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Re: Best compact digital camera?
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2013, 08:55:08 AM »
Any word on this yet? I had a Panasonic TZ40 in my hands last night and was seriously tempted.

Having checked with people in the know it's going to be sometime in late May........probably around the time a certain tour arrives in the UK.

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Re: Best compact digital camera?
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2013, 10:57:08 AM »
Ah right. It's too late then. Pansonic TZ40 it is then.
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Re: Best compact digital camera?
« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2013, 11:17:33 AM »
Having checked with people in the know it's going to be sometime in late May........probably around the time a certain tour arrives in the UK.
Will you be bringing one to the O2 to test out?
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Re: Best compact digital camera?
« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2013, 18:34:01 PM »
Will you be bringing one to the O2 to test out?
Hmmmm...now there's an idea.

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Re: Best compact digital camera?
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2013, 21:44:12 PM »
Yes, that's the one. And what a lovely bit of kit it is too! Coupled with two or three exceptional L-series lenses it gives astonishing results.

yes I know, I have same with L series 70-200mm F2.8 IS and 24-105mm F4 IS... pleased with them though quite heavy

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Re: Best compact digital camera?
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2013, 09:13:16 AM »
Press announced today if anyone was still interested :-

http://www.photographyblog.com/news/sony_cyber_shot_dsc_hx50/

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Re: Best compact digital camera?
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2013, 12:42:43 PM »
Nice looking camera that but just fractionally too late to market for me. Went for the Panasonic Lumix TZ40. £365 with a 5 year warranty, 32GB Class 10 memory card, carry case and a few other sundries including a desktop tripod and cleaning kit. Also got a free extra battery worth £35 from Panasonic. Special offer on new purchases.
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Re: Best compact digital camera?
« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2013, 13:37:48 PM »
Press announced today if anyone was still interested :-

http://www.photographyblog.com/news/sony_cyber_shot_dsc_hx50/
Looks great but I like a view finder on my cameras not just a screen (I know that is just old fashioned).
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Re: Best compact digital camera?
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2013, 14:46:11 PM »
It's a showstopper for me, as well. Some cameras have an optional electronic viewfinder eyepiece that fits to the flash attachment. Actually looking through the spec, the new Sony has this feature as well.

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Re: Best compact digital camera?
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2013, 08:43:02 AM »
Nice looking camera that but just fractionally too late to market for me. Went for the Panasonic Lumix TZ40. £365 with a 5 year warranty, 32GB Class 10 memory card, carry case and a few other sundries including a desktop tripod and cleaning kit. Also got a free extra battery worth £35 from Panasonic. Special offer on new purchases.
Seems like you got yourself quite a good deal there Ron!

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Re: Best compact digital camera?
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2013, 08:46:19 AM »
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Re: Best compact digital camera?
« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2013, 07:53:36 AM »
nice, haven't bothered with a speed light yet Alex, any recommendations? EX series?

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Re: Best compact digital camera?
« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2013, 11:10:31 AM »
Weekend of testing the TZ40. Great pics, great video. Very pleased. :)
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Re: Best compact digital camera?
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2013, 09:03:41 AM »
Managed to get hold of one of the first new Sony DSCHX50's for Maria before we went to Istanbul last week - and she seems pretty pleased with it - got some good results in varying lights and has an impressive zoom. She's not tried video yet - maybe I can borrow it from her for a Rush show........

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Re: Best compact digital camera?
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2013, 14:45:57 PM »
I have the HX-20 and have gotten some good results with video at gigs, here are a couple I've taken:

Mrs Magician - There Is No God: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w2V1sHsnXg

Pop Zeus - Dead in the Water: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMKdHPb4YrE
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