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Now a pound cheaper than last time I posted - an even better bargain! Best price yet for this superb bridge camera. Sold out quickly at £219 a couple of weeks back so be quick.......

Now just £212 @amazon
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#1
Nice one. I missed the last deal humming and areing but not this time. Cheers. Heat added.
#2
This is probably the best bridge camera at the moment. Very good pictures and video for the type of camera. Hot!
#3
Hot!
(And spicy too - for the top quality and great price)
#4
it is one of the best in long zoom range great camera
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/Q110superzoomgroup/page19.asp
#5
John Mason
This is probably the best bridge camera at the moment. Very good pictures and video for the type of camera. Hot!


Probably being the key word here. I would rather have a 24mm lens and a smaller body with same photo quality and most of all, I like to decide which battery I use and how much I pay for it. (Panny locks you into their own brand with every firmware upgrade). Some equal cameras are cheaper than the FZ35/FZ38 (although to have a Panny can be a life-style decision, like having an iphone/ipad :)
#6
pet2000
John Mason
This is probably the best bridge camera at the moment. Very good pictures and video for the type of camera. Hot!


Probably being the key word here. I would rather have a 24mm lens and a smaller body with same photo quality and most of all, I like to decide which battery I use and how much I pay for it. (Panny locks you into their own brand with every firmware upgrade). Some equal cameras are cheaper than the FZ35/FZ38 (although to have a Panny can be a life-style decision, like having an iphone/ipad :)


Which cameras specifically? I would agree on the lifestyle choice when referring to the G1/G2, but this or most other products, I just don't see it.
#7
pet2000
John Mason
This is probably the best bridge camera at the moment. Very good pictures and video for the type of camera. Hot!


Probably being the key word here. I would rather have a 24mm lens and a smaller body with same photo quality and most of all, I like to decide which battery I use and how much I pay for it. (Panny locks you into their own brand with every firmware upgrade). Some equal cameras are cheaper than the FZ35/FZ38 (although to have a Panny can be a life-style decision, like having an iphone/ipad :)



i found the FZ38 to be the cheapest camera in its spec point.
#8
Thanks for re-posting this. Pretty gutted to miss the last one, so bagged it this time :)
#9
pet2000
John Mason
This is probably the best bridge camera at the moment. Very good pictures and video for the type of camera. Hot!


Probably being the key word here. I would rather have a 24mm lens and a smaller body with same photo quality and most of all, I like to decide which battery I use and how much I pay for it. (Panny locks you into their own brand with every firmware upgrade). Some equal cameras are cheaper than the FZ35/FZ38 (although to have a Panny can be a life-style decision, like having an iphone/ipad :)


Panasonic does pull a boner on some models and force you to use their batteries, but not on the FZ38. I am using batteries from 7dayshop (this one...

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=101141

In addition, third party battery makers have now figured out a way around Panasonic's lock down on using their batteries only.
#10
i dont need another camera ( bought the TZ65 from here ) !!! But , it looks soooooooo niiceeeeee!!
ARggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#11
tc80tc80
pet2000
John Mason
This is probably the best bridge camera at the moment. Very good pictures and video for the type of camera. Hot!


Probably being the key word here. I would rather have a 24mm lens and a smaller body with same photo quality and most of all, I like to decide which battery I use and how much I pay for it. (Panny locks you into their own brand with every firmware upgrade). Some equal cameras are cheaper than the FZ35/FZ38 (although to have a Panny can be a life-style decision, like having an iphone/ipad :)


Panasonic does pull a boner on some model and force you to use their batteries, but not on the FZ38. I am using batteries from 7dayshop (this one... http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=101141 )

In addition, third party battery makers have now figured out a way around Panasonic's lock down on using their batteries only.


I bought one of these from Amazon. So far it's been every bit as good as the Panasonic battery for a fraction of the price.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000LU00JU/ref=oss_product
#12
Bought this last month from Amazon after much research and I have to say it's ace. Price dropped the day it arrived and after a few emails I managed to persuade Amazon to refund the difference. It's now even cheaper! I would recommend it. My last Panny was an FZ5 and since then have had a Canon & Nikon, both good cameras but their current range does not compare to the FZ38 for all round usefullness.
#13
Great pics and superb HD video. Bargain.
#14
I have had my FZ38 for a week and I absolutely love it. The macro capabilities of this camera are superb - the best of any camera I've owned, except a DSLR with a £400 macro 1:1 lens! Have a look at some here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lessgeek
#15
I brought this camera 2 months ago and it is amazing. It makes reality look even better. Ver sharp and sleek. You can't fault the quality or price. Enjoy people!!!!
#16
Had one for a few months and impressed. Only snag - wish the flash automatically deployed or at least the camera indicates when the flash should be opened.
#17
Ignore him (pet2000) - he has an 'opinion' on everything whether it makes sense or not. Read the other comments on here and you'll be reassured it's a great camera at a terrific price.
#18
Is it as bulky as the FZ50?
#19
Nowhere near as bulky - significantly smaller and half the weight.
#20
Can anyone recommend a decent SDHC card that can be used with this camera that will not impact taking HD movies please, I am looking for one!
#21
Bought this one last week. Wondering if anyone found a good case for it yet? Amazon has some great reviews for the Lowepro 100AW, but they say it doesn't have room for the hood. Anyone find a small case that just fits the camera and hood?
#22
zackkilmer
i dont need another camera ( bought the TZ65 from here ) !!! But , it looks soooooooo niiceeeeee!! ARggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yours & the FZ38 have the same sensor, so I would not think its that much of an upgrade...? any one out there to confirm/educate ?
#24
Kimboball
[quote=zackkilmer]the FZ38 have the same sensor, so I would not think its that much of an upgrade...? any one out there to confirm/educate ?

