Hope you guys and gals can help me out here.
I'm hoping to upgrade to a decent prosumer and I'm looking at the following models:
- Canon S5IS / S3IS
- Canon G7 / G6
- Panasonic FZ7 / FZ8
I've been using compacts for years, after getting tired of my SLR... I prefer hassle free operation but because of my SLR, I would like more manual controls than what the average compact provides. So I think a prosumer is a good compromise for my requirements.
In terms of photography requirements, I usually take photos for:
A decent zoom (around 8-10x at least) and strong macro performance are important to me. Good low light performance and image stability would be a big plus. I don't print much, and only up to B5 size when I do, so megapixel count isn't a big issue for me.
Would love to hear from users of the above cameras on what the strong points and short comings are. Want to go into the camera with both eyes open. have read the reviews at dpreview and the cameras are seem to be solid buys.
Thanks in advance and sorry for the long post!