The FZ1000 replaces the FZ8, FZ200, FZ70!!!!!

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Re: Reach is King, in the land of the superzoom
In reply to quezra, 6 months ago

quezra wrote:

Well said. This is not a specialized birding camera. 400mm is too low for that. But for sports and the "soccer mom", this is as complete a camera as you can get. Who actually needs 500-1200mm? If you're being honest it is only avid birders, and they are a very small proportion of the camera-buying market. This camera on the other hand, has its sights set on a much wider demographic where the greatest strain on its reach will be trying to catch junior at little league (which it will do just fine).

I'm afraid you're right, this camera has it's sights on a larger demographic than birders. And that is the case with most cameras - going for the larger demographic, fighting for the same demographic. But the wildlife/birding demographic is growing as baby boomers age and retire. And many have money to spend and are willing to spend it on this hobby. If a camera manufacturer could design a camera with birding in mind, not an all around superzoom, I think they could corner this segment of the market.

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