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Any Panasonic FZ10 Users?  
User currently offline1world From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

I am thinking of buying this camera in a few weeks and will be doing a fair amount of aviation photography and just wanted to know if anyone else is using this camera.

This camera has :4mp, 12x optical zoom, f2.8, image stabalized.

It would be great to see some pictures on here taken with that camera.

Thanks for reading my post.

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User currently offlineGmonney From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

Whats the price for it..?? if its less than $800 go for it...not a bad looking camera...just that there are a lot higher MP camera's out there....even my 5MP is on the edge of becoming old!!

Grant


User currently offline1world From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2281 times:

Hey Grant,

This camera actually retails in the YYZ area for about $1000.00 but I can order it from the US for $800.00 CAD after tax.

Their are a lot of higher MPH cameras but they don't have the same features as this one. I have seen pictures at full zoom which includes the digital zoom and they look great, little to no noise.

I have been looking for a while and have to decide sometime.

I will also pick up an extra battery and a teleconference for this camera when I do buy it.

Keep up the great picture taking. Do you ever take the camera into work at AC?

Miguel


User currently offlineAIRHEAD711 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

I was thinking about getting an FZ10 about 2 months ago.I decided instead to get a used Canon D60 off Ebay.It does look like a pretty good camera though.Check this site for some photos taken with this camera.

http://www.cactuswings.com/

Scott


User currently offline1world From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2255 times:

AIRHEAD711,

The cactus wings photos don't give the camera any justice. I have seen great aviation photos with this camera and so far I am impressed.

Sorry about this line "Their are a lot of higher MPH cameras" in my last post as it should be "mp (megapixel)". I must have pressed the wrong button in the spell check feature. For some reason It doesn't display what the buttons are as they are all blank so I have to guess.

Thanks for all the feedback.


User currently offlineGaruda From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

1world,

I'm a proud user of FZ-10. You can see the result below

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Photo © Johannes Arianto



It is a great camera for the price I paid. Bought it in Singapore for S$935 (US$550). The extra battery cost me S$75 (US$44). The original Panasonic teleconverter 1.5X (not teleconference I believe) cost around S$600, but my friend managed to modify his FZ-10 with Olympus TCON17 (1.7X), with the additional adapter for S$240, with the equal quality.

The minus points of FZ-10 IMHO are: noisy on indoor (unless external flash is used), tricky metering at non-ideal lighting condition and slow focus (to my standard, since I'm used to SLR focusing speed). Well, the slow focus is the reason why I upgraded to Nikon D70, and having owned a Nikon SLR system for 9 years, it is a clear choice. However, after trying out both cameras yesterday, I decided to keep the FZ-10 as my second camera and sell my film SLR instead. The compact size of FZ-10 (for camera with 35-420mm lens) is a very plus point when I need to travel light.

JA


User currently offline1world From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

Garuda,

Thanks for your post and yes its teleconverter lens. I was having some spell check problems.

I have read from others that its actually a pretty quick camera. The write time is quick and allows for quick burst shots.

Thanks for all the feedback.


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