Cameralabs Review: FZ200 v.s. SX50

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Re: Cameralabs Review: FZ200 v.s. SX50
In reply to I2K4, Jan 11, 2013

I2K4 wrote:

One of my favorite review sites, I was glad to see a mano y mano comparison of output in terms of quality and noise for both JPEG and RAW.

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Lumix_DMC_FZ200/index.shtml

I've been much more interested in the FZ200 concept of a bright lens for the full range than the much longer, much slower SX50, but my takeaway from the review is it would be hard to live with the lower image quality and noise of the Panny knowing the SX50 is that much better. It's also clear that Panny has a clunkier menu and on screen display.

Fingers cross that Canon looks hard at FZ200 and has a serious go at what I consider a more useful concept for many or most users, who cannot count on a sunny day or packing a tripod for telephoto, and would rather shoot 400 ISO than 1600 in the same lighting. Doing that I'd hope Canon pays some particular attention to things Panny really got right that Canon has been getting wrong:

- a really high-resolution EVF

- ability to manually focus using the zoom controller, not the dodgy "loss-of-control wheel"

And of course keep out of the megapixel wars.

For more on the panny "noise issue" look at the Digital Camera Info review

http://www.digitalcamerainfo.com/content/Panasonic-Lumix-FZ200-Digital-Camera-Review/Noise-Reduction.htm

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