Every day a winding road
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: 2005 Cannondale SR500, 2008 Trek 7.3 FX, Jamis Aurora
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Considering new camera for tour
I currently have a Minolta Dimage Z1 3MP 10X zoom SLR. It is a bit bulky and the prism makes me feel like it is a bit bulky for a tour.
I am considering buying a lighter, less bulky camera. I have already spent a ton of money just getting ready for this tour and I still need to pay for the tour.
One camera I considered is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2. It is fairly inexpensive especially for a 6X zoom with image stabilization. It does not get top marks for image quality but it is a very nice size for a 6X zoom. I doubt I would be blowing images up to 8x10 anyway and that is where it is said this camera starts to loose quality.
Any thoughts on this camera or on the usefulness of a +3X zoom on tour would be greatly appreciated.