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kostenurky
02-03-12, 10:43 AM
Hi all

From the research I've done I'm looking at either purchasing a Panasonic DMC-FZ45 or a Panasonic DMC-TZ20.

My feeling is that despite the heavier weight the FZ45 is better.

My main priorities are good image quality, particularly with portraits and lower-light settings (I live in a place with poor natural light) and the ability to take crisp, non-jerky video.

Anyone have any feedback between these two models?
Or any other suggestions within a similar range to them?

Thanks

Chris Cool
02-03-12, 08:35 PM
Hi all

From the research I've done I'm looking at either purchasing a Panasonic DMC-FZ45 or a Panasonic DMC-TZ20.

My feeling is that despite the heavier weight the FZ45 is better.

My main priorities are good image quality, particularly with portraits and lower-light settings (I live in a place with poor natural light) and the ability to take crisp, non-jerky video.

Anyone have any feedback between these two models?
Or any other suggestions within a similar range to them?

ThanksHi and welcome ;)

Both use the same size sensor (1/2.3" - 7.7mm diagonal) so images should be the same - have a look at the side by side comparison (had to use the TZ30 as TZ20 not shown - same size sensor though) Clicky (http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=panasonic_dmczs20&products=panasonic_dmcfz40)


My main priorities are good image quality, particularly with portraits and lower-light settings (I live in a place with poor natural light) and the ability to take crisp, non-jerky video.Ah, well, these won't suit you as Sensor (http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Glossary/Camera_System/sensor_sizes_01.htm) (look at left hand diagram) is about the size of your finger nail and they need all the light they can get! What's your budget? Can you go to a DSLR like the Canon 550D Clicky (http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/canon_eos_550d_review/) with the much bigger sensor?

I shoot with the TZ7 which has same small sensor - look at my site in my sig. below as to how well it does in good light. Note: I always post process my images...


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