Thinking about actually buying a Panasonic DMC-LZ5...comments please...

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by Jay, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. Jay

    Jay Guest

    I am looking for any additional comments on the DMC-LZ5.

    Regulars will recall that I recently asked for suggestions re: a p&s
    around $200. Many people seem to be happy with the DMC-LZ5. I expect to
    pull the trigger on this online purchase this week.

    Regarding my specs, I absolutely cannot stand camera shake, so I hope
    the OIS feature will help. I do try to use proper technique from my
    Nikon class (e.g. elbows against the body). I always import my pics into
    PhotoShop before anyone else sees them. I crop them for viewing on
    1024x768 monitors. That's it. I rarely need prints. I personally have
    1280x1024 or greater on some of the various PCs I use, but many of the
    people with whom I share the pics only have 1024x768, so that is my
    least common denominator.

    I guess I am not happy unless I am spending $ on digital toys. I don't
    know if anyone else has this problem... J.
    Jay, Feb 3, 2007
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  2. Jay

    JohnR66 Guest

    Check here for a good review.

    I've been looking at the LZ3. OIS appears to work well. Seems to be a very
    good camera.
    JohnR66, Feb 4, 2007
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  3. Er, not quite!
    Dennis Pogson, Feb 4, 2007
  4. I recently wanted to get a camera even more compact than the LZ5, and with
    a 28mm wide-angle capability. Ended up with a Ricoh R5, which also
    includes CCD-shift image stabilisation.

    One of my other cameras is the Panasonic FZ5, and my wife has an FZ20, so
    I am sure that the Panasonic range would offer you a good solution.

    David J Taylor, Feb 4, 2007
  5. A bit like saying a Rover is a rebranded BMW. The difference is in the
    design engineering and the build quality.
    Dennis Pogson, Feb 5, 2007
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