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Ganesh G
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/24/2005

Panasonic Lumix FZ10 vs Canon Powershot S1 IS

Hi everyone...

I was thinking of buying the Panasonic Lumix FZ3 camera. Then, Kerry suggested that I buy some camera that has manual focussing mode which would help me learn. So, I then opted for the Panasonic Lumix FZ10. Both have the same features except the anual focus mode.

Now, a friend of mine suggested another camera, the Canon Powershot S1 IS. It has similar features and a similar price. A few additional features like a flipping LCD display and ability to use the zoom lens to capture movies are present in the S1 IS.

I would love it if someone could tell me which of these cameras would be a better option.

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4/19/2005 11:59:46 AM

Kerry L. Walker   Well, it's me again. I would opt for the Panasonic. It has 4.0 MP as opposed to 3.2MP and a greater zoom range. The greatest attraction to me would be that Leica lens.

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4/19/2005 1:58:12 PM

Ganesh G
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/24/2005
  LOL, Kerry...

Looks like you are turning out to be some sort of a "Guru" for me. I hope you wont charge me too much for that !

Also, I am amazed at your reach. How in the world do you read all the questions and even have the knowledge to answer them. You sure you aren't up for a Nobel or anything??

I know about the megapixels and the Lumix has 12x as opposed to the 10x of Canon. I like te lumix too. Only thing thats pulling me towards canon is the flippable(does a word like that exist??) LCD screen and the ability to use the Zoom while recording video.

Whats your opinion?

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4/21/2005 11:09:03 AM

Kerry L. Walker   Ganesh, the way I look at is this. If you want a video camera, buy a video camera. If you want a still camera, buy a still camera. The flipping LCD screen is just a gimmick, in my opinion. With the exception of these two things, the Panasonic has the Canon beat.

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4/25/2005 6:47:38 AM

Diane Dupuis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2003
  Go for more megapixels and more zoom.

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4/25/2005 3:20:51 PM

Ganesh G
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/24/2005
  Well, I finally seem to have decided that I will go with the Panasonic itself. The video is only a side-use that I expect from the camera. So, after going through a lot more opinions, I think I'll buy the Panasonic Lumix FZ-10.

Can anyone help me by telling me what is the REAL STREET PRICE in the US for that? I've checked a lot of online stores and the prices vary a lot.

Thanks all for the help.

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4/26/2005 10:01:23 PM

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