FZ70 Announced. Is This Just Another Frankencamera?

Started Jul 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
AndyW17
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Re: I am very afraid..,
In reply to GeraldW, Jul 18, 2013

GeraldW wrote:

...that this is the FZ250. It has a hot shoe. It's f/2.8 at 20 mm; but what's the f/# at a more useful 28 or 35 mm?

To me it's strictly a "numbers game" camera. 60X and 16 MP. Should appeal to the mall shoppers.

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Jerry

I actually think that's not the replacement, but I completely agree with your assessment of the likely buyers.  Those marketing wonks have thought long and hard about their product naming, and while they cannot explain it, they've pretty much been consistent.  This box just seems like a nod to the market that buys based on zoom "x" factor, sort of the current version of megapixel wars. It one-up's Canon.  Whoopee.

It'd be a pretty big step backwards to try to position this as the "upgrade" to the FZ200.

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