/ Help me choose a new camera
Trying to decide between Panasonic Lumix TZ30 and Sony Cybershot HX20.
Heart says Panasonic, but head says Sony, as follows:
TZ30 seems slightly nicer to hold, I prefer the flash being fixed and it has a nicer waterproof box for underwater. Also does HD video.
HX20 has better resolution (18.2Mp v 14.1Mp) and has a better sensor (CMOS v CCD), so better in low light.
I know people with both and both seem equally happy with them, so it's tricky.
Any opinions, or anything else I should consider? I don't really want the size of a bridge camera, can't really justify the CSC options and don't really want a dSLR.
Seems the HX20 does also do HD movies - some confusion on comparison sites.
Yep they are pretty good for a low cost small package, those Fuji ones. I had the F300EXR for a while, sold it on in the end because I got drawn into the dubious world of pixel-peeping and decided that it wasn't up to scratch (really I just needed a quick £90 and a mate needed a decent camera...)
This lot, whilst not exactly SLR quality, was mostly taken at the 360mm-equivalent end of the zoom, ASA 800 or 1600, no flash.
I was impressed at what you can get away with these little cameras these days!
Bought Panasonic in the end - there were a couple of things about the Sony that would annoy me.
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