Monday, May 18, 2009

Compact superzoom group test

Digital Photography Review has published an extensive comparision/review of the following compacts:

- Canon SX200 IS
- Olympus Stylus 9000 (mju 9000 in Europe)
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1 (DMC-TZ6 in Europe)
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 (DMC-TZ7 in Europe)
- Samsung HZ10W (WB500 in Europe)
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

Excerpts from the conclusion follow:

"Joint winners: Panasonic ZS1 and ZS3"

"The image quality of both cameras is up there with the very best in almost any shooting situations, be it bright daylight or low light conditions. At higher sensitivities none of the cameras in this comparison can cut the mustard but the ZS1 and 3 are simply not quite as bad as some of the competitors."

"The ZS3 is currently just over a $100 more expensive than its ZS1 sister model which is easily justified by the larger and higher resolution screen (which is much better than the ZS1's) and the HD video mode. As a customer that leaves the choice with you. If video is not a priority and you can live with a standard resolution, smaller screen you get, with the ZS1, a camera that is very similar to its bigger brother at an attractive price point."


BJMonkey said...

I want the one in the picture!

brett jordan said...

You have one-fifth of the one in the picture :-)

BJMonkey said...

I want the one in the picture!

brett jordan said...

*deep sigh*