Fujifilm finepix f70exr or panasonic DMC ZS3
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frank white
(smoky1) - F
Fujifilm finepix f70exr or panasonic DMC ZS3 on 01/29/2010 14:56:06 MST Print View

I have been leaning towards the f70exr because of the image quality in low light and some other neat features. The dmc ZS3 does have the hd video that would be pretty cool. I currently have a dslr but would rather not carry it on multi day trips. This camera will be used strictly while hiking and backpacking. Both seem to have pretty good reviews. Any suggestions? Thx

Bradford Rogers
(Mocs123) - MLife

Locale: Southeast Tennessee
Re: Fujifilm finepix f70exr or panasonic DMC ZS3 on 01/29/2010 16:38:45 MST Print View

I have no experience with the Fuji but my wife has the ZS3 and I have to say it takes great shots.

frank white
(smoky1) - F
Re f70exr on 01/29/2010 17:43:37 MST Print View

Thx Mocs. How is the image quality in low light with the ZS3? The f70exr received really good reviews in sub par conditions including low light. We do most of our backpacking in the smokies so I thought it would be ideal in that type of environment. Thanks again.

R Alsborg
(FastWalker) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Re: Fujifilm f70exr / Panasonic DMC ZS3 or Panasonic DMC-ZR1K on 01/29/2010 18:56:25 MST Print View

Might I suggest the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1K 12.1MP / 8x optical zoom / 2.7" LCD / Ultra-wide 25mm Leica Lens / Power O.I.S. / Ultra high-speed AF / HD movie / Li-ion battery / SDHC Memory.

The compact body of the ZR1 houses a LEICA DC Vario-Elmar lens that ranges from 25mm wide-angle all the way to 200mm telephoto. In addition to its superb image rendering, the Leica DC lens lets you capture photos clearly without having to worry about hand-shake in all kinds of travel situations, thanks to the double corrective power of POWER O.I.S. as compared to previous models.

Overview:
Enjoy high-speed 1.1-second start-ups, AF speeds of approximately 0.27 second, and up to five consecutive shots at 2.3 frames per second with full resolution. You can also take up to 330 photos with a single battery charge (CIPA). This comfortable level of performance lets you capture even the most fleeting shutter chances.

Simply switch to iA mode, and leave everything up to the camera. It automatically activates six detection and correction functions including POWER O.I.S., and lets you easily preserve your magnificent travel memories.

The camera automatically arranges photos and movies using data such as the dates and locations of where they were taken. This makes it easier to enjoy your travel images in slideshows of photos and movies.

DMC-ZR1K

Costco Price: $229.99