Panasonic FZ5 - so, what's next?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by Eric Babula, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. Eric Babula

    Eric Babula Guest

    Just starting a new thread, cuz I don't wanna work right now.

    So, I'm gonna get the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 in maybe a couple weeks or
    so. Waiting for the price to drop a little bit. I see it's already down
    to $435.00 at www.butterflyphoto.com. I guess it might go to under
    $400.00 relatively quickly.

    So, I'm assuming if I wait too long, the next generation of super-zoom
    digicams will come out, and I'll be second-guessing my decision to
    purchase the FZ5!

    Anyone have any ideas as to what new digicams are about to come out that
    will compete with the FZ5 (for about the same price), but may be even
    better? Any clues as to when they'll come out on the US market?

    How does one find out this information? The FZ5 has been discussed quite
    a bit, and much before it's official release date. I'm assuming you're
    getting this info from photography magazines, correct? Are there
    websites out there that announce the newest digicams that have just been
    released, or are about to be released? I'm assuming there won't be many
    reviews of any 'future' releases, yet, but, just reading the specs
    should tell us something.

    Well, if anyone has any info about future digicams that would be a
    competitor to the FZ5, but may in fact be even better, I'd love to hear
    about them!

    TIA,
     
    Eric Babula, Apr 12, 2005
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  2. I'd say not quickly. They are not in stock at several of the big retailers.
    I know for sure as I just ordered one and was notified that it's OOS. This,
    after searching for a vendor who persumably had them in stock (sigh).
    Absolutely. This is always a tough call as sometimes the gains are minimal
    but sometimes they are major and that hurts. However, in this case you
    should be safe in that it will be a while before the FZ5 is "outclassed" as
    it is getting great reviews from respected sources and one can assume it's a
    great product.
    Yes and Internet.
    I find the "rumor mills" are not reliable and the respected sites are
    tight-lipped or truly know little more than the rest of us.
    Future release information can be a rumor. The manufacturers don't like
    rumors; at least the most respected ones.
    Let us know what you decide and good luck.
     
    Charles Schuler, Apr 12, 2005
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