Panasonic Lumix FZ28 or Canon PowerShot SX10?

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  1. Wildlife girl

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    My new question! I know each of these are a bit different from each other and are both good cameras, but is one better? Which one would you buy?

    Thanks!
    Tracy
     
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    I can't believe 30 people have viewed this question and not one has an opinion! Sheesh! :grumpy:

    Well, I've figured it out on my own. I'm going with the Panasonic, slightly better overall reviews and RAW which is important to me.

    I guess I'm in the wrong forum, I'll head over to Beginners from now on.
     
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    perhaps people haven't responsed because they don't have personal experience with both of these cameras.

    better silence than making something up.

    i have several students who have the panasonic and they really like the camera and the result shown in class look great. On the other hand i have never even seen the canon camera and so i can't make an intelligent comparsion.
     
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    Thank you, Ann. You're right, I didn't mean to be rude. I was just frustrated.

    I'm glad to hear you have heard good things about the Panasonic I'm planning on buying. I know the Canon is a good camera too, but I think the Panasonic fits my needs better and is also $100 cheaper!
     
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    Hi Wildlife:
    I didn't respond to this particular question - besides, it is personal preference on the selection of which one - but I did leave you a very lengthy reply to your other question about the Lumix Acessories

    "Help, Panasonic Lumix FZ28 accessories"

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...30-help-panasonic-lumix-fz28-accessories.html

    P.S. my husband got my new Lumix for about $269!
    Great price for a great camera!
     
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    Hi Smile,

    I just replied on the other thread. But, do you mind me asking where your husband purchased your camera? I have only been able to find it as low as $293 with free shipping (from a reputable dealer!). I've been very careful about checking a guide I found on here about store reviews so I don't buy from a scam company.

    Thank you! :D
     
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    I used Panasonic FZ7 2 years ago and loved it. However I think the biggest drawback of all Panasonic cameras is the noise performance. Noise is visible even at ISO 100, which probably isn't a problem in the Canon. Though Panasonic improved it a lot in 2008 models. I like the size of Panasonic cameras (FZ28 shares almost the same body as my FZ7). The body is also very solid, but it doesn't look nice though, a bit old-fashioned and cheap. The canon is powered by 4xAA, which I don't like to be honest. What's more, Panasonic lumix ultra-zoom cameras have always had very fast lenses, and this one is no exception. On paper then, Panasonic seems to be a lot better, but you should definitely check some samples before making your final decision as you might not like the noise and overal IQ of it.
     
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    Thanks Drake!

    I haven't heard that this Panasonic has more noise than the Canon, but it could be in practice. I'm trying to find all the examples I can. I don't know anyone who actually owns either camera.

    I have heard others say that the Panasonic doesn't look as nice as the Canon.

    I'll keep researching!
     
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    I love my FZ28, if you want to see sample shots, you should go on Flickr and search for camera tags, you'll see some great shots! I have the Rayonex 150 Macro lens (w/adapter ring) that I've been having fun with too!

    Lisa
     
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    A few sites you can find good reviews and samples at. ;)

    Steve's Digicams - Main Menu
    Digital Camera Resource Page - Unbiased Digital Camera Reviews
    Digital Camera Reviews and News
    Digital Cameras, Digital Camera Reviews - The Imaging Resource!
    Pixel-Peeper -- More than 100,000 full-size sample photos from lenses, SLR cameras and digicams.
     
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    Thanks, Lisa and Drake!

    I'm hoping to buy my Panasonic FZ28 this week! :mrgreen:

    Looks like some great sites you have listed there, Drake. I'm going to check them out tonight.

    I really appreciate your comments!

    Thanks!
    Tracy
     
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    Hi wildlife,

    here's the link to VANN'S where my husband bought my FZ28. Unfortunately, the price went down after Christmas and has now gone UP! As I mentioned, he paid $269 + free ship before Xmas

    Panasonic DMC-FZ28K 10.2 Megapixel black Lumix digital camera (DMC FZ28K) at Vanns.com | features

    My local Ritz Cameras store had a FZ28 in store; if you have Ritz in your area, you might check with them if you want to at least see the camera.

    Also, I read the other posts about the "noise" of the Panasonic...I don't notice any unusual noise. It does make that "whirr" sound when you take a shot...isn't that ususal? but no biggie, at least to me.
    And as for looks, it is a very well put together compact camera; doesn't look cheap to me and has a great sized screen for such a compact camera...and did I mention (again) how light it is? that is the best feature for me!

    Well, I'm not a professional camera person and know nothing technical about the workings of these cameras, I'm a point & shoot type, but this camera is very user friendly for me and glad we chose it over others - I'll be going to "old town" this week to play with my camera and will post some shots.
     

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