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  • pete61

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    I'm new to all this. I was advised that is cheaper to buy a camera in Cambodia (no taxes or duty) than to get one imported to Aust. or buy one duty free.
    1. Is this correct?
    2. If so would anyone know if the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35/38 is available in PP?

    I'm n 2 minds as I think of warranty issues and the opportunity to play with the camera and get to know it before I travel.

    Thanks, Pete

    #1 Posted: 28/9/2009 - 14:03

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  • Sparts

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    If you like Panasonics and can stretch your budget I'd go for the G1.

    I wouldn't expect to make any huge saving buying in Cambodia that you can't get by just shopping around on the web. Also, because the dollar has bombed so much you have to take this into account. I don't know wher this camera is made, if it's Europe then as the dollar has tanked against the Euro you'd need a few more dollars to pay for it. Personally I wouldn't make any large puchases in Cambodia. You have a good point regarding getting used to the camera. The ones you are looking at have a lot of functionality and are not simple point and shoot cameras, you do need time to adjust to them in order to get the best out of em.

    #2 Posted: 1/10/2009 - 06:19

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    I bought my last Nikon in Phnom Penh, a D70 and the price ($1,000) was competitive for the time -- but there wasn't any huge saving. Also bear in mind guarantee issues -- some cameras sold there have a "local guarantee only" which basically means they post the camera to Singapore and it takes about 13 years to repair -- if you want a full international guarantee there's an additional cost.

    Can't help on availability of a specific model.

    #3 Posted: 1/10/2009 - 09:42

  • pete61

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    Thanks for you input.

    I ordered one from the web but from a local mob (Aus) with a good warranty. Couldn't stretch for the G1 but I'm happy with the one I ordered.


    #4 Posted: 3/10/2009 - 14:54

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