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 Post subject: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:13 pm 
Found this site from a YouTube video I watched as I was doing some research for a new point and shoot. Great detailed reviews.

I'm finally upgrading from a Canon S400. I'm narrowing it down to a Panasonic solely for its 16:9 video capabilities. With the TZ5 zooming is possible while shooting but it's too bulky.

I want the FX35's compactness but unfortunately it does not allow one to zoom while shooting. Does anyone know if the upcoming FX37 has the TZ5 zooming feature? Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:51 am 
no it doesn't my prob exactly


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:05 am 
Do you know this for a fact? As I have not seen any reviews, just press releases.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:19 am 
had one and so sold it on ebay for that reason!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:27 am 
also no motion zoom below
http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_GB/1 ... kInfo=true


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:59 pm 
Yep, even the US specs say the same. Oh well. Guess I'm going for the TZ5. It's a little bulkier but I hate not being able to zoom while shooting a movie. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:54 am 
Hi Folks,

I asked this question on several places right now - but didn't get a valid answer.

How is the picture quality of the FX37/38 compared to the FX500/F520 which is essentially the same camera (same sensor, Venus Engine IV, same lens)? The one has more manual controls the other is smaller and has the wider-angle LCD - and so on...

I really can't decide between the two.

Did anybody have the chance to play around with the two cameras?

TIA

Greetings
Erik


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 Post subject: fx37
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:08 pm 
hey

it is very difficult to track down some reviews/opinion about fx37... my two cents might or might not help since i have tried fx500 and fx35(not fx37)

I think u have already done the research and found that lense/sensor/engine are identical on those two, so in a short answer Panasonic basically took the lense from fx500 and stuff it in a smaller fx35 body since the sensor and engine are the same on fx35. Now from several reviews i could found all recommended fx35 while pointing it out the noise problem, which i found is true. It does produce very nice colours though. from one source it is said that fx37's nosie problme is a little more serious due to the lense, but my guess is that fx500 will do the same becasue of the lense. so all and all, minus the common characteristics they share:

fx37 pro:
- about 60-80 bucks(CND though) cheaper
- quite a bit lighter and smaller.. i think myfx35 is just small enough to be in the pocket all the time and not bother me too much.
- whatever updates they have done inside of the camera they claimed they did.... i dont know about if that's true



fx500 pro:
-3 inch screen instead of 2.5
- smallest camera on the market that i know of that have manual controls like aperture and shutter speed priority, which is really a big plus.

now the biggest issue for me was the size of fx500 and the touch screen. sure it is actually cool , convenient and all but i found:
-maybe opens more door for problems in the future?
-some function are operated by touch screen only, some only by pressing buttons, it is kinda confusing, and in the future if the touch screen goes the camera is no good!
- experience tells us never to get the first production model of anything....kinda

hopefully it help a little bit


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