View Full Version : Canon G10 vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
09-25-2009, 10:26 AM
J&R has the Canon G10 on a 1-day sale, today, for $449 (-5% bing = $426 net, shipped). In another thread here, someone mentioned the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35, which is available for $339 (through an Amazon.com affiliate store).
I have a Canon G7, which I like, and a Nikon D90, which I really like. This would be a gift for Mrs. C. for Christmas. The superzoom (18X) of the Lumix would be a nice feature for her, but the downside is the bulk of that camera.
Anyone know much about that Lumix? It's a fairly new camera, released this summer. Reviews online sound promising.
09-25-2009, 10:45 AM
Why would you upgrade from the G7? Neither the G10 nor the FZ35 have larger sensors, just higher MP counts. Do you really need more than 10MP? The FZ35 has a smaller sensor!
The G7 has a better zoom range and higher FPS than the G10. The FZ35 is a fat superzoom (IQ and focus issues usually occur) with no OVF.
Bottomline, the G10 offers nothing substantial over the G7 except a smaller zoom range that is slightly wider angled. The FZ35 offers more zoom range but at compromised image quality and twice the size (it's the size of your D90) and you've got some nice zooms for the D90 to do that, right?
PS, if RAW is what your are missing from your G7, you can add that functionality (and much more) for free by installing CHDK on the camera.
Actually, I changed my opinion. Go and buy a new camera and sell me your G7 for $100.
09-25-2009, 11:04 AM
This would be a gift for Mrs. C. for Christmas. The superzoom (18X) of the Lumix would be a nice feature for her, but the downside is the bulk of that camera.
Summit - ^^^ is why I'm looking at these cameras.
09-25-2009, 11:12 AM
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hehe... oops...
In that case, I propose you strongly consider the Panny ZX1. It's the FZ35's hardware in a much smaller package and it still packs a 25-200mm lens. It's cheaper too! http://www.dpreview.com/news/0907/09072705panazx1.asp
(That's something I love about Panasonic, they use the same hardware/software in several cameras and just change the packaging and lens).
09-25-2009, 11:16 AM
Thanks - I'll look into the ZX1.
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