Canon SD800IS or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3?
I currently own a Canon SD700 IS, but I would like to replace it with another camera here within the next couple of weeks.
I did some research and narrowed the cameras down to the Canon Powershot SD800 IS or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3. I found the 10X optical zoom appealing on the TZ3, but I like the excellent photo quality of the SD800.
In addition, I like the fact that the SD800 IS has capabilities of adding an external flash (HF-DC1).
I basically will be using this camera to take pictures with my girlfriend and friends, nothing more intricate than that. I would like a camera that is better in lower light, but overall, quality is the issue. I also find redeye extremely annoying.
What are your thoughts on which one I should get?
The Fuji Low Light Capability
Fuji is the undisputed king of the lowlight/high ISO environment. The only exception to that designation is the recently introduced S-700 camera which uses a very conventional Sony CCD.
Here are two F-40fd samples:
I have not had the TZ-3 long enough to get many high ISO samples
Enhanced viewing with the Panasonic TZ-3
As always, John-
You are so very correct. For those who might have some objection to using just the LCD screen for framing your photos, I have a solution. The Delkin.com 3 inch LCD protector and shaded viewing screen.
Once in awhile I forget...
Why I have you on my "ignore" list, Coldrain. Calling posters liars is one helluva good reason, don't you think? If I had posted those photos at full size, it would take most viewers a LONG time to view the images. So like most of those who post images to back up their assertions (unlike YOU, who doesn't), I normally post at a smaller size. But I don't do that to mask my photos' flaws, rather I do it to protect dialup viewers. Here's a 100% crop from one of those images I just posted:
Originally Posted by coldrain
As I had already said, there was no post-processing done on that image other than cropping, and the subjects loved the beautiful 8X10 print I gave them of that image.
So just crawl back into your hole. February 2 is next year, isn't it?