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    Default Fz 50 Vs Fz 18

    as topic .. anyone gt any idea which will be a better buy?

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    one has a hotshoe mount, the other doesnt.
    besides this, anything else significantly differs between these 2?
    i'd choose the FZ-18 for the lens more flexible wide-angle and telephoto reach.

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    I believe a Fz50 replacement is coming soon...so wait a little longer.
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    Default Re: Fz 50 Vs Fz 18

    looking for wide angle > fz18
    looking for more control > fz50, otherwise wait for fz50 replacement.

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    Default Re: Fz 50 Vs Fz 18

    hmm like how long will the replacement come ? any idea??

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    Default Re: Fz 50 Vs Fz 18

    Both sensor same size hor...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    looking for wide angle > fz18
    looking for more control > fz50, otherwise wait for fz50 replacement.
    what extra control does the fz50 has, that fz18 dont?

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    Quote Originally Posted by michhy View Post
    what extra control does the fz50 has, that fz18 dont?
    zoom on lens, for one.

    Consider a DSLR instead of either of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michhy View Post
    what extra control does the fz50 has, that fz18 dont?
    Flash hotshoe for one, and one thats TTL capable at that, fun to play with for flash photography. FZ50 is the only one other than the L1 DSLR in the Panny line that has the TTL hotshoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singapore21 View Post
    Both sensor same size hor...?
    FZ50
    1/1.8" Type CCD
    10.4 million pixels total

    FZ18
    1/2.5" Type CCD
    8.3 million pixels total
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    fz 50 ccd is bigger

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    The LCD can tilt. Hehe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnaxe View Post
    zoom on lens, for one.

    Consider a DSLR instead of either of these.
    Warning...if u buy a DSLR, the BBB virus will grow in u.
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    Default Re: Fz 50 Vs Fz 18

    pricing not out yet right ? but seems like fz50 more powerful

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    The FZ18 is similar to the FZ8 except it has x18 zoom and face detection.
    There is a review at dpreview on the canon S5IS that ompares it with the FZ8.
    Apparently, the Lumix's lens is much better and picture quality shows. As usual, noise performance is not on par but the reviewer did note the Lumix at ISO100 appear to have lesser noise. I am pretty sure the new FZ50 would be the same except or the same enhancements as in the FZ18, i.e. X18 zoom and face detection.
    If the new FZ50 prices are sub $800, perhaps still worth taking a look. Otherwise you could have gotten a Pentax DSLR for a little bit more and get full SLR performance (with built in stabilisation).
    I previously owned the FZ5 and FZ7 but have since sold them off. The only feature I missed is their stabilised x48 zoom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by michhy View Post
    one has a hotshoe mount, the other doesnt.
    besides this, anything else significantly differs between these 2?
    i'd choose the FZ-18 for the lens more flexible wide-angle and telephoto reach.
    Lets be realistic, with prices of DSLR and P&S so close these days (cheapest Pentax DSLR K100D is $860, Nikon D40 $999), the only reason you want to buy a P&S is for portability, compactness and idiot-proof settings. Having to need to insert a flash means its better to just move to a DSLR because your entire setup would be big...

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    Actually other than the above there's an additional reason of long term savings. Buying a FZ Lumix (or any other prosumer) is pretty much a buy all end all with a fantastic zoom range that satisfy almost everyone (unless u shoot wildlife or is a PI by profession then buy teleconvertors...). The lenses on these prosumers are high quality designs at that. Buying a DSLR however is only the beginning with lenses to buy in the future, other stuff like battery grips etc. The person buying the prosumer is very different from the DSLR buyer IMO. The ability to add a flash is a plus, of course one doesn't neccessary have to use it, but its a capability thats nice to have nonetheless (ever tried runway/fashion/portrait photography without a flashgun?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapier84 View Post
    Actually other than the above there's an additional reason of long term savings. Buying a FZ Lumix (or any other prosumer) is pretty much a buy all end all with a fantastic zoom range that satisfy almost everyone (unless u shoot wildlife or is a PI by profession then buy teleconvertors...). The lenses on these prosumers are high quality designs at that. Buying a DSLR however is only the beginning with lenses to buy in the future, other stuff like battery grips etc. The person buying the prosumer is very different from the DSLR buyer IMO. The ability to add a flash is a plus, of course one doesn't neccessary have to use it, but its a capability thats nice to have nonetheless (ever tried runway/fashion/portrait photography without a flashgun?).
    Actually I've tried portrait photography with just a 50 1.4, and it can be alright..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnaxe View Post
    Actually I've tried portrait photography with just a 50 1.4, and it can be alright..
    I meant using a prosumer lah.

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