Panasonic FZ 200 Noise

Started Dec 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Panasonic FZ 200 Noise
In reply to dm2, Dec 14, 2012


I have owned both and the FZ200 has more noise, and particularly so at ISO 1600.  I didn't notice a lot of difference at ISO 100-800; but the FZ200 is a LOT more fussy about settings for sharpening and noise reduction and less forgiving of low or flat light and the use of +/- exposure compensation.  The data on most of the better review sites also show lower noise from the FZ150.

I did prefer the feel of the FZ200, the control layout, the three Fn buttons, the constnt f/2.8 lens, and the higher resolution viewfinder.  But, in the end, I sold the FZ200 and kept the FZ150.  However, I must add that several other posters on this forum were able to get away with settings that I could not; so there seems to be significant individual variation in cameras, and I'm considering trying again.  Mine was bought very early after introduction.

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