Great in all circumstances

Started May 21, 2013 | User reviews thread
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Great in all circumstances
May 21, 2013

The market of camera today, like in many other tech department, are creating many useless needs and the last compact camera (HX50V, TZ40) are probably the best example.

20M pixels, 30x zoom in a so compact format, it's more a technical performance than a consumer need.

Who ask for 20M pixels, 30x zoom, WiFi, NFC, touchscreen for a compact travel camera (GPS can be good)? But some of you ask for RAW, too bad for this time.

I was a little bit sceptic about image quality and performance, but finally this camera is a all around camera for almost all my needs.

Photo are great, video is amazing, fast reaction and the manual exposure can help in low light situation, PASM is big step forward, manual focus is something I use on my 7D, but to have it on the HX50V it's a great feature.

I'm not professional, so my experience of shooting style may vary from your level and kind of photographer. If you looking for a compact camera, this one is simply the best camera I own, after the 7D of course. I make this review because I'm waiting for opinion, I finally buy the HX50V instead the TZ40, I hope this help in your choice.

Try it and wait for official DPreview review.

The real down side I found it's the price.

Sorry for my english.

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inukshuk's score
Average community score
bad for good for
Kids / pets
Action / sports
Landscapes / scenery
Low light (without flash)
Flash photography (social)
Studio / still life
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Canon EOS 7D Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS30 (Lumix DMC-TZ40) Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
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