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Panasonic TZ5

by calmars / June 29, 2008 11:21 AM PDT

I just got a Panasonic TZ5, and was wondering if anyone had any tips/tricks for this camera, or if you have any other comment about it. Thanks

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by calmars / June 29, 2008 11:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Panasonic TZ5

How big of a SD/SDHC card would you recommend?

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by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / June 29, 2008 12:40 PM PDT
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How many photos do you plan on wanting to hold at one time? How long of a video do you plan on taking?

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Dont know
by calmars / June 29, 2008 1:22 PM PDT
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I want to be able to hold at least 600 pics...and some video...maybe 15-20 min. of video. wat would u recommend?

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from reading
by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / June 29, 2008 2:34 PM PDT
In reply to: Dont know

One person stated that they're camera in the highest video setting used 8GB for 33 min. of video. For 600 photos, at 4MB a piece, then you will need at least 2GB just for photos.

For what you say you'll need room for, you would need to buy a 16GB card.

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by calmars / June 29, 2008 2:43 PM PDT
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I think i'll just stick with a 8gb instead....i wont use the highest video setting very much...thanks again

Any tips about this camera...ISO, AF, iA....

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Digital Cameras
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / June 30, 2008 1:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Panasonic TZ5

1. Backup....
A memory card is temporary storage.
After a days shooting, copy all of your photos to your computer for storage and backup.
Once a month .... use your CD burner to make a copy of all new pictures in your computer.

2. Optical Zoom
Your camera has 10X zoom.
Your camera has image stabilization.
The further out you zoom, the steadier the camera needs to be.
Image Stabilization helps .... but 10X zoom is very sensitive to camera movement.
Hold the camera very steady ... lean against a post, wall, etc.

3. To Do
Take lots of photos and really pay attention to what you are seeing before you press the shutter button.
.. if you stand over there, will you get a better photograph?
Examine all photos with the computer later:
..check to see what you did right.
..check to see what you did wrong.

4. Don't
Don't try to read the entire manual and make sense out of it all.
It is too much to absorb at one time.
Enjoy the camera and use the manual to answer your questions as you encounter them.

Have fun.


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Good Ideas
by calmars / June 30, 2008 2:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Digital Cameras

Thanks...I'll be taking a trip to Glacier National Park in a week so I'll definitely use those.

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