Canon S1 IS OR Panasonic FZ3??

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by js, Dec 13, 2004.

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    js Guest

    I've narrowed my choice down to these 2. I wanted a long, stabilized lens. I
    know they are both only 3 megapixels. They are both the same price.
    Any opinions on which to get?
    js, Dec 13, 2004
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    Colic Guest this Xtreme?

    Colic, Dec 13, 2004
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    Phil Wheeler Guest

    All other things being equal, I prefer Canon for cameras and Panasonic
    for DVD players. And Canon has been doing IS for a very long time --
    and have it down pat.

    Phil Wheeler, Dec 13, 2004
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    Chuck Guest

    Pana FZ3.
    Chuck, Dec 13, 2004
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    Matt B. Guest

    I got the Panasonic FZ3 a few weeks ago and am very happy with it. Since I
    (obviously) didn't buy the Canon S1 IS, I can't really make any direct

    The batteries are different, in addition to the comments made by others
    already. Study some of the digital camera review websites.
    Matt B., Dec 13, 2004
  6. I ditto those comments but in reverse order

    Bought the S1 IS - it's OK

    Didn't buy the FZ3 so can't really comment

    Altho I do know why I went for one over the other

    Aerticulean Effort, Dec 14, 2004
  7. I was also choosing between those two cameras a few weeks ago and ended up
    buying the Canon. What made me choose it was AA batteries and CF card as I
    already have a few of them. I also liked the swiwel LCD and the better movie
    mode. Although I haven't tried the FZ3 I suppose the Panasonic might have a
    better lens and is also a very good camera. What I am not 100% satisfied
    with tha S1IS is low light focus, and also the autofocus is a bit slow.

    You shoud decide what features are important to you and decide according to
    that. There are quite a few compromises in any compact megazoom camera...
    Jan Otto Ruud, Dec 14, 2004
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