Do you non professionals still use DSLR's? And why?

Started Feb 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Living in the past?
In reply to Hatstand, Feb 15, 2013

Hatstand wrote:

mgd43 wrote:

The FZ150 must be one heck of a superzoom because none of the superzooms I've used come near most of those numbers including a FZ35. Do you know anything about ephotozine.com? Who are they? How reliable are they?

Don't get me wrong. I like superzooms. They offer a lot for the money and I often recommend them, but I've used a few and their focus speed and shot to shot speed were considerably slower than any of my DSLR's. They also produce considerably more noise at high iso's than DSLR's and their focus speed can become painfully slow in low light.

Still, they are relatively compact compared to a DSLR with a couple of lenses, and they produce very good results under most conditions.

Well, yes - it IS a heck of a superzoom. As I said, it was only when the FZ150 came along, that I felt able to let go of my DSLR.

Panny took the first real steps to improving small-sensor bridge camera IQ with the FZ150, reducing the number of MP if I recall correctly and fixing some of the mush that the FZ100 was making out of the photos. The FZ200 keeps up that trend with its much faster lens. If there is a superzoom that can do a decent job of shooting action, at least under some circumstances, it's going to be the FZ200.

ephotozine, I know nothing about them - but the figures must be pretty close, because as I said - I have owned and used both Panasonic FZ150 and Canon 600D, and I find their performance very similar (not image quality though, of course).

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