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 Post subject: TZ3 Versus TZ5
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:29 pm 
I just bought a TZ3 on closeout from Office Depot for $150. Seemed like a great deal. Now I'm wishing I had a TZ5. ($289 at Circuit City). Is it worth the price to return the TZ3 and get a TZ5?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:04 pm 
Is there anybody out there?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:27 pm 
I think you bought yourself an awful lot of bang for your buck at that sweet price. Only you can answer whether any difference in features is worth the extra money and trouble.

Ben


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 Post subject: TZ3/5
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:54 pm 
I've had both, and the only differences you would notice are: 1) The HD movies are much better on the 5, and 2) The TZ3 lens doesn't retract when you switch to play, and 3) Forget the pixel difference on the screen, since neither camera zooms the actual JPG, just the thumbnail.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:04 pm 
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You can read our comparison between them here:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panas ... dict.shtml


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 Post subject: TZ3 versus TZ5
PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:12 pm 
I returned the the TZ3 and bought a TZ5. ($229 + tax). I like it better and for it's worth the extra money to get what I want. I think the TZ5 takes better pics than the TZ3. The three things I like better include, IA, face recognition, and the lens retracting when viewing pics. The IA shots look great! It also seems like the flash doesn't over expose shots like on the T3. Hey, maybe there's also a placebo effect!


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