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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:10 am 
Recently, I was out in the early morning hours with a friend trying to take some shots of some deer. My friend has the panasonic FZ20 and I have the TZ3. We set the iso at 200 to boost shutter speeds to avoid blurry photos. At 200 iso the tz3 shutter speed was at 1/40, the fz20 was at 1/100. I know the fz20 has manual controls(she was not using them). Someone at a camera shop told me the difference in shutter speeds was caused by the size of the lens. Another individual told me it was the difference in the sensor size. Could someone answer this question?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:31 am 
Actually, the camera may have wanted (in auto mode) to use ISO 400, and manually fixing it at 200 may have *lowered* the shutter speed. I've had a chance to shoot deer several times in fairly good light with the TZ5, and still the images are barely adequate with too much noise. So unless you're really close to those deer (less than 25 yards), you will have to be extremely lucky to get a good picture.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:37 am 
Addressing the questions, lens size and sensor size have nothing to do with the camera's auto settings. The more zoom you use the more shutter speed is required to reduce blur. The smaller the sensor the more noise you get at a given ISO.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:06 pm 
I would up the ISO...and try again.....I have gotten good night shots at ISO 400 even 800 out of the tz5 (im sure the tz3 is similiar)

care to post your pictures?

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