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    Default Panasonic Compact Camera to recommend

    All,
    any good panasonic compact cameras to recommended besides LX3?
    I am looking at the models:

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 (Lumix DMC-TZ7) -> http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/spec...nic_dmczs3.asp

    and

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1 (Lumix DMC-TZ6) ->
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/spec...nic_dmczs1.asp

    Thank you

    Ed

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    Default Re: Panasonic Compact Camera to recommend

    The 2 above mention camera are meant for different market segment than LX3..

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    Quote Originally Posted by shendeerzi View Post
    All,
    any good panasonic compact cameras to recommended besides LX3?
    I am looking at the models:

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 (Lumix DMC-TZ7) -> http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/spec...nic_dmczs3.asp

    and

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1 (Lumix DMC-TZ6) ->
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/spec...nic_dmczs1.asp

    Thank you

    Ed
    Tz7 and Lx3 will be the best. Cheaper ones will be Fx37/38 i think.
    Photography blog has reviewed both Tz6 (4*) and Tz7 (5*)
    Think you shouldnt consider Zs1, might as well get Tz15 now.

    As mentioned by Anson thou, Tz7 and Lx3 are really diff beasts.
    Tz7 for long zoom, smaller, no manual functions and more for video.
    Lx3 will be far btr in pic quality and has manual functions.
    ~*phanTAsmal*~ [Panasonic Tz7 & Pentax K10D]
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    How about Lumix FX580 .. cost SGD540 now with 8gb and case ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shendeerzi View Post
    How about Lumix FX580 .. cost SGD540 now with 8gb and case ...
    Might as well pay slightly more to get Tz7/Lx3 in my view.
    Someone just posted that Tz7 is $520, u in fact can save $20 hehe.
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    Hi I'm new here.

    May i know where to get TZ7 for $520? The cheapest i found is $570 in Sim Lim Sq. Planning to get it within this month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnus78 View Post
    Hi I'm new here.

    May i know where to get TZ7 for $520? The cheapest i found is $570 in Sim Lim Sq. Planning to get it within this month.
    Think its w/o gst -> so becomes $560 with gst. Try Alan Photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantasmal View Post
    Think its w/o gst -> so becomes $560 with gst. Try Alan Photo.
    how cum TZ7 doesn't show in dpreview? Or different name?
    E-M5, GF-1 (20, 12-35, 35-100, 7.5)

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    I've heard that TZ7 batteries are chipped, means third party batteries will not work.
    It will take some period of time before third party manufacturers can crack this.
    Original battery cost around US$50

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruno84sg View Post
    how cum TZ7 doesn't show in dpreview? Or different name?
    Yup, its ZS3 in USA.

    Quote Originally Posted by lichtleiter View Post
    I've heard that TZ7 batteries are chipped, means third party batteries will not work.
    It will take some period of time before third party manufacturers can crack this.
    Original battery cost around US$50
    Indeed, asked for the price, think ard 70sgd.
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    Just for info. Alan photo is selling Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ7 for $570 inclusive of GST, free 8GB storage card and camera case. Cathay Photo Store is selling $575 inclusive of GST, free 8GB storage card and camera case.

    I personally feel that the design will be more ergonomic if the shutter button and mode dial can switch place.

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    hi , abit off-topic, wats the adv of TZ7 over lx3 anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeydollar View Post
    hi , abit off-topic, wats the adv of TZ7 over lx3 anyway?
    Most importantly zoom and video.
    ~*phanTAsmal*~ [Panasonic Tz7 & Pentax K10D]
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    Quote Originally Posted by shendeerzi View Post
    How about Lumix FX580 .. cost SGD540 now with 8gb and case ...
    I was also thinking of the FX580... it's actually more for my wife to use... thought of fx48 too...


    Still haven't decide...

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