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    Hi, anyone here has any recommendations for ultrazoom cam(not dslr)? eg. canon S1, fz20, ...

    What are the pros and cons of a huge zoom camera?

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    I'm using a Canon S1... good ultra zoom

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    hi ,

    u might consider Fuji S5000 (3.1 mp) with 10x optical , Panasonic FZ10 (4mp) , FZ20 (5mp) 12 x optical.

    I used a S5000 b4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niterider
    I'm using a Canon S1... good ultra zoom
    care to show some images that u've captured at the maximum (10X) zoom? thanks!

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    I will like to recommend Konica-Minolta's Z3 or the upcoming Z5.
    12x zoom, anti-shake, 4mp and 5mp respectively and very fast focusing time.
    Price is mid-range too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asturias105
    Hi, anyone here has any recommendations for ultrazoom cam(not dslr)? eg. canon S1, fz20, ...

    What are the pros and cons of a huge zoom camera?
    Nikon's Coolpix 8800?
    35-350mm with VR, and can mount a Speedlite.
    and it has a Vertical Grip option too.

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    Canon S1. Could have brought that if not for my tight wallet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prismatic
    I will like to recommend Konica-Minolta's Z3 or the upcoming Z5.
    12x zoom, anti-shake, 4mp and 5mp respectively and very fast focusing time.
    Price is mid-range too.
    Z3 or Z5..........:thumbup:

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    Anyone can post any pics taken at maximum zoom of the above cameras? just wanna see the quality of the images. thank u so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by asturias105
    Anyone can post any pics taken at maximum zoom of the above cameras? just wanna see the quality of the images. thank u so much!
    I would like to see any pics taken at max aperture at max zoon of the above cameras? Just wanna see the quality of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX Boy
    I would like to see any pics taken at max aperture at max zoon of the above cameras? Just wanna see the quality of it.
    taken it with canon S1IS last year at p.langkawi..... max zoom.... aperture forgot... quality not nice...dunno if its camera or me...lol

    http://gallery.clubsnap.com/showphot...cat/500/page/2

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    Quote Originally Posted by kegler
    taken it with canon S1IS last year at p.langkawi..... max zoom.... aperture forgot... quality not nice...dunno if its camera or me...lol

    http://gallery.clubsnap.com/showphot...cat/500/page/2
    Pics okie to me le! You too picky izzit???

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX Boy
    Pics okie to me le! You too picky izzit???
    ok...lol....i wanted to AF on his face..... anyway....its a fantastic outdoor camera... w/o the 10x (380mm) my friend will look like an ant...lol.... i think the panasonic fz10/20 r as good... can consider buying one for holidays trip...lol

    edit: but my vote still goes out to canon S1 due to its compactness and the 640x480 movie mode(fantastic quality) record ourself when boarding the plane....reverse the lcd screen can see ourself ...
    pana fz10/20 too big.... might as well bring SLR....
    Last edited by kegler; 27th January 2005 at 12:22 PM.

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    actually wat frew me to get an S1 rather than the FZ20 was the swivel LCD.
    I wanted a fun camera that i can relax & shoot for fun.

    the swivel LCD makes it so fun, as u can shoot at strange angles & yet see the image.

    but i do not deny that the FZ20 is a great camera & takes great pictures.
    if Panasonic has a swivel LCD on the FZ20, i would have gone for it str8 away

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    hmm... so, quality-wise, apart from the swivel screen, am i right to say that Fz20 (or even fz10) is better than s1??

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    Shot of a flower with max zoom and macro mode.

    My S5000 with a UV filter.Macro mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asturias105
    hmm... so, quality-wise, apart from the swivel screen, am i right to say that Fz20 (or even fz10) is better than s1??
    S1 is more compact compared to fz10/20

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazerLordz
    Shot of a flower with max zoom and macro mode.

    My S5000 with a UV filter.Macro mode.

    wah.. a non-dslr cam can actually produce such shallow DOF? !

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    Here some of the photos taken with Canon Powershot S1 IS.

    http://gallery.keeptouch.net/showgal...00&ppuser=1211

    I was in the same situation as you before. I got Canon over Dimage Z series mainly because of the price and compactness.

    P/S: I'm new to photography, don't expect good quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asturias105
    hmm... so, quality-wise, apart from the swivel screen, am i right to say that Fz20 (or even fz10) is better than s1??
    What is "Better" to you? in term of size, quality, features? This topic is very subjective. I can say that both cameras are good and have its own advantages.

    Try to read up the camera reviews at
    http://www.dpreview.com/
    http://www.steves-digicams.com/
    http://www.imaging-resource.com/

    and you also can download the samples to check quality.

    Of course if you ask me which one will choose, I will choose S1. Why? Becoz' it's Canon. I owned a Powershot Pro 90IS before. See my shots at
    Sample 1
    Sample 2
    Sample 3
    Sample 4
    Last edited by megaweb; 28th January 2005 at 01:39 PM.
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

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