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FZ-30 or S9500?

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Braeden, 28 Mar 2006.

  1. Braeden

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    Joined: 15 Feb 2003

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    Location: West Yorkshire

    A friend is on the verge of buying a new camera, but is torn between the Panasonic FZ-30 and the Fuji S9500

    Which would you choose between the two and why?
     
  2. Colin_da_Killer

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    This is about the 4th topic with the exact same question as the title, including the one I made quite a while back.

    BTW I went for the s9500 :)
     
  3. Mohain

    Wise Guy

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    I went for the 9500 too. It's a trade off between the FZ's IS or the s9500 higher ISO. Have a play with them both in a shop, there's not much between them.

    He might also want to consider a D50 with kit lens for a little more (around £450). Wont get the same zoom range tho but a new lens can be bought at a later time.
     
  4. cmt

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    Still using my 'other' s9500 after Colin_da_Killer bought mine. ( i actually bought two of them - one for my brother, but he never had the money to pay for it, so i ended up using it)

    It feels very SLR like, but not as fast obviously (focus speed, file saving, etc)

    The manual zoom is nice with a good feel to it - so much better than a f'ly by wire' zoom.

    I also found out this week that it works well with an R72 Hoya Infra Red Filter (results posted soon)

    As has been said, go and have a play and see which 'fits', and decide if you prefer high ISO over longer zoom and OIS (both have their advantages and disadvantages)

    cmt
     
  5. Mohain

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    :eek:
     
  6. cmt

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    i was a little suprised as well.

    cmt