canon sony panasonic or fujifilm?

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  1. mky

    mky TPF Noob!

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    I'd like to get your opinion about a 10x zoom camera at approx. same price. Which manufacturer do you think has the best one? thanks
     
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    the camera must take quality pictures in automatic mode
     
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    Get the Canon S3/5, preferably S3.
     
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    It all depends on how much you want to spend. It is my understanding that Panasonic has the better lenses and that Canon deals better at high ISOs. A friend of mine has the panasonic lumix dmc-fz8. I played with it and i find it to be a nice camera, if you have nice light. For about $300 i think that it is a good buy. If you want to go even further in the zoom you also have the dmc-fz18 with an 18x for just thirty extra bucks.
    So I personnally like Panasonic on compacts and bridges because of their lenses.
     
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    I can't swear by it, but I think all those 10X-12X's are made in China by the same manufacturer. It probably wouldn't matter whose brand it is. I have one of those myself, a Minolta Z6. I chose that because it allows use of an on camera flash which helps eliminate red eye and save on camera batteries. My daughter recently bought a Sony, very similar to the Minolta, but doesn't take the flash. They both take excellent pictures, but both are prone to noise as it is with all those type of cameras with a long zoom range.
     
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    I have this one: http://www.6ave.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=PANDMCFZ50BK

    I've been very happy with it, though that price is ridiculous - check elsewhere for a better deal. I'm fairly new at this, so I haven't handled other cameras, but the reviews on this one are quite good across the board.
     
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    i had the same feeling many times with lots of other non related to cameras products
     
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    I recently notice Olympus has an 18x on the market. I didn't look into it, but I imagine the extra is increased at the wide end of the range.
     
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    studied a little bit more and canon seems to be on the first place
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Why not just get a real camera?
     
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    mrodgers No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ever think that everyone is not rich?

    Big Mike, I love your posts and love how helpful you are all over this forum. And I love your name (hint, guess what my name is? :D). But think about what you just said there :D.

    A "real" camera to me and probably many others would cost thousands after paying all the interest....
     
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    If i was buying one, i would go with panasonic. I used to work in retail selling them, and being around them all day, panasonic was my #1, they seemed to be the quickest, best battery life, great IS, and great picture quality. One camera i always loved was the panasonic dmc-tz3. It was small enough to fit in my pocket, but still had a big 10x optical zoom, and a 3 in. screen.
     

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