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Thread: Non SLR digital camera with >300mm lens

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    Arrow Non SLR digital camera with >300mm lens

    Hello all,

    I need some help here... does anyone know if there's a camera that's
    a non-SLR digital camera with >300mm lens zoom factor, around?
    Nevermind what brand. As long as the zoom factor can match a 300mm lens zoom.
    I'm looking to get one...

    Either that or a DSLR model, that have a mode which allow the camera to be totally silent.

    Many thanks

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    there are a few in the market...

    Olympus C-7XX series, Canon Powershot S1 IS and Panasonic DMC FZ series.

    Look up in here

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    are u asking for non-Dslr or non-slr? I don't think there is a non-Dslr/slr that can give >300mm zoom... Besides, it's not the camera that zooms, it's the lense that zooms...

    i can only think of slr camera for what u want.

    edit: Oh, I stand corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxtwo

    edit: Oh, I stand corrected.
    You have been corrected.... :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluestrike
    You have been corrected.... :P
    hahah~ i didn't realise prosumers come with >300mm now... so envious, i have to make do with 200mm on my slr.

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    Oh wow! Thanks BlueStrike... initially I had the same thoughts as foxtwo, regarding prosumer cameras as well... but this is real eye-opening

    Now to check out how good this camera is ....
    does anyone know how much the Olympus C-770 UZ cost?
    It looks like its much better than the others within the same range... it's 3.9 effective megapixels... and I'm quite amazed to see a 50 ISO rating on this camera too... I wonder...

    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabbatical
    Oh wow! Thanks BlueStrike... initially I had the same thoughts as foxtwo, regarding prosumer cameras as well... but this is real eye-opening

    Now to check out how good this camera is ....
    does anyone know how much the Olympus C-770 UZ cost?
    It looks like its much better than the others within the same range... it's 3.9 effective megapixels... and I'm quite amazed to see a 50 ISO rating on this camera too... I wonder...

    Thanks again
    IMHO, getting a DC with IS is a better choice. at 300mm and more, it really hard to get a decent shots handheld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluestrike
    IMHO, getting a DC with IS is a better choice. at 300mm and more, it really hard to get a decent shots handheld.
    Oh wow! X2
    That just narrowed the results to just 2 cameras...So it looks like the Panasonic DMC-FZ10 have the better specs... but there's not Panasonic thread here...

    So does anyone owns one, how good is it really?
    How much is it selling now (where to get the best deal)?

    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wai
    OMG ... LoL...
    This camera's focal range is too long for what I need...
    but if I'm a little loaded, it might be a good camera to shoot the moon and astro objects with... but Singapore's not a good location to do that either...

    So back to the Panasonic DMC-FZ10
    Any idea if the price have dropped (& where to grab one)?
    Also any bad feedback on it?

    Thanks!

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    erm...u say >300mm lens mah

    if u attach a 300mm to a 10D, you will get 480mm already

    On the other hand, the TD-1 has a focal length of 450mm - 1350mm

    nope..still not enough for serious astro because it has an ISO from 100 - 200 only

    probably just enough for moon shot that's all
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabbatical
    Oh wow! X2
    That just narrowed the results to just 2 cameras...So it looks like the Panasonic DMC-FZ10 have the better specs... but there's not Panasonic thread here...

    So does anyone owns one, how good is it really?
    How much is it selling now (where to get the best deal)?

    Thanks again
    Heh, you forgot about the KM Z-3?

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    i suggest u dont buy the fz10. there are 2 major problems with the cam.
    noise and focusing.

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    thinking of getting td-1 as a zoom cam..
    how much is it? which shop is carrying it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by acetylcholine
    i suggest u dont buy the fz10. there are 2 major problems with the cam.
    noise and focusing.
    The focusing problem are way overblown IMO. It is just that there are a few defective cams in one of the early batches. I have not heard of any significant noise problem.

    FZ10 is worth taking a look if you don't mind the price (it is the most expensive as compared to the Oly C-7x0 series, Minolta Z series and Canon S1 IS) and its size (it is the biggest among the others 10x/12x zoom cams).

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    the fz1's focusing is terrible slow and inaccurate lest yr lights are damn good.
    i bet the fz10 cant do much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acetylcholine
    the fz1's focusing is terrible slow and inaccurate lest yr lights are damn good.
    i bet the fz10 cant do much better.
    Then so does all the other cams without the autofocus assist light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convoy
    The focusing problem are way overblown IMO. It is just that there are a few defective cams in one of the early batches. I have not heard of any significant noise problem.

    FZ10 is worth taking a look if you don't mind the price (it is the most expensive as compared to the Oly C-7x0 series, Minolta Z series and Canon S1 IS) and its size (it is the biggest among the others 10x/12x zoom cams).
    Em, just what kind of noise is it?
    It's not like the shutter or mirror click is it? Does it even uses a mirror?

    My decision for the Panasonic FZ10 was based on the dpreview comparision chart that provided a side-by-side spec of all the cameras you've mentioned... you think maybe there'd be a new model launching soon too?

    Thanks

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    nah...i've tried other cams (all without AF assist) faster than fz1/fz10 (not sure abt the accuracy because no chance to upload)

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    noise=digital noise. the grain u see on some pics

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