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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:35 pm 
Hello-I am new to this forum-have never owned a digital camera before and need some help. I have exhaustively researched (at least I'm exhausted) and have narrowed it down to either the Pan dmc fx07 or fuji f30.
Both have their attributes-I would like to get the Panasonic but I read a review on Photographyblog.com (I believe a British site) which said the camera would have been perfect Except too much noise, even at ISO of 100 and 200.
Does anybody own this camera and could share their experiences with it.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:00 pm 
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You certainly read Gordon's test of the Fuji and know, that it copes quite well with noise (for a compact that is). Panasonic tends to have more difficulties with noise in general. And in this case the Pana sensor is much smaller than the Fuji, which is always not a good starting point with regard to noise.
So the big question is: Why are you hesitating? What do you like from the Pana that the Fuji does not have?
Perhaps with an answer to this question we could help you weigh the perceived benefits of the Pana against the lower noise of the Fuji...

On my personal score card the Pana has the advantage of a wider lens (28-102mm equiv. vs. 36-108mm equiv. with the Fuji). This would be important for me as you cannot change the lens of a compact and there are many cases in landscape or architecture photography or shooting in rooms (party etc.) where you will desperately need the wider lens of the Pana because you cannot go further away to get the "whole picture".

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