FZ70 Announced. Is This Just Another Frankencamera?

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

The fact that the FZ70 has a hot shoe is what triggered my fears.  The camera body is also large and quite heavy.  So I'm afraid that Panasonic has cut back on their product line, increased the "numbers" for the FZ70 and at an opening price of $400 hopes to sell a lot of them.

LCD is 460k; but the EVF is the same 202k 0.2" that was on the FZ150, FZ60, and the new LF1.

The FZ150 and FZ200 appealed to the enthusiast market; but let's face it - we're a niche market and the price is high.  To make money, they really need to get into the same market as Sony, Nikon, and Canon and the FZ70 looks like the right product for that.

Will they have an "FZ250" for the enthusiast market?  Not if the FZ200 didn't make money for them.  They badly need to beef up the bottom line after losing $8 billion last year.

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