Panasonic FZ20 or Canon G6

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by Nige, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. Nige

    Nige Guest

    Hi.

    I can't decide whether to get the fz20 or g6,
    the g6 seems to have a sharper image despite
    the attractiveness of the fz20s zoom and IS.

    Anyone had experiences with these two
    cameras,

    thanks ,

    Nige
     
    Nige, Nov 22, 2004
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  2. No experience of the Canon, but if you need long zoom, the IS is very
    beneficial. If I could, I would now never buy a camera without IS. How
    sharp an image do you need?

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Nov 22, 2004
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  3. Nige

    Aerticeus Guest

    ah Rosita this could not be sweeter

    I hummed and hah-ed about the FZ20 and went for the S1 IS instead

    It really does take quite a rational base to run against all the fave
    reviews

    Now I can rest a little bit easier

    Aerticeus
     
    Aerticeus, Nov 22, 2004
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  4. "colour" and "prefer" do indicate a subjective judgment, though. Not that
    there's anything wrong with that, just that a subjective judgement may
    differ from person to person, so there is not single "correct" answer.

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Nov 22, 2004
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  5. Nige

    Nige Guest

    good on you going against the grain ,

    still leaning towards fz20 though:)
    thanks for replies.

    Nige
     
    Nige, Nov 22, 2004
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  6. The S1 IS does "better" videos - if movies are that important to you.

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Nov 23, 2004
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  7. Nige

    Nige Guest

    Hi David,

    vid not too important to me, have just bought
    the FZ20 today, lets hope it performs ok.

    thanks for your comments.

    Nige.
     
    Nige, Nov 23, 2004
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  8. Nige

    imbsysop Guest

    if I would be keen on "video" I'd rather buy a video-cam .. getting
    kind of fed up with "one_machine_fits_all" :)

    same argument why I don't use a computer to play music .. :)
     
    imbsysop, Nov 23, 2004
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  9. Nige wrote:
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    Nige,

    I thought I better show that, much as I do like the FZ20, the Canon may
    have some points in its favour! You'll love the FZ20, I hope. Set the
    Noise Reduction to Off for best JPEG quality, I have read. That's how we
    have set ours as well. If it's clear, try a shot of the moon tonight,
    setting the metering to "Spot". Full zoom gives quite a nice image!

    Cheers,
    David
     
    David J Taylor, Nov 23, 2004
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  10. Nige

    Aerticeus Guest

    Nice one Nige!

    I am sure you won't be disappointed

    12X with 4MP at that price all in one unit with IS really is a good bit of
    kit for the dosh

    FWIW remember that kit usually has a steep learning curve and there is a lot
    to go at on these ZLR's

    My biggest Doh! is hoping that the 6MP or 8MP next issue is not too soon

    Aerticeus
     
    Aerticeus, Nov 23, 2004
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  11. Nige

    Nige Guest

    Thanks dave,

    will try those settings.
    Had the fuji 7000 before but sold up so i
    could get the fz20 for the extra zoom.
    will try that moon shot if conditions allow,
    sounds challenging.

    Nige.
     
    Nige, Nov 23, 2004
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    jerry Guest

    Cant speak for the FZ20 but I have taken over 1500 pics on a FZ10, 900
    on my alaskan cruise vacation and can say It is the best camera I
    have ever owned. Some things to remember though. Just because it has
    IS does not mean it can compensate for shakey hands. The far zoomed
    pics i took came back very blurry. Handed the camera to my wife and
    same shot was crystal clear.
    Jerry

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    jerry, Dec 5, 2004
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