Discussion in 'Introductions...' started by tiredeyes69, Jul 16, 2011.
Hi all, new to the forum after advice and wanted to say Hi -
Hi and welcome to the forums. Tell us a wee bit about yourself, your equipment and your aims in photography and we will try and help you.
Welcome to AP
Welcome from me too
You really need to ask something to get advice though.
Ah, is that how it's done
Hi and welcome aboard the AP forums - no question too big or too small
right are you ready, I'm wanting the moon on a stick as far as what I want !
I have an old Panny DMC- LX2 and a Panny Camcorder HDC-SD20
they fit in my "man bag" and take on walks, holidays and events.
my camcorder is now DOA.
What Camera do I get to replace them both?
my requirements (told you - moon on a stick)
small enough to put in my man bag
zoom up to 16x (what would this be on a Panny 4/3 lens ? - 42-200 or 100-300)
image stabilisation on video and pictures
auto focus on all 28 - 200
manual focus for me trying to learn (still learning)
want fantastic photos to crop using PSP x3
can use a small ish tripod to put on something for night shots
LCD back screen (dont mind if it has got a viewfinder as well)
sometimes hold camera above crowd to get a shot
interested in the panoramic photo taking ability - looks fun
do like to use the modes alot - night, sport, beach, etc - I need to learn what to use manually so I can create different shots. but the auto is a must if SWMBO is wanting to go somewhere and then "not hang about, messing around "
continuous shooting for when kids jump in pool, jet ski's and dune buggys, but must be able to zoom.
Flash in built
not bothered with hot shoe
storage - SD
my heart is saying Panny G2 with two lens (14-42)&(
my head is saying TZ10
Going to stick with Panasonic as I am used to them.
Budget is £500 tops.
which one would have the better video taking attributes (ie: auto focus whilst zooming in and out)
Also looking for a shortish Tripod - tops of 3feet extended
oh and where to sell my dads Pentax Z10 ? still takes film and with power zoom lens 28 -80
looking at G3 with stock 14-45 lens
and 45 - 200 lens
what you reckon ? would that do the job ?
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