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My friend from Australia is in the states for the first time and he needs a new digital camera. It was suggest to go for the Panasonic lumix DMC-FH20K. We went to bestbuy and they didn't have it but the Panasonic Lumix FH24 was suggested. We are looking for something no more than $200.

Any suggestions?
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If you can wait for shipping/pay for next-day air:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ix%20DMC-FH20k

Otherwise, the FH24 looks like a better choice actually. More expensive, but better.

EDIT: Looks like what Best Buy markets as an FH24 is just an FH-25, except it's black instead of blue/red/whatever. Specs are the same, and are better than the 20k's. Go for it! The real product name is: FH-25K.
Edited by crazyap7 - 5/11/11 at 6:39pm
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what would you say makes it inferior? the one you suggest does have fewer megapixels
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what would you say makes it inferior? the one you suggest does have fewer megapixels
Megapixels don't matter as much. It's the sensor that is being used inside that is important. You want the best sensor possible.
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My friend from Australia is in the states for the first time and he needs a new digital camera. It was suggest to go for the Panasonic lumix DMC-FH20K. We went to bestbuy and they didn't have it but the Panasonic Lumix FH24 was suggested. We are looking for something no more than $200.

Any suggestions?
My vote is for either the Sony DSC-H55 or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5. Both are excellent cameras, good picture quality, and have manual settings available.

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what would you say makes it inferior? the one you suggest does have fewer megapixels
Megapixels just means the resolution of the image. It has no bearing on the actual image quality itself. A high megapixel count means the image will have a very large resolution, but by itself the number doesn't tell you if it's a high resolution clean photo or high resolution noisy photo.

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Megapixels don't matter as much. It's the sensor that is being used inside that is important. You want the best sensor possible.
+1.
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I just got the Z800EXR

Pretty good so far.
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