FZ70 Announced. Is This Just Another Frankencamera?

Started Jul 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Jeff Peterman
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Re: GEEEZZZ, GIVE IT A CHANCE, WILL YA!!!!!
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The cameras you mention are good cameras - until the light gets low and you want to use longer than about 100mm (I don't know the exact profile for those cameras, but I expect that by 100mm they will be f4 or slower). Then, the "slow" maximum aperture at that setting and beyond forces higher ISOs which causes image degradation. The FZ200 would stay at f2.8 all the way out to 600mm.

The new FZ70 looks like it could be pretty good - as long as you don't want to use it in low light.

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