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What Compact shall I opt for

 
rakesh
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Mar 13, 2008 02:18 |  #1

Hi

I'm planning to gift a Compact Camera and confused between following :

Canon S5IS
Panasonic FZ18

Please guide me.


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GimpyPoop
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Mar 13, 2008 09:02 |  #2

http://www.dpreview.co​m …z18%2Ccanon_s5i​s&show=all (external link)

You are going to get quite a biased opinion here (in general), but I think S5 Hands down. The FZ18 seems to have unacceptably poor IQ at the high ISOs . . . if you google both and research (which I just did before finally just deciding to get the SX100 IS)

Hope that helps.
Good luck.




  
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audiobomber
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Mar 13, 2008 09:19 |  #3

GimpyPoop wrote in post #5107026 (external link)
http://www.dpreview.co​m …z18%2Ccanon_s5i​s&show=all (external link)

You are going to get quite a biased opinion here (in general), but I think S5 Hands down. The FZ18 seems to have unacceptably poor IQ at the high ISOs . . . if you google both and research (which I just did before finally just deciding to get the SX100 IS)

Hope that helps.
Good luck.

I'm not sure where you did your research, but this image comparator shows slightly better high ISO performance by the FZ18 compared to the S5.
http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/CO​MPS01.HTM (external link)
(Scroll down to the bottom for ISO tests.)




  
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GimpyPoop
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Mar 13, 2008 09:26 |  #4

I am not sure where I read it, but I read it on a review site (that didn't have comparison pictures), but you're certainly right!




  
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