FZ70 Announced. Is This Just Another Frankencamera?

Started Jul 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jeff Peterman
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Re: FZ200 replacement
In reply to GeraldW, Jul 18, 2013

I have cameras in several categories: a Canon S110 as my pocket, go-anywhere camera (in my pocket right now), Canon 7D and a decent range of lenses for when I want to do some serious photography, and an FZ40 for times when I can't take the 7D and need a zoom range longer than the S110. The FZ40 has also become my "camcorder" and I've used it for quite a lot of decent video. The FZ40 is a great concert camera, as I can take it in places that don't allow my DSLRs and a long lens, plus I can shoot short videos of the performance (I have some great video of the recent Paul McCartney concert in DC). I've been very happy with the FZ40 EXCEPT for the speed of the lens - I'd love to get an FZ200 for the constant f2.8, but at over $500 it's hard to justify. The new FZ70 doesn't really tempt me, but if they could drop the price of the FZ200 to something like $400 I'd probably place an order pretty quickly.

If they are planning on releasing an FZ200 replacement, maybe with a better sensor and the better IS reported for the FZ70, I'll be really tempted - but more likely I would pick up an FZ200 as the price drops to make room for the new model!

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