TZ95 or TZ200 for holidays ?

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Hi all,

I'm after a camera for my holidays, some beach and some city locations. I like the look of the Panasonic TZ95 and the Panasonic TZ200 and I can't make my mind up which will be more versatile for both types of holidays. Another question is..Should I wait until next year for any New cameras that might be coming out before April ?

Thanks guys :)
 
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The TZ95 as far as I know has a tilting selfie screen and a longer zoom but the TZ200 has a bigger sensor so I suppose it comes down to that, the TZ95's screen and extra zoom v the TZ200's bigger sensor and therefore presumably better image quality?

I have a TZ100. I went for that after being disappointed with the small sensor compacts I've had.
 
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The TZ95 as far as I know has a tilting selfie screen and a longer zoom but the TZ200 has a bigger sensor so I suppose it comes down to that, the TZ95's screen and extra zoom v the TZ200's bigger sensor and therefore presumably better image quality?

I have a TZ100. I went for that after being disappointed with the small sensor compacts I've had.

What he said! I can guarantee you won't be incredible impressed with the TZ95 quality, whereas the TZ100 and TZ200 really are something pretty special!
 
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I've used several small sensor TZ cameras and all are just fine. My current is a TZ70 and I find that the 720mm (equivalent) is much more use to me than a bigger sensor would be. I use other cameras up to full frame, so I know what the difference looks like.

Small lorry with traffic lights on back Clyst St Mary TZ70 TZ70 P1030557.JPG

Three men on bench outside Sidmouth Market TZ70 P1030382.JPG

Three birds in tree TZ70 TZ70 P1030509.JPG
 
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I have a TZ90 and have never had any quality issues, although I don't make large prints.
The options, zoom and compactness are great.

Was it not the TZ100 that suffered from dust ingress? (I may well be wrong)
 
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No dust in my TZ100 so far, fingers crossed etc. but I suppose this is the risk you take with any camera like this. Sensor contamination is possibly less likely than with an interchangeable lens camera but if it does happen you're pretty much snookered as you can't easily clean it, if at all.

I tend to use mine with the aperture wide open as there's plenty of depth and it helps to keep the quality up for lower light shots. The lens is soft at some lengths but ok for what it is. IMO. I don't use mine a lot but I do use it for days out and for social and family occasions when no one really wants a big camera pointed at them plus I take it on holiday when I'm lucky enough to have one.

Stephen, whatever you get I hope you'll be happy with it.
 
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