all site content copyright © chris rue. all rights reserved. any reproduction, re-use or summarization of any kind without prior written consent is prohibited.
March 13, 2008

Close, But No

Hmmm...something's not quite right. I can't put my finger on it.

My trusty Olympus digicam finally and truly bit the dust a couple of months ago. 5 years before it kicked the bucket. Not too shabby, considering the abuse it’s taken.

So I’m in the market for a new camera.

But I’m also in the market for a new video camera too. And I want them to be one and the same device.

I have several technical criteria, which I won’t go into here. More importantly, I have some dealbreaking ergo-teria, which means the new device must be…

  • All-in-one
  • High Definition
  • Tapeless
  • Compact size
  • 10x zoom (minimum)

Lucky me, I think I’ve found two candidates that fit the bill…almost.

The Canon TX1 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 are both very very close, but fall just short of the mark in a couple of key areas.

The Panasonic’s successor, the DMC-TZ5, arrives later this month, and answers every shortcoming of the TZ3. The Canon TX1 hasn’t had a followup model announced yet.

Not only that, but the TZ5 will probably come in for $150 less than the probable TX2, assuming they both follow the general price points of the TZ3 and TX1.

I just wish the TZ5 was available now. I could use it tomorrow, and next week. In a big big huge big way.

|| posted by chris under beta, hardware, media || comments (1) || ||

1 comment »

  1. [...] So you work with Small Business Server or small businesses and you know there is this thing called the SBS Community out there but you haven’t yet experienced it firsthand…  Well next week is your chance!  Come join fellow SBSers from around the globe as we discuss everything from how to plan for Cougar migrations to where Chris Rue really get’s his artistic talents from.  [...]

    pingback by SBSC & MSP Buzz » Blog Archive » The Most Informative SBS Chat Session You Will Ever Attend! — March 14, 2008 @ 10:11 am

rss feed for comments on this post. | trackback:

leave a comment

XHTML ( You can use these tags): <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> .