Very similar sensor - however similar, they are not same sized, nor have same effective pixel count.

Its just one series has bigger body to house brighter, longer zoom - while TZ series is pocket travel zoom. FZ series tents to have better IQ given the better lens image stabilisation, and brighter lens, the trade-off is the size though. I didn't use FZ38 enough, too bulky, ended up selling it.
#25
mickgoodie
Can anyone recommend a decent SDHC card that can be used with this camera that will not impact taking HD movies please, I am looking for one!


I bought the national geographic 16gb SDHC4 card from here

It was only £16 when I bought it earlier in the year. If you can find it for a price that suits you, I'd recommend it. I record a lot of HD video with it and it has so far been issue free.
#26
Very similar sensor - however similar, they are not same sized, nor have same effective pixel count.

Its just one series has bigger body to house brighter, longer zoom - while TZ series is pocket travel zoom. FZ series tents to have better IQ given the better lens image stabilisation, and brighter lens, the trade-off is the size though. I didn't use FZ38 enough, too bulky, ended up selling it.



cheers matey . Mine is 12x zoom but this is 18x and better stabilisation and pixel count . Tempted .
#27
Anyone give any clue as to how to make the camera give you a 'flash needed' indication?
#28
swampy_donkey
pet2000
John Mason
This is probably the best bridge camera at the moment. Very good pictures and video for the type of camera. Hot!


Probably being the key word here. I would rather have a 24mm lens and a smaller body with same photo quality and most of all, I like to decide which battery I use and how much I pay for it. (Panny locks you into their own brand with every firmware upgrade). Some equal cameras are cheaper than the FZ35/FZ38 (although to have a Panny can be a life-style decision, like having an iphone/ipad :)


Which cameras specifically? I would agree on the lifestyle choice when referring to the G1/G2, but this or most other products, I just don't see it.

zackkilmer
i dont need another camera ( bought the TZ65 from here ) !!! But , it looks soooooooo niiceeeeee!!
ARggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This site has cost me thousands and I'm not exaggerating.
#29
mickgoodie
Can anyone recommend a decent SDHC card that can be used with this camera that will not impact taking HD movies please, I am looking for one!


I'm using an Integral 16GB SDHC Class 6 Ultima Pro card. Works well.
#30
same price at Dixons at the mo....
DIXONS
#31
Hi,

Im considering this vs the lumix TZ7. Could anyone reccomend one over the other? I already have a HD camcorder so im only interested in the quality of the photo. We are getting married in Cyprus next month and i would really like a decent camera for around the £200 mark.

If anyone can recommend a better option then i am open to suggestions.

Thanks in advance, Carl.
#32
tks to anthony401 and yourlegaldealer for their replies back over the SDHC car will take a look
FYI, I sent the wife into John Lewis yesterday to see what deals they were doing on this camera.
it was £239.99, but came with a £20 cash back from Panasonic and an extra 2 year warrenty throwin as well. Good price from Amazon, but i may go witht this deal as I have some vouchers to spend!
#33
carlosmaderos
Hi,

Im considering this vs the lumix TZ7. Could anyone reccomend one over the other? I already have a HD camcorder so im only interested in the quality of the photo. We are getting married in Cyprus next month and i would really like a decent camera for around the £200 mark.

If anyone can recommend a better option then i am open to suggestions.

Thanks in advance, Carl.


Had this and sent it back then went for TZ7, nice camera but neither one thing or another, viewfinder was very small and camera is hardly pocketable, Tz7 is superb.
#34
carlosmaderos
Hi,

Im considering this vs the lumix TZ7. Could anyone reccomend one over the other? I already have a HD camcorder so im only interested in the quality of the photo. We are getting married in Cyprus next month and i would really like a decent camera for around the £200 mark.

If anyone can recommend a better option then i am open to suggestions.

Thanks in advance, Carl.


I had the TZ7 but the low light photography was absolutely shocking. I'm relieved that the FZ38 is far better in low light, has even better macro photography and obviously a superior zoom. Apart from being smaller, which isn't always better, I can recommend the FZ38 over the TZ7 in every way. Also, Google 'Panasonic TZ7 Cracked Screen'.
#35
ok now im confused! suppose i need to weigh up the pros and cons of each but anythings gotta be better than my kodak easyshare!
#36
Now just £212 @amazon
#37
£212? Every little bit counts... Any way of getting a £6 refund from the price this morning when I ordered? This used to be possible, yes?
1 Like #38
vyseyboy
£212? Every little bit counts... Any way of getting a £6 refund from the price this morning when I ordered? This used to be possible, yes?


It's not Amazon's policy any more so it depends who you get when you e-mail them. Recently I've had one thing refunded and another refused so it's a bit of pot luck, It's certainly worth a try. Either that or cancel this morning's order and re-order. No penalties for doing that, but only possible if they haven't started packing.

I've altered the OP to reflect the new price - thanks
#39
KEG123
Anyone give any clue as to how to make the camera give you a 'flash needed' indication?


Pretty sure it won't - I've had it a few months and haven't noticed anything. You will get a 'shake' symbol if you have selected (or auto has selected) a shutter speed under around 1/30. That's a reasonable indication if you aren't using a tripod. It doesn't automatically use the flash unless you have it popped up. Basically just take the picture without flash and check it. If it's too dark use the flash!
#40
Can you change the zoom lense to bigger one...as you go on?
Thanks.

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