Upgrade time...........Fuji v Panasonic

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by Paul D, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. Paul D

    Paul D Guest

    I've been a fan of Fuji for some time, my current camera is a Fuji
    4700 Zoom.

    But, I want to upgrade to a new camera, to be used in a growing
    interest in landscape/seascape photography. I want some manual
    controls for experimenting with pictures. I also want to be able take
    those holiday snaps!!

    I have had a good look at the Fuji S7000 - which seems to have all the
    features I'm looking for. However, I've been looking at alternatives
    and wanted to know what the NG thought of the Panasonic Lumix
    DMC-FZ20b?

    Many thanks
    Paul D, Jul 8, 2005
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    Odie Ferrous Guest

    Paul D wrote:
    >
    > I've been a fan of Fuji for some time, my current camera is a Fuji
    > 4700 Zoom.
    >
    > But, I want to upgrade to a new camera, to be used in a growing
    > interest in landscape/seascape photography. I want some manual
    > controls for experimenting with pictures. I also want to be able take
    > those holiday snaps!!
    >
    > I have had a good look at the Fuji S7000 - which seems to have all the
    > features I'm looking for. However, I've been looking at alternatives
    > and wanted to know what the NG thought of the Panasonic Lumix
    > DMC-FZ20b?
    >
    > Many thanks


    I bought the Panasonic a few months ago, after my daughter dropped my
    Olympus C3020 down the toilet...

    The main appeal was the 12x optical zoom.

    However, I have to admit the Olympus took better, clearer, sharper
    pictures.

    The Olympus never once had a problem with focusing; the Panasonic
    regularly struggles and I often have to resort to manual focus. The
    result is that many off-the-cuff "snaps" are blurred.

    Maybe there's a problem with my particular Panasonic - but I sure miss
    the Olympus. (The Olympus won me a competition in Total Digital
    Photography a few years back; the Panasonic gets nowhere near the
    quality.)


    Odie
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    Odie Ferrous, Jul 9, 2005
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  3. Paul D

    GwG Guest

    "Odie Ferrous" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > I bought the Panasonic a few months ago, after my daughter dropped my
    > Olympus C3020 down the toilet...
    >


    What was she trying to photograph? :)
    GwG, Jul 9, 2005
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  4. Perhaps she was practising stop-motion photography.

    --

    Roger
    Roger Whitehead, Jul 9, 2005
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  5. Paul D

    Duncan Allan Guest

    The bounce

    Full motion action shot

    Duncan


    "GwG" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Odie Ferrous" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >
    > > I bought the Panasonic a few months ago, after my daughter dropped my
    > > Olympus C3020 down the toilet...
    > >

    >
    > What was she trying to photograph? :)
    >
    >
    >
    Duncan Allan, Jul 9, 2005
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  6. Paul D

    Odie Ferrous Guest

    GwG wrote:
    >
    > "Odie Ferrous" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >
    > > I bought the Panasonic a few months ago, after my daughter dropped my
    > > Olympus C3020 down the toilet...
    > >

    >
    > What was she trying to photograph? :)


    It was some school leaving do, in a Pizza Hut restaurant, and it
    involved Cadbury's Buttons. The brown ones.

    At this point, I told her I wanted to hear no more.

    Needless to say, it wasn't covered by insurance.


    Odie
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    Odie Ferrous, Jul 9, 2005
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  7. Paul D

    SL Guest

    Hi Paul,

    While I cannot directly comment on the models you list I would add the new
    Canon S2 camera and check www.dpreview.com for more details and owners
    comments on all the cameras.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
    "Paul D" <tony_nospam_@highbury_no_no.com> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I've been a fan of Fuji for some time, my current camera is a Fuji
    > 4700 Zoom.
    >
    > But, I want to upgrade to a new camera, to be used in a growing
    > interest in landscape/seascape photography. I want some manual
    > controls for experimenting with pictures. I also want to be able take
    > those holiday snaps!!
    >
    > I have had a good look at the Fuji S7000 - which seems to have all the
    > features I'm looking for. However, I've been looking at alternatives
    > and wanted to know what the NG thought of the Panasonic Lumix
    > DMC-FZ20b?
    >
    > Many thanks
    SL, Jul 9, 2005
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