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willbmobile wrote:So sorry that I had purchased one of these. Even though the camera has a camera stabilization in it, seemed that if the kids moved at all it would be fuzzy.
I looked and looked for a great camera, but in the end, took this one back for a refund.
just being truthful.
You *DO* know that Image Stabilization compensates for the movement of the *Camera* during picture taking, NOT movement in the subject of the pictures? I'm unfamiliar with this model so don't know if you on by default or needs to be turned on by choice.
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You folks who want great low light capability better bone up on photo physics. If you have a f/5.6 lens, your camera better hit ISO 3200 or 6400 (assuming good images at that ISO) or it ain't gonna work. There's just not enough light passing through a 5.6 lens to reach a high shutter speed (and most of the time, these lenses are at 5.6 and only part of the time at f/4, etc.) The moral is LEARN ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY and then you will know the limitations of cameras when you shop.
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gsmit114 wrote:<3 = ass-cone.
Meaning: "I love ( <3 ) you Woot!"
BTW, I'm the last of the three lucky 'winners' of this model Panasonic camera that were offered during the most recent wootoff.
I've been exploring its features and capabilities for the last week-or-so I've had it and am very pleased. This is not my first P&S digital and have taken tens-of-thousands pix with the last two Sony Cybershot models over the last 5-6 years.
The Pani is a keeper, main selling points for me are the 12X optical zoom and marvelous manual and priority shooting modes. Yeah, it's a little larger than its brothers and solid (read that as Heavy) enough to force you to be really sure you grip it well so it doesn't slip away, AND there's the talk of a proprietary battery needed if you want a backup spare. But those aren't deal breakers.
I did have somewhat high expectations for the video recording mode but the electronic view finder and fast-moving objects (RC model helicopters flying '3D') don't work well in my experience. there's too much lag between the image sensor, image processing and finally the back screen. Trying to follow a quickly darting object is impossible without really spending the time to acclimate to that delay. The overall vid quality is very good and yes, being able to work the zoom (which is also variable speed - nobody's mentioned that) is a plus. Didn't really buy it for video applications so it is what it is...
My camera's condition was perfect, no signs of preownership. Battery is holding up well but no benchmark numbers of shots have been noticed. Image focus tracking is very cool, I call it my "missile-lock radar" function. Hope I actually use that for something some day.
Camera's playback of images has been given some thought, compared to my Sony DSC-W120 at least. Here's how: If I play back pix on the Sony, and I'm somewhere in the middle of a large number of images, any interruption in the camera's operation sends me back to the last image recorded in memory. Way too easy to tap the shutter button while holding the camera and forcing it out of playback mode.
The Panasonic goes one better - you can leave playback mode at any time during image review and as long as you don't shoot a new image, you can go right back to where you left off in the playback. I discovered this while playing with it. Wonder what other neat-O things it can do...?
Signature? I don't need no stinkin' signature!