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Advise on digital cameras (panasonic)

Postby EaStSider~ » Sun, 12 Feb 2006 11:10 pm

Hi there!Im planning to buy a digital cam come end of the month. Was wondering whether i should get a panasonic lumix fx8 or fx9? Has anyone own the camera/s?Maybe can share your experience in using them.Or perhaps any camera-users have other digital cam to recommend? thnx :D
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Re: Need help..advise on digital cameras(panasonic)

Postby sbosklop » Mon, 13 Feb 2006 3:56 pm

I've just picked up the fx9 and am impressed with it. Small compact size and the pictures have turned okay. I haven't had it long enough to test everything out with it but picture quality is good. Given it's such a tiny body I'm not expecting the worlds greatest pictures. The quality looks better then cameras I've had in the past. I bought it for my gf, but might end up getting one for me.

The only point to make is about battery life. It doesn't use AA which you can pick up any where in a pinch, so i'd say get a second battery if you go on longer trips and don't want to carry the cords. They were trying to sell one to me for S$ 30 when I bought the camera.

I can email you some pictures if you like.

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Postby EaStSider~ » Mon, 13 Feb 2006 9:16 pm

Here that will be great man,thanks! I will PM you my email add. Btw, you happen to hear any comments about the Casio Exilim EX-S600?I am trying to compare between the panasonic and this one. :)
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Postby Bremen » Mon, 13 Feb 2006 11:47 pm

i suggest looking on dpreview for the reviews.

Having tried the panasonics, I can give you this personal review:

1. The lens is fantastic. Very sharp images.
2. The colors tend to be dull and under-saturated
3. The panasonics have serious noise issues. Anything above 100 ISO will have a lot of noise when compared to Fuji, Sony or Canon, and this means that evernig shots and even sunset shots will need a lot of post-processing to get cleaned up.
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Postby EaStSider~ » Tue, 14 Feb 2006 12:49 am

Hey,thanks for your reply! It has been really useful! Wow,noise issues..that seemed quite bad..Man,now im confused :???: What abt the casio cam?Any personal reviews from forums readers?thnx!
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Postby sbosklop » Tue, 14 Feb 2006 5:45 pm

If you can wait to March they just announced the upgrade of the fx9 - the fx01. You might have to wait a while to find out if the High Sensitivity Mode helps with noise or makes it worse.

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Postby Bremen » Wed, 15 Feb 2006 2:16 pm

EaStSider~ wrote:Hey,thanks for your reply! It has been really useful! Wow,noise issues..that seemed quite bad..Man,now im confused :???: What abt the casio cam?Any personal reviews from forums readers?thnx!


Casio are about the same... Though Casio cams tend to have extremely vivid shots. Really, try looking at the reviews on dpreviews.com and you'll get lots of samples in low-light as well.
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Postby Bremen » Wed, 15 Feb 2006 2:21 pm

Here's a side-by-side comparison with the Fuji:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonicfx9/page8.asp


Note: The image stabilization on the Panasonics is pretty good, though the same can be said for canon and sony.
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Postby EaStSider~ » Wed, 15 Feb 2006 10:16 pm

Bremen wrote:Here's a side-by-side comparison with the Fuji:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonicfx9/page8.asp


Note: The image stabilization on the Panasonics is pretty good, though the same can be said for canon and sony.



Hey thanks Bremen! You have been of great help! But just wondering,the thing that is swaying me most to panasonic is the mega OIS stabiliz...but you are mentioning that canon and sony has stabiliz has well? I read that the sony t series ain't that good.. :o
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