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Thread: Fz20 Vs Fz30

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    Fz20 Vs Fz30

    I had a fz20 and absolutly LOVED it. BUT my dad managed to leave it in tialand so now he has promised to buy me a new camera and i am deciding wether to either get another FZ20 a fz30 or somthing completly different.
    I mainly use it for sandboarding photos so i really enjoyed the burst mode of the 20. is the 30 worth spending the extra for or should i stick with the 20 or get somthing else

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    IMHO the FZ30 is a much improved version of the FZ20....it seems to me the faster ,surer focus would be important to you....get the FZ30.
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    In situations like this it always comes down to personal prefference. If you were happy with the FZ20 and the results you got, why "upgrade"? Why not get what you had, now, at a much cheaper price and save the extra money, instead of spending the extra money just to get the newer version. Its all up to the buyer though. I just feel if you were happy there is no point in changing.

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    just to point this out ..I was happy with the FZ10, which was why I got a FZ20 that I was just as happy with if not more so.(it was more so). Which is why I got the FZ30 and I am also happy with that move, but maybe someone else may not be....that would be difficult for me to understand but maybe.
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    Well youre a different breed Gene I swear youve got stock in Panasonic or something but in all seriousness if there are features on the Z30 that you need(the Z30 does have some nice features), then go for it, if there isnt, than why? Are you going to go out and buy a new computer everytime the new model comes out? All I am saying is why spend the extra money if you dont need too?

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    Point well taken....there are some nice features on the FZ30 but they may mean nothing to some.
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    Everyone for his/her own but let me post this just for discussion sake. I love the new features of FZ30 but it is just too big for my liking. I'd be very tempting indeed IF FZ30 has the same dimension and weight of FZ20.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tim11
    Everyone for his/her own but let me post this just for discussion sake. I love the new features of FZ30 but it is just too big for my liking. I'd be very tempting indeed IF FZ30 has the same dimension and weight of FZ20.

    Thats strange ...I always used a aftermarket adapter on the FZ20 which makes it the same size as the FZ30...if you used the Panasonic adapter on the FZ20 , the FZ20 would be larger.
    But the FZ 30 is 5 oz heavier but with the better balance it does not seem heavier to me....I was really suprised to read it is heavier.
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    FZ30K from Circuit City $480.45 free ship

    Just ordered a FZ30K from Circuit City for $480.45 [1-800-843-2489].

    On site $565.34 less 15% coupon Free shipping [plus state sales tax.]

    My new adult toy.

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    Same here Stan Stan...

    I just got my FZ30 last night from Circuit City....

    $560 - 15% off coupon - 20% (CC Gift Cards @ 20% discount) = $ 380.00 + tax and free shipping.

    Also, dont forget the rebate for the free 512MB SD Card from Panasonic (on Pany's web site).

    For that much money, it was a steal, and so far I love it!

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