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Old 03-09-2009, 04:19 PM
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 or Canon Powershot S5IS digital camera

Hi All
I have an opportunity of getting a like new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 or Canon Powershot S5IS digital camera
But which one? no used for astronomy
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:34 PM
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I'm partial to the Canon. I have the S3IS. Excellent video options and lots of creative control in manual mode.
There's also firmware that allows you to do long exposures, icnr, histogram, ebook reader etc etc.
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:49 PM
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I have the Panasonic DMC-FZ28, a great little camera with a wonderful zoom. There is a Starrysky program where you can do 15 30 or 60 sec exposures - not as good as a DSLR, but not too bad.
I took a pic of constellation of Orion from a rooftop in Barcelona last year, and turned out great.
Am sure the Canon has great features too, and either would be a good buy.
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6 of one, half a dozen of the other.
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