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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:51 pm 
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Hi everyone...

Here's the situation....:D

I got a Lumix TZ3 from my Dad for Christmas; I've had some great fun with it so far and I'm really pleased and thankful for the gift. However, as you may have guessed, compact cameras aren't really my thing. I really want to get a Nikon D80, and my birthday would be a perfect oppotunity to get one from my mum as a pressie, if I put some money towards it too. However, I think my Dad might be pretty disappointed if he found out I had "replaced" his present, that obviously cost him quite a bit of money...

Anyway I was thinking about using the TZ3 as my "everyday" camera, but I just know I wouldn't be able to resist using the D80 at every moment possible. Of course I could get a laptop or drum kit instead, both of which I am really interested in.

Anyway, any ideas?!? :?

Thanks in advance,

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I would get the camera, and still use the one from your father.
I dont know how the IQ is on it, but Think you could use it for your family, or get togethers with your folks, and use the D80 when you go out for, those extra shots i.e sunset, bird's, HDR, shows of some sort. But that way you father knows that you do use it, and you can keep it in you car as a back up :idea: :!: it's small enough you can keep it handy in the glovebox for those times you don't have the D80 and you want that shot.

hope this helps.

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I'd keep it and get the dslr! Sometimes, it's just easier to take a compact then a big camera bag. Like guitars, you can never have too many cameras!

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The TC3 is a fantastic small camera. YOu can keep it in your pocket every time. With a DSLR you'll be lugging around some equipment and that's not always fun. So if you have both that means best of both worlds for you :idea:

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Thomas is right. I carry two cameras quite often and on the rare occasion I don't have my SLR I will have my Fuji F11.

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Yea, lots of pros carry a compact around on top of their DSLR bodies. This way you'll never miss a photo opportunity.

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Yep, keep and use both - the TZ3 is a great compact - one of our highest-rated - and will be a perfect complement to a DSLR...


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Excellent! Ok thanks for all the advice guys...it seems like we have reached a conclusion! But first I must get my Mapex drum kit for my birthday! Then I will save up...or maybe I want the D80 now? Ah hell, that's another discussion althogether!

Anyway thanks! :D

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Keep the compact and buy your canon, sorry i mean your nikon also.

i have a richo r5 compact that i keep in my pocket for everyday use too.


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You do realise that buying drums guarantees no girlfriend?

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Hahah :D

I've gone for a Toshiba Satellite P100 now! I got hooked after I walked into a Toshiba store the other night...

Anyway the Nikon D80 will be around before summer...I will be taking my TZ3 to Austria in a month though for skiing so can't wait!

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