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Old 07 November 2014, 10:00 PM   #1
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I'm going to buy a budget camera and was looking at either the LUMIX lz40 or the Samsung wb1100. Which do you think would be the best?
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Old 07 November 2014, 10:03 PM   #2
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Take a look on www.gsmarena.com you will see loads of phones and you can compare them on there too.

The phone shops use this site
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Old 07 November 2014, 10:10 PM   #3
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Take a look on www.gsmarena.com you will see loads of phones and you can compare them on there too.

The phone shops use this site

They are cameras not phones, no one has been in the photography section for ages so no good asking there
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Old 07 November 2014, 10:28 PM   #4
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Bought gfriend lumix while back , works well with panasonic tv. ( wasn't planned)

Also goes well with my g3
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Old 07 November 2014, 11:09 PM   #5
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Get a Lumix with the Leica lens. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 08 November 2014, 11:26 AM   #6
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Sorry I read the post wrong my bad
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Old 09 November 2014, 01:59 AM   #7
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Get a Lumix with the Leica lens. You won't be disappointed.

+1 for this.
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Old 09 November 2014, 01:04 PM   #8
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Is there any particular reason why you are looking at bridge cameras over a compact or DSLR/DSLM. The only reason why I ask is bridge cameras these days seem to be a bit, well, not one or the other, and more so a big point and shoot with a huge zoom level. If its just the zoom and megapixel level you are after, then that's fine.

Anyhoo, given the choice I'd have to say Panasonic. I wouldn't rule out Canon either. As I have a inexplicable hatred for anything Samsung. Well I say inexplicable, but that's not entirely true -maybe its because every product I purchased made by them has had some form of critical design flaw that shouldn't have made past the prototype stage (i.e a TV with inaudible speakers, a phone with flakey firmware, camera supplied with non-functioning PC software, the noisiest modern fridge/freezer I've ever heard, printer that chews paper, combi-microwave that cancels oven mode going into "rapid cool down" mode whenever the door is opened meaning it needs to be preheated again, DVD recorder that scratches and wrecks DVDs (lens hitting discs)....you get the idea.

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Old 09 November 2014, 01:57 PM   #9
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For me, in cameras, the lens comes first. You can get a decent pic with a good lens and first generation electronics. You can't get one with a crap lens no matter how good the electronics.

So my choice is always a company who knows lenses first, (Nikon, canon, Pentax) and one who knows electronics second.

Panasonic bought out Leica, just as Sony bought out Carl Zeiss, so as to have the best of both worlds.
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Ali it's purely for the zoom, I have a Samsung already with a 20x zoom and I thought it would be great for car events but the zoom just isn't big enough.
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Old 10 November 2014, 02:43 PM   #11
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Panasonic TZ60...30x zoom, equivalent to 750mm in an SLR.
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Old 10 November 2014, 04:45 PM   #12
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I've got a Panasonic TZ35 as a simple point and shoot when I can't be bothered with the SLR and it's pretty good, I can only assume a TZ60 would be a better option still, without being as big as a bridge.

After using a couple of Samsung cameras, I wouldn't bother with their camera stuff for a long time, they were horrible (okay, they weren't top end models, but I would expect more for a 100-150 camera). I do like most Samsung products, but not their cameras.
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Old 12 November 2014, 10:46 AM   #13
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I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28, nice bit of kit and been no trouble for about 6yrs, can't fault it and for what I want it's perfect.

Not a fan of Samsung tbh, a bit too form over function for my liking also from my experience everything I have ever bought from them seems as though it's engineered to fail after a couple of years.
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Old 12 November 2014, 11:57 AM   #14
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Lumix are great cameras, we have 2. Wouldn't have a Samsung camera.
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Old 13 November 2014, 09:12 AM   #15
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I sold my canon dslr as I wasn't using nit enough and bought a lumix does the job perfect
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Old 13 November 2014, 12:57 PM   #16
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Exactly what I did Ant
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Old 16 November 2014, 01:09 PM   #17
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Took two cameras to Barrow Hill Roundhouse yesterday.
A Lumix TZ40 and a Nikon D300 with three lenses.
The Nikon never made it out of it's bag.
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total change of mind if anyone is looking in here? I am now torn between the Nikon 3200 or the Sony HX50. Both look top of the range for what they do at a nice price and that is what I'm after
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ive got fz200(paid 250 quid), movies, raw pictures, flip lcd etc but massive/heavy
night time pictures arent best, i need to play with settings

i will take this instead 349 pounds
http://www.johnlewis.com/store/sony-...estid=18867306
i know price but worth it

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Old 01 December 2014, 02:51 PM   #20
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Don't know that I would:

overly MP...leads to processing noise.
Not a brilliant zoom for it's size.
And it doesn't appear even to use the Sony Carl Zeiss lens?

I'd rather go with a Lumix TZ60 which will do 99% that one will at 259 and half the size...AND with a Leica lens.
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Don't know that I would:

overly MP...leads to processing noise.
Not a brilliant zoom for it's size.
And it doesn't appear even to use the Sony Carl Zeiss lens?

I'd rather go with a Lumix TZ60 which will do 99% that one will at 259 and half the size...AND with a Leica lens.

would not touch tz60 - would use galaxy s4 instead
http://www.digitalversus.com/digital...sus-table.html
last sentence-"Picture quality is disappointing"-would not touch it for free
for a5100 You have to buy lens and zoom separate
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Old 02 December 2014, 02:54 PM   #22
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Strange......they said the opposite on DP Review.

All I can say is, all the sites I investigated complained about Panasonic going from 16 to 18MP, saying it would harm picture quality. They ended up saying there was nowt in it.

I also own a Nikon D300, one cheap, one intermediate and a VERY expensive lens. It now hardly gets used, the TZ 60 does everything and although I sometimes have to work harder for a shot that I would have to with the D300 combo, I still get the shots.

And since I'm unlikely to print at more than A4 size, image quality is moot.
I DID take detail photos of the A4 Great Gathering at York, and they can be blown up massively. No probs.

You need to be careful about reading camera reviews, many are NOT written by even ardent amateurs, just journalists.
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Not that anyone looks in here but I bought the Nikon sd3200 for myself and bought a Panasonic Lumix tz55 for my missus, off to New York in two weeks so wanted good cameras for this trip
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Not seen any reviews on the TZ55...wouldn't the older, but better specced TZ40 have been a better choice?
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I just figured the tz55 was the model before the tz60? So tz40 would be an older model again.
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Old 25 December 2014, 02:56 PM   #26
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The tz55 must be a good camera as I wrapped it up and put it in my case to take to America. On arriving here my case was mislaid by the airline for 4 days and it has been searched and the camera has been stolen from my case so they must be good
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