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Paul D
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      07-08-2005, 10:41 PM
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
 
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      07-09-2005, 07:38 AM
Paul D wrote:
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> 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.)


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      07-09-2005, 07:50 AM

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> I bought the Panasonic a few months ago, after my daughter dropped my
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What was she trying to photograph? :-)



 
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Roger Whitehead
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      07-09-2005, 08:16 AM
Perhaps she was practising stop-motion photography.

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Duncan Allan
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      07-09-2005, 09:49 AM
The bounce

Full motion action shot

Duncan


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> "Odie Ferrous" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> > I bought the Panasonic a few months ago, after my daughter dropped my
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> What was she trying to photograph? :-)
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      07-09-2005, 12:12 PM
GwG wrote:
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> "Odie Ferrous" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> > I bought the Panasonic a few months ago, after my daughter dropped my
> > Olympus C3020 down the toilet...
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>
> 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.


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SL
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      07-09-2005, 10:55 PM
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
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> 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



 
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