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Which is better? Panasonic Lumix or Canon Ixus (Digi Cam)

Postby Jesey » Thu, 12 Oct 2006 6:34 pm

Hi there! Can u help me? I need some feedback on which digi cam would be better, now in market there are so many outstanding brand but getting a advice is better than risking. I managed to mark 2 popular brand Panasonic Lumix and Canon Ixus.. just for personal and leisure use. what do u think?

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Thank you!

Postby Jesey » Fri, 13 Oct 2006 2:07 pm

Thanks alot hello_20 for your reply I definetly will patronise one of the store. Cheers!

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Re: Which is better? Panasonic Lumix or Canon Ixus (Digi Cam

Postby endlssorrow » Sun, 15 Oct 2006 9:50 pm

Jesey wrote:Hi there! Can u help me? I need some feedback on which digi cam would be better, now in market there are so many outstanding brand but getting a advice is better than risking. I managed to mark 2 popular brand Panasonic Lumix and Canon Ixus.. just for personal and leisure use. what do u think?



fuj also not bad..
models like fuj z-3, f30, etc

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Postby MoTokyo » Tue, 17 Oct 2006 8:22 pm

I've owned a 5MP Canon IXUS (called IXY in Japan) for 2 years now and I can say that I'm happy with the product but there are some flaws with the design:

1. On a cloudy day you have to be extremely still when taking photos. The new 6.0mp models include an image stabilizer, but I can't comment on how well it works. All I know is that I've gotten used to taking 2-3 photos per shot in the event one comes out blurry.

2. Taking photos indoors (museums, art gallerys, dimly-lit homes) will almost always be blurry. However, when using a camera pedestal the photo will be blurry only 0-5% of the time. So the camera works well but the 5.0mp model has terrible image stabilisation.

3. The only way to fix the blurriness (aside from the pedestal) is to shoot in ISO200 or ISO400 but then the image has grainy dots splashed across it if you do.


Those are my only problems with the model. On the PLUS side:

1. I've taken at least 15,000 photos, in many different countries and trips with this camera, without ever encountering any mechanical problems.

2. The lithium battery has not been replaced since purchase. The battery is very high quality as I can take 250-300 photos without needing to recharge.

3. This camera produces spectacular images. I initially purchased a Sony Cybershot and immediately exchanged it for this camera as the picture quality was terrible.

4. This camera really produces spectacular images! Even when taking photos on the largest setting (2592x1944).

5. The options on the camera seemed complicated at first but they're very functional and easy to navigate through after about a week of use.

6. The IXUS is still the most stylish point-and-shoot camera on the market. Before owning the IXUS, I had an exilim and it was total garbage. I wasted 2 years taking photos with that junk.


Ending Notes: Image stabilisation aside (supposedly fixed in the new 6.0mp models), this camera has been the best I've ever owned. I'm personally waiting for an 8.0mp with image stabilisation to come out and then I'll be repurchasing the IXUS.

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Casio Exilim

Postby Jesey » Wed, 18 Oct 2006 4:12 pm

:D Thanks alot there, MoTokyo.. I have to agree owing a Casio Exilim was a total waste of money. I'm currently using one Z40. The quality was total disappointing, inititally i find Exilim quite interesting but as i start comparing image taken from other brand of digi cam i realised i made the wrong choice.. Argh


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