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camera advice needed

Post by Neo » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:37 pm

Hi all,

Looking to upgrade my camera, which is a Panasonic TZ7 had it for quite a few years now, still works a treat but want a replacement that is still pocketable with a larger zoom and FULL HD but without spending silly money :oops:

Been looking at a Nikon S9700 (Feb 2014 release) can get it for £270 which I don't think is a bad deal considering the features, is Nikon a decent brand with good picture quality ???

camera is so new I can't find any reviews yet.

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Re: camera advice needed

Post by Neo » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:32 am

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Re: camera advice needed

Post by Dennis van Breukelen » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:40 am

Neo most of the people i know that ar serius about taking photo's are using a DSLR at the moment.
Others are using the smaller compact camera's just to take some pictures. It totally depends on what you want.

Always a good place to start is www.dpreview.com for the camera reviews and see if it's a good buy or not.
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Re: camera advice needed

Post by DaveHallwood » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:07 am

find a review of the previous model, if that was good, chances are the new one will be too...?
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Re: camera advice needed

Post by Neo » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:59 pm

Thanks for the replies :)

Like pocket sized cameras coz i NEVER leave anything in the baggage area of rides not unless they have lockable lockers near to it.

yeah used www.dpreview.com and http://www.steves-digicams.com/ in the past, had a quick nose around them but drew a blank :oops:

did find - http://www.photographyblog.com/previews ... 00_photos/

Will have to size it up against my TZ7 and see :)
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Re: camera advice needed

Post by Andrew Shakespeare » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:36 am

Only just saw this post :)

The TZ7 was a fantastic camera, with the Leica Lens, I personally had this camera when it was new. I would try and stick with Panasonic or Canon if you are wanting to stick with a Pocket Camera, I like Nikon, but only when you get to their dSLR's, Their Pocket range seems to be aimed at "Fun" rather than quality.

The new Panasonic TZ60 is a phenominal Camera which matches a fantastic picture along with compact size. I would consider that one.
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Re: camera advice needed

Post by Neo » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:33 pm

Same here, had the tz7 since it came out, still a great camera but time to move onto a larger zoom and FULL HD :)

Looked at the TZ60, very pricey and not loving the lcd viewfinder, could try the tz55 but that's only a 20x zoom :(

did google a sony hx50 (30x zoom) for £229 but all the sample images looked like a watercolour painting without much detail :facepalm:

will trawl a few shops tomorrow :)

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Re: camera advice needed

Post by Andrew Shakespeare » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:35 pm

Neo wrote:Same here, had the tz7 since it came out, still a great camera but time to move onto a larger zoom and FULL HD :)

Looked at the TZ60, very pricey and not loving the lcd viewfinder, could try the tz55 but that's only a 20x zoom :(

did google a sony hx50 (30x zoom) for £229 but all the sample images looked like a watercolour painting without much detail :facepalm:

will trawl a few shops tomorrow :)

thanks again for the replies
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Re: camera advice needed

Post by Richard Bannister » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:54 pm

I'm rather fond of the PowerShot G series. They're a little bigger than the norm but the picture quality makes up for it.


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Re: camera advice needed

Post by Neo » Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:08 pm

Finally got my hands on a Nikon s9700, on paper it was a similar size to my TZ7 but putting them together, the Nikon was clearly on the larger side which ruled out it being "pocketable" guess a 30x zoom camera was never gonna be that small anyways :oops:

So i've scaled back to 20ish zoom and the Panasonic TZ range consistently keeps getting glowing reviews, looks like i'm after a TZ40 after all :)
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