Compact Panasonic DMC FX10 for £132 (UK) - bargain?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by Sue D, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Sue D

    Sue D Guest

    I am in the UK. I'm looking for half-decent subcompact digital camera.
    Price is important and I do not want to spend more than £150.

    Amazon UK is selling the Panasonic DMC FX10 for £132.

    From comments on the web this seems a nice enough camera (unless I am
    overlooking something). The price looks good and may even be an end-of-
    line discount.

    Could anyone comment on this camera and how good/bad it is. Also
    whether the price is actually good.

    Thank you in advance.

    Sue
     
    Sue D, Jun 5, 2007
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    Schrodinger Guest

    Seems to get very good reviews.

    Available here for £118.
    http://www.purelygadgets.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=3788
     
    Schrodinger, Jun 5, 2007
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    Derek Guest

    You can check out the feedback for the Lumix on google groups ofr UK Rec
    Photo Misc. I was looking at the range but relegated the FX10 as is has a
    comparitively low zoom at only 3x putting in amongst a large number of
    heavily discounted alternatives.For a little more you gain heavily zoom
    better than 6x depends on what you plan to make images of I want to replace
    a Fuji 2800z with something a little more compact but without losing the
    zoom for distance work.
    Derek
     
    Derek, Jun 5, 2007
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    Sammy Guest

    I think a super-compact anything with a much better zoom range would
    need to have a more bulky lens wouldn't it?

    It may not get to your 6X but the Canon IXUS 800 (PowerShot SD700)
    has a 4x zoom of 35-140mm in 35mm format. It is out of the price
    range of the original poster but is still not a bad price at under
    £200.
     
    Sammy, Jun 5, 2007
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    Derek Guest

    yes you are right there you have to dig and search around to find
    anything compact with better than 4x I found a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7
    with 6x at £149.27 (PCworld business) to be fair slightly bigger than
    the FX10 but still pocketable Kodak EasyShare Z885 £112.71 5x but the
    one that I really fancy (way over stated budget)the Lumix TZ2
    http://www.pcwb.com/catalogue/item/PANCAM03 now I did see them on
    fleabay very much cheaper from the guy I got my Fuji off sadly he has
    none at the moment but I can wait!
    Derek
     
    Derek, Jun 5, 2007
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    The Legend Guest

    Excellent price Schrodinger, and with the free extended warranty, this is a
    great deal.
    However, just a small moan... When I ordered a camera from them about a year
    ago, despite being told it was in stock, I waited about five or six days for
    delivery. Therefore, a call to the customer service line to obtain a
    delivery time, may well be in order. Apart from that, highly recommended.

    HTH
    tox
     
    The Legend, Jun 5, 2007
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    Iridium Guest

    As a random recommendation, I have a Casio Exilim card, if the OP is looking
    for supercompact they can't get much smaller than this hehe :). Takes nice
    pictures too!
     
    Iridium, Jun 6, 2007
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    b Guest

    check the cnet.com site for pretty good reviews.
    I'd say try a fuji. I am very happy with my E550 - from turn on to it
    being ready to snap is almost nanoseconds, unlike my friends' more
    expensive canon ixus and hp units which take ages to intialise!
    -B
     
    b, Jun 6, 2007
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    Paul F Guest

    Hello Derek
    Perhaps you should update your daydream. For almost the same price as the
    TZ2 you can now get the DMC TZ3, still with the 10x optical zoom in the
    compact body, but 7.2 megapixels instead of 6. (See Amazon for instance. Not
    sure their links work but here it is anyhow:)
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-DMC-TZ3-Black/dp/B000PGWMBO/ref=pd_rhf_p_2/026-1910382-5150826

    PaulF
     
    Paul F, Jun 6, 2007
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    Derek Guest

    Thanks for the info Paul I'd not seen the upgraded model though the extra
    pixels are not treally an issue for me (not bought a photo mag for ages)
    that does mean the TZ2 price should start to fall anytime.I'll have a closer
    look next time I call in the Trafford Centre
    Derek
     
    Derek, Jun 9, 2007
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