DMC-FZ70 Lens

Started Aug 4, 2013 | Questions thread
sderdiarian
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Re: DMC-FZ70 Lens
In reply to Traveler582, Aug 17, 2013

This camera's beginning to appear like a pale shadow of the SX50, which it was introduced specifically to try and grab some sales back from.  I don't own one, but for $360 it appears to pack a lot more features in, being built as Canon's premium super-zoom, and its optical quality is well proven.

Love to see a comparison of the two, but even without this there's enough info out there to draw your own conclusions.

From Imaging Resource:

"With a 50x optical zoom that delivers an amazing 24-1200mm-equivalent range, the Canon SX50 HS brings distant subjects up close and personal -- and it does so with intelligence and grace. Hand-held shots at full zoom and in good light are relatively easy to take, thanks to the SX50's improved image stabilization and Zoom Framing Assist function. And the end results are surprisingly sharp and pleasing for the digital camera's class and sensor size.

With results like these, the Canon SX50 HS will no doubt build a fervent following of zoom addicts among serious shooters and casual users alike. But the staggering zoom range is not all there is to the camera, which also features a bevy of advanced photographic options and a well-built design. The SX50 feels good in the hands, with a nice big grip to hang on to and a bevy of physical controls within easy reach. The full-swivel 2.8-inch LCD screen isn't the brightest on the market, but it's imminently useful for taking shots at odd angles. Besides, you can fall back on the camera's accurate (if a bit dim) electronic viewfinder if you prefer. The SX50's menus, thankfully, are simple and straightforward while unveiling a great deal of options -- such as RAW capture and full 1080p HD video recording -- for more advanced photographers.

It all comes back to what the camera excels at: Taking sharp, detailed outdoor pictures on sunny days, with a massively long zoom lens than can bring you into the action like no other we've tested. The Canon SX50 HS is a fantastic everyday camera for beginners and casual photographers, bringing a ton of flexibility for most shooting situations, as well as advanced features they can grow into. It's also a near-ideal second camera for enthusiasts who don't always want to lug around a bulky DSLR system, but want good image quality and the luxury of a 50x reach. The Canon SX50 HS is definitely the best megazoom for stills we've reviewed to date."

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