Strong Eagle wrote:
I'd disagree with Bremen. Panasonics are better than Canon.
Leica lenses. Image stabilization. Excellent color saturation. Good program modes. A case that is easier to hold with one hand than the Canon. I own the FX8 and have given away FX9 and FX01 as gifts.
FX01 is the latest. Has a 28 to 102 zoom. All other compact cameras have 35 to 110. Much better wide angle.
I actually find the color saturation on the Panasonics to be quite muted. The colors on the canons are much more natural, while on the sony they're punchier. Much better for printing. Also, the Panasonics, while having excellent lenses, are let down by higher chroma noise at lower ISO levels, and have poorer high-iso performance than, say the fuji cams:
No offence Bremen, but the link doesn't impress me! I've seen to many manipulations of what cameras can and cannot do, especially here in Sim Lim, never trust any of the salesmen! 9 out of 10 will push the ones, with the most profit margins, and up the price.
I think one needs to experiment for a while with each camera, possibly at a camera club.
I purchased the Minolta 5D simply because it's more economical, having the stabiliser in the camera, rather than on the lens and also i have the film camera, with lenses i can use.
Unfortunately I cannot stop thinking about the cannon 350D, and wondering what the pictures are like. I'm not overly impressed with the Minolta, even though it does its job, but i put that down to my inexperience with a digital SLR