. Marvin wrote:
    > Dennis Pogson wrote:
    >> Marvin wrote:
    >>> Jay wrote:
    >>>> I am looking for any additional comments on the DMC-LZ5.
    >>>>
    >>>> Regulars will recall that I recently asked for suggestions re: a
    >>>> p&s around $200. Many people seem to be happy with the DMC-LZ5. I
    >>>> expect to pull the trigger on this online purchase this week.
    >>>>
    >>>> Regarding my specs, I absolutely cannot stand camera shake, so I
    >>>> hope the OIS feature will help. I do try to use proper technique
    >>>> from my Nikon class (e.g. elbows against the body). I always
    >>>> import my pics into PhotoShop before anyone else sees them. I crop
    >>>> them for viewing on 1024x768 monitors. That's it. I rarely need
    >>>> prints. I personally have 1280x1024 or greater on some of the
    >>>> various PCs I use, but many of the people with whom I share the
    >>>> pics only have 1024x768, so that is my least common denominator.
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.dpreview.com/news/0601/06010411panasoniclz5.asp
    >>>>
    >>>> I guess I am not happy unless I am spending $ on digital toys. I
    >>>> don't know if anyone else has this problem... J.
    >>>>
    >>> I have the LZ3, which is not much different from the LZ5, as
    >>> per the dpreview link. One reason I got it was the image
    >>> stabilization. I take many photos in museums, where I can't
    >>> use a flash or a tripod. It does work. I've even taken
    >>> sharp photos from a moving train.
    >>>
    >>> Like may of the newer digicams. it lacks an optical
    >>> viewfinder. You can raise the screen brightness for outdoor
    >>> shooting, but that isn't enough in bright sunlight. But it
    >>> is quite a nice camera - a rebranded Leica.

    >>
    >> Er, not quite!
    >>

    > Can you list the differences? I'm just curious.


    A bit like saying a Rover is a rebranded BMW. The difference is in the
    design engineering and the build quality.
     
    Dennis Pogson, Feb 5, 2007
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