Need opinions of Panasonic cameras

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by Nick Withers, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. Nick Withers

    Nick Withers Guest

    I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC43 and have used it for several months and
    have had no problems at all and I am very happy with the definition of the
    photos and the operation of the camera in general.
    But...I don't like not havng any manual control of aperture/shutter speed
    and I would prefer a greater zoom than 3X. I am looking at a DMC-FZ10 or 15,
    or maybe a FZ20, and hoping that the prices will fall next year!
    Has anyone had experience with any of these cameras. I would like their
    Nick Withers, Dec 4, 2004
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  2. Been pleased with the FZ20 so far - the greatest drawback is not having a
    swivel LCD.

    David J Taylor, Dec 4, 2004
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  3. Yes, I like mine as well! Do you find the delay as bad if you pre-focus
    or have the shutter release half pressed down? It doesn't seem like 0.5s
    to me.

    David J Taylor, Dec 4, 2004
  4. Nick Withers

    Ian Tuomi Guest

    I recently bought a FZ20 and after a couple of weeks, I'm very happy
    with it. The camera has great image quality and a fabulous lens. It
    handles very well and the menus are logically laid out.

    My main issues are the low quality EVF and the relatively high noise at
    iso 200 and up. However for this price It's more than acceptable. The
    EVF Isn't that bad. It's just hard to Manually focus sometimes (even
    with the focus assist which enlarges the center of the picture while

    I would suggest buying it if it has all the features you need and you
    aren't ready to rake out significantly more cash than this would cost.

    Ian Tuomi, Dec 4, 2004
  5. I'm currently looking for my first digital camera, and have whittled my
    wish-list down to the Panasonic FZ3 and the Konica-Minolta Dimage Z3. I
    shied away from the FZ20 on the basis of size and weight, although it's
    technically a better camera than the FZ3. Depends on your priorities, I
    suppose. ;-)


    "Who cares, wins"
    Pattern-chaser, Dec 4, 2004
  6. richard schumacher wrote:
    Oh, well!
    I do agree with you the purchaser should try and test before purchase.

    David J Taylor, Dec 5, 2004
  7. Nick Withers

    epetru Guest

    Are you using a fast SD card or regular speed card?

    Even with pre-focus. It probably just seems longer in the heat of the
    epetru, Jan 7, 2005
  8. It also depends on what picture format you are saving in...if you are saving
    as a TIFF that is slow....the burst mode is quite neat if you really need
    some quick back to back shots...

    Tony van der Vooren, Jan 8, 2005
  9. I have a Z3 with 12x zoom and a Leica lens. It very light weight and
    compact. At $290, it is a great value.

    Robert Morrisette, Jan 8, 2005
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