I've been offered a free used camera. I have a choice of two: (1) a Panasonic Lumix LX7, or (2) a Panasonic Lumix ZS25 (sticker on front: 16x Optical Zoom, 32x Intelligent Zoom, Leica lens). I know nothing about cameras or photography, and I would like a camera that is easy to use. What are the main differences between these two cameras? What is each better for? Which one of these cameras should I chose, and what considerations should I be weighing? I have the two cameras here, so I can clarify anything in a follow-up. Thanks!
I have a lovely little Lumix GF3. It has a 14mm lense. While I have great fun sticking the camera right in peoples faces to get a picture, I would like to get something a little more versatile. Ideally by buying inappropriate lenses from strange Chinese sites. [more inside]
I've decided it's time to upgrade from my Canon point and shoot. I'm going to get a Panasonic Lumix G5 DSLM. Now...what lenses should I get? [more inside]
I'd like to move up from a point-and-shoot camera to a sub-$400 starter DSLR -- but which to choose? Details inside. [more inside]
Lumix GF1, GF2, or GF3? [more inside]
Help me find the right AV equipment to buy for my cultural events nonprofit! I throw literary events that are awesome and generally undocumented. Tell me what I should buy (cameras, software, mics) to visually convey a sense of their awesomeness. Bonus points on tutorials on making podcasts and workflow process for videos. [more inside]
Movin' on up filter: Nikon D3100 or Panasonic DMC-G2? [more inside]
Looking for advice on purchasing a Micro 4/3 camera for the wife. As always, special snowflake details apply. [more inside]
Do I really have to replace my digital camera because of a little dust inside the zoom lens? It's a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 and everything else about it is working perfectly. [more inside]
What's the best compact "pro-sumer" camera out now... at a reasonable price? [more inside]
Wife wants a video camera, I want a still camera that shoots video. Hope us! [more inside]
Looking for a GSM alarm system for my house. I don't live in the States, so the answer should ideally be non-US specific. I was wondering about the Panasonic BL-C131A, but that needs presumably a decent amount of light and a working internet connection to alert me of break-ins. And without push email, fifteen minutes could pass before I get the alert. It's not really ideal, I don't think... [more inside]
How do I capture P2 footage from my Panasonic HD HVX200 camera into Avid HD Pro?
I have a Canon PowerShot A720 IS and I'm looking to replace it with a new compact camera. Any suggestions? [more inside]
What is causing the horizonal lines on pictures taken by my digital camera? [more inside]
What is a good successor to the Panasonic Lumix FX07 digital camera? I have seen some accolades for the Lumix FX07 but it doesn't seem to be a current model any longer. I'm looking for a camera that will fit easily in my pocket, and I like that the FX07 has image stabilization and wide-angle shooting.
When I take photos with my Panasonic DMC-FZ7, the date shows correctly on the LCD screen, but when the image file is moved to my computer (which also shows the correct time) it's off by five hours. [more inside] [more inside]
DV / Final Cut Pro question: We just upgraded cameras to a Panasonic DVX100B, largely for the ability to shoot in 24P. However, imported footage still appears interlaced in FCP, and it's unclear to me what our new configuration should be. How will we need to change our workflow in order to edit in 24P? (More specific inside.) On an unrelated note, we just imported a tape which appears to be corrupted. Can it be salvaged? (More details inside.) [more inside]
My 5 year old jvc dvm90 minidv/still camera just gave up. It's my only digital still camera, so I want to get another, but don't have much money now. I was always disappointed by the low light filming any way. So, do I get an equivalent for ~$300 or go for a used "prosumer" like the canon xi, Panasonic 953, etc. for about$450 to $500 if possible(craigslist, ebay)? [more inside]