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    Default Panasonic or Fujifilm?

    Looking at the following:

    Panasonic FZ-50
    Fujifilm S9600

    Any views / reviews comparing both?

    Which would you choose?

    Will be using it for travel photography and taking pix of my kids, so would need one with good response time and short shutter lag.

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    S9600
    high ISO low noise! good for freezing those running kids action.
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    Fujifilm S9600 has 28mm wide angle lens.

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    probably the fuji... for the 28mm, else pana...

    when I use my f31, i always have to bump up the ISO a lot due to the lack of IS (especially at the tele end). so imho the low noise doesn't really help that much since you will end up at ISO800 or even 1600 a lot. :S

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    he's gonna be shooting kids. I would prefer a "noisy" shot from ISO1600 at least I can see the face frozen in a frame than a sharp and "low-noise" ISO200 with OIS and having my kid's face motion blur-slurred across the frame beyond recognition on a sharp background.

    I print my F11's ISO1600 outputs on 4R and i don't see any "noise" at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post
    he's gonna be shooting kids. I would prefer a "noisy" shot from ISO1600 at least I can see the face frozen in a frame than a sharp and "low-noise" ISO200 with OIS and having my kid's face motion blur-slurred across the frame beyond recognition on a sharp background.

    I print my F11's ISO1600 outputs on 4R and i don't see any "noise" at all.
    How about the OIS in the Panasonic? Wonder if that would help since my wife will also be handling the camera a fair bit... (honestly, we are looking at a prosumer cam so that I need not always be behind the DSLR and end up only with pix of everyone except myself)

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiorook View Post
    How about the OIS in the Panasonic? Wonder if that would help since my wife will also be handling the camera a fair bit... (honestly, we are looking at a prosumer cam so that I need not always be behind the DSLR and end up only with pix of everyone except myself)
    for faster action, probably the fuji will be a better one, another option would also be the d40.

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    fuji S6500fd could be a good choice rather than S9600 since is F30 sensor on 6 MP.
    but pana FZ50 burst mode and AF speed performance would be better than fuji.

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    i'd say the fujifilm.

    unless you're doing more outdoor shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiorook View Post
    How about the OIS in the Panasonic?
    OIS can cure handshake but not motion blur. Low noise at high ISO is the way to go. I would suggest Fuji 6500 or D40. The latter much more responsive thought more expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheersjy View Post
    OIS can cure handshake but not motion blur. Low noise at high ISO is the way to go. I would suggest Fuji 6500 or D40. The latter much more responsive thought more expensive.
    Thanks. I have the D100 already. We are actually looking for a more 'portable' solution for family outings etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiorook View Post
    Thanks. I have the D100 already. We are actually looking for a more 'portable' solution for family outings etc etc.
    PORTABLE? both aren't something portable in my dictionary
    comparing those 2 cameras with your D100, not much difference, might as well carry your D100.
    how about something much more compact?

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    Quote Originally Posted by michhy View Post
    PORTABLE? both aren't something portable in my dictionary
    comparing those 2 cameras with your D100, not much difference, might as well carry your D100.
    how about something much more compact?
    like a F30. or its successors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michhy View Post
    PORTABLE? both aren't something portable in my dictionary
    comparing those 2 cameras with your D100, not much difference, might as well carry your D100.
    how about something much more compact?
    How about shutter lag and response rate? not easy to grab spontaneous shots of kids with the compacts.
    Last edited by audiorook; 16th March 2007 at 08:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiorook View Post
    How about shutter lag and response rate? not easy to grab spontaneous shots of kids with the compacts.
    both are good... but the pana is better.

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    Come and Join the FZ-50 Family !!!!

    Hohoho... Both are good, but depends on what are you shooting. Seems like you said family, then more outdoor shooting? If so, go for FZ-50

    Both are good camera, but as a FZ-50 user, I will always support the "HOME" side

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    FZ50, if you wanna shoot tele and your hands are shaky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack50N View Post
    Come and Join the FZ-50 Family !!!!

    Hohoho... Both are good, but depends on what are you shooting. Seems like you said family, then more outdoor shooting? If so, go for FZ-50

    Both are good camera, but as a FZ-50 user, I will always support the "HOME" side
    Actually, a fair bit of outdoor and indoor. Also, for travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiorook View Post
    Looking at the following:

    Panasonic FZ-50
    Fujifilm S9600

    Any views / reviews comparing both?

    Which would you choose?

    Will be using it for travel photography and taking pix of my kids, so would need one with good response time and short shutter lag.
    I prefer Fujifilm colour is more vibrant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiorook View Post
    Thanks. I have the D100 already. We are actually looking for a more 'portable' solution for family outings etc etc.
    Pana is better in most aspect. Is fool proof just like a Toyota. More portable than take a look at the LX-2 from pana. Lots of followers here and more overseas.

    Money is your spent it wisely

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