panasonic dmc-tz1

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by pshaw, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. pshaw

    pshaw Guest

    anyone have any strong feelings, good/bad about the panasonic dmc-tz1?
    i'm thinking of getting one as a backup camera with a neat telephoto -
    main camera is a canon 5d ...

    tia ... steve
     
    pshaw, Aug 6, 2006
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    Jeff R. Guest

    Not quite the same, but I got a DMC FZ-30 recently - likewise as a backup to
    two dSLRs. A similarly configured beast, I understand.

    Very disappointed.

    Its fine outside, in bright light, or at close range indoors, but as soon as
    you challenge it with low light it is quite hopeless.

    Having said that, it does have some very neat features - such as the
    tilt-and-swivel EF for overhead or ground-level shots.

    The VR works, but not as well as my Nikon 24-120.

    The EF is horribly "pixelly", as you'd expect, and it *will not* focus
    reliably at long focal lengths and long distances.

    Within its limits, its a fine camera.
    Don't get it if you do a lot of low light stuff, though.
     
    Jeff R., Aug 6, 2006
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    default Guest

    It looks like the DMC-TZ1 sells for about $400. For that price it appears
    that you could get a Canon Digital Rebel (300D) on eBay and that would work
    with all of your 5D lenses, compact flash etc.
     
    default, Aug 6, 2006
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    RichA Guest

    Fuji F30 seems to be a better bet, depending on what you want to do.
     
    RichA, Aug 7, 2006
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    pshaw Guest

    i also have a rebel but somehow with a 300mm lens it isn't quite as
    small as the panasonic :) ...

    steve
     
    pshaw, Aug 7, 2006
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    pshaw Guest

    the fuji is a very nice camera but doesn't quite have the reach of the
    350mm on the panasonic ...

    steve
     
    pshaw, Aug 7, 2006
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  7. But not with the same weight, size and ease of carriage. This is a 234g
    compact camera with a 35 - 350mm image stabilised zoom, and would probably
    be used on those occasions when lugging around a 5D and all its lenses was
    not appropriate. I would love one!

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Aug 7, 2006
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